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Nursing Scholarships

Realizing Potential

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 the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing have benefited from scholarship support.  Without philanthropic gifts, many 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. 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student in the entry BSN program
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time BSN student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond
  • Application essay must clearly indicate the interest in oncology nursing and the
    intent to provide nursing care for cancer patients. Include an explain if you have
    a background in cancer care or a personal experience that has led you to this
    interest.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: 

  • March 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 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time BSN student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond
  • Application essay must clearly indicate the interest in oncology nursing and the
    intent to provide nursing care for cancer patients. Include an explain if you have
    a background in cancer care or a personal experience that has led you to this
    interest.

Additional Information:

Contact:  

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • March 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 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:  

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time MSN student
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:  

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00 

Deadline:            

  • March 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 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:  

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline:           

  • March 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 1st semester or beyond
  • Application essay must express an interest in 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:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@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 President, for up to four years.

Deadline:           

  • March 10 (winter)
  • November 10 (fall)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Entering, first year Entry BSN applicant who has not completed another bachelor’s degree
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and resident of Florida, as defined for in-state tuition purposes.
  • Consideration for awards will be given to students from
    • low-income family
    • school districts with high drop-out rates
    • single-parent families
    • families in which few or no members have attended college

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu 

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline:           

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time student in the entry level BSN program on the Miami campus
  • Documented financial need
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu

Award Amount:  $1,000.00  

Deadline: 

  • November 10 for fall term

Eligibility requirements: submit one application for consideration for all available opportunities 

  • Full time student BSN student on Fort Myers campus 
  • Documented financial need 
  • Good academic standing, GPA at least 3.0 
  • Good disciplinary standing 
  • Be in 1st semester or beyond  

Additional Information:

Contact:

Matthew DeBruin
Phone: (954) 262-1227
Email: mdebruin@nova.edu

 

Scholarships Administered by Various Agencies

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline:           

  • Varies

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Varies

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: mokoniewski@aacnnursing.org

 

Award Amount: $1,000.

Deadline:           

  • August 15, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an APRN or Doctoral graduate nursing program.
  • Must be a current SFCAPN member.
  • Official copy of your school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation describing your activities in an organization and your leadership qualities. 
  • Curriculum vitae detailing education and specific leadership roles that you have held with references. 
  • Applicants must write an essay (500-1000 words) expressing your thoughts on the five topics specified on scholarship application. 
  • To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Barbara Lumpkin Legislative Scholarship for APRN & Doctoral Students. 

 

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: slamanna@nova.edu or jstonearnp@yahoo.com 

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline:           

  • September 30
  • December 30

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate nursing program at an AACN member school of nursing.
  • Must be a GNSA member (If you are interested in joining the GNSA, please click here to complete an application, membership is free).
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicants must write an essay (500-word maximum) expressing how they have contributed to the nursing profession through innovation, leadership, and/or peer mentoring.
  • Applicants must provide one academic or professional reference.
  • If selected for the scholarship, AACN will verify the student’s good standing in their program with the dean of the nursing school.
  • Winners will be asked to make a post summarizing their essay in the GNSA Collaboration Community.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: mokoniewski@aacnnursing.org

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline:           

  • Varies

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Varies

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: info@everynurse.org

 

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline:           

  • July 15, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. In addition, the applicant must maintain residence within the State of Florida.
  • ALL applicants must be an active member of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) prior to April 15, 2022. The recipient of an FNPN scholarship must remain a member in good standing through completion of her/his APRN program and graduation, or completed doctoral project (research, quality improvement project), whichever is applicable.
  • Applicants must have an unencumbered license to practice in the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse (RN), or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), or Autonomous APRN. Note: Applicants for the NP Scholarship Award who are in a BSN-DNP program must have an active RN license until receiving licensure as an APRN.
  • Each applicant must have completed the first semester of a nationally accredited graduate or doctoral program at a college or university located in the State of Florida, and maintain good standing with the academic institution.
  • Recognizing that many nurses and nurse practitioners maintain employment while furthering their education, applicants may be enrolled in their respective programs either part-time (minimum 6 credit hours/semester) or full-time (minimum 9 credit hours/semester).
  • Applicants may not be a member of the FNPN Board of Directors, a relative of a current FNPN Board Member or State Representative, an FNPN staff member, or related to an FNPN staff member.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: floridanpnetwork@gmail.com 

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline:           

  • February 1

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County.
  • You must exhibit financial need.
  • You must be accepted into a nursing program by April 1, 2022.
  • You must be enrolled for Fall 2022 classes.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA:
    • Undergraduate: Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
    • Graduate:  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • 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
  • Graduate Nursing scholarships require applicant to have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: cellwood@scholarship.org

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline:           

  • January 31
  • April 30
  • July 31
  • October 31

Eligibility Requirements:

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: cproulx@aacnnursing.org

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline:           

  • February 1
  • September 1

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.
  • Be admitted or enrolled in an entry-level baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution.
  • Winners must be in good academic standing at their institutions.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: cproulx@aacnnursing.org

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline:           

  • May 27, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be full-time doctoral student pursuing a degree in psychology, public health, or related field of study.
  • Have previous evaluation experience and demonstrated ability to document findings through publications and/or presentations.
  • Have documented experience with MHFA (e.g., as an MHFA Instructor or Coordinator) and/or strong interest in MHFA.

Additional Information:

Contact:

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline:           

  • May 26, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Varies

Additional Information:

Contact:

Email: mteng@nln.org or foundation@nln.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:

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 Shari Meehan at 954-262-1510 or smeehan@nova.edu

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