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Are you a nursing student looking for ways to fund your education? We’ve compiled a list of twelve scholarships to help finance your nursing education. Read our list and apply today!

  1. Nursing Economic$ Foundation Scholarship
    Up to four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to registered nurses in a master’s or doctoral nursing program with an emphasis on administration or management for the upcoming school year. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time graduate student studying nursing, attend a university, and be a U.S. citizen.
    Amount awarded: $5,000
  2. Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
    Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. awards scholarships to registered nurses seeking master’s and doctoral degrees from accredited nursing programs in colleges and universities within the U.S. The application process is open from October 1 until February 1 of the following year.
    Amount awarded: $2,500 – $5,000
  3. ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation Oncology Nursing Research Grant
    This one-time award is designed for a registered nurse actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time graduate student studying nursing, oncology education, or research.
    Amount awarded: $10,000
  4. Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
    A one-time, $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the nursing program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the nursing program must be enclosed with the application.
    Amount awarded: $2,000
  5. National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships
    Awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate, or practical/vocational nursing programs. Scholarship award recipients are a select group of Hispanic students who demonstrate promise of future professional contributions to the nursing profession and have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.
    Amount awarded: Varies
  6. Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program-Army
    This award provides up to four years of tuition, books, fees, associated expenses, and a monthly stipend of over $2,000. Some applicants may be eligible for a $20,000 sign-on bonus. Applicants must attend an accredited school of medicine, optometry, dentistry, veterinary medicine, clinical psychology, social work, osteopathy, or nursing in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Military service is required upon graduation.
    Amount awarded: $30,000+
  7. Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship
    Travel Nurse Source is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a nursing student who composes a winning essay to their scholarship essay contest. Applicants need to write a 750-1000 word essay detailing your desire to become a registered nurse and how you plan to contribute to society as an RN, and the significance that receiving this scholarship would have on you. Apply by October 13, 2020.
    Amount awarded: $2,000
  8. AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program
    The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter. Nursing scholarship deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
    Amount awarded: $2,500
  9. Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program
    Are you ready to chase your dream of becoming a nurse, but aren’t sure how you’ll pay for your education? We want to help you realize your dream of becoming a nurse by offering you the chance to win a $2,500 nursing scholarship. Four different scholarships will be awarded each year: January 31, April 30, July 30, and October 31.
    Amount awarded: $2,500
  10. WOCN Accredited Nursing Education Program Scholarship
    Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence nursing specialty. Applicants must agree to support the WOCN Society philosophy and scope of practice. Number of scholarships and the dollar value varies annually. Deadlines: May 1 or November 1.
    Amount awarded: $2,500
  11. Ann Olson Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
    Scholarships will be provided to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP). Doctoral scholarships are awarded at $5,000 and $7,500 annually. Candidates must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program; must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.
    Amount awarded: $5,000-$7,500
  12. Career Mobility Scholarship
    This award provides financial assistance to members of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The candidate must be a DNA member for two years, and be employed in the specialty of dermatology.
    Amount awarded: $2,500

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