Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

This program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are registered nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs.The applicant must

  • be a Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen
  • have  Tennessee nursing license
  • be enrolled in an eligible master’s degree or a post master’s degree in a nursing educational program at an eligible institution.

Those who accept the award must sign a promissory note and in doing so incur an obligation to enter a faculty or administrative position at a college or university in Tennessee in a nursing education program. The obligation is equivalent to four (4) years of full-time employment to have the loan forgiven.

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Deadlines & Renewal

Application Deadlines March 1
Winners Announcement Dates No Detail Available
Award Cycle Annually
Is the scholarship auto renew every cycle No Detail Available

Eligibility Requirements

Gender No Requirement
Program Accreditation Required
Veterans and their families only No
State of Residence Tennessee
Minimum GPA No Requirement
Essay No Requirement
Eligible minority groups No Requirement
Eligible nursing programs
  • Accelerated MSN

Sponsoring Organization

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

404 James Robertson Parkway Parkway Towers, Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37243-0820

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