Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
112
Days
March 31 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - Letter of acceptance (for new applicants). Log in to the application portal to see the full list of application materials needed.
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Nursing Education Forgivable Loan, Ph.D./DNP

Description

NELP awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking a Ph.D. or DNP degree in nursing at one Mississippi institution of higher learning in exchange for employment in professional nursing or teaching in an accredited school of nursing in the State of Mississippi. Applicants must hold a current, valid Mississippi nursing license and not currently in default or delinquent on any federal, state, or local educational loan. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, as funding is available. However, priority is given to eligible renewal applicants. The NELP awards up to $5,000 per academic year, not to exceed two (2) calendar years or $10,000. Part-time students are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000 prorated over four (4) calendar years. NELP is a loan. However, the loan can be forgiven (discharged) on the basis of one academic year of full-time teaching in an accredited school of nursing in Mississippi in exchange for one year of loan received OR one year of service in professional nursing in exchange for one year of loan received. For those that receive prorated funding over four (4) calendar years, two (2) years of service are required. Application dates: October 1 March 31. Document deadline: April 30, except for the Letter of Acceptance, which may be submitted through June 30. Some application notes: New applicants and some renewal applicants with a break in enrollment will be required to submit two forms of residency documentation (example: FAFSA, MS driver's license, state tax return, etc.). New applicants must submit a copy of their current Mississippi nursing license.

Amount Details

$5,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Mississippi
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Mississippi
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Nursing

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Letter of acceptance (for new applicants). Log in to the application portal to see the full list of application materials needed.
  • Checkmark Application Form
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Contact sfa@mississippi.edu
Tel: 800-327-2980 Address 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211