Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are offered for a variety of nursing programs. The main categories include: Associate in Science degree (A.S.N.), a 2-year program and a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.N.), a 4-5 year program. Both government and private organizations offer scholarships and grants to students who want to pursue a variety of programs in nursing. Given below are a few of the prominent scholarships and grants awarded to nursing students.

Air force And Navy ROTC Nursing Scholarships

This is meant for students who are interested in serving the Air force and the Navy. Open to students who have passed the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test and Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test, the scholarship provides full tuition and allowance. The US Navy scholarship program, designed for students attending an NLN-accredited full-time-BSN program, provides an accession bonus of $5,000 and $500 monthly for each month for a maximum of 24 months. Candidates enrolling in the program during the fourth year of nursing school have a four-year active duty service obligation, and for those enrolling in the program for two years, the active duty commitment is five years.

Nursing ScholarshipsMinority Nursing Scholarships

This provides financial assistance to minority students pursuing nursing programs. There are scores of grants and scholarships provided to many minority communities including American Indians, natives of Alaska, Philippines, Hispanic, Black Americans and other ethnic minority groups.

American Holistic Nurse’s Association

Established in 1986, the Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program (CMGSP), a contribution by the American Holistic Nurses Association, has assisted thousands of nursing students in pursuing their professional education.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Scholarships

These grants aim to provide funding for continuing education as well as developmental support and innovation for improving patient outcome, particularly in the field of nephrology.

Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) – Those who are associate or active members of AORN are eligible to apply for a number of nursing scholarships. Students pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in nursing must be registered under an NLN-accredited program. Scholarships are awarded on scholastic merit. They cover tuition and registration fees.
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses – (AWHONN)
Education fellowships are awarded by AWHONN to nurses who are pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s in nursing. Only those who have been a full or associate member for at least one full year prior to applying for scholarship are eligible.

Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship – This is meant for nursing students enrolled full-time in an NLN-accredited nursing program. This scholarship involves a two-year service obligation as full-time licensed professionals in a VA medical center. The benefits cover tuition, other educational expenses, and a monthly stipend. One-third of the assistance is considered as scholarship, while the remaining two-thirds are given as a loan.

Indian Health Scholarship Program

The Health Scholarship provides financial assistance for enrolled students pursuing an NLN-accredited, associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree in nursing program. Open to American Indian or Alaska Natives only, the funding is available for a maximum period of four years.

In addition to these scholarships and grants, there are scores of others that offer financial assistance to students enrolled in nursing programs throughout the country. These include Kaiser Permanente Registered Nurse Scholarship; The Loyal Order of Moose, Elks, American Legion Scholarships; Maria Dolores Hernandez Fund; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Inc.; National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship; National Association of Orthopedic Nurses and several others. Visit their websites for more information.

8 thoughts on “Nursing Scholarships”

  1. I am 17 years old already a CNA. I love what I do and I am 100% sure i’m going to college. I just need a little extra help to pursue my career of being a RN/Pediatrician. Thank you so much!

  2. I am a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines, just recently, I also passed the licensure examination for Midwifery. I am searching for scholarship that will aid me to pursue Masterals in Nursing. I really wanted to earn the degree but due to financial constraints, it’s hard to prioritize my studies. I hope hear from you soon. Thank you and more power!

  3. im 24 years old and im working as nurse educator. i really wanted to continue further study(post-graduate, but due to financial reasons, it would be impossible for me to do that right now..

  4. I’m very much interested to enter a Nursing School here in the Philippines, but my mother can’t make it due to financial constraints. I’m presently studying with the course that I don’t like (BASS Pol. Sci. on the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban Campus,) where I pay nothing for granting the STFAP. But I’m not happy with my grades because I don’t have the passion with my present course. I hope you could help me…

  5. hi!im 24 years old and a graduate of a two year course..i would like to pursue my studies and i want to to study nursing but i cant cos of fin. prob..hope u cud help me cos i really want to…

  6. Good Day!

    I’m an upcoming 3rd year nursing student here in Southwestern University in Cebu, Philippines. I have read your article about the scholarships your giving.Can I still apply for the said scholarship? Hope you can help me. For now, I’m a scholar of our school where I’m maintaining a grade of 1.0-1.7. But unfortunately, one of my subjects is at risk to get a grade of 2.0. I’m really willing to maintain my grade if you’ll give me a chance to be your scholar. Hope you can help me because if ever I will no longer be a scholar in our school, my mother and father will let me stop because we can’t afford the tuition.
    I also want to ask what are the requirements for the scholarship. I’ll be glad to wait for your reply. Hoping for your kind consideration.

  7. My name is raymund S. Merca, I would like to pursue my nursing career and study post graduate studies in nursing. i am a graduate of BSN fron San pedro College of Davao. i would like to have my post graduate study at san Pedro College or Philippine womens college of davao. i need financial assistance and is willing to apply for any scholarchips. thank you

  8. Hello, I’m very interested in any scholarship. I’m currently attended a community college looking to transfer to a four-year college and I know I’ll need some assists with paying for college. There’s a internship that I must do and it requires me to take off work. I have three kids and a mortgage. This will really help me. Thanks for any considerations.

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