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Realizing Potential

The Ron and Kathy Assaf 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 Ron and Kathy Assaf 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 for winter term                        

Deadline: 

  • November 21 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Fulltime student in the FNP program
  • Beyond 4th semester of the program
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Committed to completing at least 125 clinical practicum hours at a community-based, primary care clinic located in a medically underserved community.

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: 

  • $1,000.00 for fall term
  • $1,000.00 for winter term                        

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student B.S.N. student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student B.S.N. student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:  

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

Award Amount:  $1,000.00

Deadline:

  • July 10th for fall term
  • November 10th for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $500.00 for fall term
                            $500.00 for winter term

Deadline:           

  • July 10 for fall term 
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student in 6th semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Good academic standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond on the Fort Myers campus
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: 

  • July 10 for fall term
  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student BSN student in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Scholarships Administered by Various Agencies

Amount: Varies

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Eligibility Requirements: Varies according to each scholarship

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: scholarships@aftercollege.com 

Amount: Varies

Deadline: The application for the 2017-2018 School year will open in January 2017

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

Additional Information:

Award Amount: $3,000.00

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Requirements:

  • Students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree program in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related healthcare field who:
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  • Students may include generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, accelerated nursing degree programs, Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or anesthesia and doctoral programs in nursing.
  • Nurses may also pursue a graduate degree in the related healthcare field (such as Public Health), however, the applicant must clearly outline how this degree furthers his/her nursing career.

Additional Information:

Website

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

Award Amount: Various

Deadline: Various

Requirements:

  • N/A

Additional Information

  • A look at federal aid & loan forgiveness programs
  • Grant opportunities for nursing students
  • $125K in featured and segmented scholarships

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Award Amount: $2,000.00

Deadline: November 15

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: scholarships@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: May 15, 2018

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer two nursing scholarships annually! $1,500 will be awarded to one undergraduate nursing student and to one graduate nursing student who is studying in the US or Canada.

These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. 

It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. Read the empowering stories of the 2017 winners and runner-ups, the 2016 winners, and our first scholarship winner in 2015 over on the Davis Connect blog.

Additional Information

Emailscholarship@fadavis.com 

Amount: $1,000- $10,000

Deadline:

  • January 11, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students currently enrolled and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic pre-licensure doctorate or generic pre-licensure master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program;

Additional Information:

Contact:

Lauren Sperle

nsna@nsna.org

Award: $5,000

Deadline: The Application for 2018 will be available in September 2017

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: The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Home Instead Senior Care are joining forces to foster and promote geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. Six scholarships, from two categories, will be awarded to prepare a competent nursing workforce to deliver the best care to older adults. The scholarship awards can be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.

Deadline: May 24, 2018

Requirements: All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria, as requested by Home Instead:

Criteria for a $5,000 scholarship award:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited advanced practice nursing program focused on geriatrics or gerontology.
  • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must be a licensed nurse in the United States of America.
  • Applicant must write a 500-word essay (described below) highlighting their goals to become an advanced practice geriatric nurse or gerontologist.
  • Applicants must provide two academic or professional references.
  • Applicant must make a commitment to use their advanced degree in the geriatric population.
  • Applicant is a current or former employee of Home Instead, Inc. or the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network in good standing as determined by Home Instead.

In the case there is not an application from a current or former Home Instead employee the following changes will occur:

  • Money will be divided into two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to two separate individuals seeking an advanced nursing degree (Masters or Doctorate) with a focus in geriatrics or gerontology.

Criteria for a $1,000 scholarship (5 scholarship awards):

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program (e.g. PN/VN, BSN, MSN) and have completed at least one academic year.
  • Applicant must have two years experience in the geriatric field.
  • Applicant’s enrollment must be focused on gerontology or geriatrics nursing program.
  • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay (described below) highlighting their goals to become a geriatric nurse or gerontologist.
  • Applicants must provide one academic or professional reference.
  • Applicant must make a commitment to use their degree in the geriatric population.

Essay Guidelines

Please complete an essay discussing what led you to seek an advance degree in geriatrics and/or gerontology. Essay should include a brief review of your geriatric career, your future professional goals in this field, and how this scholarship will assist you in meeting your goals. The essay should be a maximum of 500 words.

Notes for All Applicants:

  • Applicant must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above.
  • Winners may be asked to submit a comment post-graduation, summarizing their experience receiving this scholarship.

Additional Information:

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Application: Click here

Requirements: The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program awards funds to students enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program in exchange for their commitement to serve in high-need, underserved communities.

To be eligible for a scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  2. Be enrolled-- or accetped for enrollment-- in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  3. Begin classes no later than September 30, 2018;
  4. Be free from any other existing service commitement;
  5. Not be overdue on a federal debt.

Additional Information:

 

Award Amount: $1,500.00

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Completed application form
  • Essay
  • Current transcript or letter of acceptance to appropriate academic program OR registration form and information about a national, state, or local nursing conference
  • Two letters of reference
  • Evidence of active FL RN license or Federal non-FL RN license
  • Evidence of SFONE membership

Application Procedure

A) Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for a SFONE Education Scholarship, the applicant must
meet the following criteria:

1. Current membership in SFONE
2. Active RN license in the state of Florida or Federal (VA/military) RN non-FL licensed
3. Proof of full acceptance to or current enrollment in one of the following programs for this
academic year: RN to BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, Doctorate in Nursing
4. Registration information and copy of brochure from a national, state, or local nursing
conference.

B) Application Process: Applications must be received by 1/19/18 to be eligible for
consideration for a current academic year scholarship. To be considered, applications must be
complete and must include all required supporting documents. Handwritten, incomplete, or late
applications will not be eligible for consideration.

C) Selection Process: Applications postmarked on or before the deadline will be reviewed and
ranked by the SFONE Academic Liaison Committee. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the
committee’s judgment of applicant’s ranking on application categories.

D) Notification Process: The scholarship recipient/s will be announced at the SFONE annual
conference.

E) Distribution of Funds: A check for the amount of the scholarship award will be presented to
the recipient/s at the SFONE annual conference. Scholarship money may be used for tuition, fees,
books, or other education related expenses as determined by the recipient.

Additional Information

Venessa Bannon
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL, 33486
vbannon@brrh.com

Applicaion: students/images/Education Scholarship Application.pdf

Award Amount:

  • $1,000.00

Deadline:

  • May 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university
  • Be a current college or university student.

Additional Information:

 

Grants/Opportunities

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 2018 Issue. Look for each issue, which includes financial aid information, as well as other related articles.

Award Amout:

The selected recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board.

Deadline:

To be considered for a Phipps & Howell scholarship, applicants must submit a short essay, 350 words or less, responding to the prompt, “Why are you interested in a career in healthcare?”

The essay must be submitted through the form below and is due by Friday, April 20, 2018. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected and notified by June 29, 2018, and financial disbursement will take place during August 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. They must be enrolled full-time or part-time at a Florida college or university, working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Nursing.

Additional Information:

 

 

 

Contact:

Email: phippsandhowell@gmail.com.

RN to BSN/MSN $1,000 Challenge

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

Additional Information:

Contact

Sally Worthington

 

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

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