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13 Nursing Scholarships You Can try for This Weekend

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Here are 13 nursing student scholarships for RNs interested in continuing their nursing education:

Scholarships for Nursing Students

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Scholarship Program

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $2,500–$5,000

Deadline: March 24

Scholarships are available to AANP members who are currently enrolled in an accredited school in pursuit of a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse. Awardees can receive scholarship amounts between $2,500 and $5,000.

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After College/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship Fund

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in nursing at the baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral level to be eligible for this $2,500 scholarship. Special consideration is 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.

Cherokee Uniforms “A Nurse I Am” ScholarshipExternal link:open_in_new

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Deadline: TBD; application cycle opens February 1

Inspired by the A Nurse I Am documentary, his scholarship requires students to complete an application and submit an essay in order to be considered. Up to 10 scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to those who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited LVN/LPN or RN degree (ADN or BSN), diploma, or RN to BSN program.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $2,000–$2,500

Deadline: February 15

The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship, Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship, District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship, and Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship are all available through the Daughters of the American Revolution Society. Each scholarship is a one-time award ranging from $2,000 to $2,500.

ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarships

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $250–$500

Deadline: June 1

ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarship applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied or already been admitted to a full-time nursing program.

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $5,000

Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31

This scholarship is awarded to support outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Two $5,000 scholarships are distributed to the top applicants four times each year. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA in their current program or last school attended. They must be admitted or enrolled in a program at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institution affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com.

Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Deadlines: January 15, July 15

Hurst Review Services and AACN have partnered to offer scholarships to students pursuing professional nursing degrees. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded twice yearly.

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National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 15

The NSNA Foundation was organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes,” providing annual awards for graduate and undergraduate students. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing for their first degree in nursing.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Nursing Scholarship Amount: Tuition, fees, and other educational costs

Deadline: TBD; individuals can sign up for alerts when a new application cycle begins

Open to students enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing program, the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses. Recipients of this scholarship are required to work in a health care facility located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Nurses Educational Funds Scholarships

Nursing Scholarship Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 1

The Nurses Educational Funds scholarship program includes 24 scholarships available to students enrolled full or part time in an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)- or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited nursing program who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.6 over at least 12 credits. Scholarship amounts vary.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s degree nursing program at an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited school. An interest and commitment to oncology nursing is required; $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni of Pittsburgh, PA, Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: $3,000 (average award)

Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from a professional nursing program and demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to apply.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Nursing Scholarship Amount: Varies

Deadline: TBD; application cycle typically begins in May

Each year, Tylenol awards a total of $225,000 to 35 nursing students who demonstrate academic excellence, exemplary leadership, community involvement, and dedication to a career of caring for others.

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Nursing@Simmons, the online FNP program from the Simmons School of Nursing

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International Nursing Scholarships in Canada

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International Undergraduate Scholarships in Canada »

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school.  The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

York University International Student Scholarship Program 
International students who have an excellent academic record and admitted to York University are eligible for scholarships worth $60,000 – $100,000 for a four-year degree program.

University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students
UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $10 million CAD annually to awards, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for international undergraduate students.

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Carleton Prestige Scholarships
Carleton University offers the following Prestige scholarships to outstanding incoming undergraduate students with an admission average of 90% better. The Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Richard Lewar Entrance Scholarship, the Carleton University Scholarship of Excellence, the Carleton University SHAD Scholarship have a value of CAD 20,000-30,000 while  the Riordon Scholarship, and the Collins Prestige Scholarship covers full tuition fees for 4 years.

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Calgary International Entrance Scholarships
The University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments of an international student beginning their undergraduate studies at the University. The total amount over 4 years of undergraduate program is $60,000.

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Winnipeg President’s Scholarships for World Leaders
The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is awarded to international students entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time. The scholarships ranges from $3,500 – $5,000.

Humber College International Entrance Scholarships
Humber offers renewable full and partial tuition scholarships to NEW international students beginning classes in September and January of each year.

International Graduate Scholarships in Canada »

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) at participating Canadian Universities.  The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) at the University of Manitoba.  The fellowships are valued at $18,000 for PhD students, or $14,000 for Master’s students for a 12-month period.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
The scholarships are open to foreign nationals (with a preference for candidates from the developing world) who are applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university.  Its annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar for a maximum of three years.

University of Waterloo Master’s Awards of Excellence
The International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE) will be awarded to eligible international master’s students normally entering a research-based graduate program at the University of Waterloo. The award will be valued at $2,500 per term for a maximum of five terms.

University of Calgary Graduate Awards
University of Calgary offers a wide range of full and partial scholarships for international students. Scholarship value range from $1,000 to $40,000 and covers different fields of study.

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