To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing. Scholarship applications are available in September each year.
The application is available for download here.
Applications are due in mid-January. The deadline for 2014 is January 15, 2014.
Scholarship recipients are announced in May.
Call (914) 997-4609 or email Mary Lavan at mlavan@marchofdimes for more information.Nursing Educational Funds, Inc.
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.
Each year the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice.
Each student is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps and placed on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.
Through the Air Force, these scholarships are offered for one-, two-, three-, and four-year terms. In exchange for the scholarship, your commitment to the Air Force is to serve as an active-duty member with a year-for-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years. Your tour of duty begins after you complete any internship and residency training requirements for your career field.
In today’s day and age many people are not in a position where they can afford a degree, and many young people find that the degree they have chosen does not lead to a job. This is not the case for those who wish to become Nurses.
Indian Health Service (IHS) has a scholarship and a loan repayment program;
• Scholarship - There is an assigned scholarship coordinator for each region. Their contact information can be found on this website: http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/index.cfm?
• Loan Repayment Program - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment
• Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), another federal agency, also has scholarship and loan repayment opportunities:
I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free send this to anyone who might be interested. This is a great way to provide our youth the ability to stand on their own two feet, as well as a few of us more seasoned folk who are in need of a career change.
Robert (Rob) Russell
Alabama Indian Affairs Commission
771 S. Lawrence Street, Suite 106
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-2831 Fax 334-240-3408
The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards program encourages more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators through scholarships. One goal of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to award endowed scholarships to nurses pursuing advanced nursing or related degrees in preparation for careers as full-time academic nurse educators. The funds are for masters or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs.
VALOR participants who take a position with VA upon graduation are usually hired one to three steps above the entry-level salary rate established for new graduates. This is because VALOR participants are already oriented to VA and its practice requirements. Students may be appointed on a full- or part-time basis during the summer months and may continue during their senior academic year on a part-time basis. See the letter below for contact information and download the applications.
CertifiedBackground.com and AACN Launch New Scholarship for Students
in Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs
CertifiedBackground.com, a leading provider of background checks to health professions students, is partnering with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to launch a new scholarship program for nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. CertifiedBackground.com is committing $200,000 over five years to this new program that will distribute eight scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each year from 2011 through 2015.
To apply for scholarship funding, students must complete an application that requires a brief 250-word essay on their goals and career aspirations in nursing. Winners will be announced within 60 days of each submission deadline, which are set for January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 each year. This scholarship is non-recurring and will be awarded to individual students for one semester only. Visit
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/doc/CBScholarshipApp.doc to download the application and review the scholarship criteria.
For Additional Information
Office of Student Services
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3082
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
FAX: (251) 445-9416
The entry level baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing
and the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
The DNP program is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
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