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Nursing Scholarships

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

Deadline: 

  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • November 10 for winter term

Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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 in a clinical nursing program
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Good academic standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in 3rd semester or beyond
  • Application essay must express an interest in genetics and passion for working with acutely or chronically ill children and their families and indicate the 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: Full tuition payment or an apportioned amount of your tuition for one year, renewal on an annual basis at the direction of the Chancellor, for up to four years.

Deadline:           

  • December 30, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Each entering first year applicant at NSU-HPD must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; resident of FLorida as defined for in-state tuition purposes
    • Awards can be made to disadvantaged students, considering the following factors:
      • Consideration will be given to students from low-income families.
      • Consideration will be given for students from school districts with high drop-out rates.
      • Consideration will be given for students from single-parent families.
      • Consideration will be given from families in which few or no members have attended college.

Additional Information:

 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

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

Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

Additional Information:

Contact:

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

Scholarships Administered by Various Agencies

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: 

  • November 1, 2019

Requirements:

  • View website for details

Additional Information:

Contact: 

Email: scholarship@aplaceformom.com 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: 

  • November 15, 2019

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Varies

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: info@everynurse.org

 

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: 

  • September 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any recently accepted or currently enrolled first or second year grad student in a qualifying MSN program for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or Certified Nurse-Midwives.

    All current grad students must provide proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their graduate studies. All recently accepted students looking forward to enrolling in an MSN program must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying program, and proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their undergraduate studies.

Additional Information:

 

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline:           

  • February 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Eligibility Criteria:
    To qualify, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.
    2. You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Summer 2020, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program of organized instruction or study that leads to an academic, professional, or vocational degree or certificate (or other recognized educational credential) in the nursing field. The foundation does not currently provide scholarship funding for pre-requisite courses for limited-access programs. However, students who are enrolled in an RN-BSN program on a part-time basis will be eligible to receive scholarship funding, provided they maintain a course load equivalent to at least six (6) credit hours per semester.
    3. You must be attending one of the following schools in Palm Beach County, Florida.
      • Florida Atlantic University
      • Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
      • Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Gardens Campus 
      • Palm Beach State College
      • Palm Beach Atlantic University 
      • South University, West Palm Beach Campus 
    4. You must maintain at least a 2.5 overall GPA.
    5. Must exhibit a financial need.
    6. You must submit an Award Letter from your school with this application.  If you DO NOT have an Award Letter, please contact our office at 561.347.6799.
    7. After graduating from a nursing program, you must attempt to work as a nurse in Palm Beach County for one year for each year of PHF scholarship funding you receive. 

     

  • Graduate Eligibility Criteria: 
    To qualify, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    1. You must be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward or Martin County, Florida.
    2. You must have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
    3. You must be a current or prospective student who is, or will be as of Summer 2020, enrolled at least part-time (with a minimum of 12 credit hours per year) in an accredited Master of Science in Nursing or doctoral program. Preference will be given to applicants working toward an advanced practice nursing degree - including Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks - with an emphasis on providing care in community-based settings.
    4. You must be attending one of the following schools in Palm Beach County, Florida.
      • Florida Atlantic University
      • Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
      • Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Gardens Campus
      • Palm Beach State College
      • Palm Beach Atlantic University
      • South University, West Palm Beach Campus 
    5. You must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
    6. Must exhibit financial need.
    7. You must submit an Award Letter from your school with this application.  If you DO NOT have an Award Letter, please contact our office at 561.347.6799.
    8. After graduating from your master’s or doctoral program, you must attempt to work as a nurse in Palm Beach County for one year for each year of PHF scholarship funding you receive. 

Additional Information:

Contact:

Leslie Cornwell
Phone: (561) 347-6799
Email: lcornwell@scholarship.org 

Channon Ellwoord
Phone: (561) 347-6799
Email: cellwood@scholarship.org 

 

Grants/Opportunities/Residencies

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:

Award Amount: $10,000.00

Deadline:

  • May 1, 2019
  • October 1, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You may be eligible if you have been formally accepted into a BSN program at a nationally accredited college or university that has an NCLEX pass rate of 85% or higher, and are currently attending or have completed your first term of a nursing program

Additional Information:

 

Financial Aid News and Announcements

NSU Enrollment and Student Services Fall/Winter 2018 Issue

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 Catie Dargue at 954-262-2163 or cdargue@nova.edu

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