10 Nursing Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

  • Jessica Dzubak
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It’s no secret that perusing a college degree in the U.S. isn’t cheap, especially when you’re continuing your education in a field like nursing. For most students, finding adequate funding for their education is one of the biggest hurdles they’ll face on the road to a nursing license, but there are ways to reduce your financial burden. Qualifying for a scholarship is one of the best ways to alleviate the financial stress of entering a nursing education program and luckily for students, there are hundreds of great scholarships just waiting to be claimed. Below we look into 10 nursing scholarships that you can apply to today!

Amount: Up to $7500

Who’s eligible? Students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leasing to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, pre-licensure doctorate, or generic pre-licensure master’s degree program; or enrolled in an RN-to-BSN completion, RN-to-MSN completion, or LPN/LVN-to-RN program.

Description: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association was established for charitable and educational purposes and provides financial assistance to students pursing a nursing education, including an RN, BSN, or MSN degree. The NSNA offers scholarships annually to undergraduate students to assist them in completing their education.

Amount: $2500

Who’s eligible? Prelicensure students enrolled at a member AACN school.

Description: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has partnered with Hurst Review Services to provide scholarships to students pursuing professional degrees. Two scholarships are awarded twice yearly.

Amount: $1000

Who’s eligible? The 2020 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is available to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are enrolled in a nursing program and high-school students who have been accepted into a nursing school.

Description: The 2020 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is sponsored by Cascade Healthcare Solutions, a leading online retailer of healthcare supplies to individuals and companies throughout the United States.

Amount: $2000

Who’s eligible? Open to first-time students who have completed at least one semester in a U.S. nursing school. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required, and the applicant must be a U.S. resident at least 18 years of age.

Description: The Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship is provided by Travel Nurse Source, a travel nursing company that matches nurses with temporary travel positions in hospitals and facilities around the country.

Amount: $2500-$5000

Who’s eligible? Applicants must be enrolled full-time and majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.75, and a minimum SAT score of 1290 or minimum ACT score of 28.

Description: The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, graduates, and current undergraduate-level students in the U.S. This scholarship promotes the academic success of STEM students and provides them with the opportunity to succeed.

Amount: $1000

Who’s eligible? Available to students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Description: This scholarship is sponsored by Advantage Medical Staffing, a travel nursing agency that has been connecting nurses with travel jobs around the country for over 30 years.

Amount: $3000

Who’s eligible? Students must be enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or nurse anesthesia program. Applicant must have served in any branch of the U.S. Army in any capacity and have received an honorable discharge where applicable. Applicants cannot be currently receiving funding by a component of the U.S. Army.

Description: The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund supports worthy students and promotes nursing education through its scholarship program.

Amount: Varies

Who’s eligible? Available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, or graduate students. Applicants must be United States citizens with a record of leadership and volunteerism in their community in activities that are not sponsored by their school and must have a record of participation in extracurricular school activities. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to apply.

Description: The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program recognizes the legacy of Dr. James McKinley Freemont, Sr. The scholarship program has named over thirty-seven Freemont Scholars and supports students in their academic endeavors.

Amount: Up to $25,000

Who’s eligible? This scholarship is available to African-American college sophomores who are pursuing a business degree or a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be engaged in community service, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Description: The Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship was established to support minority students in fields that could benefit the automotive industry as well as STEM degrees that include nursing students. This generous scholarship promotes the academic success of deserving students.

Amount: $1000-$3000

Who’s eligible? Available to nursing and medical students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have a history of volunteerism or community involvement and must be a resident of New Jersey.

Description: The Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship was established in memory of Melissa Centrella, a generous and compassionate woman who suffered and ultimately passed away from dystonia.

Jessica Dzubak

Meet The Author

Jessica Dzubak, MSN, RN is a Registered Nurse and nursing professional development practitioner. Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Nursing, specializing in education. Prior to working in professional development, Jessica practiced in the emergency department. She currently works as the Director of Nursing Practice for a professional nursing organization and as a freelance healthcare writer.

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