Scholarships & Funding Opportunities
Apart from students loans and grants, there are a number of scholarships and funding opportunities available for nurses to help support their career goals.  Below is a compiled list of scholarships ranging from $500-$2500.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarships
African American nursing students who are current members of the NBNA, currently enrolled in a nursing program, and have at least one year of school remaining in their BSN, ADN, diploma or LPN/LVN nursing programs qualify for this scholarship.  Applicants will need to complete an essay, provide transcripts and get letters of recommendation to apply for the award.

Cleveland Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (17)
Peter S. Jones
Address: P.O. Box 221066 Cleveland OH 44122
Telephone: (216) 556-0600;
Website: Home Page
Website: AF Member Committee

Exceptional Nurse
This is for nursing students with a disability, this scholarship will provide a $250-500 award.  Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply and must have demonstrated a desire to work with others who have disabilities.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The AAMN and Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future have partnered to create this scholarship to encourage men to enter the field of nursing.  Men who are seeking a pre-RN licensure or graduate degree in nursing can apply for this $1,000 scholarship.

Bureau of Health Professions Nursing Scholarship
Health Resources and Services Administration is offering full or part-time nursing students who are currently enrolled or accepted into any level of nursing program scholarships.  Students must U.S. citizens or nationals and be willing to commit to at least two years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. The award will cover the costs of tuition, fees, books and give students an additional monthly stipend.

TYLENOL® Health Professionals Scholarship
Applicants to this scholarship program must be pursuing an undergraduate course of study.  wards are given out in the amounts of $10,000 and $1,000.

Pocket Nurse Scholarship
Pocket Nurse, a nurse owned and operated company, has established this scholarship fund which is dedicated to assisting qualified applicants to pursue their education in the fields of Allied Health, Nursing, and Nursing Faculty.

“A Nurse I Am” Film Scholarship
This scholarship awards up to 10 students a total of $2,000, to qualify a student must view the film “A Nurse I Am” and then submit the scholarship application (including a required essay).

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited school of nursing.  All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter (See Librarian).  However, no affiliation with DAR is necessary.  The award amounts is $1,000. Applications are available by written request and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Committee Services Office
Attn.: Scholarships
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303

NURSE Corps Scholarship
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities. The program enables students accepted or enrolled in a nursing programs to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility. upon graduation recipiants will work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

National Student Nurses’ Association
The scholarship is for $1,000-$2,500 , It is available to any U.S. citizens or student with a Alien Registration number who is currently enrolled in a state-approved school of nursing or per-nursing program. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.  RN to BSN/MSN and LPN/LVN to RN students are also eligible.

Greta James Nursing Scholarship
AIn remembrance of Greta James, ScrubShopper will award two $2,500 scholarships to nursing students.  Candidates for these scholarships will be currently attending or enrolled to attend a nursing school.

Outlaw Students
The award is $500.  This scholarship is available to students who are studying nursing.  For more information and to apply, visit the sponsor’s Web site.

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
This scholarship has been established in memory of Stephanie Carroll, long-time valued NADONA employee.  It is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in an accredited nursing program who has chosen Long Term Care or Geriatrics as their practice area after graduation.   Nursing students in an undergraduate or graduate program are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.


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