Nursing Specific Financial Aid & Scholarships
This is a list of financial assistance opportunities available to nursing students. Please note this is a guide, and not an official list. Students interested in pursuing these financial assistance opportunities should contact the agency or organization granting the funds to receive the most current information regarding award criteria and monies available.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing website has many resources available for students to find scholarship, job placement, Schools of Nursing and financial aid information. Visit their website here.
American Cancer Society
Support for graduate students pursuing master's degrees in cancer nursing. Awards are for up to two years, with stipend of$10,000 per year. Deadline for applications: December 1.
Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the following cancer nursing fields: research, education, administration or clinical practice. awards are made for up to four years with a stipend of $15,000 per year.
Army Nurse Candidate Program
ANCP offers a $10,000 bonus: $5,000 upon acceptance of enrollment documents and $5,000 at start of senior year for students in the program for two years or upon graduation for students in the program for one year. A monthly stipend for $1,000: Must be enrolled as a full-time student to receive the stipend. (This includes the summer months.). To qualify for ANCP you must be a junior or senior nursing student enrolled full time in an accredited BSN program, possess a minimum 3.2 GPA, be a U.S. citizen, and meet the moral and physical qualifications to become an Army Officer. This is not a ROTC program, so you will not have to be enrolled in any ROTC classes. For more information about this program and other Army benefits contact SFC Milton Kamala at (502) 423-7342 or email at Milton.Kamala@usarec.army.mil
Baptist Hospital East Knowledge Program
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. The Baptist East Knowledge Program provided funding for students majoring in Nursing. The program provides $5,000 a year for traditional students and $15,000 for accelerated students. For more information, please visit their website. For every $2,500 paid on behalf of the individual for the educational loan program, six months of full-time employment is required upon graduation.
Baptist East Nurse Extern Program
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. The Nurse Extern Program at Baptist Hospital East
offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for senior-level nursing
students to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to the
real-world practice of nursing. Applicants who are registering for their last year (senior status) in an accredited school of nursing are eligible to apply. For more information about criteria to apply please visit the website or contact:
Jamie Rogers, nurse recruiter, Baptist East, at (502) 897-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website is a great resource with links to organizations providing financial assistance to nursing students and more information regarding the Nursing profession. Visit their website here.
Frazier Rehab Center Scholarship Program
Offers up to $2,500 in annual scholarships to students currently enrolled in a nursing program. To be considered for selection, the student must have completed fundamentals of nursing and will be selected by a screening committee of the facility. The recipient is committed to one year as a full-time employee at Frazier Institute for each year of scholarship funds received. For more information, call 582-7428.
Foundation of National Student Nurses' Association Student Scholarship
The sponsor provides support for nursing and pre-nursing students based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Applicants must be enrolled in U.S. state approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, or generic doctorate or master's programs.
General scholarships are open to all nursing and pre-nursing students. Career Mobility scholarships are open to nursing and pre-nursing students who are registered nurses enrolled in programs leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing or licensed/vocational nurses enrolled in a program leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Breakthrough to Nursing scholarships for racial/ethnic minorities are open to nursing or pre-nursing students who indicate on the application that they are from a disadvantaged background (including students who are racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses). Specialty scholarships may have additional criteria, i.e. interest in a nursing specialty for eligibility. A $10 application fee is required.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Greater Louisville Medical Society Alliance
Offers financial assistance to students enrolled in health career programs. For more information, contact the Greater Louisville Medical Society at (502) 589-2001 and ask for the number for the Alliance. Applications are available at the U of L School of Nursing. The deadline is in March.
Indiana Workforce Development Grant
Workforce Development Grant in Indiana that could fully fund the education expenses of women who are working full or part time and going to school to enter a profession. This is likely to be available by Fall 2003 for students who are from Indiana and working in Indiana. Contact Gail Riecken (812-424-4473).
Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare Educational Loan
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. The Educational Loan Program offers between $6,000 and $24,000 depending on your program of study and college attending. For every $6,000 received, you will have a one year full time work commitment after graduation. This money is taxable upon graduation. You do not have to be a current team member (employee) to apply for this program. For applicant requirements and more information, please visit the website. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Duvall at email@example.com.
Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare Summer Nurse Extern Program
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. The Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare nursing summer extern program is an eight-week paid externship completed the summer before graduation and offered every May. Applications are due in April. For more information regarding qualifications, benefits and application process, please visit the website. Interested students can also contact Stephanie Thompson, Nurse Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The program is designed to enhance clinical, organizational and time management skills, as well as the opportunity to gain direct patient care experience as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare Student Job Opportunities
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare offers financial assistance to aid in completion of your RN certification as well as a variety of student jobs that will allow you work in a healthcare setting and enhance your clinical skills.
Flexible full-time, part-time and pool (a commitment of 24 hours per month) positions as nursing assistants, unit secretaries, monitor techs or registrars are available and include tuition assistance benefits. Students welcome to apply January through October For more information, please visit the website or contact Stephanie Thompson, Nurse Recruiter at email@example.com
Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future -American Association of Colleges of Nursing Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is currently offering a seventh round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority (URM) nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Additionally, applicants must commit to becoming full-time faculty in an accredited registered nursing program after graduation. Mentorship and leadership development are important features of this program.
This scholarship program is designed to address the growing shortage of nurse educators while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the United States. In addition to seeking out individuals committed to careers in nursing education, this program also will expand the number of culturally-competent nurse educators available to teach an increasingly diverse student body. For the application, click here.
Kentuckiana Association of Neonatal Nurses (KANN)
Provides two $500 scholarships for undergraduate senior nursing students who are committed to a career in neonatal nursing. Scholarship recipients are selected by the KANN Scholarship Committee and may use the funds for tuition and other school expenses. The KANN Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship, and is awarded in late September. Application deadline is July 1.
Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Scholarship
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. Provides scholarships to Kentucky residents attending approved prelicensure nursing programs or graduate programs. The scholarship requires that the recipient must work as a nurse in Kentucky for one year for each academic year funded. The amount of the scholarship is $3000 per year, $1500 per semester. Scholarship funds maybe used for cost of living expenses, as well as school expenses. Preference is given to applicants with financial need; practical nurses pursuing registered nursing education; and registered nurses pursuing graduation education. For more information, please visit the website here. Applications are accepted each year from January 1 thru June 1.
Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
The Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives is pleased to announce our scholarship awards program for 2012. There are four $1500 scholarships offered:
- One $1500 scholarship for an NP, CNM, or RN pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing.
- Two $1500 scholarships for RNs pursuing MSN.
- One $1500 Jacqueline Bail Memorial Nurse Practitioner scholarship for an RN pursuing MSN.
For more information please visit the website. Applications are accepted until 5:00 pm EST February 15, 2013.
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program (KEES)
This program provides grants to Kentucky high school students based on the grades they earn in high school. The better students perform in high school, the more money they earn for college. Supplemental grants may also be awarded based on ACT or SAT scores. To access KEES information, visit their website at www.kheaa.org.
Minority Nurse Scholarship Program
Sponsored by Minority Nurse Magazine, scholarships up to $1000 may be awarded to minority nursing students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession and to their communities. The awards are specifically designed to assist RN's and undergraduate students in completing a four-year baccalaureate degree. For more information or to receive an application, contact Valerie Anderson at Valerie.Anderson@casscom.com or by calling her at (847) 448-1005.
Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. This scholarship is awarded each Fall. Please see the criteria below, for applying. Information regarding this scholarship is available on the website.
To be eligible for a KNF Scholarship, an applicant enrolled in a pre-licensure program (ADN or BSN), must have successfully completed 1 semester of nursing coursework or an applicant enrolled in a post-licensure program (MSN, NP, DNP etc.) must show evidence of acceptance in the program of advance study.
This website include links to organizations providing financial assistance to nursing students.
National Black Nurses' Association, Incorporated (NBNA)
Various scholarships are available to candidates currently enrolled in a nursing program (BSN, AD, Diploma or LPN/LVN) and in good scholastic standing. Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter. Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining. Application deadline is April 15 each and every year. Scholarships range from $500 -$2000, and applications are available at the School of Nursing.
Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Study in Nursing Awarded by Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc. the premier foundation supporting students of graduate nursing education. Deadline is March 1st.
Newcomer Funeral Home Nursing Scholarship
Newcomer Funeral Home offers a $1000 scholarship to qualified Nursing students each year. The scholarship is open to any college or high school student pursuing Nursing or pre-Nursing course of study. The student must be a resident of a community served by Newcomer Funeral Home. If the applicant is a college student, they must be enrolled for the 2013-14 school year. The application deadline is January 31, 2013. To request the application click here. Paper versions are available outside the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of the School of Nursing.
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. Norton Healthcare Scholarships are available to full-time students who are majoring in Nursing. Only students admitted to Upper Division are eligible. Those selected are eligible for up to $6,000 per year towards tuition and eligible expenses. The amount received per year is based on the cost of the program in which you are enrolled and the number of years you participate in the Norton Healthcare Scholars Program. The maximum amount of funding available from Norton Healthcare Scholars Program is $24,000.
Funds will be paid directly to your school to be placed into your account. For more information please visit their website. Application are accepted April 1- May1 for Fall Semester and August 1- September 1 for Spring Semester.
Norton Healthcare Nurse Externship
* Student must be admitted to Upper Division to apply. The Nursing Extern Program is an annual hands-on program for exceptional nursing students that provides a priceless opportunity to learn and work directly with Norton Healthcare, the region's premiere health care system.
This program welcomes nursing students during the summer before your senior (or final) year of school. If selected, you can elect to participate in one of our many hospitals throughout the region in multiple specialty areas. The externship is an intensive seven-week program working in which you will work and engage in hands-on learning with an experienced mentor. For more information, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Reinvestment Act Program
In response to the national nursing shortage, the Nurse Reinvestment Act of 2002 was signed into law in August 2002. The Act amends Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act: Nursing Workforce Development and authorizes new programs to increase the number of qualified nurses and the quality of nursing services in the U.S. Funding to implement the new programs was appropriated by Congress in February 2003. This memo is being sent to all University of Louisville School of Nursing students to make each aware of this potential for financial aid. Learn more...
Oncology Nursing Society
To provide scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing planning to or currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Award: $2,000. Application deadline: February 1
MSN Scholarship Award: $3,000. Application Deadline: February 1
To improve oncology nursing by assisting RNs in fulfilling their education.
$5,000 Roberta Pierce Scofield Doctoral Scholarship*, supported by the ONS Foundation
$3,000 Ann Olson Memorial Doctoral Scholarship*, supported by Pfizer, Inc.
$3,000 Doctoral Scholarships, supported by the ONS Foundation
$3,000 Thomas Jordan Doctoral Scholarship*, supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
Application Deadline: February 1
For more information please visit their website.
The United States Army
The US Army offers scholarships and financial assistance opportunities to students wanting to serve in the Army Nurse Corp. Army Nursing Scholarships pay for university tuition, class fees, lab fees, student activities fees and $600.00 towards books. In addition, all scholarship students receive a stipend up to $400.00 per month for personal expenses. Some of our requirements are: (1) admission into UofL Nursing and Army ROTC programs jointly, (2) good scholastic standing in both programs, (3) ability to pass the Army officer program physical, (4) maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness. For more information about scholarships and other financial assistance contact MAJ Coy Turner or CPT Neil Boone at 502-852-7902 or email email@example.com.
University of Louisville Hospital
The University of Louisville Hospital offers scholarships to nursing students that agree to a work commitment upon graduation. Please call (502) 562-4285 for more information.