Scholarships in Nursing, Licensed Vocational

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in licensed practical nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered nursing, speech language pathology, or social work at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and intent to work in Vermont for two years must be demonstrated.


Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship for Licensed Practical Nurses

Award: -, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a Virginia resident at least one year prior to application, be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student, and have a high school transcript or GED. Financial need must be demonstrated. Application and official transcripts must be submitted.


Commonwealth of Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship Program

Award: $20,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be accepted as a full-/part-time student in a school of nursing program.


Nursing Education Loan

Award: -, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be enrolled in six credits per semester.


Goodman-Goldstein VFW Post 6909

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an established undergraduate student who is a member or relative of a member of a VFW post. Selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need. FAFSA (due by April 1) and Pell eligibility are required. 'Traveling Scholarship' (awarded to a student in a different college each year). 2008-09 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the College of Nursing.


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.


Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program

Award: $6,000, Deadline: n/a

Selection is based upon work experience in a medically underserved area, amount of debt, professional goals within the next five to ten years, community service and membership organizations, and community background. Recipient commits to practice direct patient care for two-years in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California. Program looks to increase the number of vocational nurses practicing in medically underserved areas of California and assist licensed vocational nurses in repaying educational debt that was incurred as a result of pursuing a license in vocational nursing.


Vocational Nurse Scholarship, Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment, LVN to ADN

Award: $8,000, Deadline: September 11

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited California Vocational Nursing Program approved by the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians or be a licensed vocational nurse graduate who is practicing direct patient care. Selection is based upon work experience in a medically underserved area, financial need, professional goals within the next five to 10 years, community service and membership organizations, and community background.


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.


Marguerite Burns Rust Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be an employee of Columbus Regional Hospital seeking training for an advanced position (LPN to RN, RN to BSN, etc.).


Auxiliary of Radford Community Hospital/CNRVMC Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 6

Applicant must be a resident of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, or Pulaski Counties or a resident of the city of Radford who is a high school graduate or student with a GED. Applicant must be pursuing a career in nursing or a related health profession (excluding those who intend to become physicians). Financial need and above average academic ability are required.


Wallace & Catherine Lytle Family Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a graduate from a Wayne County high school pursuing post-secondary education in the field of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech therapy. Financial need must be demonstrated.


Associate's Degree Scholarship in Nursing and Medical Assisting

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be pursuing a Nursing and Medical Assisting associate's degree full-time. Selection based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history.


Annual NBNA Scholarships

Award: $6,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be African Americans currently enrolled in a nursing program and be in good academic standing, be members of the NBNA, be members of a local chapter and have at least a full year of school remaining. Applicants must submit with their application an essay, references, an official transcript and evidence of participation in student nurse activities and involvement in the African American community.


Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 10

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. However, no affiliation with DAR is necessary.


Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be Illinois residents, having lived in the state for one year prior to applying and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an approved nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients must agree to work as a nurse in Illinois after graduation.


AfterCollege / AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 30; September 30; December 31; March 31

Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor's, master's or doctoral program in nursing at an AACN member institution and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.


Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Health Professions Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Award: $30,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be full-time students, be from a disadvantaged background, demonstrate financial need and be studying in a health field, including medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. All other criteria are set by individual schools.


CampusRN Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be nursing students at schools that have registered in the scholarship program by linking to the CampusRN website. An essay is required. Finalists may be asked to submit awards, letters of recommendation and other materials upon selection. One award is given for each of the six geographical regions.


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.


Predoctoral Research Training Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: May 5

Applicants must be full-time graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, pharmacy or other related areas; have a dissertation research project; have a qualified mentor who can supervise the project and have access to resources to conduct the project. The project must be in the U.S. and its territories. The award is based on the quality of the dissertation project, relevance to epilepsy, the applicant's qualifications, the mentor's qualifications and the quality of the proposed environment.


Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in a school of nursing recognized by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applicants who are not registered nurses must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in a school of nursing recognized by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Non-RN applicants must be in the nursing component of the program and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. At least one Bachelor Scholarship is available to a non-RN applicant living in Ohio and West Virginia. There is a $5 application fee.


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.