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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 nurses pay for their educations. Listed below are scholarships, grants, loan repayment programs and more aid for nursing students. For each category, nationwide opportunities are listed first, followed by states in alphabetical order.

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Scholarships for Nursing Students

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Liberty Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed occupational health and environmental nurse to participate in a leadership education activity or program, which must be approved by the review panel.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Annette Haag Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed occupational health and environmental nurse to attend the AAOHN National Conference.

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The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students in medicine and life sciences who feel their specialized knowledge and training can be applied to improving the practice of law. Applicants must actively be pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and write a 1,000- to 2,000- word essay.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Professional Development Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for occupational and environmental health professionals to participate in a continuing education activity or program relating to the AAOHN Annual Conference only.

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UNICO National’s Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students currently attending an accredited campus-based nursing degree program in the United States who have already completed core nursing courses.

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Benefis Health System Foundation’s John and Darlene Skees Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for LPNs and other care providers to become registered nurses, or for registered nurses to pursue advanced nursing degrees.

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for nursing school applicants in baccalaureate or higher degree programs at AACN member institutions affiliated with CastleBranch or NursingCAS. Scholarship applicants must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.

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After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration is given to students in graduate programs with the goal of becoming nurse educators; students completing RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN programs; and those enrolled in accelerated programs.

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Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund
Amount: $3,182 (Average)
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing their education in the fields of allied health, nursing and nursing faculty. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and write a 500-word essay.

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Daughters of the American Revolution’s Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students with financial need who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in accredited schools of nursing.

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Daughters of the American Revolution’s Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students who have been accepted to or are already enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be DAR members, descendents of members or eligible for membership.

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Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates RN Advancing Education Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Part-Time, $2,500 Full-Time
Description: This scholarship is for a registered nurse working in gastroenterology who is seeking a BSN, MSN or PhD. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be a SGNA member.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association’s General Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
Description: This scholarship is for all currently enrolled, undergraduate nursing students.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association’s Promise of Nursing Program
Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students at state-approved schools of nursing within eligible Promise of Nursing states.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association’s Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program
Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses enrolled in graduate-level, degree-granting colleges and universities to prepare for roles as nurse educators. Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently taking six or more credits in eligible zip codes, where they are committed to staying upon completion of their education. Applicants should also demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s Peter Gili Scholarship Award
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with a disability.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities who are seeking full-time degrees. Preference is given to undergraduates of Scottish descent who have demonstrated a commitment to working with people with disabilities.

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ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities who are seeking full-time degrees. Preference is given to undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to the academic study of nursing and career excellence. The scholarship is not renewable and can be won only once.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s Anna May Rolando Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities who are seeking full-time degrees. Preference is given to graduate students who have demonstrated their commitment to working with people with disabilities.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s Bruce Rolando Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities who are seeking full-time degrees. Preference is given to students employed at veteran’s hospitals.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s May Serra Gili Scholarship
Amount: $250
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities who are seeking full-time degrees.

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ExceptionalNurse.com’s Genevieve Saran Richmond Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students with disabilities seeking full-time degrees.

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St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni of Pittsburgh, PA Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 Average 
Description: This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need in pursuing their first academic degree leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.00.

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HRSA Health Workforces NURSE Corps Scholarship
Amount: Varies 
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students pursuing diplomas or associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Preference is given to those with financial need. Funding is in exchange for a commitment to work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses following graduation.

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American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Continuing Professional Development Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for AACN members looking to continue their professional and personal growth.

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Scrub Shoppers Greta James Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking medical degrees at accredited universities who demonstrate both financial need and community leadership. Applicants must legally reside and attend school in the United States.

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A Nurse I Am Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 
Description: This scholarship from Cherokee Uniforms is for nursing students to defray the cost of their education.

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American Addiction Centers’ Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for high school graduates and full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are entering or enrolled in academic programs in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy or other curricula focused on treating mental health and substance use disorders.

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Association on American Indian Affairs Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students from federally recognized tribes who are pursuing degrees in the health and science fields.

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U.S. Air Forces Health Professions Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for healthcare professionals including pharmacists, optometrists, clinical psychologists, public health officers, nurses, doctors and dentists. Funding is in exchange for 45 days of active duty in the Air Force while studying and a minimum of three years of active duty following graduation.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Academic Education Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for occupational and environmental health professionals looking to further their professional education. Applicants must be members of AAOHN.

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Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s Graduate Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 
Description: This scholarship is for a post-high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. This award can only be won once.

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Danish Sisterhood of Americans 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.

Medical Solutions’ Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.75 or better, or for those continuing their education at an accredited institution. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

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Mighty Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for Mighty Nurse members enrolled in nursing programs at the level of licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or higher.

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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’s Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for veterans, veteran’s spouses, widows or widowers, or children of veterans of the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, 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 Nurses Organization Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $1,000
Description: This is for graduate-level nursing students who already posses a bachelor’s degree or higher and are currently enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved School Nurse Credential Program or higher education learning program, such as a master’s, doctoral or nurse practitioner program. Applicants must have a valid registered nurse license issued by the state of California and be current members of the California School Nurse Organization.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program
Location: California
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students in a California Board of Registered Nursing-approved program in one of the following areas: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited post-graduate MSN/MN or Doctoral program in Nursing (PhD/DNSc/DNP). A minimum GPA of 2.5 to 3.8 is required, depending on award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Up to $6,000
Description: This loan repayment program is for practicing licensed vocational nurses providing direct patient care for 32 or more hours a week. Applicants must be working in qualified facilities, be in good standing with the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, have outstanding debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution and be free from any other service obligation. Award is in exchange for 24 months of service in a medically underserved area.

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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. Preference will given to students who are planning to practice in Colorado. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of undergrad, or enrolled at the graduate level, and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

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Connecticut Nurses Foundation Cassena Care Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for citizens of the state of Connecticut who are attending in-state schools of nursing or higher and demonstrate the mission of Cassena Care – “Renew, Restore, Rehabilitate” – in their present or future nursing careers.

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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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Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation’s Linda Angotto Memorial Award
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This award is for Connecticut residents who are registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses currently practicing in-state. Applicants must demonstrate merit and dedication to professional excellence.

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Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care Imogene Ward Nursing Scholarship Award
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
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 an 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 nurses or nursing students obtaining their degrees in nursing and committed to working in the field of rehabilitation in Florida. Applicants must be tri-level members of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses,  dependents of tri-level members or students sponsored by tri-level members. A 3.0 GPA or better is required.

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Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse) Examination Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses working in the field of rehabilitation in Florida, who have passed the CRRN examination in the prior 30 days. Applicants must be tri-level member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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

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Georgia Nurses Foundations Katherine Pope Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500 or more
Description: This scholarship is for non-registered nurse students enrolled in accredited Baccalaureate programs in nursing. Applicants must be residents of Georgia, hold GPAs of 2.5 or better, and have completed at least one semester of nursing clinical. This scholarship is only awarded every odd year.

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Georgia Nurses Foundations Annie Lou Overton Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500 or more 
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses currently enrolled in accredited Baccalaureate programs in nursing. Applicants must be Georgia residents and hold GPAs of 2.5 or better.This scholarship is only awarded every odd year.

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Georgia Nurses Foundations’ Kathryn Suggs Chance Leonard Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $500 or more
Description: These scholarships are for students currently enrolled in accredited Master’s or Doctoral programs in nursing in George. Applicants must be Georgia residents, hold a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be a registered nurse or have completed at least one semester of nursing clinical.  This scholarship is only awarded every odd year.

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Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing their Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing full time at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific University or Doctoral programs within the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to members of the Hawaii Nurses Association.

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Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for primary health care professionals in training, who have been or will be admitted to accredited schools and programs. Recipients must serve full time in medically underserved areas in Hawaii for two to four years, depending on the length of time of scholarship support.

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Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawai’i Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Filipino ancestry who are majoring in nursing at accredited, two- or four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a GPA of 2.7 or better.

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Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time graduate students of medicine and nursing who attend accredited, four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold GPAs of 2.7 or better.

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Philippine Nurses’ Association Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Filipino ancestry who are majoring in nursing at an accredited, two- or four-year, nonprofit institution within the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better.

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Illinois Nurses Foundations Arthur L. Davis Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses who intend to serve as faculty in Illinois. Applicants must be enrolled full or half time in accredited National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education graduate programs with an emphasis in nursing education. A minimum 3.5 GPA is also 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 at Indiana colleges and universities. Priority will be given, in order, to applicants from Franklin Community High School, Johnson County, and Indiana high schools.

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Iowa Nurses Foundation’s Mary Paulson Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $1,000 
Description: This scholarship is for current nurses to further their educations and advance their careers. Applicants must be Iowa residents and attend in-state schools, hold at least an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or work as a registered nurse, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Iowa Nurses Foundations 100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship

Location: Iowa
Amount: $1,500 
Description: This scholarship is for full- or part-time students attending approved Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing programs in Iowa. Applicants must commit to enhancing the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research and/or teaching.

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Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: International
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses continuing their educations in perioperative nursing by earning bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundations Ellen K. Carson Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundations Wesley School of Nursing Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500 
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundations Patsy Quint Occupational Health Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs, and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Connie Scheffer Public Health Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Roberta Thiry Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Rose Mary Vopat Dlabal Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $300
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Hester L. Thurston Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s L. Joy Walker Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas School Nurse Organization (KSNO) Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $750 or more
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses employed in schools and advancing their educations through Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing programs. Applicants must be KSNO members.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Devane CRNA Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Morgan-Sanders Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kansas Nurses Foundation’s Glenn & Greta Snell Fund
Location: Kansas
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

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Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in pre-licensure programs who have successfully completed one semester of nursing coursework or those accepted into post-licensure programs.

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Louisiana Association of Student Nurses (LASN) Financial Need Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be active National Student Nurses’ Association/LASN members for at least six months, involved in student activities and/or student government, and hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

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Johns Hopkins Medicines Suburban Hospital Casey Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in nursing and Suburban Hospital employees pursuing degrees or certifications in critically needed areas. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students in their last two years of study.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Suburban Hospital Suburban Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for employees of Suburban Hospital who are pursuing degrees in nursing or allied health fields. Applicants must hold GPAs of at least 2.5.

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Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to full tuition and fees
Description: This scholarship is for full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate students at two- and four-year Maryland colleges, universities and private career schools. Applicants must be Maryland residents, as well as the children or spouses of members of the Armed Forces, public safety officers or victims of terrorism.

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Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship – Nursing
Location: Maryland
Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses in Maryland licensed hospitals, adult day care centers, nursing homes, public health agencies, home health agencies, eligible institutions of postsecondary education that award nursing degrees or diplomas, and other organizations authorized by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs at accredited Maryland postsecondary institutions.

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American Nurses Association (ANA) Massachusetts Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for ANA Massachusetts members who are pursuing further degrees in nursing, or the children or significant others of members who have been accepted into nursing education programs.

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Daughters of the American Revolutions Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $2,000
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: Up to $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for practical nursing students,  registered nursing (RN) students above the freshman level in associate degree/diploma programs, RN students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs and Master of Science in Nursing candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of the courses required for their advanced degrees and hold an active license in Missouri. Applicants must be residents of Missouri for at least one year, as well as United States citizens; demonstrate financial need; and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Heartland Foundations 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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Heartland Foundations Bill and Mary Russell Health Care Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing educational opportunities in nursing and health care. Applicants must reside in or hail from particular counties.

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Heartland Foundations Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for individuals in the field of nursing and surgical services, with an emphasis on surgical nursing.   Applicants must reside in or hail from particular counties.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $$500 to $750
Description: This scholarship is for individuals wishing to attend a licensed practical nurse (LPN) school of nursing and current LPNs wishing to advance their nursing certifications. Applicants must be employed by Nebraska Nursing Facility & Assisted Living Association member institutions or be immediate family members of employees.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation Nurse Advancement Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses wishing to advance their nursing skills and capabilities.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation’s Basic Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for qualified persons wishing to become basic nursing assistants in nursing facilities and/or assisted living communities.

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North Carolina Nurses Associations Judy Knox Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of diploma nursing programs who are pursuing additional education in nursing.

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North Carolina Nurses Associations Eunice M. Smith Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses pursuing education at the baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral level on a part-time basis.

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohios Barbara Fleming Scholarship
Location: Ohio
Amount: $500 or more
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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State of Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commissions Nursing Students Assistance
Location: Oklahoma
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students admitted to accredited programs of nursing study. Applicants must be United States citizens and legal residents of Oklahoma. Award is in exchange for equivalent years of practice at sponsoring or qualified health institutions.

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Clark-Phelps Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in undergraduate nursing programs or graduate programs in nursing, dentistry and medicine at Oregon public colleges. Applicants must be residents of either Oregon or Alaska. Preference will be given to graduates of Oregon and Alaska high schools, students at Oregon Health & Science University and those with the intention to work in rural communities.

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Oregon Nurses Foundations Huggins and Haggland Scholarship for Continuing Education
Location: Oregon
Amount: Up to $125
Description: This scholarship is for Oregon Nurses Association members pursuing traditional classroom or online continuing education courses.

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Marion A. Lindeman Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for eligible employees of Willamette View Health Center or Willamette View Terrace, who have completed at least one year at either facility and are pursuing degrees or certificates in nursing; speech, physical or occupational therapy; or other health-related fields. Enrollment must be at least half-time at public, nonprofit colleges.

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NLN Ella McKinney Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of Oregon high schools who are majoring in nursing at the undergraduate or graduate level at in-state colleges accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Preference will be given to final year students.

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Bertha P. Singer Nurses Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students entering their second year or later at an Oregon college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with minimum GPAs of 3.0.

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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 who are enrolled at least half time in programs in medicine (pre-med and graduate-level), nursing or physician assistance. Applicants who are high school seniors must have a GPA of 2.75 or better, and college students must have at least a 2.5.

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Oregon Nurses Foundations Centennial Education Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students who have been accepted and are enrolled in accredited nursing programs in Oregon. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to nursing practice in Oregon; leadership abilities and experiences; experience with other cultures, minority groups and underserved populations; and financial need.

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Oregon Nurses Foundation’s Smith Education Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled in undergraduate baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to nursing practice in Oregon; leadership abilities and experiences; experience with other cultures, minority groups and underserved populations; and financial need.

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Touchmark Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Alberta
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in nursing. Preference will be given to those in geriatric nursing.

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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvanias Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing nursing education.

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The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Varies 
Description: This scholarship is for Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing basic or advanced degrees in nursing  at Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing-approved programs.

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Tennessee Nurses Foundation’s Tennessee Nurses Association District Educational Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who have been members of TNA for at least one year or for non-licensed registered nursing students in Tennessee nursing programs.

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Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Texas residents of low to moderate income who are studying clinical nursing.

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Texas Emergency Nurses Association (TXENA) Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $500 to $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing their undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral degrees in nursing at a National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited school. Applicants must be TXENA members living or attending school in Texas, and hold at least a 3.0 GPA.

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International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons’ Health Career Scholarship
Location: United States and Canada
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students studying to become registered nurses. Applicants pursuing their associate’s degree must have completed at least their first year of study at accredited institutions, while those pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degrees must have completed two years of study.

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Karen Quill Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking degrees in nursing at accredited schools in Vermont, which are approved for federal Title IV funding. Applicants must be active members of children of active members of a union. They must also demonstrate financial need and community service.

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Vermont State Grange Alice Cossingham Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking degrees in practical nursing, licensed practical nursing or registered nursing at accredited schools, which are approved for federal Title IV funding. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and financial aid.

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Virginia Department of Health (VDH)-Office of Health Equity (OHE)-Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $150 to $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs at schools of nursing in Virginia, which are approved by the State Board of Nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Virginia residents of at least one year. In addition, they must hold a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

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Virginia Nurses Associations Owens & Minor Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for full-time juniors and seniors enrolled in nursing majors leading to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at nationally approved programs accredited in Virginia. Applicants must be Virginia residents and hold GPAs of at least 3.00.

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Virginia Nursing Students Association (VNSA) Second Degree or RN-BSN Student Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for active VNSA members who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are entering or already enrolled in a nursing program leading to a registered nursing license.

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Wisconsin League for Nursing Scholarship Program
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Varies 
Description: This scholarship is for Wisconsin residents enrolled in schools of nursing. Applicants may be pursuing their licensed practical nursing degree, Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing.

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FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs

Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

Hurst Review Services’ American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing professional nursing degrees. Applicants must be pre-licensure and enrolled at member AACN schools.

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

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Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for non-traditional students (defined as those who did not continue their education for three or more years after high school) enrolled in full-time undergraduate nursing programs and working toward associate or bachelor’s degrees.

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Walter C. and Marie C. Schmidt Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for U.s. citizens enrolling in programs to become registered nurses and intending to pursue careers in geriatric healthcare. Applicants must be attending Lane Community College, another two-year college nursing program or a four-year college nursing program at least half time.

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Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Foundation State Challenge Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Applicants must be employed in emergency departments, demonstrate an interest in emergency nursing and be members of ENA or be referred by ENA members. In addition, they must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools.

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Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)s Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who are pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Applicants must be current ENA members, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend National League Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools.

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Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Foundation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for current registered nurses pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Applicants must be current ENA members, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend National League Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools.

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Nurse Journals Global Health Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in global health-related programs in nursing, medicine or public health. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2, involvement in extracurricular activities and employment history.

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Lamber-Goodnow Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students applying to or currently enrolled in nursing programs through the following year.

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Cascade Healthcare Solutions Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for current students in undergraduate nursing degree programs at accredited colleges and universities, or high school students who have been accepted into college and plan to study nursing. Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA or better, and be legal residents of the United States or hold valid student visas.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation’s Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled for their senior year of their Bachelor’s of Nursing degree programs at National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools of nursing.

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American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN)’s Jadeh Marselis-Moore Scholarship 
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for current AAMN members who are male and currently enrolled in accredited nursing programs, of which they have completed at least one academic term.

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American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN)’s Nurse World Academic Progression in Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Student Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 
Description: This scholarship is for current AAMN members who are male and currently enrolled in accredited nursing programs, of which they have completed at least one academic term.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association’s (ANNA) Career Mobility Scholarship
Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Description: This scholarship is for current full ANNA members at least the last two years. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Candidates must also hold current certification through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.

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Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Scholarship
Location: Alabama, Florida
Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Description: This scholarship is for Baptist Health Care affiliate team members, their dependents and residents of Northwest Florida and South Alabama who are enrolled in a college or university and working to obtain a degree within the healthcare industry. Award is based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, demonstrated aptitude and critical need of health care areas.

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Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Sue Cochran Nursing Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students enrolled in accredited colleges of nursing in Alabama. Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior or senior from Alabama and hold a GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference will be given to Baptist Health employees or children of employees.

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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona’s Health Care Occupations Scholarship
Location: Arizona
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in health care occupations. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited, tax-supported institutions in Arizona that offer certificate or degree programs in health care occupations. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and residents of Arizona for at least one year. Preference will be given to immediate family members of veterans.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $8,000 
Description: This scholarship is for students currently accepted or enrolled in California Board of Registered Nursing programs for Associate’s Degrees in Nursing. Applicants must be licensed vocational nurses, enrolled in six units or more, holding a GPA of 2.0 or greater, having graduated after June 30, 2017, and free from any other service obligations. Award is in exchange for two years’ service in medically underserved areas.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description: This scholarship is for students currently accepted or enrolled in California Board or Committee approved programs to become: certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, dentists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants and speech therapists. Applicants must be enrolled in six units or more, hold a GPA of 2.0 or greater, have graduated after June 30, 2017, and be free from any other service obligations. Award is in exchange for two years’ service in medically underserved areas.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $13,000
Description: This scholarship is for students current accepted or enrolled in a Bachelor’s in Nursing program in California. Applicants must be free from service obligation and have graduated after June 30,2017. Award is in exchange for two years’ service in a medically underserved area.

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Association of California Nurse Leaders’ Nurses’ Float Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses pursuing either Associate Degrees in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs  or Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing programs.

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California Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for current CNSA members enrolled in state-approved programs leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Applicants must hold a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

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Critical Care Training Center Interactive Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for college nursing students, including those in bridge programs, but excluding licensed vocational nurses. Applicants must be California residents.

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Delaware Department of Education’s Nursing Incentive Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: Up to tuition, fees and other expenses
Description: This scholarship is for legal residents of Delaware who are full-time students enrolled in accredited programs leading to certification as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Applicants must hold GPAs of 2.5 or better.

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Christiana Care Health System’s Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship
Location: Delaware, New Jersey
Amount: Up to tuition and textbooks
Description: This scholarship is for Christiana Care employees and college students who permanently reside in Delaware and New Jersey, and who are pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees or are enrolled in other accredited, college-level nursing programs. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or better and demonstrate commitment to serving others. Award is in exchange for one year of employment with Christiana Care upon graduation.

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Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration’s Imogene Ward Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing education to become registered nurses at accredited Florida nursing programs. Applicants must be actively employed by the same facility or employer as the person who nominates them. Candidates must demonstrate determination to overcome personal and/or professional obstacles, as well as a track record of excellence and the potential for future leadership in long-term care. Award is in exchange for two years’ full-time employment in long-term care in Florida.

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Hawai’i Pacific Gerontological Society Nursing Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: This scholarship is for residents of Hawaii who demonstrate financial need in pursuing a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse degree with an interest in geriatric nursing at an accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institution in-state. Applicants must be full-time students and hold GPAs of 2.7 or greater.

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Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for residents of Hawaii who demonstrate financial need in their pursuit of a degree in nursing, civil engineering or education at accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be full-time college juniors or seniors who graduated from Hawaii Island high schools. Candidates must hold a GPA of 2.7 or greater.

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Illinois Nurses Foundation’s Sonne Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $500 to $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for members of the Student Nurse Association of Illinois who are enrolled in state-approved nursing programs which lead to eligibility to sit for licensure examinations as a registered professional nurse.

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Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into pre-approved nursing programs and students at approved schools of nursing in Illinois. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance, character, interest and financial need. Priority will be given to dependants of deceased or disabled veterans.

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Iowa United Methodist Foundation’s Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for careers in nursing, public health and/or related fields at colleges or schools of nursing in Iowa. Applicants must hold GPAs of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Iowa high school graduates.

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Kansas Board of Regents’ Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $2,500-$3,500
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted to Kansas nursing programs pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or registered nurses, and enrolled for 12 credit hours or more. The award is in exchange for one year of full-time employment at the sponsoring institution for each year of scholarship support provided. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need.

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Kentucky Board of Nursing’s Nursing Incentive Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who have been admitted to nursing programs and have completed their prerequisite classes. Preference will be given to those with financial need, licensed practical nurses pursuing registered nurse education and registered nurses pursuing graduate nursing education. Award is in exchange for one year of full-time employment in Kentucky for each year of scholarship support.

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Louisiana Association of Student Nurses’ (LASN) Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for non-traditional nursing students. Applicants must hold GPAs of 2.5 or better, be active LASN members of at least six months and be involved in student activities and/or student government.

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Louisiana Association of Student Nurses’ (LASN) Student Nurse of the Year Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in their junior and senior year of diploma or Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, or those in their last year of Associate of Nursing Degree/Associate of Science in Nursing programs. Applicants must be LASN members of at least six months, hold GPAs of 3.0 or better, and be involved in student activities and/or student government. Candidates must also be endorsed by the student body or Student Nurse Association Chapter and Faculty.

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American Nurses Association Maine’s Student Nurses Scholarship
Location: Maine
Amount: $250 to $500
Description:

This scholarship is for students in good standing at Maine undergraduate nursing programs who have successfully completed one semester of a clinical course. Applicants must be members of their school’s student nurse association.

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Kamryn Lambert Memorial Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Maryland high schools who are interested in the medical profession.

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Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) Member’s Child Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for children of MNA members in good standing who are pursuing degrees as registered nurses or health care professionals at schools approved by professional accrediting bodies.  

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Missouri Department of American Legion M.D. Jack Murphy Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students planning careers as registered nurses at accredited colleges/universities. Candidates must be the descendents of veterans having served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, and having honorable discharges. Applicants must also be residents of Missouri and unmarried dependents under the age of 21 who are in the top 40 percent of their class. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate need.

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Heartland Foundation’s Velma Flies Anderson Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time senior-year students in accredited registered nurse programs. Applicants must hold GPAs of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate above average clinical performance, commitment to service to humanity or health care, and financial need.

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Nebraska Health Care Foundation RN Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals wishing to attend registered nurse schools of nursing.

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Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s (ICFNJ) BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students enrolled at ICFNJ member colleges or universities who are entering junior or senior year, and demonstrate interest in pursuing careers in the health care industry. Applicants must hold a GPA of 3.2 or better. Preference will be given to those with financial need.

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C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students entering the second semester of their sophomore year, the second semester of the second year of their nursing program or later. Applicants must be interested in pursuing careers in the health industry, demonstrate financial need and hold GPAs of 3.0 or greater.

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Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s (ICFNJ) Novo Nordisk Scholars
Location: New Jersey
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students enrolled ICFNJ member institutions who are entering junior or senior year. Applicants must possess GPAs of 3.0 or greater; demonstrate work or life history with populations with diabetes, hemophilia or bleeding disorders; be interested pursuing careers in the health industry; and have financial need. Preference will be given to nursing, nutrition and life science majors.

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New York State Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) September 11 Scholarship – Rescue Workers
Location: New York
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for rescue workers who are obtaining an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Applicants must have at least one year of pre-hospital work experience and a letter of reference from a current ENA member if they are not a member themselves.

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Chester and Helen Luther Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of high schools in Oregon or Clark County, Washington, who are first-generation college attendees and 25 years old or older. Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in nursing or medical programs in Oregon or Clark County, Washington, at public, nonprofit schools. Candidates must also hold GPAs of 3.0 or greater.

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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for active duty service members, US veterans or their families. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and undergraduate students.

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South Carolina Nurses Foundation’s Nurses Care Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students.

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Tennessee Nurses Foundation RN to BSN Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses in who are enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs at accredited institutions of higher education. Applicants must be Tennessee Nurses Association members of at least one year and be residents of or employees in Tennessee.

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University Health System’s Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for employees of University Health System for at least one year, who have been accepted to accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing school degree programs. Applicants must hold a GPA of 3.0 or greater and volunteer for six hours per year of scholarship support.

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Texas Emergency Nurses Association (TXENA) Initial Degree in Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing their undergraduate degrees in nursing. Applicants must be members of TXENA, reside in Texas or attend school in Texas. Candidates must hold GPAs of 3.0 or greater and attend schools accredited by National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Rebekah Assembly of Vermont Nursing Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending accredited schools of nursing approved for federal Title IV funding.

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Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending accredited schools approved for federal Title IV funding and seeking degrees in registered nursing, licensed practical nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy or social work. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and 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: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who will continue their educations at accredited schools of nursing in Virginia.

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Virginia Department of Health’s Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program for Registered Nurses Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $150 to $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs in Virginia. Applicants must be residents of Virginia for at least one year and demonstrate financial need.

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Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Washington
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in approved programs leading to associate or baccalaureate nursing degrees. Applicants must have completed at least 12 nursing credits in a registered nurse program, and graduate students must be admitted to approved graduate nursing programs. Candidates must be either residents of Washington State or enrolled in approved registered nurse programs in Washington State.

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FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs

Graduate Nursing Scholarships

CastleBranch-Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in graduate degree nursing programs at American Association of Colleges of Nursing member schools of nursing. Applicants must be GNSA members and hold GPAs of 3.5 or greater.

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March of Dimes’ Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who are currently enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal-child nursing at the master’s or doctorate level. Applicants must be members of the 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 Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Education Advancement Scholarship
Amount: Varies 
Description: This scholarship is for nurse practitioners looking to advance their educations.

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students who are AANA student members and currently enrolled in accredited nurse anesthesia programs. Applicants must be in good standing within their programs.

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Nursing Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited programs and have completed 12 to 45 credits, depending on the program. Candidates must also hold GPAs of 3.6 or better.

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American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students formally admitted to and taking classes in fully accredited Master’s of Nursing, Post-Master’s or Doctoral Nurse Practitioner programs. Applicants must be in good standing.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s Master’s Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in or apply to Master’s in Nursing degree programs at NLN- or CCNE-accredited schools of nursing. Applicants must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. Candidates must be currently licensed as registered nurses or posses bachelor’s degrees in another field.

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American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation’s Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for midwifery students. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

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American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation’s GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for midwifery students. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

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American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation’s Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for midwifery students who intend to work in out-of-hospital settings. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

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American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation’s Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for midwifery students. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

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American Cancer Society’s Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
Amount: $15,000
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’s Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice
Amount: $10,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in cancer nursing or doctorates of nursing practice.

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Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing’s (ARIN) Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $600
Description: This scholarship is for ARIN members of at least three years who have returned to school to advance their nursing education.

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Heartland Foundation’s Doris R. Hines Ph.D., R.N., CETN Nursing Scholarship
Amount: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Description: This scholarship is for employees of Heartland Health who are enrolled in accredited/approved nursing programs above the bachelor’s level. Applicants must maintain excellent grade point averages and demonstrate their service to humanity and health care.

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Emergency Nurses Association’s Judith C. Kelleher Memorial (NP) Scholarship
Amount: $4,500
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing nurse practitioner degrees.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Anita Dorr Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing with a focus in administration.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Stryker Scholarship: Master’s in Healthcare or Related Field
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in business, public health, nurse education and informatics.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Teleflex Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s State Challenge Master’s Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description:  This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Physio-Control, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Gisness Advance Practice Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Karen O’Neil Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Pamela Stinson Kidd Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Description:This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing doctoral degrees. Applicants’ dissertations must be related to emergency nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation State Challenge Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description:  This scholarship is for current registered nurses pursuing doctoral degrees in nursing.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s Hill-Rom Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses pursuing doctoral degrees in nursing.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation’s Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 to $7,500
Description:  This scholarship is for current registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing research doctoral degrees or clinical doctoral degrees.

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Alabama Board of Nursing Graduate Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for active, unencumbered Alabama registered nurses who have been admitted to accredited in-state graduate programs. Applicants must be Alabama residents for at least one year.

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Arkansas Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Arkansas nurses in good standing. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas as well.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment
Location: California
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description:  This loan repayment program is for currently licensed and practicing certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, dentists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants and speech therapists providing direct patient care for 32 hours or more each week at a qualified facility. Applicants must be in good standing with their respective boards or committees, have outstanding educational debt from commercial or U.S. governmental lenders and be free from any other service obligations. The award is in exchange for two years’ service in medically underserved areas.

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Association of California Nurse Leaders’ Leadership Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $2,000-$7,500
Description:  This scholarship is for nurse leaders pursuing graduate degrees in nursing or fields supporting healthcare leadership.

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California Emergency Nurses Association State Council – Vicki Dippner-Robertson Memorial Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Colorado Emergency Nurses Association State Council – Colorado State Council Scholarship
Location: Colorado
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ Ed Hyland Scholarship
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for student nurse anesthetists who are practicing clinically in  Delaware and who exemplify outstanding qualities in nurse anesthesia practice.

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Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (DANA) Angeline Solway Award
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This award is for active members of DANA who exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the field of nurse anesthesia both clinically and professionally. Applicants must be DANA members for at least 15 years, be active in DANA affairs and serve on the DANA board for at least five years.

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Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (FANNP) Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for FANNP members who are licensed registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, neonatal nurse practitioners or equivalents, and who are attending educational programs leading to degrees related to the healthcare field. Preference will be given to members, student members and associate members, in that order, and to those working towards neonatal nurse practitioner degrees. Length of FANNP membership will also be considered.

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Georgia Emergency Nurses Association State Council – Georgia State Council Scholarship
Location: Georgia
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Laura Jean Armstrong Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for residents of Hawaii who demonstrate financial need in attending accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States as full-time graduate students majoring in nursing. Applicants must hold GPAS of 2.7 or better.

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Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program’s Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for Illinois residents who are registered nurses working in state and have been accepted to university nurse practitioner programs. The award is in exchange for two years’ service in approved rural communities in Illinois.

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Illinois Emergency Nurses Association State Council – Land of Lincoln Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society’s (INPS) Student Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for current students in nurse practitioner doctorate or master’s programs who are not yet qualified to practice as advanced registered nurse practitioners. Applicants must be student members of INPS.

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Kentucky Nurse Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for students enrolled in pre-licensure programs who have completed one semester of nursing coursework or those in post-licensure programs of advance study.

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Kentucky Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) State Council – Kentucky ENA Founders Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to tuition and fees
Description:  This scholarship is for Maryland residents enrolled in in-state colleges or universities as graduate students pursuing Masters of Science Nursing, post-graduate certificates, Doctorates or other graduate-level programs to become nursing faculty. Applicants must hold GPAs of at least 3.0. Award is in exchange for one year’s service for each year of scholarship support.

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Minnesota Emergency Nurses Association State Council – “Minnesota Pathways IX” Scholarship
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $5,000
Description:  This scholarship is for emergency registered nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority’s Masters Nurse Scholars
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted for enrollment at least half time in qualified education programs to become registered nurses and practicing nurses or obtain their Master’s in Nursing degrees. Applicants must be North Carolina residents and demonstrate merit.

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Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Nanette Clapper Memorial Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $6,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses seeking to become nurse practitioners or nurse practitioners furthering their educations.

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Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals planning to enroll in certified nursing programs in South Carolina or for practicing nurses who wish to advance their professional skills.

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South Carolina Nurses Foundation’s Nurses Care Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing graduate and undergraduate studies.

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Tennessee Nurses Association’s Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship for eligible registered nurses who are continuing their education in graduate studies. Applicants must TNA members of at least one year and resident of or employees in Tennessee.

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Texas Emergency Nurses Association State Council – Vicki Patrick Texas Legacy Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing master’s degrees in nursing.

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Texas Emergency Nurses Association’s (TXENA) Frank L. Cole Advanced Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for emergency nurses pursuing advance practice or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be TXENA members living or attending school in Texas. Candidates must also hold GPAs of 3.0 or greater, and attend National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools.

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (AANA) Dean Hayden Student Research Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for nurse anesthesia students in good academic standing. Applicants must be members of the AANA.

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Texas Organization Nurse Executives (TONE) Nurse Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for TONE members pursuing advanced nursing degrees. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited graduate programs in nursing at the master’s or doctoral level, have completed at least one semester of course and demonstrate community service involvement.

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Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: $1,500
Description:  This scholarship is for students enrolled in master’s/post-master’s degree nurse practitioner programs or nurse practitioners obtaining doctoral degrees. Applicants must hold current Texas registered nurse licenses, be residents of Texas, have completed at least 25 percent of their program and have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

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Virginia Department of Health’s Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwifery Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for Virginia residents of at least one year who have been accepted to or already enrolled in in-state schools of nursing approved by the State Board of Nursing. Applicants must agree to practice full-time as nurse practitioners or nurse midwives in medically underserved areas of Virginia, and hold GPAs of at least 2.5. Preference will be given to minorities and students enrolled in family practice, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, adult health or geriatric nurse practitioner programs.

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Virginia Department of Health’s Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Virginia residents of at least one year who have been accepted to or are already enrolled in in-state master’s or doctoral level nursing programs.

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Wisconsin Nurses Association’s Mary Barker Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Nursing Scholarship
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses currently enrolled in or about to begin graduate school.

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Nursing@Georgetown

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Sponsored Programs

Minority Nursing Scholarships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
Amount: $18,000
Description:  This scholarship is for full-time graduate nursing student from minority background who agree to teach in schools of nursing after graduation. Preference will be given to students in doctoral programs.

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National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 to $6,000
Description: This scholarship is for NBNA members enrolled in nursing programs and in good scholastic standing.

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for NAHN members enrolled in accredited licensed vocational nurse/licensed practical nurse, associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Applicants must demonstrate need and academic standing.

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American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation's Midwives of Color-Watson Midwifery Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student midwives of color. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

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Birmingham Black Nurses Association Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for unlicensed nursing students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees in nursing through pre-licensure programs in Alabama.

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Illinois National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description:  This scholarship is for NAHN-Illinois members who demonstrate commitment to the association.

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Nursing Awards

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s Pearl Moore Career Development Award
Amount: $3,000
Description: This award is for support staff nurses and provides financial assistance for continuing education programs.

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Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s (DNA) Outstanding Community Service Award
Amount: $1,000
Description: This award is for DNA members with at least two years of experience in dermatology nursing who have provided outstanding community service through public education in connection with the care of the skin, disorders of the skin or the effects of chronic sun exposure.
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DiversityNursing.com’s Education Award
Amount: $5,000
Description: This award is for students in accredited schools of nursing and professional registered nurse programs, or professionals who work as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioner or nurse leaders/administrators at U.S.-based organizations.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award
Amount: $2,000
Description:  This award is for non-advanced practice level registered nurses working in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and provides financial assistance to attend continuing education programs. Applicants must be devote a minimum of 75 percent of their time to patient care and have two or more year of BMT nursing practice experience.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award
Amount: $2,000
Description: This award is for registered nurses dedicated to caring for patients and their families during the final stages of life. Applicants must dedicate a minimum of 75 percent of their time to end-of-life care and have at least one year of experience caring for individuals with cancer.

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Nursing Grants and Fellowships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Grant
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for nurse practitioners.

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American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Education
Amount: Varies
Description: This award is for certified nurse midwives/certified midwives to pursue graduate education and research. Applicants must be enrolled in good standing in doctor or post-doctoral education programs, and be current members of ACNM.

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American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Research Grant
Amount: $5,000
Description: This grant is for current AHNA members of at least one year who are conducting research into holistic nursing.  

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American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for ASPAN members.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) Clinical Practice Grant
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description: This grant is for current, full ANNA members of at least two years who are involved in clinical practice projects that will directly benefit staff, patients and/or families. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association’s (ANNA) Gloria Scharf Beedie Memorial Grant
Amount: $1,000
Description: This grant is for current, full ANNA members of at least two years who key participants in programs that promote patient education and/or quality of life. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services.

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American Nephrology Nurse Association’s (ANNA) Nurse in Washington Internship Grant
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for current, full ANNA members of at least two years who wish to attend the annual Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI) program. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services and have not attended NIWI in the past three years.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association’s (ANNA) Research Grants
Amount: Up to $15,000
Description: This grant is for full members of ANNA who are primary principal investigators in research projects in nephrology, transplantation or related therapies. Applicants must be registered nurses with a minimum of a master’s degree and be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services.

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Oncology Nurses Society Foundation’s APN and DNP Student Scholarship
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses enrolled in Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at accredited schools of nursing to accomplish work in areas of cancer prevention, care or control.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundations’ Cancer Public Education Project Grant
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description:  This grant is for registered nurses involved in projects dealing with some aspect of cancer public education.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s Clinical Project Funding for Advanced Practice Oncology Nurses
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description:  This grant is for registered nurses involved in clinical projects facilitating innovatives solutions to the challenges of delivery patient-centric, evidence-based and accessible care to oncology populations. Applicants or their mentors must hold advanced degrees in nursing.

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Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post-doctoral Nurse Fellowship
Amount: $3,000
Description: This fellowship is for US citizens holding active, current registration as graduate professional nurses. and have research-focused doctorates from programs accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the U. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Applicants must hold master’s degrees in nursing or master’s degrees in fields related to nursing, as well as baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Nursing degrees must be awarded from programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Doctoral Fellowship
Amount: Varies
Description: This fellowship is for certified registered nurse anesthetists who are actively engaged in doctoral studies that demonstrate strong commitments to research.

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (AANA) Student Emergency Educational Grant
Amount: $5,000
Description: This fellowship is for associate AANA members who are within one year of graduation from nurse anesthesia school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in the form of unexpected medical expenses or catastrophic situations.

Alaska Community Foundation’s David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship
Location: Alaska
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description:  This fellowship is for candidates in pursuit of registered nursing degrees and service to small Alaskan communities. Applicants must have completed prerequisites for nursing degree programs and be enrolled full-time at the time of award’s use. Candidates must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be eligible for graduation within two years of award’s use. Preference will be given to students near degree completion. Award is in exchange for one year of service in small Alaskan communities.

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Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation’s Nursing Research Grant
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: This grant is for residents of Connecticut who are registered nurses, family nurse practitioners or holders of Master of Science in Nursing degrees, Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees or doctorates in nursing. Applicants must be conducting research applicable to nursing and/or issues related to nursing.

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Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for current high school seniors and full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who plan on working in child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work and public service.

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North Carolina Nurses Association’s Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $5,000
Description: This fellowship is for registered nurses seeking their master’s or doctorate in nursing practice or administration on a full-time basis.

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Nursing Loan Repayment Programs

Indian Health Service’s Loan Repayment Program
Amount: Up to $40,000
Description: This program is for health professionals with eligible education loans. Award is in exchange for two year’s service in health facilities serving American indian and Alaska Native communities.

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HealthSouth Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Alabama
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for qualified students or graduates in nursing, therapy or pharmacy. Applicants must be employees of HealthSouth.

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ SHARP-I
Location: Alaska
Amount: Up to $47,000
Description: This program is for primary care clinicians working in health profession shortage areas, largely with underserved population. Applicants must be primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse clinicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, dentists, registered clinical dental hygienists, psychiatrists, health service psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, licensed professional counselors or marriage and family therapists. Award is in exchange for two year’s service.

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Arizona Department of Health Services’ Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Location: Arizona
Amount: Up to $65,000
Description: This program is for primary care providers working full- or part-time in federally designated health professional shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners or physician assistants), pharmacists, dentists or behavioral health providers.

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Arizona Department of Health Services’ Rural Private Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Location: Arizona
Amount: Up to $65,000
Description: This program is for primary care providers working full- or part-time in federally designated health professional shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners or physician assistants), pharmacists, dentists or behavioral health providers.

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Arkansas State Board of Nursing Faith A. Fields Nursing Scholarship Loan
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Up to $20,000
Description:  This program is for students pursuing courses of study that lead to qualification as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or nurse educators. Applicants must be Arkansas residents, accepted or enrolled in Arkansas-approved nursing education programs or nationally accredited out-of-state programs, have financial need and, if already licensed, hold current unencumbered nursing licenses. Award is in exchange for service.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description:  This program is for currently licensed and practicing certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, dentists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants and speech therapists. Applicants must provide 32 hours or more of direct patient care each week at qualified facilities and be in good standing with their respective boards or committees. Candidates must have outstanding educational debt from commercial or U.S. government lending institutions and be free from other service obligations. Award is in exchange for two years’ service in medically underserved areas.

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s California State Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Varies 
Description: This program is for primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified midwives, pharmacists and mental/behavioral health providers practicing in federally designated health professional shortage areas. Applicants must hold qualified educational loans for repayment. Award is in exchange for two years of full-time or four years of party-time service.

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Colorado Health Service Corps’ Loan Repayment
Location: Colorado
Amount: $10,000 - $90,000
Description: This program is for health professionals who deliver primary health care services at public or nonprofit clinics in shortage areas and have qualified student loans for repayment. Applicants must be doctors, clinical pharmacists, dentists, licensed clinical or counseling psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurse specialists or registered dental hygienists. Award is in exchange for three years’ service at approved sites, with award amounts respective to full- or part-time service.

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Washington DC Department of Health’s DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: District of Columbia
Amount Up to $145,232
Description: This program is for professionals who work at certified sites and have eligible debt. Applicants must be physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, clinical social workers, clinical psychologists and professional counselors. Award is in exchange for full-time service for one to four years.

Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description:  This program is for professionals who work in shortage areas with underserved populations. Applicants must be primary care, dental or mental health care professionals. Award is in exchange for service.

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Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance’s Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Location Florida
Amount: Up to $4,000
Description: This program is for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses or advanced registered nurse practitioners who have loans incurred for nursing education and who work full-time at designated sites. Award is in exchange for service.

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The Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care and behavioral health providers who care for patients at non-profit organizations in designated shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, physician’s assistants, health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors and marriage and family therapists. Award is in exchange for two years’ service.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Idaho
Amount: $2,500 - $25,000
Description: This program is for nurses, clinicians and physicians working at participating sites in federally designated shortage areas. Award is in exchange for two years’ service full time or four years’ service part time, and must be matched $1 to $1 with funds from employers.

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Veterans’ Home Medical Providers’ Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This program is for Illinois residents who are medical providers working in approved veterans’ homes and have outstanding eligible educational loans. Applicants must be physicians, certified nurse practitioners, registered professional nurses, certified nursing assistants or licensed practical nurses. Award is in exchange for service.

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Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This program is for Illinois residents who work as nurse educators at approved institutions and have outstanding eligible educational loans. Award is in exchange for service.

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Iowa Registered Nurse & Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program
Location Iowa
Amount: Up to $6,858
Description: This program is for registered nurses or nurse educators, who hold master’s, specialist’s or doctorate degrees and are employed by eligible colleges or universities. Applicants must have outstanding balances on eligible federal student loans and be employed at least quarter time.

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Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kansas
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for eligible health care providers who have qualifying educational loans. Award is in exchange for two year’s service at eligible nonprofit or public practice sites in federally designated shortage areas.

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Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Up to $300,000
Description: This program is for primary care professionals working with rural or underserved populations in shortage areas. Award is in exchange for two years’ service. Funds must be matched by employers.

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Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Up to $30,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners working in federally designated shortage areas for public or nonprofit entities. Applicants must work full time in outpatient capacities as physicians, physician’s assistants, certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, registered clinical dental hygienists, licensed clinical or counseling psychologists, health service psychologists, psychiatric nurse specialists, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to $10,000
Description: This program is for Maryland residents who provide public services in state, local or nonprofit agencies to low income or underserved residents. Applicants must be lawyers, nurses, licensed clinical counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or teachers. Award is in exchange for full-time service.

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Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: This program is for primary health care professionals in dentistry, medicine and mental health who work for eligible public or nonprofit health care organizations. Award is in exchange for two years of full-time service or equivalent extended commitment part time.

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Minnesota Nurse in Nursing Homes Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $5,000
Description: This program is for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Award is in exchange for at least two years’ service in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities or hospitals owning or operating licensed nursing homes.

Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $9,000
Description: This program is for individual studying to teach in allied health care or advanced nursing. Award is in exchange for three to four years of service as postsecondary faculty.

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Minnesota Rural Midlevel Practitioner Loan Forgiveness
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $12,000
Description: This program is for nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and advanced clinical nurse specialists. Award is in exchange for three to four years’ of service in rural areas.

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Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services’ Health Professional Loan Repayment
Location: Missouri
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for qualifying health professionals. Award is in exchange for service in shortage areas.

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Montana National Health Service Corp. Student Loan Repayment Program
Location: Montana
Amount: Up to $15,000
Description: This program is for health care providers with qualified educational loans. Applicants must be physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, primary care registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse specialists, clinical or counseling psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, dentists, registered dental hygienists and pharmacists. Award is in exchange for service at approved sites.

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Nebraska Loan Repayment Program
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Up to $30,000 per year
Description: This program is for rural health professionals. Applicants must be  physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, dentists, clinical psychologists, licensed mental health practitioners, pharmacists, occupational therapists and physical therapists. Award is in exchange for three years’ service at eligible practice sites. Funds must be matched by employers.

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Nevada Health Service Corps
Location: Nevada
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for health professionals in rural communities. Applicants must be doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physician’s assistants, dental hygienists, clinical or counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, mental health counselors, licensed professional counselors and marriage and family therapists. Award is in exchange for full-time service.

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ State Loan Repayment Program
Location: New Hampshire
Amount: Up to $75,000
Description: This program is for health care professionals working in areas designated as medically underserved. Applicants must be doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician’s assistants, master’s level licensed alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, registered clinical dental hygienists and licensed alcohol and drug counselors. Award is in exchange for two to three years’ service.

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New Jersey Loan Redemption Program
Location: New Jersey
Amount: Up to $120,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners. Applicants must be physicians, dentists, certified nurse midwives, certified nurse practitioners and certified physician’s assistants. Award is in exchange for at least two years’ service in underserved or federally designated shortage areas.

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New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: New Mexico
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description: This program is for practicing health professionals. Applicants must be advanced practice nurses, allied health care providers, allopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, osteopathic physicians, physician’s assistants and pediatricians. Award is in exchange for two years’ full-time service at nonprofit sites in designated shortage areas.

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New York State Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
Location: New York
Amount: Up to $40,000
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North Carolina Medical Society Foundation Community Practitioner Program
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care physicians, physician’s assistants and family nurse practitioners working in underserved, designated shortage areas. Award is in exchange for service.

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College Foundation of North Carolina’s Forgivable Education Loans for Service
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Up to $56,000
Description: This program is for qualified students enrolled in approved education programs who are committed to working in critical shortage professions. Applicants must have GPAs of at least 3.00 (high school), 2.80 (undergraduate) or 3.20 (graduate). Award is in exchange for service.

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Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program
Location: Ohio
Amount: $1,500 to $5,00
Description: This program is for student enrolled at least half-time in approved nurse education schools. Applicants must be aspiring nurses or nurse instructors. Award is in exchange for service.

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Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment
Location: Oregon
Amount: $5,000 to $35,000
Description: This program is for primary care providers working at nonprofit sites in shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurse-midwives, dentists, dental hygienists, licensed mental health or behavioral health professionals, registered nurses and pharmacists. Award is in exchange for two years’ service. Funds must be matched by employers.

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Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Program
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Up to $100,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners. Applicants must be physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists, nurse midwives, physician’s assistants, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Award is in exchange for service to underserved residents in designated shortage areas.

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Rhode Island Educational Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Providers
Location: Rhode Island
Amount: Up to $80,000
Description: This program is for primary care professionals with qualifying outstanding educational debt. Applicants must be licensed physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. Award is in exchange for at least 32 hours a week of direct patient care.

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South Dakota Department of Health Recruitment Assistance Program
Location: South Dakota
Amount:  $44,837 - $196,674
Description: This program is for qualifying physicians, dentists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners or nurse midwives. Award is in exchange for three years’ service in eligible rural communities.

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Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation’s Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for registered nurses looking to become teachers and administrators in nursing education programs. Applicants must be Tennessee residents and U.S. citizens with unencumbered Tennessee nursing licenses and be enrolled in eligible master’s degree or post master’s degree nursing educational programs. Award is in exchange for four years’ full-time service.

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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
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: This program is for students committed to working as nurses upon graduation. Applicants must be pursuing licensure as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Award is in exchange for one year’s service at accredited hospitals.

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Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals
Location: Vermont
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for health professionals working with underserved populations and communities at specific sites. Applicants must be primary care and psychiatry practitioners, nurses and dentists. Award is in exchange for service.

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Virginia State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Virginia
Amount: Up to $140,000
Description: This program is for qualified medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical professionals. Award is in exchange for two years’ service at eligible practice sites in federally designated shortage areas.

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Washington Student Achievement Council’s Health Professionals
Location: Washington
Amount: Up to $75,000
Description: This program is for licensed health professionals. Applicants must be doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and others. Award is in exchange for service at approved sites in rural or underserved areas.

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Wisconsin Office of Rural Health’s Health Professions Loan Assistance Program
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Up to $100,000
Description:  This program is for health care professionals working full time in federally designated shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives. Award is for service.

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State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board’s Nursing Student Loan
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $250 - $3,000
Description: This program is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at least half-time at eligible in-state institutions to become licensed as registered nurses or licensed nurse practitioners. Award is in exchange for service.

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