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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!

Award Amount Deadline

Vermont Educational Loan Program for Nurses

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals is funded by the Department of Health of  the State of Vermont and is administered by the University of Vermont College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers [...]

$10,000 03/29/17

Circle of Excellence Scholarship

The Circle of Excellence Scholarship is given to individuals employed by a facility designated in NADONA/LTC’s Circle of Excellence who are seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in long-term [...]

Varies 03/29/17

Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

The Islamic Society of North America will award the Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship to twenty applicants amounting to $1,000 based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service.

$1,000 03/29/17

Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship RN to BSN

NURSING EDUCATION FORGIVABLE LOAN – RN TO BSN (NELR) provide education opportunities to students who wish to upgrade their nursing degree and address Mississippi’s nursing shortage.

Varies 03/29/17

Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship

OnlineNursingDegrees.org has created the Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship. Mary Blake was a single mother and registered nurse. The scholarship awarded to a single parent who is working towards a college degree.

$500 June 15

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships

LVN graduates may apply concurrently to the Foundation's Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, and if rejected, may then apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are available to students who are licensed vocational nurses and are accepted or [...]

$8,000 October 1

AAOHN Foundation Liberty Leadership Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to award to a licensed occupational and environmental health nurse dedicated to developing leadership skills to better provide for the health and safety of workers in the workplace and protect and ensure the [...]

$1,500 January 1

Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships for Wisconsin Residents

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote long term care nursing.  Eligibility Criteria  The applicant must be a Wisconsin resident. The applicant must have present employment in a long term care facility [...]

$1,000 January 4

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (HSV) Scholarship

This award honors the memory of the great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the University's Board of Trust from 1955 to 1968. The scholarship covers 3 semesters.

Varies January 5

AAOHN Foundation - Academic Education Scholarships

The candidate must be a nurse enrolled full- or part-time in a nationally accredited school of nursing program and demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Applicants must submit [...]

$2,500 January 10

ENA Foundation/Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Grant

The Emergency Medicine Foundation and the ENA Foundation jointly award this grant to facilitate collaboration between the disciplines and to improve clinical research in emergency care. This grant is intended for physician and nurse [...]

$50,000 January 11

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund Scholarship is given to 8 students yearly, which is slightly more than the average for all College Scholarships and Grants. The total award amount given each year is $8,000, which is $3,000 [...]

$1,000 January 15

APIASF/United Health Foundation Asian Health Scholarship

APIASF/United Health Foundation Asian Health Scholarship is awarded to candidates who Plan to pursue a degree that will lead to a career as a health care professional including nursing. 

$5,000 January 15

March of Dimes - Graduate nursing scholarships

This scholarship is annually awarded  to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing at the master's or doctoral level. Applicant must be a member of at least one of the following professional [...]

$5,000 January 15

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a non-profitable foundation created to recognize and retain nurses in Pennsylvania. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is January 31st and scholarships will be awarded in [...]

Varies January 31

M. Elizabeth Carnegie African American Memorial Award

This scholarship was established in memory of  Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie. On her death (2008) Dr. Carnegie left $125,172.06 to NEF to be used explicitly for "black nurses enrolled in doctoral programs.  

$2,000 February 1

ACE Scholarship Program

Annual awards for residents of Hansford, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, or Roberts counties, Texas who are graduating high school seniors and will be enrolling in a college/university pursuing studies in Nursing or Medical School. [...]

$1,000 February 1

Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice

The scholarship is awarded for two years, it supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).

$10,000 February 1

Estelle Massey Osborne Scholarship

Estelle Massey Osborne Scholarship award consists of donations from Freedman's Hospital School of Nursing.  Given annually to an African American Master's degree applicant.

Varies February 1

American Holistic Nurses Association Research Grants

Research Grants are available to current AHNA members who are conducting research on topics related to holistic nursing and have been members of AHNA for at least one year. Eligibility includes doctoral students who wish to apply for funds to [...]

$500 to $1,500 February 15

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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