Scholarships and Grants for Nursing

Amount: $2,500


Edwina Foye Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

The Foundation for Seacoast Health sponsors this award. Eligible graduate students should submit GRE scores and results from the National League of Nursing Admissions test.

Who Can Apply: Candidates who reside in Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, Greenland, Newington, or North Hampton, New Hampshire; or Kittery, Elliot, or York, Maine.

Amount: $5,000


Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Scholarships

ENA offers multiple scholarships. Undergraduate applicants must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0, attend an accredited university, and submit two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from an ENA member.

Who Can Apply: All scholarships are open to student ENA members.

Amount: Varies


This website supports nurses with disabilities and offers multiple scholarships for its target readership. Applicants with a medically verified disability should submit three letters of recommendation, an essay, and official transcripts.

Who Can Apply: Qualifying students must have a documented disability and should be attending or plan to attend a nursing program full time.

Amount: $250-$500


The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association General Scholarship

While the award’s annual sponsor defines eligibility criteria, guidelines typically emphasize a nursing specialty such as critical care, oncology, or emergency care. Applicants provide financial aid certification and an official transcript.

Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to current students in the U.S. who intend to focus on a specialty area.

Amount: Up to $10,000 per academic year


Frances Helen Zieglar Tunnell Scholarship

This need- and merit-based scholarship supports Vanderbilt University nursing students pursuing an MSN.

Who Can Apply:Applicants must be enrolled full time in an MSN program at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Amount: Varies


George B. Boland Nurses Training Scholarship

This scholarship is administered through a Forty and Eight Voiture Locale. Applications are available only at the Voiture Locale and must be submitted by mail.

Who Can Apply: This award is open to students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing. Applicants must reside in a Voiture Locale with an official nurse training program and be U.S. citizens.

Amount: Up to $1,000


Gladys Carol Scholarship Program

Students must submit recent transcripts, a college acceptance letter, a copy of the Student Aid Report or Free Application for Federal Student Aid and a personal essay.

Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students and high school seniors must be enrolled full time in a STEM program, maintain a minimum 3.75 GPA, and achieve a 1290 SAT score or 28 on the ACT.

Amount: $2,500-$5,000


GoodRx Nurses for Change Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to increase diversity in healthcare. Students can use the scholarship for a two-year or a four-year nursing program. Applicants must register with GoodRx to apply.

Who Can Apply: Current or recently-graduated nursing students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are from an under-represented population in healthcare are eligible to apply.

Amount: $5,000


Health Resources & Services Administration Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

While this award covers tuition, fees and educational costs, recipients must work in a critical shortage facility after graduation. Applicants submit recommendation letters, supporting documentation, and an essay.

Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants should be undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited nursing degree program who do not have federal judgment liens, existing service commitments, or overdue federal loan payments. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Amount: All tuition, fees, and educational expenses


Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must register with Hurst Reviews before completing an online application. Hurst is a review service for nurses preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination.

Who Can Apply: This award is open to undergraduate students enrolled at AACN schools.

Amount: $2,500


Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

Qualifying students demonstrate academic promise in the helping professions, including healthcare and public health.

Who Can Apply: Applicants must be Jewish, born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area or have worked full-time in the area for at least one year, and intend to remain in the area after graduation.

Amount: Up to $4,000


Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

Qualifying undergraduates must be enrolled full time in a Kansas nursing program to be eligible for this Board of Regents scholarship. Applicants should complete a FAFSA, commit to an eligible sponsor, and complete the State of Kansas Student Aid application.

Who Can Apply: This service-based award funds LPN or RN students who commit to practice in a Kansas sponsor facility such as a psychiatric hospital, home health agency, or adult care home.

Amount: $3,500 (LPNs); $4,500 (RNs)


Lambda Pi Alpha Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must submit official transcripts demonstrating a GPA of at least 3.0, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of at least 20 hours of community service in the past year. Applicants must also have completed at least one semester of nursing coursework and undergo an interview.

Who Can Apply: Candidates must be Lambda Pi Alpha members, Illinois residents, and undergraduate students.

Amount: $1,500


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Scholarships

Loyola University Chicago students may apply for a variety of nursing scholarships through the school’s online portal.

Who Can Apply: Applicants must be Loyola nursing students.

Amount: Varies


Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the Johnson County Community Foundation and uses the foundation’s common application.

Who can apply: Applicants must be graduates from Indiana high schools and attend an Indiana college or university.

Amount: Varies


National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships

This association offers scholarship opportunities for undergraduate- and graduate-level nursing students. NAHN’s website provides individual criteria for each award. All scholarships require two references, an essay, a transcript, and a resume/CV.

Who Can Apply: Candidates must be NAHN members enrolled full time in an accredited nursing program.

Amount: Up to $10,000


National Black Nurses Association Scholarships

NBNA members can apply for more than 20 scholarships on the organization’s website. Application materials vary between awards.

Who Can Apply: Students must be NBNA members at both the national and local levels. They should be enrolled in a nursing program, with at least one full year left in their studies.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000


National CPR Association

Along with a 500-1,500 word essay, applicants should submit their contact information and the name of their school.

Who Can Apply: This opportunity helps fund undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in the medical sciences, including nursing.

Amount: $3,000


National Health Service Corps

Students who demonstrate academic excellence should submit two letters of recommendation and three essays. Recipients are obligated to perform two years of full-time service in an underserved location for each year they receive a scholarship.

Who Can Apply: Full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited program who do not have an existing service application.

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