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Nursing Scholarships

Realizing Potential

The College of Nursing is committed to providing educational opportunities for those who want to enter this exciting profession and for those practicing nurses seeking to advance their careers by obtaining higher degrees. Our undergraduate programs provide the student with the ability to enter the nursing profession as a B.S.N. Our graduate programs offer nurses opportunities to pursue careers in education, health systems leadership, informatics specialized nursing careers, research, and executive roles in health care.

Financial hardship is a leading barrier to academic pursuit and success. Through the vision and generosity of a number of individuals and organizations, many deserving students at our College have benefited from scholarship support.  Without philanthropic gifts, the majority of our students would not be able to complete their education, achieve career success and begin to make contributions to the communities where they will serve. We are grateful to those individuals and organizations who have joined the College of Nursing in helping our students to realize their potential in new and innovative roles in today’s changing health care system. 

Please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for a listing of Nova Southeastern University scholarships.

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • Fall Term: August 10th 
  • Winter Term: December 10th
  • Summer Term: April 10th

Eligibility requirements:

  • Full time student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 2.8
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond

Additional Information

Contact: Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Award Amount: $1,000.00 (Fall and Winter Term) and $500.00 (Summer Term)

Deadline: 

  • Fall Term: August 10th
  • Winter Term: December 10th
  • Summer Term: April 10th

Requirements:

  • Full time Student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Live in Broward County
  • Single parent
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond

Additional Information

Contact: Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarship Currently Not Available

Award Amount:  $1,000.00

Deadline:            

  • August 10 for fall term
  • December 10 for winter term

Eligibility requirements:

  • Full time student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good Disciplinary Standing
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond

Additional Information

Contact:  Dr. Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarship Currently Not Available

Award Amount:  $1,000.00

Deadline: August 10 for fall term
               December 10 for winter term

Requirements:

  • Full time student
  • Documented financial need
  • Single parent preferred
  • Good academic standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information

Contact: Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarship Currently Not Available

Award Amount:  

$500.00 for fall term
$500.00 for winter term

Deadline:           

August 10 for fall term 
December 10 for winter term

Eligibility requirements:

  • Full time student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Good academic standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in 6th semester or beyond
  • Have an interest in genetics and passion for working with acutely or chronically ill children and their families and plan to seek employment in such a unit upon graduation.

Additional Information

Contact:  Dr. Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarship Currently Not Available

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • Fall Term: August 10
  • Winter Term: December 10

Requirements:

  • Full Time Student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good Disciplinary Standing
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond

Additional Information

Contact: Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarship Currently Not Available

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • Fall Term: August 10
  • Winter Term: December 10

Requirements:

  • Full time student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good Disciplinary Standing
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond

Additional Information

Contact: Jo Ann Kleier
Phone: (954) 262-1978
Email: jk947@nova.edu

Scholarships Administered by Various Agencies

 

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: The application for the 2016-2017 School year will open in January 2016

Requirements: Applications available for AORN nursing scholarships to nursing students studying their bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

Additional Information

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Will be announced later this fall (check website for details)

Requirements:

Students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who:

  • Are serving or have previously served in any branch, and at any rank, of a component of the US Army (Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve)
  • Are not currently receiving funding by a component of the US Army, (e.g., scholarship ROTC students and students receiving full GI Bill benefits are not eligible)
  • As applicable, have received an Honorable Discharge.

Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s), spouse, or child(ren) is serving or has served in a component of the US Army.

Additional Information:

Website

Contact: Army Nurse Corps Association
Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 458
Lisbon, MD 21765-0458

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Requirements: Enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate nursing program working toward an associate or bachelor's degree. Non-traditional student, defined as a student that did not immediately continue their education after high school (at least a 3-year gap between high school and enrollment in a college or university).

Additional Information

Contact
Phone: (888) 667-6066
Fax: (425) 928-6959
Email: https://www.b4brands.com/contact-us/ 
Mail:P.O. Box 182
Lisbon, Iowa 52253

Award Amount: $2,000.00

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Requirements:

  •  Be matriculated graduate students currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited university in the United States.
  •  Possess U.S. citizenship as confirmed by a passport, birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or another acceptable method mentioned here.
  •  Carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  •  Print and complete this scholarship application form.
  •  Request that official academic transcript(s) be sent directly from their undergraduate university and/or graduate school.
  •  Attach a cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional recommendation letters from faculty advisors, supervisors, and/or clinical directors.
  •  Write an original 500-1,000 word essay describing their leadership qualities, prior experience, academic achievement, and future career plans within nursing.

Additional Information

Contact: Kevin Ryan
Phone: (240) 813-4383
Email: bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com 

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Requirements: Bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees available. Use the search engines to narrow your search to the state of Florida. This is Johnson & Johnson's campaign for nursing's future.

Additional Information:

Award Amount: $1,500.00

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Application Requirements:

  • Must be currently pursuing one of the following undergraduate nursing degrees leading to NCLEX eligibility: LPN/LVN, RN, or RN-BSN.
  • Must be enrolled in a nursing program for the 2015 school year.
  • Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • U.S. and Canadian Students (must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid Student Visa).

Application Submission

All applications must include the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript.
  • Proof of current enrollment One of the following: enrollment verification letter, acceptance letter, course registration for upcoming semester.
  • Introduction In 100-200 words, tell us about yourself. Why are you applying for this scholarship? Feel free to include fun facts, an appropriate photograph, or anything that you feel would make you stand out.
  • Short Essay In 300-600 words, write about one of the following:
    • 1. How will you make an impact on society after you have earned your degree?
    • 2. If you had the power to change nursing practice, what would it be and why?
    • 3. Was there a defining moment in your life that made you want to pursue a nursing career?

Additional Information

Contact: K. Testa
EmailFADnursing@FADavis.com 
Mail:F.A. Davis Company
1915 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attn:K. Testa

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: TBA

*August 2015 Scholarship and Grant Winners will be announced

Additional Information

Application

Phone: (407)896-3261
Email: info@floridanurse.org

Award Amount: $2,000.00

Deadline: October 15, 2015

Purpose:

The purpose of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) Scholarship Program is to assist FONE members in good standing in obtaining advanced education which will enhance their skills and expertise in executive nursing practice.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a FONE Educational Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Current active  membership in FONE
  • Active RN license in the state of Florida
  • Currently enrolled or have proof of enrollment in one of the following programs: BSN, MSN/MBA, MBA, MPH, MHA, MSN, ARNP, Doctorate in Nursing, or Ph.D.

Application Process:

Applications must be postmarked by October 15th, 2015 to be eligible for the following school year.  Applications must be complete and must include all required supporting documents.  Handwritten, incomplete, or late applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Selection Process:

Applications postmarked before the deadline will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee for eligibility.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s response to the questions on the application.

Notification Process:

The scholarship recipient will be personally notified around October 25th, 2015. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual fall membership meeting held in November.  The recipient will also be recognized on the FONE website and other relevant publications.

Distribution of Funds:

A check for the amount of the scholarship award will be presented to the recipient at the Fall meeting.  The monies may be used for tuition, fees, books, or other education related expenses as determined by the recipient.

Additional Information

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Application Requirements: 

  • Applicants need to go to HireNurses.com and click on the "Scholarship Application" link and Create a full profile.
  • Send 400- 500 Word Essay via message to HireNurses.com Nursing Scholarship Link or by email to info@hirenurses.com telling us why you are choosing to be a nurse and how this scholarship will help in pursuing your nursing degree.  

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled Nursing Student in an accredited Nursing University for 2015-2016 School Year
  • In Good Standing at your Nursing School
  • U.S Citizen or Legal Resident
  • This nursing scholarship is open to all nursing students: starting their nursing career to pursuing your bachelors, masters or doctorate or PhD in nursing!

Award Information:

  • $1,000 Nursing Scholarship to be awarded October 2015
  • Nursing Student who wins scholarship will be featured Nurse of the Week on HireNurses.com! Picture and Featured Article!
  • The nursing scholarship can be used in any way to support you while in nursing school, from books, to rent, to tuition, to childcare, ext – our nursing scholarship will be awarded directly to the nursing student to use at their discretion.
  • So – get started – create your profile on HireNurses.com and apply directly to Nursing Scholarship!!!

Additional Information

Award: $5,000

Deadline: The Application for 2016 will be available in September 2015

Requirements: 

  • Applicant must be a registered nurse.
  • Applicant must currently be enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal-child nursing at the master's or doctorate level.
  • Applicant must have at least one academic term to complete after August of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicant must be a member of at least one of the following professional organizations: the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
  • Applicant cannot be a previous recipient of the March of Dimes graduate nursing scholarship.
  • Applicant cannot be an employee of the March of Dimes, a member of its Board of Trustees or a family member of either.

Additional Information

Contact: Mary Lavan
Phone: (914-997-4609
Email: mlavan@marchofdimes.com

Award Amount: Eleven scholars will receive a 2 year scholarship for $5,000 per year, and six scholars will receive a 1 year scholarship for $2,000.

Deadline: September 18, 2015

*Recipients will be notified by October 2nd, 2015

Requirements:

  • Personal statement or essay, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)
  • Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)
  • Letter of recommendation (one letter only)
  • Unofficial copy of school transcripts for the CURRENT 2014-2015 school year.
    • NOTE: if it is your first year and you do not have a current transcript of upcoming classes, you need to provide an enrollment verification from your university to show you are accepted into health professional graduate schools in addition to past years transcript.

Additional Information

  • Website
  • Phone: (202) 628-5895
  • Email: scholarship@nhmamd.org
  • Mailing Address:
    NHHF Scholarship2015
    C/o National Hispanic Medical Association
    1920 L Street, N.W., Suite 725
    Washington, DC 20036

Award Amount: Varies but covers tuition, fees, other reasonable costs and a monthly support stipend.

Deadline: Scholarship Program application is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. Sign up to get an e-mail when it does.

Requirements: U.S. citizens training to become allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives or physician assistants and dentistry. Must be enrolled full time or accepted for enrollment. School and program must be in the United States or its territories. Students must sign and submit a contract of commitment and provide verification of good academic standing.

Additional Information:

Contact

NHSC Scholarship Program Division of Scholarships and Loan Repayments
c/o I.Q. Solutions
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 801
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Phone: (800) 221-9393

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Application: Click here

Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
  • begin classes no later than September 30
  • free from any Federal judgment liens
  • free from existing service commitments
  • not delinquent on a Federal debt

Selection Criteria:

Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited nursing program or nurse practitioner program as full-time students.

Participants receive:

  • tuition
  • eligible fees
  • other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
  • monthly stipend of ($1,330 for the 2016-2017 academic year)

Technical Assistance

Applicants are encouraged to participate in two application technical assistance conference calls with program staff. Prior to the calls, applicants are also encouraged to view the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program 2016-2017 Application Technical Assistance Webinar with more information on the application process and service requirements. 

Live Q & A Conference Calls

The Technical Assistance conference calls are available on the following dates:

Conference Call #1
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm ET
Dial in: 1-888-790-3148
Passcode: 2128624

Conference Call #2
Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:30pm to 4:30pm ET
Dial in: 1-888-790-3148 
Passcode: 2128624

Contact

NHSC Scholarship Program Division of Scholarships and Loan Repayments
c/o I.Q. Solutions
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 801
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Phone: (800) 221-9393

The application process for 2016-2017 will open on October 1st, 2015 and closes on February 1st, 2016.

NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Application process, contact the NEF Office at 212-590-2443 for assistance.

Requirements
The following criteria must be met for eligibility:

  • Master's Students
    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program.
    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program (at the time of application).
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.
    • Enrolled for two consecutive semesters after the April award date.
  • Doctoral Students
    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program in Nursing or a nursing related field.
    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program (at the time of application).
    • Students going directly from a BS to a DNP must have completed 45 credits.
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.
    • Enrolled for two consecutive semesters after the April award date.
  • Proof of current citizenship is required. You will be asked to upload a copy of one of the following acceptable forms of identification as proof of citizenship:
    • The biographic page of your United States Passport.
    • Your Birth Certificate.
    • Your Naturalization Certificate from the USCIS.
    • If you are in the process of becoming a United States citizen, you are eligible to apply if you can show proof of your intent.
  • RN License Required.
  • National professional nursing association membership - you will be asked to upload a copy of your membership card.

Instructions
When you open the online Scholarship Application you will be asked to:

  • Provide the e-mail address for three individuals whom you have asked to submit Reference Forms. An e-mail will be automatically sent to these individuals providing a link for submitting their references for your application. Three references are: academic, employment, other.
  • Upload a Personal Essay and Goal Statement. The suggested length of the essay is approximately 800 words. Your essay should state your professional goals and assess your potential for making a contribution to the nursing profession. Essays are rated on identification of your long-term goals, evidence of potential to meet these goals, and the clarity of your statements.
  • Submit a $20 application fee via PayPal
  • In addition you are requested to submit with your application UNOFFICIAL transcripts from your current program and all the colleges/universities you have attended. Should you be awarded a scholarship you will then have to submit official transcripts. This can be done electronically or by mail (seal unbroken) directly from the school. The email for the school in info@n-e-f.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and the mail address is Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., 304 Park Avenue South, 11th floor, New York, NY 10010.
  • Please make your reference choices aware of the necessity of a prompt response.

Click here to apply

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: Check the website for the upcoming 2016-2017 Scholarship Deadline

Requirements and Details:

Requirements

Winning applicants for The NurseJournal.org Global Health Scholarship are evaluated by overall merit and quality of the scholarship essay in addition to the other criteria below. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship. The winner of the annual scholarship will be chosen by the administrative staff of NurseJournal.org based upon the overall merit of their registration.

Candidates are judged on formal registration and the written essay portion. Registration is weighted 25%, Essay 50%, and Work History and Activities at 25%. Additional considered criteria are:

  • GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Employment history

The criteria considered in the written essay is your ability to write a strong answer that directly answers the global health question that is presented. You will also need to provide insights based upon facts to support any claims you make. 

Details

  • Online and campus programs qualify
  • International & developing country students qualify
  • Military students ok

Additional Information

Contact

Email: http://nursejournal.org/contact-us/

Grants/Opportunities

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 1, 2015

*August 15, 2015 Scholarship and Grant Winners will be announced

Scholarships Available:

  • Evelyn Frank McKnight Open to all qualified applicants
  • Frieda Norton- District 5 Charitable Trust Open to all qualified applicants Undine Sams and Friends Research Grant Fund(District 5 Charitable Trust)Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida
  • Blanche Case Research Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida
  • Edna Hicks Research Fund- (District 5 Charitable Trust) Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida
  • District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund Manatee County; 60% to scholarship for ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD/DNS ARNP students; 40% to research grants in graduate program
  • Imogene King Research Fund Open to graduate students from all over the state

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR 1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR

2. A practicing Geriatric NP currently enrolled in an accredited DNP program of study and who seeks to focus in the care of older adults; OR

3. A practicing Geriatric nurse requesting financial assistance for presentation of geriatric studies/research, or attendance at a nursing conference with a geriatric focus. Must be licensed in the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Application

Phone: (407)896-3261
Email: info@floridanurse.org

Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program

Award Amount: Up to $50,000 repayment towards nursing school loans

  • $20,000 will be applied to an education loan for each of the first two years
  • $10,000 will be applied to an education loan for the third year

Deadline: N/A

Requirements:

  • Must be a nursing professional serving on the U.S. Army Reserve health care team

Additional Information

Financial Aid News and Announcements

Dollars and Sense Enrollment and Student Services Newsletter. Spring/Summer 2016 Issue. Look for each issue, which includes financial aid information, as well as other related articles.

Investing in the Future of Nursing

A gift to student scholarships is one of the most rewarding opportunities that benefit not only the recipients but those whose lives they will touch. Scholarship gifts, in any amount, provide the satisfaction of knowing that your generosity is truly transformative and has long lasting implications. Please consider making an investment in opening doors for deserving nursing students who are being prepared to offer high quality health care services and to increase access to health care delivery across the state and beyond.

For more information on how you can make an impact on the future of a student, inspire others, and enrich your own life, please contact Denise Goldson Rau at 954-262-2163 or dgoldsonrau@nova.edu