Nursing Financial Aid

Financing your nursing degree can be a challenge, but it should not be an insurmountable obstacle. There are many different scholarships for nursing students, as well as grants and loan programs dedicated to helping nursing students pay for their education.  Listed below are over 350 scholarships, grants, loan repayment programs, and more for nursing students. For each categorie of aid, nation wide scholarships are listed first, followed by state by state alphabetically.

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Scholarships for Nursing Students

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Liberty Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed occupational health or environmental nurse dedicated to developing leadership skills to better provide for the health and safety of workers in the workplace.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annette Haag Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed occupational health or environmental nurse dedicated to developing leadership skills to better provide for the health and safety of workers in the workplace.

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Professional Development Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for occupational and environmental health professionals attending and successfully completing continuing education activities that will further their professional development and continued competence. These grants are not intended to supplement tuition in an academic program.

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Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships
Amount: $2500
Description: The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant scholarships, paid on award, to students attending accredited prelicensure or graduate nursing programs in the United States. Preference is given to applicants demonstrating financial need.

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John and Darlene Skees Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: Benefis Health System Foundation offers this scholarship for LPNs and other care providers becoming registered nurses or to permit a registered nurse to continue studies in the pursuit of an advanced nursing degree.

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Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is funded by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing This scholarship is for students who are either admitted or enrolled in a bachelor’s degree nursing program or higher. The program must be at an AACN member institution with CertifiedBackground.com affiliation. A 3.2 GPA is required.

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After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program
Amount: $2500
Description: Students may be seeking an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in nursing. Priority is given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

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Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in an accredited Allied Health Program, Nursing Program, or Nursing Graduate Program. A 3.0 GPA is required

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Caroline E Holt Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: Student must be accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR.

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The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: Student must be accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR.

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Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates RN Advancing Education Scholarship
Amount: $1000 Part-Time, $2500 Full-Time
Description: This scholarship is for an RN working in Gastroenterology who is seeking a BSN, MSN or PhD. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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National Student Nurses’ Association Scholarship
Amount: $1000 to $5000
Description: The student must be enrolled enrolled in a state-approved school of nursing or pre-nursing seeking an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, or generic master’s degree. The degree must be the student’s first nursing degree.

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Peter Gili Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree.

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Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description:This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree.

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ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree.

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Anna May Rolando Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree. Preference for this scholarship is for graduate students aiming to work with people with disabilities.

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Bruce Rolando Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree. A student employed at a Veteran’s Hospital is preferred.

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May Serra Gili Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree.

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Genevieve Seran Richmond Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description:This Exceptional Nurse scholarship is for nursing students with a disability seeking a full time degree.

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St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni of Pittsburgh, PA Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description:Student can be pursuing anything from a first time professional nursing degree to an advanced nursing degree. A 3.0 GPA is required

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Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Amount: Tuition, Fees, Reasonable Costs, Stipend
Description: These scholarships from the Bureau of Health Workforce and HRSA are for nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2 year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Up to half of NURSE Corps Scholarship Program funds will be made available for nurse practitioners (NPs) to address key issues pertaining to the expanding need for health care.

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American Association of Critical Care Nurses Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship is for RN members of the AACN.

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Greta James Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Description: This American Nurses Association scholarship is for students enrolled in nursing school, winners will be determined by their peers in the nursing profession through an online voting system.

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A Nurse I Am Scholarship
Amount: $2000
Description:This scholarship from Cherokee Uniforms is for current nursing students.

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AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Amount: $2500 to $5000
Description:This American Addiction Centers scholarship is for high school graduates or older entering full or part-time undergraduate or graduate programs and entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

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AAIA Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in federally recognized tribes and who are seeking a degree in health or science curriculums.

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Health Professions Scholarship Program
Amount: Tuition, Fees, and Allowance
Description: This scholarship is for healthcare professionals including Pharmacists, Optometrists, Clinical Psychologists and Public Health Officers, Nurse Corps specialties, Medical Corps and Dental Corps. While on scholarship, 45 days on active duty in the Air Force is required, and upon graduation service equivalent to number of years using scholarship is required.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Academic Education Scholarships
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is meant to further professional education for occupational and environmental health professionals. Must be a member of AAOHN.

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Dermatology Nurses Association Career Mobility Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for those who have been DNA member for 2 years, are employed in the specialty of dermatology, and are pursuing a degree in nursing or advanced degree in nursing.

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The Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amount: $3000
Description: This American Legion scholarship is for RNs with a current registered nurse license.

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Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship
Amount: $850
Description: This scholarship is for a post high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession. A 3.0 GPA is required.

Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship
Amount: $2000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time or continuing their education at an accredited institution in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. A 2.75 GPA is required.

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Mighty Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled in a nursing program (LPN, RN, or higher) who are Mighty Nurse members.

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AzNF Scholarship
Location: Arizona
Amount: $500 to $2500
Description: These scholarships are for Arizona nursing students. There are $500 scholarships for ADN students, $1000 scholarships for BSN and RN-BSN students, and $2500 scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral students.

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American Legion Auxiliary Department of California Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $2000
Description: This scholarship is for a veteran or a veteran’s spouse, widow or widower, or child of a veteran of the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam Conflict, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, and/or Persian Gulf. Students must be planning to enter or currently enrolled in an accredited nursing school for the purpose of earning a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse or other recognized nursing degree.

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California School Nursing Organization Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $1000
Description: This is for nursing students with a bachelor’s degree or higher who are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved School Nurse Credential Program. They must have a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California and a current member of the California School Nurse Organization.

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California School Nursing Organization Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for those employed in a California public school during the preceding year who have a nursing contract for the current year and assignment in at least one PTA school. They must plan to continue as a public-school nurse, and use the scholarship at approved institutions or providers, such as nursing schools, hospitals, organized nursing groups and private providers that meet California Board of Registered Nursing requirements.

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Delores Jones RN Scholarship Program
Location: California
Amount: $1000 to $3000
Description: This is for students in a BRN-approved program in one of the following areas: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or entry level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN) OR a CCNE-accredited post-graduate Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN) or Doctoral program in Nursing (PhD/DNSc/DNP). A 2.5 GPA is required, for graduate students a 3.0 GPA is required.

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By Your Side Oncology Certification Program
Location: California
Amount: $1100
Description: By Your Side is intended to increase the number of certified nurses in oncology, and serves California nurses applying for their oncology certification and those pursuing advanced certification.

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Health Professions Education Foundation Vocational Nurses Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $4000
Description: This scholarship is for students who are currently accepted or enrolled in a California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians program for vocational nursing. A 2.0 GPA is required.

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Friends of Nursing Scholarship
Location: Colorado
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program at participating Colorado Schools of Nursing. Friends of Nursing will give preference to students who are planning to practice in Colorado.Students must be in their junior year or higher or at the graduate level. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a student, faculty member or alumnus of the Schools of Nursing of Boston College, University of Connecticut or Yale University who is currently conducting or in the development phase of a research study focused on the power of nursing as a healing art.

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Cassena Care Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a citizen of the state of Connecticut who is attending a Connecticut School of Nursing or higher education who demonstrates the mission of Cassena Care in his or her present and/or future nursing career.

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Jennifer Hawke-Petit Pediatric Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a Connecticut nursing student with a focus in or intention of practicing pediatric or adolescent nursing or who is currently practicing in pediatric nursing in a hospital and school nursing setting or a student in an RN, BSN, FNP, DNP or PhD program pursuing specialty or practice in Multiple Sclerosis nursing or research.

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Connecticut Nurses Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for residents of Connecticut, entering or studying in a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) accredited School of Nursing (Associate, Baccalaureate or Master Degree) or a program leading to a Doctorate in Nursing.

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Linda Angotto Memorial Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for residents of the state of Connecticut who are registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse currently practicing in the state of Connecticut.

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The FADONA/LTC Scholarship Award
Location: Florida
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed RN in a BSN or MSN program, LPN in an RN program, or certified nursing assistant enrolled in a RN or LPN program with a minimum of two years employment history in long-term care.

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Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Continuing Education Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurse or nursing students obtaining a degree in nursing and committed to working in the field of rehabilitation in the State of Florida. Applicants must be Tri-level members of ARN or a dependent of a tri-level member or a student sponsored by a tri-level member. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses CRRN Examination Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses working in the field of rehabilitation in the State of Florida that have passed the CRRN examination in the prior 30 days and are Tri-levels member of ARN.

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Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarships
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: Criteria varies with scholarships

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Katherine Pope Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500
Description: This Georgia Nurses Association scholarship is for students studying nursing in an accredited school full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate nursing program.This scholarship is awarded every odd year. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Annie Lou Overton Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500
Description: This Georgia Nurses Association scholarship is for students studying nursing in an accredited school full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate nursing program.This scholarship is awarded every odd year. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Georgia Nurses Association Scholarships
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500 or more
Description: These scholarships are for applicants studying nursing in an accredited school, college or university. Applicants may be enrolled full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate nursing program. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: $888
Description: This scholarship is available for college juniors, seniors, and graduate nursing students. Students must be in a B.S.N. or M.S.N. nursing program at UH-Manoa, UH-Hilo or Hawai’i Pacific University, or a Ph.D program in Hawai’i or on the U.S. mainland. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Full tuition and stipend
Description: This scholarship is for a student of Native Hawaiian ancestry enrolled full time at an accredited institution willing to relocate to work in an underserved area of the state of Hawaii for each year funds are received.

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Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawai’i Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students majoring in nursing and who are of Filipino ancestry.and residents of the State of Hawaii.

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Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a full time Medical or Nursing student attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Student must be a resident of Hawaii. A 2.7 GPA is required.

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Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in a BSN or MSN nursing program at UH Manoa, UH Hilo or HPU or a PH.D program in Hawai’i or on the U.S. mainland. Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student and preference may be given to members of the Hawai’i Nurses Association. Applicant must be a full time student and a resident of the state of Hawaii. A 3.0 is required.

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Philippine Nurses’ Association Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students of Filipino ancestry who are residents of the state of Hawaii and who are majoring in nursing. Applicants must attend an accredited two or four year college or university full time as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

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Arthur L. Davis Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for a nurse who intends to serve as faculty in Illinois. A 3.5 GPA is required.

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Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship
Location: Indiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students majoring in nursing, dietetics or technology education.

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Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for members of the Iowa Nurses Association. RN-BSN scholarships are for students who have successfully completed at least 50% of the nursing program curriculum, with acareer plan to work in Iowa.MSN, DNP, or PhD scholarships are for students who have completed at least 12 semester hours of graduate work leading to a Masters Degree in Nursing or Doctoral Studies in nursing or a related field and have a career plan to work in Iowa.

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100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship

Location: Iowa
Amount: $500 to $1500
Description: This scholarship is for full- or part-time students attending an approved ADN, BSN, or MSN nursing program, or a PhD in nursing program or related field, committed to advancing their education and professional goals of enhancing the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research, and/or teaching.

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Global Scholarship Alliance
Location: International
Amount: Tuition, books, fees, laptop
Description: Students must be completing a BSN, RN to MSN, BSN to MSN, or Post-Masters Certificate Program.

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Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Scholarship
Location: International
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a student in a program for initial RN licensure, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral candidates. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Global Scholarship for Nurses
Location: International
Amount: Tuition, fees, books, laptop
Description: This scholarship is for students who have successfully completed a three year (minimum) registered nursing degree program with an active and unencumbered registered nurse license in country of residence. Applicants must have had both theory and clinical rotations during your nursing training in surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and medical nursing. A minimum of one year of recent post-graduation and licensure acute care hospital based nursing experience in specialties such as critical/intensive care, coronary care, emergency, medical, surgical, operating room / theater or telemetry is required.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Ellen K. Carson Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Wesley School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Patsy Quint Occupational Health Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Connie Scheffer PHN Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Roberta Thiry Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Rose Mary Vopat Dlabal Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $300
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Hester Thurston Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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L. Joy Walker Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Lois Ann Newman Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $300
Description: This scholarship is for students in RN to BSN, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and undergrad RN programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Kansas School Nurse Association Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $750
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses employed in schools and advancing their education.

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Hobble (LPN) Nursing Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $300
Description: This scholarship is awarded upon acceptance and verification of enrollment by the scholarship winner in an accredited Kansas school which awards a diploma for Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN). The applicant must have attained the age of 18 prior to taking the Kansas State Board Examination. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is both qualified and in need of financial aid.

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George Devane, CRNA Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for RNs pursuing BSNs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs – Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (example), and students enrolled in undergraduate registered nursing programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Morgan-Sanders Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for RNs pursuing BSNs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs – Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (example), and students enrolled in undergraduate registered nursing programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Glenn & Greta Snell Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for RNs pursuing BSNs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs – Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (example), and students enrolled in undergraduate registered nursing programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Varies
Description: To be eligible for a KNF Scholarship, an applicant enrolled in a pre-licensure program, must have successfully completed 1 semester of nursing coursework or enrolled in a post-licensure program (MSN, NP, DNP etc.) must show evidence of acceptance in the program of advance study.

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Louisiana Association of Student Nurses Financial Need Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for an active NSNA/LASN member with membership 6 months prior to the opening of business meeting of annual convention. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Suburban Hospital Casey Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: Casey Scholarships are available to non-employees pursuing a degree in nursing and to current employees pursuing a degree or certification in a critically-needed area. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Suburban Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: Suburban Scholarships are available for current employees pursuing degrees in nursing or an allied health field. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Tuition and fees
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school. Applicants must be: the son, daughter, or the surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who meets other specific criteria.

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Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship – Nursing
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to $4000 per year
Description: This scholarship is for individuals employed as a nurse in a Maryland licensed hospital, adult day care center, nursing home, public health agency, home health agency, an eligible institution of postsecondary education that awards nursing degrees or diplomas, or other organization authorized by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene (employment as a nurse at a health maintenance organization (HMO) or a physician’s private office does not meet the service requirement).

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Arthur L Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $1000
Description: ANA Massachusetts member to pursue a further degree in nursing or for a child or significant other of a ANA Massachusetts member who has been accepted into a nursing education program.

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Rosemary Smith, RN – Memorial Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is awarded to a RN or Health Care Professional who is an MNA member in good standing. The member has demonstrated unconflicted loyalty to the interest of the MNA. Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in nursing, labor studies or public health policy.

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Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $1000
Description: Student must be accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. This scholarship is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution

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Missouri League of Nursing Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: $2500
Description: The MLN Scholarship is available to LPN students; RN students above the freshman level in associate degree/diploma programs; RN students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs; or MSN candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of the courses required for the advanced degree and hold an active license in Missouri. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Hands of Hope Hospice Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for applicants accepted and enrolled in 12 hours of study for a regular semester or equivalent to full-time status in an accredited program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Mary Ann Reinert Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students with 12 credit enrollment in a Surgical Nursing program. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Bill and Mary Russell Health Care Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted and enrolled in at least 12 hours of study for a regular semester or equivalent full-time status in an approved nursing or health care related program. Students enrolled in a pre-health program will not be eligible for consideration.

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Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship for Nursing
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students with a minimum enrollment of 12 hours of study for a regular semester or equivalent full-time status in an accredited nursing or surgical services program. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation LPN Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $750
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled or eligible to enroll in an LPN School of Nursing who are presently employed in a NNFA/NALA member facility OR an immediate family member of an employee. Applicants must pledge that, upon successful completion of the course, they will practice their nursing skills in a NNFA/NALA member facility for at least one year.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation Nurse Advancement Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is meant to assist licensed RNs and/or LPNs who wish to complete training/certification testing to enhance their capabilities and practice their skills in the long-term care profession.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation Basic Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is meant to assist qualified persons who wish to become a basic nursing assistant in a nursing facility and/or assisted living community to attend the Nebraska Health Care Learning Center Basic Nursing Assistant Training.

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Alice M Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust
Location: New Hampshire
Amount: $1000 to $5000
Description: New Hampshire Resident in Postsecondary Education. Nursing, Medicine, Social Work.

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Judy Knox Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $1000
Description: Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application. Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing. Online programs are also acceptable, provided you are a North Carolina resident. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Eunice M Smith Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $5000
Description: Scholarships are available to registered nurses who have chosen to further their professional career by pursuing education at the baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral level on a part-time basis. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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The Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Location: Ohio
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for an individual entering a course of study that leads to a career in nursing or advancement of a degree in nursing.

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Nursing Students Assistance Program
Location: Oklahoma
Amount: $500 to $5000
Description: This Physician Manpower Training Commission scholarship is for Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN degrees. The scholarship loan is repaid by practicing nursing in Oklahoma, with emphasis placed on rural communities.

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Clark Phelps Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate nursing programs and graduate nursing, dentistry, and medicine programs at Oregon public schools. Oregon and Alaska residents may apply.

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Huggins and Haggland Scholarship for Continuing Education
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: The Huggins and Haggland Scholarship for Continuing Education was created to assist individual Oregon Nurses Association members with continuing education by providing money in the form of stipends.

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Marion A Lindman Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for eligible employees of Willamette View Health Center or Willamette View Terrace who have completed one year at either Willamette View facility and are pursuing a degree or certificate in nursing; speech, physical, or occupational therapy; or other health-related fields.

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NLN Ella McKinney Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Graduates of Oregon high schools enrolling in senior year of undergraduate-level study or final year of graduate-level study at Oregon colleges offering nursing programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Bertha P Singer Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students entering their second year or later at an Oregon undergraduate or graduate nursing program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Franz Stenzel M.D. and Kathryn Stenzel Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of Oregon high schools in Medicine (pre-med and graduate-level), nursing, or physician assistant programs. A 2.5 GPA is required for college students, 2.75 for high school seniors.

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Centennial Education Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for students from any accredited nursing program in Oregon.

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ONF-Smith Education Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled in undergraduate baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs.

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Touchmark Foundation Scholarship
Location: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Alberta
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is available to students who live or pursue their nursing education in the states and province listed. The Foundation places particular emphasis on student applicants pursuing geriatric nursing studies.

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The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: $2000
Description: This scholarship is for students in their second semester or later of nursing school in an accredited program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: $750 to $3000
Description: This scholarship is for Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing a basic or advanced degree in nursing education in a Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing approved program within an educational institution located in Pennsylvania.

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Tennessee Nurses Foundation TNA District Educational Scholarship Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $2000
Description: The TNA District Educational Scholarship is an educational scholarship sponsored by the Tennessee Nurses Foundation (TNF) to all TNA District Associations. TNF’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. RN applicants must be a member of the TNA District Association of which you are applying and have been a continuous member of TNA for at least one year prior to the scholarship application, OR applicant shall be a non-licensed RN student in a nursing program within the TNA District Association you are applying. TNA members cannot be awarded outside of their own TNA District Association.

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Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $500 to $1000
Description: This scholarship is for Texas residents accepted to a nursing education program approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, either in a classroom or online, from the level of LVN to doctoral, and must be working or planning to work following graduation in the Texas healthcare system.

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Texas ENA Continuing Development Scholarships
Location: Texas
Amount: Up to $2500
Description: This scholarship is for a Texas resident who is seeking an undergraduate degree in nursing (BSN or RN-BSN) or a post-graduate degree in nursing (i.e. MSN, MS). A 3.0 GPA is required.

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International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons Health Career Scholarship
Location: US and Canada
Amount: $1000
Description: Students must be studying to become an RN with an Associate’s Degree and have completed at least their first year of study at an accredited institution. Those pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing must have completed two years of study.

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Patrick and Judith McHugh Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding who are seeking a degree in a health care field, including, but not limited to, dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, psychiatry, or psychology. A 3.5 GPA is required.

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Karen Quill Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding who are active members or children of active members of a union and are seeking a degree in nursing.

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Vermont State Grange Alice Cossingham Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students attending an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding who are seeking a degree in nursing.

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Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program-LPN
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted to or enrolled in a school of nursing in the State of Virginia which is approved by the State Board of Nursing.

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Central Virginia Chapter Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students who are attending accredited schools of nursing in Virginia or who are residents of Virginia and attending schools of nursing outside of the area.

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VNSA Second Degree or RN-BSN Student Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $500
Description: The Virginia Nursing Students’ Association is committed to supporting a nationwide effort to address the nursing shortage by active recruitment and retention of non-traditional students. The VNSA Second Degree or RN-BSN Student Scholarship was created to address this need, providing encouragement and support to students who possess a four year degree or higher and are planning to enter or have enrolled in an accredited nursing program.

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The Wisconsin League for Nursing (WLN) Scholarship Programs
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $500 to $2000
Description: This scholarship is for residents currently enrolled in Wisconsin schools of Nursing that are a NLN Agency Member or accredited by the NLN’s Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Part or Full-time enrollment status are acceptable and the student must have at least one year remaining. Rural employment in an area supporting adult geriatric services must be evident in the short answer questions and in the location of employment and service description of the applicant’s submission. The applicant with rural home residence will be scored higher using a calculation factor in the review process.

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Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

Hurst Review AACN Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for prelicensure student enrolled in an AACN member program.

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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description:This scholarship is for well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare.

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Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for a non-traditional student enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate nursing program working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Walter C and Mary C Schmidt Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolling in a program to become a registered nurse and intending to pursue a career in geriatric health care.

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Conway Regional Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for area students currently enrolled or beginning their education in a health related career field.

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Dr. William Furlow Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1500
Description:This scholarship is for area students currently enrolled or beginning their education in a health related career field. This scholarship is funded by the Conway Regional Health Foundation.

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Dr. James S. Garrison Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for area students currently enrolled or beginning their education in a health related career field. This fund was established to pay tribute to Dr. James S. Garrison and his 24 years of service and dedication to health care in the central Arkansas area. As the first full-time radiologist at Conway Regional, Dr. Garrison helped build the radiology department from a single x-ray room to a multi-unit department offering the latest in diagnostic services. Dr. Garrison dedicated his career to healing the bodies and minds of his countless patients and friends.

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Janice and John Robbins Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship honors John Robbins and his wife, Janice, upon his retirement as Conway Regional’s President and CEO. The Women’s Council was established in 2001 and was the vision of John who recruited his wife, Janice, to serve as its first President. Since that time, the Women’s Council has grown into a dynamic group of more than 150 women working to improve women’s health in the community and raise funds for Conway Regional through Dazzle Daze, an annual holiday shopping extravaganza. It is hoped this scholarship will honor the Robbins’ vision and their unwavering commitment to education.

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Clemmie Cook Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for area students currently enrolled or beginning their education in a health related career field. This scholarship is funded by the Conway Regional Health Foundation.

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Crista Medical Supply Inc. Caring Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for applicants 18 years of age or older currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program at an accredited college or university or high school students accepted into a school with a nursing program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge Scholarships – Emergency Department Employees
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for emergency department employees including but not limited to emergency medical technicians, clerical coordinators, CNA’s, registration clerks, etc. Applicants must be pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants will be required to include a letter from the Emergency Department nurse director/manager stating the applicant’s interest in emergency nursing. Applicant must also provide proof of at least one year emergency department employment. Applicants do not need to be a member of ENA, but a letter of reference is required from a current ENA member.

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Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship is named in memory of Charles Kunz, father of 2005 ENA President, Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN. The scholarship is intended for current emergency nurses pursuing a higher level of education (RN to BSN). This scholarship is awarded to a nurse who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants must be a current registered nurse and meet all standard eligibility requirements listed above.

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ENA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship is intended for current emergency nurses pursuing a higher level of education (RN to BSN). This scholarship is awarded to a nurse who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants must be a current registered nurse.

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Global Health Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: 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. A 3.2 GPA is required.

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LAMBER-GOODNOW Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for students applying to a nursing program for enrollment the following year or currently enrolled in a nursing program that you will continue to be enrolled in through the following academic year.

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Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: This Cascade Healthcare Solutions scholarship is available for current students in an undergraduate nursing degree program at an accredited college or university or high school students who have been accepted into a college and plan to study nursing. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree Scholarship
Amount: $3000 to $5000
Description: These scholarships are available to individuals who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, do not currently hold an RN license and do not have a college degree.

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Outlaw Student Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for current nursing students.

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Jadeh Marselis-Moore Student Nurse Essay Contest
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for AAMN members who are male pre-licensed students enrolled in a licensed nursing program leading to NCLEX-RN eligibility. Applicants must have completed at least one Academic Term in nursing program.

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NurseWorld Student Nurse Essay Contest
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for AAMN members who are male pre-licensed students enrolled in a licensed nursing program leading to NCLEX-RN eligibility. Applicants must have completed at least one Academic Term in nursing program.

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AAMN Foundation Student Nurse Essay Contest
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for AAMN members who are male pre-licensed students enrolled in a licensed nursing program leading to NCLEX-RN eligibility. Applicants must have completed at least one Academic Term in nursing program.

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Career Mobility Scholarships
Amount: $1000-$2500
Description:This scholarship is for current full members of ANNA, having been a member for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline date. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services and accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. For NNCC Career Mobility Scholarships, candidates must hold current certification through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

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The Roselyn Reinhardt Battle Nursing Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship is for a full time Junior or Senior Nursing Student enrolled in accredited School of Nursing in Montgomery, Alabama or the surrounding area. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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The Sue Cochran Nursing Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship is for a student enrolled in accredited college of nursing in Alabama. Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior or senior. Preference given to Baptist Health employee or child of Baptist Health employee. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Past Presidents’ Parley Scholarship Assistance in Health Care Occupations
Location: Arizona
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for a second year student nurse or after who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as a Registered Nurse. The immediate family members of a Veteran will be given first preference. Must be a citizen of the US and Arizona.

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Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship
Location: Arizona
Amount: $600
Description: This scholarship is for a second year student nurse or after who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as a Registered Nurse. The immediate family members of a Veteran will be given first preference. Must be a citizen of the US and Arizona.

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Health Professions Education Foundation Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
Location: California
Amount: $8000
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted or enrolled in a California Board of Registered Nursing program for an associate’s degree. If awarded, recipients agree to practice for a twenty-four (24) month service obligation as a Registered Nurse in a designated shortage area. A 2.0 GPA is required.

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Health Professions Education Foundation Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $10,000
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted or enrolled in a California Board of Registered Nursing program for an associate’s degree. If awarded, recipients agree to practice for a twenty-four (24) month service obligation as a Registered Nurse in a designated shortage area.

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Health Professions Education Foundation Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $13,000
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted or enrolled in a California Board of Registered Nursing program for a BSN. If awarded, recipients agree to practice for a twenty-four (24) month service obligation as a Registered Nurse in a designated shortage area.

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The Nurses’ Float Scholarship Fund Undergraduate
Location: California
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is for ADN to BSN students. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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California Nursing Students’ Association Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a student enrolled in a state-approved program leading to licensure as a registered nurse with current NSNA membership. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Critical Care Training Center Interactive Scholarship Program
Location: California
Amount: $2500
Description: Critical Care Training Center (CCTC) is honored to present its periodic Interactive Scholarship Program to all Registered Nursing students throughout California. To qualify for the scholarship, students must submit a relevant essay based on the presented topic. Five top essays will be selected according to the number of shared online community votes and will be forwarded to CNSA Board Members who will determine the final winner.

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Nursing Incentive Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: No more than tuition, fees, other expenses
Description: This scholarship is for legal residents of Delaware who are full-time students enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN. A GPA of 2.5 is required.

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Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Christiana Care employees who have local permanent residence and who demonstrate our organization’s Core Value behaviors and dedication to The Christiana Care Way, and demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in nursing and ultimately earn a BSN degree. This scholarship is also for college students with local permanent residence who are currently enrolled in an accredited, nursing program or High School graduates with local permanent residence accepted into a college-level nursing program. A 2.8 GPA is required.

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The Imogene Ward Nursing Scholarship Nomination
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nominated students pursuing an education to become registered nurses in an accredited Florida nursing program, actively employed by the same facility or employer as the nominator, willing to pledge a minimum of two years, working full-time in long-term care in the state of Florida, and who demonstrate a determination to overcome personal and/or professional obstacles to pursue his or her nursing education to become an RN.

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Hawai’i Pacific Gerontological Society Nursing Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of one year of employment at a state-owned hospital or clinic for one year of loan
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted in a nursing program at a two- or four-year college or university in Hawaii. Students must pursue an RN or LPN degree with an interest in geriatric nursing and be full time students and Hawaii residents.

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Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of a Hawai’i Island High School.accepted as an upperclassman into one of the following programs: a school of engineering (studying civil engineering), a teacher education program, or a nursing program. Applicant must be a full-time student.and a resident of the State of Hawaii.

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Sonne Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $500 to $1500
Description: This scholarship is for members of the Student Nurse Association of Illinois enrolled in a state-approved nursing program which leads to eligibility to sit for licensure examination as a registered professional nurse. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program or may already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois. Priority will be given to the dependant of a deceased or disabled Veteran.

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Justine E Granner Memorial Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing within the State of Iowa. Students must have a “B” or better average during high school and/or college up to time of application. Graduates from Iowa High Schools are preferred. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $2500-$3500
Description: The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas. The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide employment upon licensure of the recipient. Recipients must sign an agreements to practice nursing for a sponsor one year for each year of scholarship support.

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Kentucky Board of Nursing Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund
Location: Kentucky
Amount: $3000
Description: The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs.

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Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a non-traditional nursing student. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Louisiana Association of Student Nurses Student Nurse of the Year
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: The student must be a junior or senior level student in a diploma or BSN program, or in last year of an AND/ASN program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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American Nurses Association Maine Student Nurses Scholarship Program
Location: Maine
Amount: $250 to $500
Description: Students must be a student in good standing in a Maine undergraduate nursing program, have successfully completed one semester of a clinical course and be a member of their school’s student nurse association.

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The Kamryn Lambert Memorial Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a graduating high school senior entering a nursing program.

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Massachusetts Nurses Association Member’s Child Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Varies
Description: Applicant must be a child of an MNA member in good standing. The applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a program pursuing a degree as a Registered Nurse or Health Care Professional.

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M. D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: $750
Description: This scholarship is for an applicant planning a career as a Registered Nurse. The scholarship must be used the first fall semester upon completion of high school. The applicant must be the descendent* of a veteran having served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, and having an honorable discharge. The applicant must be a resident of the state of Missouri and an unmarried dependent under the age of 21. The applicant must be attending an accredited college / university as a full-time student. Must be in top 40% of class.

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Velma Flies Anderson Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students with full time enrollment in the senior year of an accredited/approved registered nursing program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation RN Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled or eligible to enroll in an RN School of Nursing who are presently employed in a NNFA/NALA member facility OR an immediate family member of an employee. Applicants must pledge that, upon successful completion of the course, they will practice their nursing skills in a NNFA/NALA member facility for at least one year.

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BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ member college or university entering junior or senior year demonstrating an interest in pursuing a career in the the healthcare industry. A 3.2 GPA is required.

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C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for students entering at least the second semester of their sophomore year, or the second semester of the second year of their full time nursing program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Novo Nordisk Scholars Program
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled full time at an ICFNJ member institution entering junior or senior year with special consideration given to nursing, nutrition and life science majors They must demonstrate a history of work or life experience with a diabetic population or population with hemophilia or bleeding disorders and be interested in pursuing a career in the health industry. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship – Rescue Workers
Location: New York
Amount: $2000 to $2500
Description: These scholarships are for rescue workers who are obtaining an associate’s or baccalaureate degree in nursing. Eligible rescue workers include pre-hospital care providers, firefighters, and police officers. Requirements: At least one year of pre-hospital work experience is required. Applicants do not need to be a member of ENA, but a letter of reference from a current ENA member is required.

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Chester and Helen Luther Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of any high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington who are first generation college attendees and 25 years or older. Students must be in a nursing or medical program in Oregon or Clark County, Washington that is public or non-profit. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for active duty service members U.S. veterans or family members of veteran or active duty service members who are residents of Pennsylvania and undergraduate nursing students.

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Nurses Care Undergraduate Nurse Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for current residents of South Carolina who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate registered nurse program in South Carolina and intend to seek employment in South Carolina upon graduation. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Tennessee Nurses Foundation RN to BSN Scholarship Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $1000
Description: The TNF RN to BSN Scholarship is an educational scholarship for eligible Registered Nurses in the State of Tennessee who are continuing their education to attain a BSN.

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University Health System Nursing Scholarship Program
Location: Texas
Amount: Up to $8500
Description: This scholarship is for individuals employed by University Health System for at least one full year prior to applying for scholarship. Applicants must provide confirmation of acceptance to an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing School degree program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Texas ENA Initial Degree in Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for a Texas resident who is seeking a BSN.

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Rebekah Assembly of Vermont Nursing Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students attending an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding who are accepted at or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

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Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1000 to $3000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding seeking a degree in registered nursing, licensed practical nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, or social work who intend to work in Vermont for a minimum of two years.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Virginia Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $1500 to $2500
Description: This scholarship if for students in a senior class of an accredited Virginia high school or home school program who plan to continue his or her education at an accredited Virginia school of nursing.

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Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program-RN
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted to or enrolled in a school of nursing in the State of Virginia which is approved by the State Board of Nursing.

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Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Washington
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate student applicants enrolled in an approved program leading to an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree who have completed at least 12 nursing credits or graduate students admitted to an approved graduate nursing program. Applicants must be either a resident of Washington State or enrolled in an approved RN program in Washington State.

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Graduate Nursing Scholarships

CertifiedBackground-GNSA Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for students who are either admitted or enrolled in a graduate degree nursing program. The program must be at an AACN member institution. A 3.5 GPA is required

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Uniform Advantage GNSA Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarship is for students who are members of the Graduate Student Nursing Academy who are seeking a master’s degree in nursing. A 3.5 GPA is required.

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March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: Student must be an RN enrolled in a graduate program focused on maternal-child nursing. They must be a member of one of the following: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses

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American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship
Amount: $1000 to $3000
Description: This is for masters in nursing students. Eligibility varies according to award, though all require applicants to be nurse practitioners, AANP members and U.S. citizens.

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for individuals in accredited CRNA programs. To apply for a scholarship, a first-year student must be an AANA member and have completed at least six months of courses in an accredited CRNA program by the application deadline date. Second-year students must have completed at least one year of courses in an accredited CRNA program by the application deadline date.

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Nursing Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduate nursing students. Masters students must be enrolled in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program. Doctoral students must be enrolled in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program in Nursing or a nursing related field. A 3.6 GPA is required.

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American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is available to any nurse practitioner in America.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Master’s Scholarships
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses in a master’s degree in nursing to advance as oncology nurses.

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American College of Nurse Midwives Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student members of ACNM and enrolled in an AMCB-accredited midwifery education program.

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GlaxoSmithKline – TUMS Calcium for Life Consumer Health Care Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student members of ACNM and enrolled in an AMCB-accredited midwifery education program.

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Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student midwives who intend to work in an out-of-hospital setting – birth center or home birth – upon graduation. It is is for student members of ACNM and enrolled in an AMCB-accredited midwifery education program.

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A.C.N.M. Foundation Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student members of ACNM and enrolled in an AMCB-accredited midwifery education program.

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American Cancer Society Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
Amount: $15000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists.

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American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
Amount: $10000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).

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Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $600
Description: This scholarship is for Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing members who have returned to school to advance their nursing education.

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The Doris R. Hines Ph.D., R.N., CETN Nursing Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in an accredited nursing program above the bachelor’s level and requires employment with Mosaic Life Care.

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National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Richardson DNP Student Scholarship
Amount: $2000
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited DNP program (either a PNP/FNP enrolled in a postmasters DNP program or BSN to DNP program with a focus in pediatrics) applicants must have an expected graduation date within two years or less. A 3.5 GPA is required.

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National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Elaine Gelman Student Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for current members of NAPNAP with current part- or full-time enrollment in accredited PNP, FNP, DNP or PhD program with focus in pediatrics. Applicants must have an expected graduation date within three years or less. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Judith C. Kelleher Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of ENA’s co-founder Judith C. Kelleher, MSN, RN, FAEN, (1923-2013). Judy was an exceptional leader and visionary emergency nurse who directly contributed to raising the standards of how emergency nurses practice today. To honor Judy’s wish to continue to further emergency nursing education and keep her legacy alive. This scholarship is awarded to a nurse pursuing a nurse practitioner degree.

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Anita Dorr Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description:This scholarship was established in memory of ENA’s co-founder Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN, (1915-1972). Anita was the first executive director of the ENA and her contributions to the specialty of emergency nursing were widely recognized. Anita is credited with the 1967 invention of the first emergency nursing crisis cart, commonly known as the “Crash Cart.” This scholarship is awarded to a nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in administration.

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Stryker Scholarship: Master’s in Healthcare or Related Field
Amount: $5000
Description: Support for this scholarship is provided by Stryker as a 2015 ENA strategic partner. Stryker offers patient handling equipment and products for the emergency medical services industry, including general transport & specialty stretchers, transfer devices, and furniture. These degrees include but are not limited to degrees in business (MBA), public health (MPH), nurse education (N.Ed.) and Informatics.

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Teleflex Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: Support for this scholarship is provided by Teleflex as a 2015 ENA strategic partner. Teleflex’s corporation’s EZ-IO® Vascular Access System provides immediate vascular access for the delivery of essential medications and fluids using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space when traditional IVs are difficult. The EZ-IO® is recognized as the technology standard for intraosseous access with over 2 million needles sold worldwide. Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible through the generosity of those state councils, chapters and individuals who contributed to the 2014 State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Physio-Control, Inc. Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: Support for this scholarship is provided by Physio-Control, Inc. Physio-Control pioneered defibrillation technology over 50 years ago, and is the world’s leading provider of external defibrillators for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Gisness Advance Practice Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: Support for this scholarship is provided by Robert and Christine Gisness. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Karen O’Neil Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3000
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Karen M. O’Neil, who was a recipient of an ENA Foundation Scholarship herself. Karen was a unique individual whose involvement and dedication to her profession touched her patients, colleagues and her community. Karen, her family, and her friends have provided this opportunity as a way to remember her tireless energy and uplifting spirit, and commitment to emergency nursing. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Pamela Stinson Kidd Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $10000
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Pamela Kidd by the ENA Board of Directors and the ENA Foundation Board of Trustees. Pam was a longtime member of ENA and served on the ENA Board of Directors, and was an exemplary educator and nurse researcher who mentored many nurses. This scholarship, named in her honor, is funded by general donations received by the ENA Foundation and through multiple annual fundraising campaigns. This scholarship is awarded to a nurse pursuing a doctoral degree. The applicant’s dissertation must be related to emergency nursing.

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ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is awarded to a nurse (RN) pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing (PhD or DNP). Funding for this scholarship is made possible through the generosity of those who contributed to the ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign in 2014. Applicants must show proof of acceptance and enrollment into an accredited doctoral program in nursing and must include a statement about their career intent. Applicants who are more than six months beyond the completion of all formal coursework and comprehensive examinations, are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Hill-Rom Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $4000
Description: Support for this scholarship is provided by Hill-Rom as a 2015 ENA Strategic partner. Hill-Rom is a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and services for the healthcare industry, including patient support systems, non-invasive therapeutic products, medical equipment rentals and information technology. This scholarship is awarded to a nurse (RN) pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing (PhD or DNP). Applicants must show proof of acceptance and enrollment into an accredited doctoral program in nursing and must include a statement about their career intent. Applicants who are more than six months beyond the completion of all formal coursework and comprehensive examinations, are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $5000 to $7500
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).

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AAMN Foundation Student Nurse Essay Contest
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for AAMN members who are male students with a bachelor’s degree enrolled in a graduate nursing program. Applicants must have completed at least one Academic Term in nursing program.

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Alabama Board of Nursing Graduate Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in graduate nursing programs

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ARNF Scholarship
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses seeking an advanced degree in nursing.

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Health Professionals Education Scholarship Program
Location: California
Amount: $50,000
Description: This scholarship is for currently enrolled nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and clinical nurse specialist students who make a 24 month commitment to working in a medically underserved area. A 2.0 GPA is required.

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ACNL Leadership Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $500 or more
Description: Academic scholarships are awarded to nurse leaders who are conducting research and/or pursuing graduate degrees in nursing or fields supporting health care leadership (e.g. MN, MSN, MBA, MPH, DNSc, DNP, PhD). The scholarship can be applied to a graduate nursing student who is conducting a research project as part of their academic degree to help fund their research expenses.

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The Nurses’ Float Scholarship Fund Graduate
Location: California
Amount: $5000
Description: This scholarship is for BSN to MSN students. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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California ENA State Council – Christine Dimitrakopoulos Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship, in honor of Christine Dimitrakopoulos, is made possible by the generosity of the California ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Colorado ENA State Council – Colorado State Council Scholarship
Location: Colorado
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Colorado ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Ed Hyland Scholarship Award
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This award is bestowed annually in honor of Ed Hyland, CRNA. A dedicated and caring nurse anesthetist, Ed Hyland was a valued mentor to colleagues and students alike. Throughout his life, Ed Hyland displayed the professionalism and dedication that is the hallmark of a nurse anesthetist. He did this, not only through his service to our nation, but also during his civilian career and even throughout his battle with cancer. For this and many other attributes, the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists has dedicated this scholarship award to honor his memory. It is bestowed annually to a student nurse anesthetist who is practicing clinically within the state of Delaware and who exemplifies outstanding qualities in nurse anesthesia practice.

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Angeline Solway Award
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: The Angeline Solway award is awarded to an active member of the DANA who exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the field of nurse anesthesia both clinically and professionally through membership in the DANA. This award is presented in honor of Angeline Solway, CRNA, past president of the DANA, who throughout her career, was a dedicated member and active participant in the affairs of the DANA.

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Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for FANNP members and is based on length of membership and service to FANNP. Scholarship applicants must be a licensed RN, ARNP, NNP or equivalent with preference given to currently licensed certificate NNPs working towards a NNP degree.

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Georgia ENA State Council – Georgia State Council Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Georgia ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Laura Jean Armstrong Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a graduate student majoring in Nursing who is a full time student and a resident of the State of Hawaii.

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Illinois Farm Bureau’s® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: $4000
Description: This scholarship is for Registered Nurses to further their study at an accredited college or university to become a Nurse Practitioner in a rural area. If you receive the scholarship, you will be required to work for two years in a rural community in Illinois.

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Illinois ENA State Council – Land of Lincoln Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Illinois ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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INPS Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $2500
Description: This scholarships is for INPS members in their advanced practice registered nurse curriculum.

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Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives General Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: $1500
Description: One scholarship for an NP, CNM, or RN pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing. Two scholarships for RNs pursuing MSN. One Jacqueline Bail Memorial Nurse Practitioner scholarship for an RN pursuing MSN. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Kentucky ENA State Council – Kentucky ENA Founders Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Illinois ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Maryland ENA State Council – Maryland ENA State Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Illinois ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Tuition and fees
Description: Current full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled at an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution in a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN, MS) program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD) program or another graduate-level nursing program required to prepare individuals to become nursing faculty. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Minnesota ENA State Council – “Pathways VII” Scholarship
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Minnesota ENA State Council, chapters and ENA member Joan Somes. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse (RN) pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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New Jersey ENA State Council – New Jersey ENA State Scholarship
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Illinois ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Masters Nurse Scholars Program
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Unknown
Description: This scholarship is for MSN students and is funded by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

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Service League Scholarship for Graduate Education in Nursing
Location: Ohio
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted by an accredited Graduate Nursing Program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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NPO Nanette Clapper Memorial Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for RNs seeking to become an NP or an NP who is furthering his/her education.

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South Carolina ENA State Council – The Bucky Mock Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship, in honor of all survivors, is made possible by the generosity of the South Carolina State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: $1000
Description: The Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship program has been established in honor of Mary Ella Ruff, a model Self Regional nurse. The Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships annually to individuals planning to enroll in a certified nursing program in the State of South Carolina or to a practicing nurse who wishes to advance his or her professional skills.

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Nurses Care Graduate Nurse Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for current residents of South Carolina currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program pursuing a Master’s or doctoral degree who intend to seek employment in South Carolina upon graduation.

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Tennessee ENA State Council – Dr. Francis J. Fenaughty Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship, in memory of Dr. Francis J. Fenaughty, is made possible by the generosity of the Tennessee ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Tennessee Nurses Foundation Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $2000
Description: The Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship is an educational scholarship for eligible Registered Nurses in the State of Tennessee who are continuing their education in graduate studies. This scholarship is provided through TNF’s fundraising and contributions to the fund are tax deductible.

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Texas ENA State Council – Vicki Patrick Texas Legacy Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $5000
Description: Funding for this scholarship, in honor of Vicki Patrick, is made possible by the generosity of the Texas ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2014 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

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Frank L. Cole Advanced Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $4000
Description: This scholarship is for a Texas resident who is seeking a nurse practitioner degree or doctorate in nursing. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Dean Hayden Student Research Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Texas RNs enrolled in master’s/post-master’s degree Nurse Practitioner programs or Nurse Practitioners obtaining doctoral degrees.

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TONE Nurse Scholarship Program
Location: Texas
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for TONE members pursuing advanced nursing degrees.

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Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $1500
Description: This scholarship is for applicants enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Nursing at the Master’s or Doctoral level.who have completed at least one semester of courses. Applicant must demonstrate community service involvement. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwifery Scholarship Program
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Virginia Residents accepted to nurse practitioner or nurse midwifery programs in the State of Virginia or a nurse midwifery program in a nearby state. Student recipients must agree to engage in full time practice in a designated medically underserved area for a period of years equal to the number of annual scholarships received. The scholarship recipient may pre select a medically underserved area where service employment will take place at any time prior to entering practice. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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VDH-OMHHE 2015 Nurse Educator Scholarship Program
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Virginia residents who have been accepted to or enrolled in a master’s or doctoral level nursing program (full or part time) in the State of Virginia and complete the degree requirements within two years or less.

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Mary Barker APRN Scholarship
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $2000
Description: This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a registered nurse in Wisconsin who demonstrates the potential of making a contribution to nursing in Wisconsin. The successful candidate is pursuing a graduate degree with preparation as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in one of the four APRN practice roles of Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) or currently is an APRN in one of the four APRN practice roles and is pursuing an advanced degree.

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Minority Nursing Scholarships

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
Amount: $18000
Description: This scholarship is for student enrolled in a full time doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Commitment to working full time as faculty for an accredited registered nursing program after graduation is required. Applicants must be minority students. This scholarship is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Johnson and Johnson.

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National Black Nurses Association Inc. Scholarship
Amount: $1000 to $6000
Description: This scholarship is for NBNA members enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N./ L.V.N.) and in good scholastic standing at the time of application. If a chapter does not exist within a 50-radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member. Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining.

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Description: These scholarships are for NAHN members enrolled in accredited full-time LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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Midwives of Color-Watson Midwifery Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student members of ACNM and enrolled in an AMCB-accredited midwifery education program. This scholarship is an American College of Nurse Midwives Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship awarded to student midwives of color.

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Sandy Woods Scholarship for Advanced Study – For Midwives of Color
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship was established in honor of Sandy Woods, CNM, of Roosevelt Hospital on her retirement. It is awarded to midwives of color (CNM/CM) who are enrolled in doctoral education.

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Birmingham Black Nurses Association Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in a licensed registered nursing program that is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing who have successfully completed their first clinical nursing course and have at least 2 full semesters remaining of nursing school including the current semester.

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Dr. Martha A. Dawson Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for an unlicensed nursing student pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

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Kim Rutley-Campbell Nursing Leadership Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for minority nurse leaders and to alleviate the ethnic disparity in nursing leadership. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with an interest and potential for nursing leadership or graduate nursing student with a focus in nursing leadership.

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Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship Program
Location: Colorado
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking their LPN License, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing, They must live or work in Colorado. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association Scholarship Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: Criteria varies with scholarship.

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Nursing Awards

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Pearl Moore Career Development Awards
Amount: $3000
Description: This award is meant to support staff nurses by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses’ professional goals. This award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program or to attend the ONS Congress.

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Dermatology Nurses Association Outstanding Community Service Award
Amount: $1000
Description: This award is for member of the DNA with at least 2 years of experience in dermatology nursing.
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Diversity Nursing Education Award
Amount: $5000
Description: This award is for individuals enrolled as full-time or part-time students in an accredited School of Nursing in a professional registered nurse program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree or diploma) OR work Full-Time, Part-Time or Per Diem as a Registered Nurse, LPN, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Leader/Administrator at a U.S. based organization.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards
Amount: $2000
Description: This award is for individuals currently employed as a registered nurse working in bone marrow transplantation with a minimum of 75% time devoted to patient care, or in the position of nurse manager, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist with BMT patient population or a BMT coordinator. Two or more years in BMT nursing practice prior to application due date is required. Award cannot be used for ONS Congress or ONS Connections conferences or for education programs/courses that lead to an academic degree.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End of Life Care Nursing Career Development Award
Amount: $2500
Description: This award is for individuals employed as a registered nurse with a minimum of 75% of time involved in end-of-life care and a minimum of 1-year experience in end-of-life care.

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Nursing Grants and Fellowships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Grant
Amount: Varies
Description:AANP supports NPs and the advancement of the NP profession by offering grant and scholarship opportunities. Many external sources for funding are also available.

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A.C.N.M. Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Education
Amount: Varies
Description: This award provides a monetary grant that allows CNM/CMs actively enrolled in doctoral or post-doctoral studies to pursue graduate education and research. Initiated and funded for 10 years by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, more recently funding has come from The Teresa Marsico Endowed Scholarship. If Marsico funding is used, more specific eligibility criteria may apply because priority is to be given to minority students.

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American Holistic Nurses Association Research Grant
Amount: $5000
Description: Research Grants are available to current AHNA members who are conducting holistic nursing research and have been members of AHNA for at least one year. Eligibility includes doctoral students who wish to apply for funds to support their research.

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American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies
Description: Must be a member to apply

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ANNA Clinical Practice Grants
Amount: $2500
Description: This grant is meant to provide funds for clinical practice projects that will directly benefit staff, patients, and/or families. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, Continuous Quality Improvement projects designed to improve clinical practice or projects to design, implement, or evaluate staff and/or patient education programs, research utilization, or outcomes evaluation. Candidates must apply for the grants and be current full members of ANNA for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline. Candidates must be actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services. Project may be new or a project in progress. Proposed projects may be used to meet requirements for an academic agree.

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Gloria Scharf Beedie Memorial Grant
Amount: $1000
Description: This grant is for a current full member of ANNA, having been a member of ANNA for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline. Actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services. Key participant in an education or quality of life program. Program may be a new endeavor or one already established.

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Nurse in Washington Internship Grant
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for a current full member of ANNA, having been a member for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline date, actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association Research Grants
Amount: $5000 to $15000
Description: Criteria varies for each grant.

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Dermatology Nurse in Washington Internship Grant
Amount: $2500
Description: This grant is for an active DNA member of at least 2 years prior to application who is employed in the specialty of dermatology nursing and experienced in legislative activities and demonstrates an ability to utilize the experience to advance the goals of the DNA. Applicant must be willing to join the Health Policy & Advocacy Committee for one year. and have or be pursuing a degree in nursing.

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Dermatology Nursing Certification Examination Grant
Amount: $200
Description: This grant is for individuals who hold a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and/or Canada, have a minimum of 2 years of dermatology nursing experience as an RN, and have a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience in dermatology nursing within the past 2 years in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity.

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Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination Grant
Amount: $300
Description: This scholarship is for individuals who hold a current RN license in the US or its territories,Canada or country approved by C-net. Applicants must hold a current NP license or state recognition of NP status or if outside the US, approved license by local state or country.Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years as a Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology with a minimum of 3,000 hours of clinical practice within the past 3 years, have collaborative and/or supervised practice with a board-certified dermatologist with whom you are currently practicing, and hold a Master’s degree in nursing. National certification as a nurse practitioner is required and must be maintained.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation APN and DNP Student Fellowship
Amount: $5000
Description: This fellowship is for registered nurses enrolled in an MSN or DNP program at an accredited school of nursing.

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Cancer Public Education Project Grant
Amount: $5000
Description: This grant is for registered nurses with an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. Projects must deal with some aspect of cancer public education. Institution specific projects are not a funding priority.

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Clinical Project Funding for Advanced Practice Oncology Nurses
Amount: $10000
Description: This grant is meant to provide support for a clinical project (e.g. EBP or QI) conducted by advanced practice oncology nurses with a MSN or DNP for the purpose of facilitating innovative solutions to the challenges of delivering patient-centered, evidenced based and accessible care. Projects must utilize existing evidence for implementation into practice.

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Post-doctoral Nurse Fellowship Program
Amount: $3000
Description: This fellowship is for US citizens holding active, current registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (e.g., Puerto Rico) of the United States or the District of Columbia. This registration does not have to be in the state, territory, or commonwealth where the fellowship will take place. The applicant must have, or anticipate having, a research-focused doctorate by the beginning of the fellowship program, from a program accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The applicant must hold a master’s degree in nursing, or a master’s degree in a field related to nursing and a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Nursing degrees must be awarded from programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The applicant must be able to meet the applicable credentialing and licensing requirements of VA.

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AANA Doctoral Fellowship
Amount: Varies
Description: This fellowship supports CRNAs actively engaged in doctoral studies that evidence a strong commitment to research. Recipients possess the vision to impact the health care system as a doctorally prepared CRNA.

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AANA Emergency Educational Grants
Amount: $5000
Description: This fellowship is for an associate member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists who have completed no less than one year of the generic curricula in anesthesia. Completion of preliminary anesthesia core and/or electives does not count for completion of this requirement. SRNAs may apply only within one year of graduation from nurse anesthesia school.

David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship
Location: Alaska
Amount: $2500
Description: The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship supports outstanding candidates in the pursuit of registered nursing degrees and service to small Alaskan communities. This scholarship provides awards those who agree to practice as a nurse/RN in a small community within the state of Alaska for a minimum of one year. The award is available to nursing students in 2, 3, and 4 year programs, but favors those near completion of their degree.

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Nursing Research Grant
Location: Connecticut
Amount: $1000
Description: This grant is for residents of Connecticut who are RN, MSN, DNP, FNP or PhD currently conducting or in the development phase of research applicable to nursing and/or issues related to nursing.

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Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG)
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for individuals involved in child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and public service. Applicants must be current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

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Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $5000
Description: These Fellowships will be awarded to registered nurses seeking their master’s or doctorate in education, practice or administration on a full-time basis.

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Nursing Loan Repayment Programs

Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Amount: Up to $40,000
Description: Certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and associate, bachelor’s, and master’s nurses may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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HealthSouth Nursing Loan Program
Location: Alabama
Amount: Up to $10000
Description: The HealthSouth Loan Program is designed to work two different ways. It can be utilized by qualified students in need of loan assistance to achieve their clinical degree in nursing or by qualified graduates wishing to be reimbursed for loans incurred while pursuing their clinical degree.

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services SHARP-I
Location: Alaska
Amount: Up to $27000 per year
Description SHARP-I is our traditional option, now in its 4th year. It offers loan repayment for primary care clinicians working in federal HRSA health profession shortage areas (HPSAs), largely with underserved population. This support-for-service benefit under 2-year contracts, required working in a range of primary care medical, behavioral health and dental occupations. Settings include community health centers, tribal health clinics, critical access hospitals, prisons and community mental health centers, amongst others. Nurse clinician (NPs), Registered nurse (RN), Certified nurse midwife (CNM), and Psychiatric nurse specialist (PNS) are eligible.

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Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Location: Arizona
Amount: Up to $50000
Description: Nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives who have completed the final year of a course of study or program or hold a current AZ license or certificate in good standing have access to this loan repayment program.

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Rural Private Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Location: Arizona
Amount: Up to $50000
Description: Nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who have completed the final year of a course of study or program or hold a current AZ license or certificate in good standing may apply for this program. Accepted applicants must work in a shortage area.

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Faith A. Fields Nursing Scholarship Loan
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Up to $20000
Description: This program is for Arkansas residents accepted or enrolled in an Arkansas approved nursing education program or nationally accredited out‐of‐state nursing program that meets requirements of ASBN and Department of Higher Education. Applicants must hold a current unencumbered nursing license and continue to engage in the practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the state of Arkansas for one year for each year a scholarship was awarded.

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Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: $50000
Description: California Nurse practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists may apply to this program that requires a 24 month service obligation.

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California State Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: $50000
Description: California nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and psychiatric nurse specialists may apply to this program that requires a 2 year commitment to working in an HPSA.

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Colorado Loan Repayment
Location: Colorado
Amount: $50000
Description: Colorado certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and psychiatric nurse specialists may be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans if practicing in a Health Professional Shortage Area, delivering primary health care services, in a public or nonprofit clinic. The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low-income, uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale.

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DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Program – HPLRP
Location: District of Columbia
Amount Up to $78724 over 4 years
Description: DC registered nurses and advanced practice nurses may be eligible for loan repayment by practicing in HPLRP-certified Service Obligation Sites for contract periods of two to four years.

Delaware State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Location: Delaware
Amount: Up to $70000
Description: Delaware Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for working to years in an HPSA.

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Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Location Florida
Amount: Up to $4000 per year
Description: Florida LPNs, RNs, or ARNPs are eligible to work full-time at one of the designated employment sites established in Section 1009.66, Florida Statutes in return for loan repayment.

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The Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program (HSLRP)
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Up to $30,000 per year
Description: Hawaii nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for a 2 year commitment of service at a HSLRP site. HSLRP sites are public or non-profit private entities located in and providing health services in health professional shortage areas, known as HPSA’s.

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Idaho’s State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Location: Idaho
Amount: Up to $30,000
Description: The SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Certified Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners are eligible.

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Veterans’ Home Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: $5,000
Description: This program pays eligible educational loans as an incentive for nurses to pursue and continue their careers at State of Illinois veterans’ homes. Registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses may be eligible for up to a maximum of four years.

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Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: $5,000
Description: In an effort to address the shortage of nurses and the lack of instructors to staff courses teaching nursing in Illinois, the Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program encourages longevity and career change opportunities. The program is intended to pay eligible loans to add an incentive to nurse educators in maintaining their teaching careers within the State of Illinois.

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Iowa Loan Repayment Program
Location Iowa
Amount: Up to $50,000 per year
Description: Iowa registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and psychiatric nurse specialists are eligible for loan repayment in exchange for a 2 year commitment in an HPSA.

Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kansas
Amount: Up to $20,000 per year
Description: Kansas primary care health providers receive assistance with the repayment of their qualified educational loans in exchange for a minimum two-year commitment to provide health care services at an eligible practice site in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Nurse practitioners and nurse midwives are eligible.

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Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Up to $35,000 per year
Description: The Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP) is a 50/50 matching program that provides loan repayment for qualified educational loans incurred by primary care health professionals. In return, the professionals make a two-year commitment to practice full-time for an eligible sponsoring organization in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and registered nurses are eligible.

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Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Up to $15,000 per year
Description: Louisiana certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and psychiatric nurse specialists are eligible for loan repayment in exchange for commitment to working in an HPSA.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to $30,000
Description: Those who have earned a degree from a college in Maryland, or from any law school, or a resident teacher certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are eligible for loan repayment. You must be employed full-time (35+ hours per week) in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland.

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The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program (MLRP)
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: Massachusetts nurse practitioners may be eligible for loan repayment. Eligible Health professionals must be employed by or have a contract to practice in eligible public or non-profit healthcare organizations located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

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Minnesota Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Minnesota
Amount: Up to $15,000
Description: The Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program provides funds for repayment of qualified educational loans for licensed practical or registered nurses in the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Minnesota
Amount: Up to $27,000
Description: Minnesota nurses completing a master’s or doctoral nursing program may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for working as a nurse educator.

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Minnesota Rural Midlevel Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Minnesota
Amount: Up to $27,000
Description: Minnesota nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and advanced clinical nurse specialists may be eligible for loan forgiveness in exchange for working in a designated rural area.

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Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Location: Missouri
Amount: $2,500 for LPN students, $5,000 for professional nursing students (Diploma, ADN, BSN, MSN, APN, DNP)
Description: Missouri nurses may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for working in an HPSA. A 2.5 GPA is required.

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Montana SLRP
Location: Montana
Amount: Up to $15,000 per year
Description: The Montana SLRP provides loan repayment funds for nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.

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Nebraska Student Loan Repayment Program
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Up to $40,000 per year
Description: Nurse practitioners attending school in Nebraska may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for working in rural shortage areas.

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Nevada Health Service Corps
Location: Nevada
Amount: Varies
Description: Nevada Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program
Location: New Hampshire
Amount: Varies
Description New Hampshire Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption Program of New Jersey
Location: New Jersey
Amount: Up to $120,000
Description: Primary care providers who agree to provide primary health care services at a NJLRP approved placement site for a minimum of two years (maximum four years) may be eligible for loan repayment. Certified Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners, Primary Ambulatory Care Nurse Practitioners, Primary Healthcare Adult Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Obstetrics/Gynecology or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives are eligible.

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New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: New Mexico
Amount: Up to $35,000
Description: New Mexico Advance Practice Nurses may be eligible for loan repayment when they work in state shortage areas.

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New York Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
Location: New York
Amount: Up to $40,000
Description: New York nurses who possess a master’s degree in nursing or a doctoral degree qualifying them as nursing faculty or as adjunct clinical faculty with prior clinical experience as a licensed registered nurse who have qualified service may be eligible for loan repayment.

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North Carolina Community Practitioner Program
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Up to $70,000
Description: North Carolina family nurse practitioners working in a health manpower shortage area may be eligible for loan repayment.

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North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans for Service
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Up to $56,000
Description:North Carolina residents willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment shortage profession may be eligible for loan repayment,

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North Dakota Medical Personnel Loan Repayment Program
Location: North Dakota
Amount: $10,000
Description: North Dakota Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for two years of work in a selected community or communities.

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Ohio Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)
Location: Ohio
Amount: Up to $1,500 per year
Description: The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program funding for Future Nurses provides financial assistance to Ohio residents enrolled for at least half-time study (or accepted for enrollment) in approved Ohio pre-licensure nurse education program who intend to serve as nurses after graduation. Recipients must serve as a full time nurses in Ohio for five years to qualify for 100 percent loan cancellation.

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Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment
Location: Oregon
Amount: Up to $70,000
Description: Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Psychiatric Nurse Specialists, and Registered Nurses may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for working in an HPSA.

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Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Up to $60,000 Full-time; up to $30,000 Half-time
Description: Pennsylvania Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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Rhode Island Primary Care Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Rhode Island
Amount: Up to $40,000
Description: Rhode Island nurse practitioners may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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South Dakota Health Professional Incentive Program
Location: South Dakota
Amount: $5,000
Description: South Dakota registered nurses and licensed practical nurses located in a federally designated HPSA may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: TSLRP provides educational loan repayment to qualified primary care practitioners in exchange for an initial 2 year service obligation to practice full-time or part-time at an ambulatory public, non-profit or private non-profit primary care site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Eligible Practitioners include nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.

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Tennessee Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Up to $7,000 per year
Description: Tennessee graduate nurses who are interested in becoming educators may be eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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Vermont State Nurse Incentive Loan Program (Interest-Free and Forgivable)
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $50,000 per year
Description: Vermont nursing students enrolled in an accredited licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree program OR the final year of an accredited associate’s of science in nursing degree program (AS, RN), OR the final two years of an accredited bachelor of science in nursing degree program (BSN, RN), OR the master’s entry program in nursing (MEPN) who Intend to work as a nurse in Vermont or at an accredited hospital within ten miles of the Vermont border for a minimum of one year may be eligible for interest free loans.

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Vermont Educational Loan Program for Primary Care Practitioners
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $20,000 per year
Description: Vermont nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and psychiatric nurse practitioners may be eligible for loan forgiveness in exchange for service in an underserved region.

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Vermont Educational Loan Program for Nurses
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $10,000 per year
Description: Vermont registered nurses and licensed practical nurses may be eligible for loan forgiveness in exchange for service in an underserved region.

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Virginia State Loan Repayment (VA SLRP)
Location: Virginia
Amount: $50,000
Description: Virginia primary care nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, psychiatric nurse specialists, and registered nurses who have achieved the masters degree or a post-baccalaureate certificate, from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing are eligible for loan repayment in exchange for service.

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Washington Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: Washington
Amount: Up to $35,000 per year
Description: Washington nurses employed or who have a contract to begin seeing patients no later than July 1, 2015 who provide primary care and are employed at an eligible site may be eligible for loan repayment.

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Wisconsin Health Professions Loan Assistance
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Up to $100,000
Description:Wisconsin nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives working in a HPSA may be eligible for a HPLAP award. Providers must agree to work three years in an eligible underserved rural or urban community. Awards are federal and state income tax exempt.

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Wisconsin Nursing Student Loan
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Up to $3,000 per year
Description: The Nursing Student Loan Program provides loans to Wisconsin resident undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time at an eligible in-state institution that prepares them to be licensed as nurses, either RN or LPN. The student who participates in this program must agree to be employed as a licensed nurse in Wisconsin. For each of the first two years the student works as a nurse or nurse educator and meets the eligibility criteria, 25% of the loan is forgiven. The balance remaining after forgiveness must be repaid at an interest rate of 5%. If the student does not work as a nurse or nurse educator and meet the eligibility criteria, the loan must be repaid at an interest rate of 5%

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Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: Wyoming
Amount: Up to $30,000
Description: Wyoming healthcare professionals who commit to working in underserved areas may be eligible for loan repayment.