NUSNA Members Active Quarterly Scholarship Drawing Active members who participate in NUSNA will receive an entry for each NUSNA event they participate in during that quarter. Each quarter, the Scholarship Committee Chair will draw a name at the membership meeting and a winner will be announced. Criteria:
Members must be active
1 entry will be given for each membership meeting attendance, committee meeting attendance, NUSNA event, or NUSNA community service involvement during the quarterly period (Proof will need to be verified by a Board of Director).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
A $250 check will be written to the awardee
Winner will be announced at the membership meeting
Winner does not need to be present at the meeting. However, the winner will need to claim the award within 2 weeks of announcement. In addition, the winner will need to provide a photo and a short interview for the NUSNA newsletter.
Deadline: The drawing is quarterly. The next drawing will be held at the September membership meeting at the Rancho Bernardo Campus, date TBA.
National University Scholarships
NU Scholar Highly competitive academic program. National University Scholars program is a scholarship and educational program was created to reward exceptional students with potential for high achievement and contribution to society with a emphasis in leadership. Criteria: 1. FAFSA for most current academic year. 2. Completed eight classes or 36 units in an academic year at NU; must be a sophomore or junior standing or have at least 10-12 courses left in their program. 3. Minimum GPA of 3.4 or incoming 2.7 Email: email@example.com Award: Full Scholarship with monthly book stipend Applications are available to incoming students during these periods: For the January, 2019 application, please email these documents December 13-20, 2017. For the April, 2019 application, please email these documents March 15-30, 2018.
Collegiate Honor Awards Scholarship Information and application can be found in SOAR> under Financial Aid>Scholarships. **Must submit no later than 3 months after your first term of enrollment.
Obtain a college transcript verifying graduation with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
File a FAFSA.
Complete the online application for a Collegiate Honor Award
Award: up to $2000 Deadline: Within 3 months of transfer.
Presidential Tuition Scholarship Information and application can be found in SOAR> under Financial Aid>Scholarships. Presidential Tuition Scholarships of up to $2,500 are available to students who are eligible for Federal Student Aid to assist them with the cost of tuition. This scholarship is designed to assist underrepresented students who have high financial need with the cost of tuition. Awards are made based on student need, as established by the EFC and as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education from the filing of a FAFSA. The scholarship, if granted, is applied to the student's account in increments of up to the full cost of tuition per month, not to exceed the total award amount of $2,500.
GPA of 2.30 or above.
Annual income of not more than $25,000 for married and $18,000 for single applicants.
File a FAFSA.
Complete the online application for a Presidential Tuition Scholarship.
Award: up to $2500 Deadline: Within 3 months of enrollment
Military Scholarship Information and application can be found in SOAR> under Financial Aid>Scholarships. Military Tuition Scholarships of up to $2,500 are available to military personnel, including active duty, reservists, national guardsmen/women, their spouses, and their dependents. The scholarship is intended to benefit educationally and economically disadvantaged personnel or their family members who have demonstrated financial need.
Submit a letter describing personal circumstances to Scholarships@nu.edu.
File a FAFSA.
Complete the online application for a Military Tuition Scholarship.
Award: up to a maximumof $500 per course toward tuition, not to exceed the total award amount of $2,500. Deadline: Within 3 months of enrollment
Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship A one-time $2,500 scholarship for three students who are in financial need and who 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. Email completed scholarship application form to: CarolineEHoltScholarship@NSDAR.org Award: $2500 Deadline: February 10, 2019
Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants A scholarship for applying to scholarships. Show proof via email with actual emails, screenshots, or PDFs of your submissions then write a short letter on why you need $500, what are your plans in life, how did you feel applying for all those scholarships, did you learn anything? Did you win any? Award: $500 Deadline: March 1, 2019
Advanced Men in Nursing- AAMN Scholarship Applicant must be a current AAMN member, at least one academic term in nursing program, proof of attendance and essay. Undergraduate essay topic: What have you done to promote nursing to other men and/or plan to do as an active member of AAMN, if you are the scholarship recipient? (up to 1000 words) Award: $ 1,000 (2 undergraduate winners) Deadline: March 30, 2019
Condie Nursing Scholarship Fund The Condie Nursing Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships for both traditional and nontraditional students to begin or advance their nursing careers at a 2-or 4-year college or university. Criteria: 1. Essay Section on application 2. Submit Student Aid Report (SAR) report from FAFSA. 3. Unofficial Transcript 4. 2 letters of reference from unrelated individuals. Award: $1000 Deadline: March 31, 2019
F.A. Davis Scholarship F.A. Davis is delighted to offer two nursing scholarships annually! $1,500 will be awarded to one undergraduate nursing student and to one graduate nursing student who is studying in the US. These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. Criteria:
Proof of current enrollment, delivered as one of the following: enrollment verification letter, acceptance letter, course registration for upcoming semester, screenshot of unofficial transcript.
Introduction: In 100-200 words, tell us about yourself. Why are you applying for this scholarship? Feel free to include fun facts, an appropriate photograph, or anything that you feel would make you stand out.
Short Essay: In 300-600 words, write about the following: Why have you chosen to pursue a career in health care and what are the key qualities you possess that will help you be successful?
Award: 3 awards of $1000 each Deadline: April 1, 2019
AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program Open to full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students who are entering or enrolled in an academic program in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum that focuses on treating mental health and substance use disorders. Must have a 3.2 or above to be eligible. Submission:In your chosen area of Behavioral Science studies, what do you see as current challenges for getting individuals into addiction treatment? What are your suggestions for how to fix this problem? Award: 1st Place: $5000 2nd place: $2,500 3rd Place: $2.500 Deadline: April 30, 2019
Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego Requirements: 1. Students currently being treated for epilepsy that are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in a college, university or trade school in the fall of 2019. Applicants must provide a letter from their doctor verifying that they are currently being treated for epilepsy/seizure disorder. Applicants must also show satisfactory academic performance and demonstrate financial need. (The criteria for “satisfactory academic performance” do not necessarily mean high GPA. It will be considered according to the capabilities of the student given any learning disabilities, medication side effects, etc.). OR 2. Full-time college or university students involved in epilepsy research projects in the fields of health or social science. Applicants must provide a letter from their professor documenting project details. Students must also have a GPA of at least 3.0 for all work completed and demonstrate financial need. The following documents must be included in the application package: 1. Completed scholarship application 2. Statement of Eligibility 3. Statement of Financial Need 4. Current transcript (official or unofficial) verifying enrollment and GPA 5. Letter from your doctor stating you are currently being treated for epilepsy OR letter from your professor stating you are currently working on an epilepsy research project (please include project details) 6. Two letters of recommendation Deadline: May 1, 2019 Amount: $250-2,500
ZipRecruiter Scholarship Who Can Apply: This scholarship will reward the most creative one-page submission about a student's past or current job and how that has affected their career goals. Submission: Write a 500-800 worded essay Deadline: June 30, 2019 Amount: up to $3000
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience. Award: $1,000 Deadline: June 30, 2019
Write and submit an essay on the topic: “Why I Plan to Enter the Field of Health Care After College Graduation.”
Entries must be no more than two typed, double-spaced, one-sided pages in length. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and name of your school with your entry.
A letter of recommendation must accompany each entry. The letter may be written by a teacher, principal, counselor or professional presently working in the healthcare field. Please limit the letter of recommendation to one page.
An unofficial copy of your transcripts, or other record of classes taken and grades received, must also accompany each entry.
Qualified applicants must be high school seniors or college students presently enrolled, and in good standing, in a San Diego County school.
Award: $2,000 Deadline: June 30, 2019
Lark Health Scholarship We want you to submit a 1-2 page essay, 1.5 spaced, detailing an initiative that you would like to see happen -- were you a policy maker, healthcare entrepreneur, or public health worker -- to prevent or delay one of the most pressing health issues facing Americans today.
Application will be on their website, please click on link
Criteria: 1-2 page essay Award: $1000
Senior Caregiver Scholarship We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.
Criteria: Email your completed questions and 2 required attachments (copy of transcript and video file) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For list of questions and more information on video file please click the link to the website. Award: $2,000 Deadline: July 15, 2019
Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship Outstanding high school seniors and undergraduates demonstrating leadership, work experience, and pursuing a career in healthcare are eligible for this award. Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Award: $1500 Deadline: July 15, 2019
Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarships Students must be in good standing with their school of nursing and must submit a complete application. Please provide a letter of intent, letter of recommendation, copy of your unofficial transcript, color photo, and professional resume. Deadline: July 15th, 2019 Amount: $1000 per semester
Future Nurse Scholarship Write a 1-page essay describing where you've been, what motivates you, and your ultimate goals. Criteria:
Most recent transcripts
Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
Must consent to provide a digital photo of self and short quote to be displayed on HospitalCareers if notified as the award winner
Application can be found on the website, please click the link above
Deadline: August 1, 2019 Amount: $1000
Healthcare.com Insurance Scholarship We’re excited to make life easier for students nearing health insurance milestones. Applicants for our scholarships can be planning to enroll in college, or currently enrolled. Students do not need to have a background in medicine or insurance Criteria: Depending on your age bracket, students will complete a 500 word essay on one of the three questions Deadline: August 9, 2019 Amount: $500
The Working Parent College Scholarship Awards Program Job-Applications.com is proud to announce we will be offering a college scholarship, awarded once a year, designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted. Criteria:
Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program
Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
A current official academic transcript demonstrating that the candidate’s cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or greater.
Cover sheet and essay in PDF format
Deadline: Agusut 31, 2019 Award: Up to $1000
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association Inc. All applicants must submit a copy of their recent nursing school and college transcripts, or grade report. NSNA members must submit proof of their membership. Complete details are on the application. Amount: $250 up to $7500 Deadline: Open September 1, 2019-January 2020
2019 CNSA Scholarship Are you eligible to apply? • Enrolled in a state-approved program for pre-licensure nursing • Current NSNA member (must be a member through October 31, 2019) • Current GPA 3.0 or higher Criteria used to select awardees: • Personal reflection essay (not a research essay!) • Letter of reference • Nursing student engagement examples Amount: Disclosed Deadline : September 15th, 2019. Winners will be notified by October 1st, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the CNSA Annual Awards Ceremony during the 2019 CNSA Annual Convention in Pomonoa, CA on Oct. 13th
AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund 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. Amount: $500 Deadlines: September 30 More info here
AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship Amount: $500 Closing Date: September 30, 2019 Description: Submit a resume and follow the step by step instructions for the application. AfterCollege offers this quarterly scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education. This scholarship program is open to currently enrolled students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing.
Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate progra.m 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
Castle Branch GNSA Scholarship This scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/or mentoring. Criteria:
Amount:Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each semester for a total of four scholarships per academic year Deadline: September 30, 2019 and December 30th, 2019
Nova Recovery Scholarship Nova Recovery Center funds an bi-annual academic scholarship for college students because we believe in the importance of investing in the lives of people who are trying to get sober as well as those providing high-quality care and treatment.
500-1,500 word essay on “What are the most important issues faced in the addiction treatment industry today?”
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: October 1, 2019
Live Your Dream Award The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women assists women with dependents by providing them with financial awards to further their education, gain skills training and improve their employment prospects To be eligible for the Live Your Dream Award you must be a woman who:
Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
Has financial need.
Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
Does not have a graduate degree.
Amount: $1000 Due Date: November 30th, 2019. Please click here to receive an application
Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship 500 word essay on "What Inspired You to Pursue A Career in Helping Others? Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and pursing a health related degree. Medical Scrubs Collection is dedicated to recognizing the individuals who go above and beyond to help others every day. Amount: $1000 Due Date: December 15, 2019
Castle Branch GNSA Scholarship This scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/or mentoring. Criteria:
Niche Nursing Scholarship Open to all high-school and undergraduate students pursuing a career in nursing. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. Amount: $500 Due Date: December 31, 2019
NPLOA San Diego County Chapter Scholarships The National Latino Peace Officers Association is awarding $1,000 twice a year to San Diego's own youth and community in support of their education. Open to all undergraduate students. Amount: $1,000 Due Date: December 31, 2019 please click hereto apply
Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student via a PDF (.pdf) file to email@example.com. Be sure to include Full name, email, Hispanic country of origin, school name, and area of study. Award: $2500 Deadline: January 31, 2019
MyCAA Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their MyCAA funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the MyCAA Scholarship. Requirements:Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E01 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades. More Info here! and to get started with application Click HERE! Amount:up to $4000 Deadline:30 days before course start date- must have active military sponsor/spouse throughout program.
Courage To Grow Scholarship 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship Awards per month: 1 Award amount: $500.00 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/
AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund 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. Amount: $2500 Nursing Scholarship Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31 More info here!
Study.com Academic Scholarships Apply to any of the subtopic scholarships that best applies to you. Submission: Short essay in application on What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome in pursuing your degree? How will winning this scholarship help you achieve your dreams? and a short bio of yourself. Award: $500-$1000 Deadline: Depending on Scholarship
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions. This is open to students not affiliated with AACN institutions as well. Requirements: Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended, Must have submitted your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS (see https://portal.nursingcas.org). Click here to apply! Deadline: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31. Amount: $5000
Hurst Review and AACN Nursing Scholarship Hurst Review Services and AACN are partnering to offer a new scholarship program to recognize and reward outstanding students in prelicensure nursing programs. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be distributed each Fall and Spring to students enrolled in AACN member institutions. Requirements: Must be a student enrolled at a AACN affiliated school, must download and complete application and write a max 250 word essay (topic info on application). Click here to apply! Deadline: January 15th and July 31st. Amount: $2500
Online Nursing MS Bookmark their page and check back throughout 2019 as they will be updating this list and adding new nursing scholarships as they become available. Scholarships are available for BSN and MSN programs, should you continue your education! Scroll down on their page for additional tips and tricks on enhancing your scholarship applications. Click the link to be directed to their page!
BSN Education Nursing Scholarships If you want to become a nurse, you don’t have to let the cost of education get in the way of your dream. There are scholarships available in many areas of nursing, and for all types of people, with special scholarships for LGBTQ, men in nursing and much more. Click the link to be directed to their page, many scholarship opportunities are available throughout the year!
Guide to Paying for Nursing School CNAClasses.org offers financial advice and provides a resource for researching additional nursing scholarship opportunities. Johnson & Johnson Nursing There are many kinds of financial assistance available to help you on your path to a nursing career. Use the link to search for nursing scholarships either Nationally or In California only.
Scholarships for Students who are caregivers Caregiving is a challenging and demanding role at any age. In addition to the time investment, a 2017 Caring.com survey found that 38 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week caring for their loved one- caregiving can also be a financial drain. Among survey respondents, 44 percent of caregivers spend at least $5,000 per year to care for their loved one, with 25 percent spending over $10,000 annually. These challenges can be exacerbated for young caregivers in school, who already face financial constraints and busy schedules while pursuing an education. Click the link to be directed to their page, many scholarships are available for students who are caregivers at home or at work.
UCANGo2 Resources to help you pay for college UCanGo2 is a Scholarship page made by students for students. The page separates scholarships by month throughout the year and by categories. Categories include: Adult learners, ethnicity, LGBTQ, Military, STEM, and Special Needs. Click the link above to be directed to the website and see which scholarship relates to you!
The San Diego Foundation Through the San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program San Diego County students can receive the financial assistance they need to pursue their educational goals. As the largest private non-university scholarship provider in the county, the Community Scholarship Program operates more than 160 funds and awarded in excess of $2.3 million to more than 1,000 students last year alone. Click the link to be directed to their page!