Nurses provide care for patients in all stages of life. Many students who want to help people choose to study nursing because of the personal care they are able to provide to others. The nursing profession has continued to grow over time and nurses continue to be in demand. Luckily, there are many scholarships available for students studying nursing or health-related fields.
Below are 27 college scholarships for nursing students. Only brief information is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship website to get further details about eligibility and requirements. In addition, some deadlines have passed, but many of the scholarships are offered every year.
TravelingNursing.org Nursing Education Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 10
Description: Applicant must be currently accepted or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate medicine-related program at an accredited college or university.
AACN Partnership & Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: Jan. 31; Apr. 30; July 31; Oct. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to students admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution with at least a 3.2 GPA.
S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 2
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate or undergraduate young women enrolled in a program leading to a degree in medicine or health sciences.
Sponsor: Hurst Review Services
Deadline: Feb. 1; Sept. 1
Description: Scholarship is open to per-licensure nursing students enrolled at a member ADN school.
DAR Medical and Nursing Scholarships
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Feb. 10
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying nursing or medical-related studies. Multiple scholarships are available with different requirements. Students should visit website for details.
NLA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Nathan L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: Feb. 15; Sept. 15
Description: Applicant must be an undergraduate student studying Computer Science, Aviation, Nursing or Music.
CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Deadline: Feb. 28
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students at an accredited college or university or current high school seniors preparing to become a full-time undergraduate student. Applicant must be planning to pursue a degree in the field of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies. Applicant must also have a permanent address in or go to a school in a CBC member district.
CAN Thrive Thriving Care Givers Scholarship
Sponsor: CAN Thrive
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: Mar. 31
Description: Scholarship is for students who are applying to or attending a Nursing, LPN, or CAN program.
AfterCollege Nursing Scholarship
Deadline: Mar. 31, June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing.
Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship
Sponsor: Army Nurse Corps Association
Deadline: Mar. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who are serving or have previous served in any branch of a component of the U.S. Army. Applicant must not currently be receiving funding by a component of the U.S. Army and has received an Honorable Discharge (if applicable).
Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Sponsor: A Place for Mom
Deadline: Apr. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in medical, nursing or a social sciences related major. Applicant must intend to pursue a career that involves working with senior citizens.
William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
Amount: Up to $2,750 per year
Deadline: Apr. 30
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are members of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nursing profession. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in a professional registered nurse program at an accredited school of nursing and seeking initial licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio.
Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Scholarship
Sponsor: Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc.
Deadline: May 1
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and accepted into a college bachelor's degree program in speech, physical, occupational, music therapy, special education or nursing.
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Minority Nurse Magazine
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: May 1
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students enrolled (as of September 2016) in either the third or fourth year of an accredited BSN program in the United States or an accelerated program leading to a BSN degree or an accelerated master's entry program in nursing.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Scholarship
Sponsor: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Deadline: May 1; Nov. 1
Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking an education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care. Applicant must be enrolled in a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Speciality Course or have been accepted to a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Speciality Course.
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: May 21
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, national or lawful permanent residents who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States.
AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Addiction Centers
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: May 31
Description: Open to full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students who are entering or enrolled in a behavior health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA)
Deadline: June 1
Description: Scholarship is open to American Indian college students enrolled in a nursing or health education program.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: June 30
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students enrolled in a public health/health education, med school, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree program.
NurseJournal.org Global Health Scholarship
Deadline: July 15
Description: Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in nursing, medicine, or public health.
Cascade HealthCareSolutions Scholarship
Sponsor: Cascade HealthCareSolutions
Deadline: Aug. 1
Description: Scholarship is open to current students in an undergraduate nursing degree program at an accredited college or university or high school students who have been accepted into a college and plan to study nursing.
Future First Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Best Online RN to BSN Program
Deadline: Aug. 14
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an RN nursing degree program with an accredited nursing school.
NursingTrack.com Nursing School Scholarship
Deadline: Aug. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or enrolling in the next six months in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing education program.
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Sept. 18
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.
AANP Grants and Education Advancement Scholarships
Sponsor: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Deadline: Sept. 23
Description: Scholarship opportunities are available to AANP NP or Student members currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree or certificate and scheduled to complete an eligible NP program in 2016.
Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: B4 Brands
Deadline: Sept. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate nursing students working towards an associates or bachelor's degree. Applicant must be a non-traditional student, defined as a student who did not immediately continue their education after high school (at least a three year gap between high school and enrollment in a college or university).
Nutra Pure HCG Scholarship
Sponsor: US Premium Health, LLC
Deadline: Dec. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to current full-time college students and high school students. Students pursuing degrees in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition are encouraged to apply.