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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, Kenneth Watkins, at 843-792-2536 or watkinsk@musc.edu.

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: Student Services

The site for information about College of Nursing scholarships can be found here.

The Internet has current information about loans, scholarships, and other financial issues:

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 http://www.aamn.org/about-us/scholarships

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Grant

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 up to $22,000 if full-time and $11,000 if part-time divided and equally disbursed over the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students accepting ANEW 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.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarship (NBNA) Program

Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 are available to members of the National Black Nurses Association. Minimum Scholarship Requirements: candididate must 1) Be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50-radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member. 2) Be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Masters , or Doctoral) in good scholastic standing at the time of application and 3) Have at least one full year of school remaining. For additional information, visit www.nbna.org/.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited  baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Selection of recipients is based on many factors including need, current academic standing, and NAHN membership, course of study, supporting documentation and other factors. For additional information, visit www.nahnnet.org

Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs. For more information visit www.aacnnursing.org/Students/Scholarships-Financial-Aid/Minority-Nurse-Faculty-Scholarship

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 www.aie.org/resources/scholarship-search/.

Bachelor's, Master and Doctoral Scholarships in Oncology Nursing

If you are an ethnic minority interested in pursuing a career in oncology nursing, check out the the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation Scholarships in Oncology Nursing for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral (DNP and PhD) students. Awards range from $3,000 to $7,500 annually. The duration of the award is one year with a February 1st application deadline. To find out more about these exciting scholarship, visit www.ons.org/education/grants-scholarships, phone (412) 859-6100 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 www.ihs.gov/dhps/programperformancedata/scholarship/, 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 or visit https://minoritynurse.com/nursing-scholarships/.

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 Health Care Career Career Scholarship

The mission of the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Career Scholarship is to help students from Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of becoming health care professionals. The duration of this scholarship is one year with an application deadline of December 6th. The award is up to $10,000. The student be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen residing in Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be in the first year of studies.  Extra consideration given to first generation college students, student from a underrepresented group (Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander etc.) and have speak English plus another language fluently and students with a financial need. To find out more about this scholarship, visit https://share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/northwest-health-care-career-scholarship-program/.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Minority Students

They include: American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinos, Haitians, Filipinos, Malaysian, and other groups historically underrepresented students.