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Nursing Scholarships

This is a searchable scholarship database created specifically for nursing students. The scholarships listed here are provided by nursing associations, educational institutions, foundations, for-profit/non-profit organizations, etc. These are relatively non-competitive scholarships compared to general/non-major specific scholarships.

Some of the scholarships give preference to minority, veteran and disabled students. If you belong to such groups, you have a good chance of securing fund for your education from this list. Good luck!

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Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarship Program

The purpose of this program is to support individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing or advancing in their nursing career with an emphasis on long term care. Preference will be given to those individuals currently [...]

$1,000 February 28

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award  students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Preference will be given to candidates from the greater Lowell, MA area.

$1,000 February 15

Ann Olson Memorial Doctoral Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide opportunity to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).

$3,000 to $5,000 February 1

Roberta Pierce Scofield Doctoral Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical [...]

$3,000 - $5000 February 1

FNSNA Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The scholarship is for minority students enrolled in nursing or pre-nursing programs. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native,Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non- Hispanic) or Hispanic and expected to enroll full or part-time at a [...]

$1,000 to $2,000 January 14

FNSNA General Scholarships

Applicants for the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association General Scholarships must be students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in [...]

$125,000 (total) January 14

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for this scholarship must be from Southern [...]

$125,000 (total) January 14

FNSNA Specialty Scholarships

Awarded to students interested in pursuing specialized areas of nursing practice.

$125,000 (total) January 14

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens OR students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs

$125,000 (total) January 14

McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

Varies January 14

StraightForward Media Nursing School Scholarships

Outlaw Student’s (formerly StraightForward Media) Nursing School Scholarship program provides four nursing scholarships a year exclusively to nursing students.

$500 January 14

Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program

The purpose this program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota.To be eligible, prospective participants must apply to the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), during the [...]

$6,750 - $27,000 January 2

Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship

This scholarship is available to full-time college students who are pursuing a course of study in a medical field, including those studying to become a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, anesthesiologist, radiologist, and all those who are [...]

$500 - $3,500 December 31

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit students from underrepresented groups in [...]

$10,000 December 21

Most Valuable Student Competition

Applicants to this scholarship must be  high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and they must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. There will be 20 finalists. [...]

$2,440,000 December 6

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started by The National Society in 1927 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. Eligible students receive $1,000 per semester and the [...]

$1,000 December 1

Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants

The purpose  of this grant is to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant, and the [...]

$5,000 December 1

Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Grant

The purpose of this grant is to encourage the research career development of clinically based nurses through support of clinically oriented research. Allocation of funds is based on a research project ready for implementation, the [...]

$5,000 December 1

Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award

The purpose of this grant is to support nursing research in the critical areas of women's health, oncology, and pediatrics. Funds provided by interest from a gift from The Harry L. Crisp, II and Rosemary Berkel Crisp Foundation to [...]

$5,000 December 1

Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant

The purpose of this grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Funds for this grant are provided jointly by Sigma Theta Tau International and Western Institute of [...]

$2,500 December 1

For Sponsor Organizations: If your organization offers nursing scholarship and if you would like to have it included here, please contact us via this form. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. We also welcome suggestions and correction on existing scholarship information. If you know about a scholarship that is not listed here, please let us know.

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