Scholarships and Grants for Nursing

2023 Healthline Stronger Scholarship

Our fellow Red Ventures brand Healthline is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to recognize four students working at the intersection of health and climate change.

Amount: $5,000


A Nurse I Am

Cherokee Uniforms sponsors this scholarship, disbursing a different number of awards each year. Applicants should submit an essay.

Who Can Apply: Any nursing student enrolled in an accredited program may apply.

Amount: $2,000


AfterCollege/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship

A selection committee chooses finalists from a pool of initial applicants. Finalists submit recommendation letters, published articles, awards, honors, and other relevant materials. Prospective nurse educators and students enrolled in accelerated, registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) or registered nurse to master of science in nursing (RN-to-MSN) programs receive special consideration.

Who Can Apply: Students pursuing a BSN, an MSN, or a doctoral degree in nursing at an AACN member institution may apply.

Amount: $10,000 ($2,500 distributed quarterly)


AISES A.T. Anderson Scholarship

Applicants submit a resume, transcripts, verification of tribal citizenship, letters of recommendation, and three essays up to 500 words each.

Who Can Apply: While candidates must possess tribal citizenship, they may be pursuing any STEM-related degree, including nursing.

Amount: $1,000 for undergraduate students; $2,000 for graduate students


Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Scholarship

Along with an online application, students should provide two letters of recommendation, transcripts, a personal statement, and their estimated family financial contribution.

Who Can Apply: This award supports Latino students living or attending high school or college in San Diego County. Eligibility is based on financial need, scholastics, and community awareness.

Amount: $500-$2,000


American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

Applicants must submit proof of tribal heritage, a recommendation from a school official, official transcripts, a photograph, and a biographical statement.

Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian students pursuing a nursing degree. Recipients are expected to provide healthcare in their community after graduation.

Amount: $1,500 per semester to recipients in good academic standing


American Nephrology Nurses Association Scholarships

The organization offers multiple nursing scholarships and grants. Most require an application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, an essay, and documentation of eligibility.

Who Can Apply: Students must be ANNA members, pursuing a BSN or higher degree, and actively involved in nephrology nursing to be eligible for all awards.

Amount: Varies


American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Applicants must be in good academic standing, with at least one year of college credit. Funds apply only to tuition, books, and academic fees.

Who Can Apply: This scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students who have volunteered with or work for the American Red Cross.

Amount: $3,000


Arizona Foundation for the Future of Nurses Scholarships

AzFFN offers multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students attending nursing school in Arizona.

Who Can Apply: Applicants must live in Arizona, although guidelines vary by individual award.

Amount: Varies


Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

Applicants must submit an application, letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, a personal statement, school financial information, documentation of present or prior military service, and a photograph.

Who Can Apply: Candidates may be undergraduate or graduate nurses serving at any rank in the U.S. Army or who have received an honorable discharge. Current or former military spouses, children, and parents may also apply.

Amount: $3,000


Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may submit an online application, essay, and personal statement. Funds cover tuition, books, and allowable expenses.

Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in perioperative nursing.

Amount: Varies


Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Scholarship

Applicants should submit official transcripts documenting enrollment in a BSN or graduate nursing program, a resume, and a 1-3 page summary of their professional and educational goals and achievements.

Who Can Apply: ARN members enrolled in a BSN or a graduate program who demonstrate at least two years of rehabilitation nursing experience.

Amount: $1,500


Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must provide two recommendation letters, enrollment verification, and an essay.

Who Can Apply: Sponsored by B4 Brands, this scholarship supports full-time students pursuing an associate or a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Eligible candidates have a gap of at least three years between high school and college.

Amount: Nonrenewable $1,000 paid to the school


California Department of Health Care Access and Information (formerly California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) BSN scholarship

This award is funded by the state’s RN licensing fee and aims to distribute multiple awards across the state. Applicants apply online.

Who Can Apply: This award is open to students pursuing a BSN with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Candidates must be willing to work in a medically underserved area for 12 months.

Amount: Up to $10,000


California Department of Health Care Access and Information (formerly California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship

Candidates for this award must demonstrate a minimum 2.0 GPA and be free of other service obligations. Recipients spend 12 months practicing full time in a medically underserved area.

Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to prospective nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives attending a California Board- or committee-approved program.

Amount: Up to $25,000


Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

The Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors this need-based scholarship. Interested applicants must submit their official college transcripts and demonstrate financial need.

Who Can Apply: This award supports undergraduate students who are accepted into or enrolled in an accredited nursing school.

Amount: $2,500


Cascade Healthcare Solutions Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship

Cascade Healthcare Solutions hosts this essay contest for aspiring nurses. Applicants should submit a photo and a brief biography with their manuscript.

Who Can Apply: Eligible undergraduates and high school students should hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,000


Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) uses this program to support nurses who specialize in holistic nursing. Qualifying AHNA members must hold a current registered nurse (RN) license and demonstrate their commitment to holistic nursing practice.

Who Can Apply: This award funds undergraduates and graduate-level nursing students who are active AHNA members.

Amount: $1,250


Coursey Enterprises

Coursey Enterprises sponsors two scholarships every spring and fall. Applicants should submit a personal essay and photo.

Who Can Apply: Candidates should be first-year nursing students enrolled in a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse program.

Amount: $250


District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship

This award is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and administered by the University of the District of Columbia.

Who Can Apply: Nursing students at the University of the District of Columbia who maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher may apply.

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