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USA Scholarships

  • 2004 AAOHN Foundation Grants and Scholarships Application - American  Association of Occupational Health Nurses - Scholarships [MS Word Doc]
  • Air Force ROTC - Air Force ROTC can help ease the burden of many financial difficulties – and best of all you won’t owe money after college. Don’t get stuck working to pay your way through school, or take out loans that you’ll spend the next 20 years of your life paying back.
  • American Holistic Nurses’ Association - The Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program (CMGSP) was established in 1986 through a gracious gift to the American Holistic Nurses Association. Since 1987, AHNA nurses in pursuit of their professional education have been assisted by this program. These CMGSP awards celebrate the commitment of nurses to a holistic path. The awards are presented at AHNA's annual conference held each year in June.
  • American Nephrology Nurses’ Association - Scholarships and grants provide funding for continuing education and the development or support of an existing program or innovation to improve patient outcomes. This funding enables nephrology nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the nephrology community. Please review this application form carefully before completion. Application forms are available for these awards by clicking on the appropriate link.
  • ARMY ROTC - Army ROTC can offer you unique nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. You will get valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit you in either a military or private-sector nursing career. There are many two-, three- or four-year Army ROTC Nurse scholarships available for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Association of Operating Room Nurses - Associate or active members of AORN who have maintained their membership for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships through the association. Candidates pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in nursing must be enrolled in an NLN-accredited program and are required to supply evidence of current enrollment or acceptance in the program. Scholarships provide funds for tuition and registration fees only and are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit. Financial need is not a criterion for selection. Annual deadline for application is May 1. You must be a member of AORN to receive an application.
    Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses - AWHONN (formerly NAACOG) awards education fellowships to nurses. Applicants must be members who have been a full or associate member for at least one full year prior to the year of application, and who are pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s in nursing. The annual application deadline is April 5. AWHONN members may contact the national office each January for a current application (be sure to include your membership number).
  • Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program - Various scholarships are available to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. For more information write to: Association on American Indian Affairs, 245 Fifth Ave., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10016-8728.
  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - The Foundation offers the New York Life Foundation Scholarship Program for Women in the Health Professions to women who are seeking education necessary for advancement within a career. Scholarships range from $250 to $1000 for tuition, fees, and school-related expenses such as child care and transportation. Applicants must be: female, 25 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen, officially accepted into an accredited program of study, be graduating within 1 to 2 years, and demonstrate critical need for financial assistance. Applications are available between November 1 and April 1. Application packets must be postmarked on or before April 15. For more information, submit a business-size, self-addressed, double-stamped envelope to: Scholarships, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, 2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036, (202) 293-1200.
  • Department of Defense, United States Navy - The Nurse Candidate Program is designed for students attending an NLN-accredited BSN program in their junior year or senior year. An accession bonus of $5,000 and $500 monthly for each month enrolled as a full-time student for a maximum of 24 months is offered. The active duty service obligation for candidates enrolling in the program during the fourth year of nursing school is four years. For candidates enrolling in the program for two years, there is a five-year active duty commitment. For more information contact the medical programs officer at your local Navy Recruiting District or call (800) 327-6289.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship - The Health Professional Scholarship Program Offers awards to nursing students enrolled full-time or accepted for enrollment in an NLN-accredited nursing program. Recipients must agree to be employed as full-time licensed professionals in a VA medical center for a two-year service obligation. Benefits include funds for tuition and fees, other educational expenses, and a monthly stipend. For more information, contact the Health Professional Scholarship Program (143B), Department of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 535-7528. Health Careers Foundation - The Health Careers Foundation provides financial assistance to students pursuing studies in nursing and related health care fields. Assistance comes in the form of scholarship/loans with one-third considered as scholarship and two-thirds considered as loan. For more information and applications, write to: Health Careers Foundation, Scholarship/Loan Coordinator, 3221 McKelvey Road, Suite 206, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2551, (314) 770-1626.
  • Higher Education Assistance Program for Indians - This program provides grants from $200 to $7,000 to American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or other Alaskan Natives who seek to continue their college education. For more information and an application, contact: Higher Education Division, Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 3512, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 208-4871.

  • Indian Health Scholarship Program - The Health Professions Scholarship provides financial assistance for students enrolled in an NLN-accredited, associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree nursing program. Funding is available for up to four years. Open to American Indian or Alaska Natives only.

  • Kaiser Permanente Registered Nurse Scholarship - Open to registered nurses enrolled in CSUF's BRN program, this scholarship provides financial assistance in variable amounts. For more information, please see the Cal State Fullerton Scholarships & Awards booklet, or contact the Nursing Department at PO Box 6868, Fullerton,92834 or EC-125A, phone: (714) 278-3336, email: nursing@fullerton.edu
  • Loyal Order of Moose, Elks, American Legion Scholarships - If you or a family member belong to one of these groups, check with the officer in charge of scholarships to find out if you are eligible for one of the scholarships. The American Legion awards Lung and Respiratory Nursing Scholarships as well as other scholarships. Write to: The American Legion Education Program, Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, Attn: Scholarship Programs.
  • Maria Dolores Hernandez Fund - The purpose of the Maria Dolores Hernandez Fund is to develop the full leadership potential of students in the nursing profession through a unique combination of formal education, mentorship, peer support, and exposure to professional activities. Applicants must have an associates degree or diploma in nursing, licensure as a registered nurse in California, and be eligible for admission to CSUF as a nursing major. For further information, please contact the CSUF Nursing Department at 714-278-3336.
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc. - The Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, encourages needy and deserving children of Marines and former Marines to begin or continue their college education in all fields, especially nursing. Awards range from $500 to $2500. Total family gross income cannot exceed $37,000. Deadline for submission of completed applications is February 1. For information write: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc., P.O.Box 3008, Princeton, NJ 08543-3008, (609) 921-3534.
  • Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Scholarship - The Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, which was named after the first African-American nurse in the United States, provides financial assistance to qualifying African-American students who are enrolled in schools of nursing. Criteria include: 1) Active and participating at least one year in Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization. 2) Junior status with 3.0 or better grade point average. Application deadline is February. 3. Must be a resident of Puget Sound Region of Washington State. For more information write to: Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, P.O. Box 22045, Seattle, WA 98122.
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship - The NAHN of Orange County offers financial assistance to nurses in the CSUF BRN program who have a potential for leadership in nursing. Application deadline is in November. Please contact the Nursing Department for information, or write to: NAHN, Orange County Chapter, Maria Rivera Klein, 600 W. La Vereda Dr., La Habra, CA 90631.
  • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses - To provide scholarship assistance for the continuing education of orthopaedic nurses who are NAON members through funding by orthopaedic industry contributors.
  • National Association of School Nurses - NASN Research Grants & Scholarships are available to qualified researchers in the practice of school health. Applicants can obtain an application through the NASN web site (link above) or by writing to NASN at 1416 Park Street, Suite A, Castle Rock, CO 80109.
  • National Black Nurses’ Association - Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities. Please review the Scholarship Application form carefully Remember, to submit ALL required documents with your application.
  • NHSC Scholarship Application Information Bulletin - This Applicant Information Bulletin explains in detail the NHSC Scholarship program, including eligibility requirements, funding preferences, application process, benefits and service requirements. Learn more about the NHSC Scholarship Program by reading the Applicant Information Bulletin. Please note that this is not an application. Applications for the NHSC Scholarship Program can be obtained by calling 1-800-221-9393.
  • National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR offers scholarships to students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate school of nursing. Criteria include academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to a field of study. Candidates (male and female) must be sponsored by a local DAR. The award is presented twice a year with deadlines of February 15 for the April award, and August 15 for the October award. For more information and application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Committees – Scholarships, 1776 “D” St. NW, Washington DC 20006-5392, (206) 879-3292.
  • Native Hawaiian Health Professions Scholarship Program - Since 1991, 121 scholarships have been awarded to Native Hawaiians training in 13 professions including medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology, public health and nutrition.
  • Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. - The NEF scholarships are available to Baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who reside in any state in the US who are pursuing either the master's or doctoral degree. Each candidate must 1) Be a US citizen or have declared intention to officially become a citizen, 2) Hold membership in a national professional nursing organization, 3) Hold a registered nurse license in one state of the US, 4) Show evidence of previous scholarship, and 5) Show potential for making a contribution to the profession. Application packets are $10.00 each and are available from August 1st through February 1st each academic year. The completed application deadline is March 1st of each year. Awards are announced in early May. Please contact NEF, Inc. 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1327 New York, NY 10019, (212)339-1428
  • Oncology Nursing Foundation - The Oncology Nursing Foundation offers scholarships to registered nurses with an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. 32 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 are available to registered nurses currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in an NLN-accredited school of nursing. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to oncology nursing and applications for each academic year are due by January 15th of that year. For more information, write: Oncology Nursing Foundation, 501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2749.
  • Sister Jane Francis Scholarship - Named for Sister Jane Frances, a founder and president of St. Jude Medical Center. Upon her retirement, nursing administration at St. Jude established this scholarship in her name in recognition of her lifelong advocacy of nursing and her support of excellence. This scholarship is available to nursing students entering their senior year who are employed at St. Jude Medical Center. Application deadline is in March. For further information contact: Nursing Administration, St. Jude Medical Center, (714) 992-3000 ext. 3612.
  • Tylenol Scholarship Program - The makers of the TYLENOL Family of Products awards scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community and school activities. You may apply to this Scholarship Fund if you will be attending an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study and have one or more years of school remaining. For more information, contact Tylenol Scholarship Fund, Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation, 1505 Riverview Rd., P.O.Box 88, St. Peter, MN 56082
  • U.S. Public Health – Indian Health Service – National Health Service - The Indian Health Service and the National Health Service Corps provide total loan repayments directly to lending institutions in exchange for federal and/or private employment commitments. All outstanding health professions education loans, both federal and commercial, apply. The length of commitment is determined by the amount of the loan to be repaid. For more information, contact: Loan Repayment Program, Indian Health Service, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20852, (800) 962-2817. Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps, 4350 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20857, (800) 221-9393.

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