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 nursing. Besides scholarship funding, this program also provides valuable support to students as they transition from other fields of study into nursing.

Five $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to underrepresented students. Underrepresented is defined by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as ethnicity, gender, and/or financial need. Applications must be submitted to the SSON scholarship coordinator by December 21. 

For more information contact Sherri Ulbrich, PhD, RN ( or Cheryl Bausler, PhD, RN (

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Deadlines & Renewal

Application Deadlines December 21
Winners Announcement Dates May 1
Award Cycle Annually
Is the scholarship auto renew every cycle No Detail Available

Eligibility Requirements

Gender No Requirement
Program Accreditation No Requirement
Veterans and their families only No
State of Residence No Requirement
Minimum GPA No Requirement
Essay No Requirement
Eligible minority groups Any minority
Eligible nursing programs
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Sponsoring Organization

Sinclair School of Nursing - University of Missouri

S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211

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