College of Nursing | Additional Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Medical University of South Carolina has an Office of Financial Aid Services
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please contact the liaison, Michele Curry, at 843-792-2536.
The College of Nursing has a scholarship program. To be eligible, admitted students must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic performance, and scholarship criteria. Please contact: Mardi Long firstname.lastname@example.org
The site for information about College of Nursing scholarships can be found here.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN)
Two important objectives of the MUSC College of Nursing are to alleviate the nursing shortage, and increase the diversity of nursing professionals in South Carolina. One way the college is tackling both of these goals is to cultivate and advance the nursing workforce through the ability to provide scholarships. Learn More Here.
Since 2008, the MUSC College of Nursing has been a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Career in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship grant. This grant money has afforded the college the opportunity to dispense $550,000 in scholarship money to 55 students who chose to pursue a new profession as a nurse.
The NCIN program provides scholarships of $10,000 to students from underrepresented groups in nursing or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The qualified recipient(s) must be enrolled in the MUSC College of Nursing’s accelerated baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program and hold a non-nursing degree from a four-year college or university. Students may use the scholarship funds at their discretion to pay tuition, academic fees and living expenses. Learn More Here.
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If you belong to a particular ethnic, religious, or social group, you might qualify for minority nursing scholarships. These are some samples
American Assembly of Men (AAMN)
The American Assembly for Men also has two scholarships available to any pre-licensure nurse, male or female. The site for information is
The overall goal of this program is to produce primary care advanced practice nurses for rural and underserved areas in South Carolina and the nation. The objectives of the grant are to increase the supply of APRN’s in underserved areas and support students who currently live and work in rural or underserved areas. Each student selected for the grant will receive $12,000 divided and equally disbursed over the fall, spring, and summer semesters.Students accepting AENT funding will be required to sign a statement of commitment to work as a primary care NP in rural, underserved or public health practice setting; and to provide follow-up data at one year regarding board certification and employment.
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards
The deadline varies for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards of the Colonel Dames of America. This scholarship has helped students of American Indian heritage cover the cost of nursing school since 1928. The minimum award is $500 with an average award of $1,000 and maximum award of $2,250. The scholarship is renewable for students with passing grades in good standing. To find out more, contact the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Nine Cross Creek Drive, Birmingham, AL 35213, phone (205) 879-6062, Mrs. Joe Calvin, American Indian Nurse Awards Consultant or visit aie.org/scholarships.
Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships in Oncology Nursing
If you are an ethnic minority interested in pursuing a career in oncology nursing, check out the Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships in Oncology Nursing. Three awards of $2,000 are given annually. The duration of the award is one year with a January application deadline. To find out more about this exciting scholarship, visit ons.org, phone (412) 921-7373 or contact: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15275.
Health Professional Preparatory Scholarship Program
Alaska Natives or American Indians needing pre-professional or compensatory education to qualify for enrollment in a health professions school may qualify for this scholarship program. The duration of the Health Professional Preparatory Scholarship Program award is up to 2 years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study. The awards is $1,160 per month for 10 months with a February deadline to apply. For additional details, visit his.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/Scholarship_Applications.asp, phone (301) 443-6197 or contact: Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852.
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program
The Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship program is for members of minority groups working to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Four scholarships of $1,000 and $500 are awarded annually with a June application deadline. The award is for one year. To find out more, phone Pam Chwedyk at (312) 525-3095 or contact: Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship, Attn: Career Recruitment Media, 211 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606.
National American Arab Nurses Association
Members of the National American Arab Nurses Association who are nursing students or practicing nurses may qualify for this $10,000 scholarship. The deadline to apply is July 1. Find out more about this scholarship opportunity at n-aana.org/scholarship/index.asp or phone (313) 982-4070.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) joined with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to create a scholarships program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who have been admitted into accelerated baccalaureate degree nursing programs. Qualified scholarship recipients are from underrepresented groups in nursing or disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program
Another outstanding scholarship for Hispanic nursing students is the Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program. The duration of this scholarship is one year with an application deadline of March 15. The award is up to $8,000. The student must be Hispanic, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen residing in Northern California, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be studying full-time and pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. To find out more about this scholarship, phone (202) 296-5400 or contact Auri Duarte, Scholarship Program Manager, Hispanic College Fund, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 450-A West, Washington DC 20005.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Minority Students in USA
- AIChE Minority Scholarship Award for Undergraduate Students
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Scholarship Award, for Undergraduate Students
- GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship Program
General Electric Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, for Minority students
- MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Scholarship for Master Students
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship Program for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Students
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology for minority students
- Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Microsoft Minorities Scholarship, for Undergraduate or Graduate Students
- Minority Scholarship Award for Undergraduate Students
AMA Foundation and Pfizer Inc Minority Scholarship Award, for Undergraduates
- Minority Scholarship Awards for Incoming College Freshman
Minority Scholarship Awards, for Undergraduates
- Microsoft Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
Microsoft Scholarships for Women, Minorities and Disabled students
- National Medical Fellowships for Minority Students
Minority Students fellowship, NMF
- The Minority Engineering Program (MEP) for Undergraduates and Researchers
MEP Minority Scholarship Program (MEP), for Undergraduate and Research students
- William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation Scholarship, for Undergraduate and Graduate Students