Scholarships and Grants for Nursing
2023 Healthline Stronger Scholarship
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.