Scholarships in Nursing Education

Nursing Education Loan

Award: -, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be enrolled in six credits per semester.

Memorial Education Fellowship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Specified fields of study change each year. Applicant must be a woman maintaining a legal residence in Massachusetts for at least five years and must be sponsored by the president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts club in her community of legal residence. Applicant must also submit letter of reference, personal letter, and transcript. Interview is required. SASE required.

Jean Andrews Nursing Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Addison County in Vermont who will pursue a degree in registered nursing or nursing education at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need must be demonstrated.

M. Elizabeth Carnegie Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a black registered nurse and member of a professional nursing organization, be enrolled in a doctoral program in nursing or a nursing-related field, and be a U.S. citizen or have officially declared desire to become one. Selection is based upon academic achievement and evidence of service to the profession. Applicant must submit GRE or MAT scores. Send $20 check by February 1 to cover postage and handling when requesting application.

Nurses Educational Funds Scholarships

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse who is a member of a professional nursing association, enrolled as a student in a NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited nursing masters or doctoral program in a nursing or nursing related field with a minimum 3.6 GPA. GRE or MAT scores are not required. A $20 feel is required to cover processing of the online application.

Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license, hold a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program, and have a project that is ready for implementation. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International is required. Some preference given to Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee residents.

Association of periOperating Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Grant

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must have a master's degree in nursing, be a registered nurse with a master's degree and a current license in the perioperative setting or applicant must be a registered nurse who demonstrates interest in or significant contributions to perioperative nursing practice. AORN research application must be sumbitted. Priority is given to research studies that relate to the AORN research priorities. Membership in either AORN or Sigma Theta Tau is acceptable but not required.

Ann Olson Memorial Doctoral Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an R.N. with an interest in and a commitment to oncology nursing.

Allen H. and Nydia Meyers Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student residing in a Lenawee County School District who is graduating from a Lenawee County High School. Appliacnt must be planning to attend a school of higher education and major in aeronautics or the sciences/allied fields.

Hospice and Pallative Nurses Foundation (HPNF) End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license, hold a master's or doctoral degree, or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Project must ready for implementation and be completed within one year. Signed Research Grant Agreement is required. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International and/or HPNF members, other qualifications being equal.

Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Research Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license and hold a master's degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Project must be ready for implantation and can be completed within one year. Signed Research Grant Agreement and membership in good standing of the MNRS and Sigma Theta Tau International are required.

Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license, hold a master's degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program, have a project that is ready for implementation and can be completed in one year, and have a signed Research Grant Agreement. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International and/or WIN members, other qualifications being equal.

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a registered nurse with a master's degree, current license, and enrollment in a doctoral program. Project must be ready for implementation and be completed within one year. Signed Research Grant Agreement must be submitted. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International or ANAC is required. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International and/or ANAC members, other qualifications being equal.

Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be sponsored by a NADONA member-long term care related field.

Orfalea Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or Ventura County high school graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicant must be an early childhood education or teaching major, or any major provided applicant is able to meet at least one of the following requirements: has a documented learning difference/is a non-traditional learner; is under 24 years of age and has a parent employed as a nurse, teacher (pre-K to grade 12), or at a non-profit agency; is under the age of 24 and is the child of a single parent; has completed the Montana Yellowstone Expedition Summer Program.

Marion A. Lindeman Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an employee of Willamette View Health Care Center or Willamette View Terrace who will pursue a degree or certificate in nursing, occupational or physical therapy, or another health-related field at a public or nonprofit college or university. FAFSA required.

Boyle Endowment for Nursing Studies

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school in Creston, Onawa, Rock Rapids, Rockwell City or Shenandoah, IA or North Platte, NE.

Health Research and Educational Trust Health Career Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students enrolled in a nursing, allied health professions, healthcare administration or hospital administration degree program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the quality of the personal essay submitted as part of the application.

H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: October 31

Applicants must be Colorado residents who are planning to practice nursing in Colorado. They must be juniors or seniors working towards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Registered Nurses (RNs) pursuing the bachelor's degree or higher in a school of nursing; practicing RNs pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing or second- or third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and graduate students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Selection is based on GPA, financial need, recommendations, community involvement and commitment to professional practice in Colorado.

Margaret A. Pemberton Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating seniors who are students at a Washington, DC high school and be accepted into a National League for Nursing bachelor's degree program at a U.S. postsecondary institution. They must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Award: -, Deadline: July 31

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must be full-time students who have completed two consecutive semesters of their program of study. Selection is based on stated career goals and professional potential.

Phillips/Laird Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who are enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who live or work in MNA District 13. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, stated career goals and leadership.

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 14

Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a Pennsylvania nursing program in licensed practical nursing, registered nursing or graduate-level nursing practice. They must have completed at least one course in nursing and must have a B average or better. Previous recipients of this scholarship are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and professional dedication to nursing.

South Carolina Nurses Foundation Nurses Care Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be South Carolina residents and be enrolled in an undergraduate registered nurse (RN) degree program or a graduate degree program in nursing. They must be in good academic standing, have plans to practice nursing in South Carolina after graduation and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 11

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing school and be in good academic standing. They must have volunteered with a Red Cross unit at least once within the past five years and have completed at least one academic year of college at the time of application. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Critical Care Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be California residents pursuing a degree in healthcare/nursing. Students are required to submit an essay on the designated topic found on the website. After applicants are narrowed down, the essays will then need to be shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking page and receive votes. Contest runs quarterly.

GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be members of underrepresented minority groups or from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must be currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level nursing or physician assistant program.