4 Scholarships Nursing Students Should Know About

March 22, 2013 in Nursing Scholarships

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What nursing student couldn’t do without some financial aid? While taking out loans is certainly one method for affording school, receiving funds through scholarships and grants is even better because these do not have to be repaid at a later date and time like traditional student loans.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Nursing students in need of funds for school may want to look into applying for the Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship. Through the organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals that show a strong commitment towards pursing a degree in education, law, nursing and history.

Applicants do not have to be a specific ethnicity, religion or gender to be considered. The awards given for the nursing scholarships ($1,000) are renewable for up to four consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university. Those interested in the Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship will be required to fill out the official application form as well as a financial need form to be considered.

Smith Education Scholarship

Nursing students studying at a school in Oregon may be eligible to apply for the Smith Education Scholarship. Offered through the Oregon Nurses Association, this financial aid opportunity is open to current undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be in good academic standing and reside in Oregon during the time of application.

Those who are already RNs are still qualified to apply but must be a member in good standing of the Oregon Nurses Association. Applicants that have yet to reach RN status must pledge to join the Oregon Nurses Association or become a member of the American Nurses Association after they’ve finished their schooling and have received their license to practice as an RN.

Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship

The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship is offered through the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. This particular opportunity covers all of the tuition and fees, including the cost of applicable textbooks, for nursing students. In return for being awarded this generous scholarship, the recipient must agree to work for the Christiana Care Health System upon graduation for at least one year.

Interested candidates must submit an official application form, resume, unofficial transcripts, a written statement of the candidate’s professional goals and aspirations, as well as two letters of recommendation. Those that make the first round of cuts will be invited for a special interview in front of a panel of chosen Christiana Care representatives.

Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

Nursing students that belong to a minority group are eligible to submit themselves for the Minority Nurse Scholarship Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) and in their third or fourth year of study in a BSN program, accelerated program leading to a BSN or an accelerated Masters degree entry level program.

In addition to the official application, a letter of recommendation, transcript and 250 word statement must be submitted. 1 award of $3,000 will be given, as well as 2 awards of $1,000 each.

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