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External Nursing Program Scholarships
External scholarships are awards that require a separate application process. Generally, the organization offering the scholarship notifies the College of Nursing of their award and the application process. Many of these awards require that the applicant submit a personal statement, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Students are notified of these scholarship opportunities through campus e-mail.
Scholarship deadlines are coming up March 31st and April 30th for the following scholarships:
- AfterCollege Spring Student Scholarship - ($1,000 scholarship – open to all majors)
- AfterCollege AACN Nursing Student Scholarship - (Two $2,500 scholarships – open to nursing majors)
AfterCollege is an employer funded entry-level job & internship resource started by Stanford students over a decade ago. We use a patented approach which allows employers to share their career opportunities with students based on major, school, and location. All student information remains private and confidential, unless you choose to share it with employers of interest.
American Cancer Society - Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in thenfollowing cancer nursing fields: research, education, administration, or clinical practice. Awards are made for up to four years with a stipend of $15,000 per year.
- Application Deadline: December 15
American Cancer Society -Master's Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
This award supports graduate students pursuing master's degrees in cancer nursing. Awards are made for up to two years in the annual amount of $10,000.
- Application Deadline: December 15
American Nurses Association Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program
The American Nurses Association's Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program is seeking applicants for its Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. This program is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and provides 3-5 fellowships to master's prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.
Applicants must be an American citizen, have a master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing, be a registered nurse, be a member of ANA, a member of a ethnic/racial minority group, and able to demonstrate a commitment to a research career in nursing.
Anne A. Agnew Scholarship
The SC State Employees Association is now accepting applications for Agnew Scholarships. Students who have completed at least one year at a college, university, or other institution of higher education are eligible for these scholarships. Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded annually if funds are available.
CampusRN Scholarship Fund
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Charleston County Medical Society Scholarship (aka Sally Seignious Memorial Scholarship)
The recipient must be a returning student with financial need and a native of and resident of Charleston County. A broadcast e-mail to College of Nursing students is sent, usually in early Spring, to solicit resumes/applications from qualified students.
Colonial Dames of America Scholarship
The selected recipient may be an incoming or returning student and an American Indian.
- For more information, contact the MUSC CON Director of Student and Alumni Relations at 843-792-6683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Incentive for Diversity: A South Carolina AHEC Leadership Initiative
This scholarship provides financial, social, and professional development supports to encourage minorities to enroll in and successfully complete an accredited pediatric, adult, family, psychiatric, geriatric, or obstetrics nurse practitioner or nurse midwifery program. CID participants must be a full-time student and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout their academic program. This is administered through AHEC.
The Datatel Scholars Foundation is a tax-exempt foundation established by Datatel in 1990 to award scholarships to eligible students currently attending one of Datatel's over 540 client institutions. The foundation was created due to Datatel's long standing commitment to higher education, and to give back to its client base by centering Datatel's philanthropic focus on scholarships.
Please visit their web site: www.datatel.com, "scholars foundation" for more specific information regarding eligibility requirements.
Look for information about these scholarships:
- Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship
- Angelfire Scholarship
- Returning Student Scholarship
- Nancy Goodhue Lynch Scholarship.
You may also call 1-800-486-4332 or e-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarship
Ethel Louise Armstrong Scholarships are available to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Scholarships range up to a maximum of $1000-$2000.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- The student must be a woman with a physical disability
- The student must be currently enrolled or actively applying to a graduate program in an accredited college or university in the United States
- The student must be active in a local, state, or national disability organization - either in person ot electronically - which is providing services and/or advocacy for people with disabilities
- The student must be willing to network with the ELA Board of Director and the current and alumni recipients on our listserv. This will enhance the ELA Scholar's
support base in professional and political arena's.
- The student must be willing to update ELA with an annual letter on her progress in her academic and working career.
To receive information about the application process, please contact:
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc.
2460 North Lake Avenue, PMB #128
Altadena, CA 91001
Exchange Club Scholarship
The selected recipient may be an incoming or returning student, a resident of Berkeley/Charleston/Dorchester counties, have a 3.0 GPA or better, and a history of community service. A broadcast e-mail to College of Nursing students is sent (usually during the summer) to solicit resumes/applications from qualified students.
Gift of Life Scholarship
The Gift of Life Trust Fund awards scholarships up to $5000 to a SC resident who is seeking a degree in a field which is of direct importance to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. For consideration, applicants must have a professional interest in the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation and also be a student seeking an Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Medicine or Nursing. Graduates can apply at anytime in their program.
Undergraduates must be juniors or seniors. Selection criteria include cumulative gpa of 3.0 or better, documentation of enrollment into a degree program, letter of interest, official transcripts and letters of recommendation. If selected as a recipient, the awardee would be required to participate in the annual Gift of Life Trust Fund banquet. Application deadline: April 30th
Helen Golding Lynch Scholarship
Palmetto Health is interested in providing eligible students with an educational grant. Applicants must have completed a course in Fundamentals of Nursing, maintain a 2.5 GPA and earn a grade of "C" or better in all nursing courses. Preference is given to employees of Palmetto Health. For more information, please call 803-434-4493.
Ida Spruill Nursing Scholarship
The Tri-County Black Nurses Association awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving minority nursing student in the basic BSN degree program. Students must complete a one page essay describing themselves and why they should be considered for the scholarship. Names of two references are required, and one letter of recommendation must accompany the application.
- For more information, contact the Tri-County Black Nurses Association, PO Box 20816, Charleston, SC 29413.
Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to support students who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor, or who are pursuing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing, graduate level, at an accredited medical school. All applicants must be US citizens and attend an accredited college or university in the US.
March of Dimes Scholarship
The March of Dimes offers four $5000 scholarships to recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and infants. Qualified scholarship applicants are registered nurses currently enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing at the Master's or Doctorate level with at least one academic term to complete. Four winners are honored annually at the meetings of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the American College of Nurse Midwives, or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship
Programs awards four scholarships - two $1000 awards and two $500 awards to minority nursing students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the nursing profession and to the communities. The awards are specifically designed to assist RN's and undergraduate students in completing a BSN degree.
Applications must have a 3.0 GPA or better, financial need, and a commitment to the community. A letter of recommendation fro a faculty member, financial aid officer, and community leader is required for the application.
Applications must be submitted to:
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship
CASS Recruitment Media
1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 404
Evanston, IL 60201
MUSC Women's Club Scholarship
The selected recipient may be an incoming or returning student, have a 3.0 GPA or better, and a history of community service. A broadcast e-mail is sent, usually in the summer, to solicit resumes/applications from qualified students.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Scholarships
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses will be awarding scholarships to outstanding Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate potential for professional contributions to nursing and through their actions will serve as positive role models to Hispanic nursing students. To qualify, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, and be a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States.
Criteria for the scholarship includes a minimum GPA of 3.0, potential for leadership in nursing, financial need, and membership in the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
Other scholarships available through this organization include:
- Juanita Robles-Lopez/Pampers Parenting Institute and Proctor and Gamble Scholarships, and
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses $1000 Scholarship Awards
Applications should be sent to:
National Award Scholarship Chairperson
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
1501 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
National League for Nursing
The National League for Nursing and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education are pleased to announce the Constance M. Baker Endowed Scholarship Fund. Designated for minority nurses seeking doctoral degrees in preparation for nurse faculty careers, the generous $100,000 gift from Dr. Baker is the first endowed minority scholarship fund and will strengthen the NLN's commitment to increasing the number of doctorally prepared minority nurse educators.
Having served as dean of two schools of nursing in her career, Dr. Baker knows well the challenges of building a diverse faculty prepared to serve as role models and mentors for nursing students. She says, "I believe one approach to decreasing health disparities is to increase the number of affected minorities in the health professions work force. We urgently need more doctorally prepared nurse faculty who represent groups experiencing health disparities. I was fortunate to be awarded a number of scholarships to complete my professional education, now I am pleased to be able to help other nurses become faculty."
The NLN and the NLN Foundation share a mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce. The creation of the Constance M. Baker Endowed Scholarship Fund will ensure a lasting legacy that will benefit future generations of nurses and nurse educators. The foundation anticipates awarding the first scholarship from this fund in 2009.
NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
The National League for Nursing Foundation Scholarship supports the goal of assisting experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to complete advanced degrees to secure or enhance careers as full-time nurse educators. Funds are for masters or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs.
- Awards range from $3000 to $6000.
- Candidates must be NLN members.
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
The 2013 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Nursing Scholarship Program) application cycle is now open.
The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) and Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) have a new name and identity. These programs now fall under NURSE Corps: Caring for Communities in Need. Through the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program and the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, NURSE Corps is empowering and enabling nurses to follow their passion for helping and healing others. While the name may be new, these are still the same great programs which have supported a community of nurses who provide quality health care to underserved areas throughout the U.S. and its Territories since 2002. To learn more please visit the new NURSE Corps web page where you will find important program information.
- The deadline to apply is May 2, at 7:30 pm, ET.
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program - US Department of Health and Human Services at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrefaq.htm
The goals of the NELRP are to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional nurses dedicated to providing health care to underserved populations and to provide an opportunity for nurses to consider a career in America's underserved areas. The program offers registered nurses substantial economic assistance to repay their educational loans in exchange for service to the underserved in eligible facilities. All NELRP participants must enter into a contract agreeing to providefull-time employment in an approved eligible health facility for 2-3 years. In return, the NELRP will pay 60% of the participants total qualifying loan balance for 2 years or 85% of the participant's total qualifying loan balance for 3 years.
- For more information about the NELRP, check out the web site or call toll-free, 1-866-813-3753.
CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.
Palmetto Gold Scholarship
The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program is designed to salute South Carolina nurses for excellence in practice and to support nursing education with scholarships. The scholarship is administered through the South Carolina Nurses Foundation. One student from each of the twenty-two nursing programs will receive a $1000 scholarship. The Dean (or their designee) is responsible for nominating a student for this scholarship.
Regional Medical Center Foundation
Virginia B. Johnson Scholarship Fund:
The program was established in honor of community leader and volunteer Virginia B. Johnson. Scholarship grants are awarded annually to selected students from the surrounding area who are accepted into accredited nursing programs leading to R.N. or higher credentials. Call 803-395-2231 with any questions. Learn more here.
South Carolina Nurses Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
The selected recipient must be a current resident of South Carolina, enrolled in a BSN program in South Carolina at the junior or senior level, have a 3.0 GPA or better, be in financial need, intend to seek employment in South Carolina, and submit two references from a faculty member of the school in which the student is enrolled. Applications are generally available during the spring semester from the South Carolina Nurses Association.
Talbot's Women’s Scholarship Fund
Recipients must be women currently residing in the United States, have earned their high school diploma or GED on or before September 1992, enrolled in a full or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year university, and have at least two semesters (or a minimum of 24 credit hours) remaining to complete their undergraduate degree. Students with a previously earned bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs.
"Together We Care" Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
MinuteClinic and Johnson & Johnson have teamed up to create this scholarship program which will provide 35 nurse practitioner scholarships.
This will include up to 30 Nurse Practitioner scholarships for $2,500 each and up to 5 DNP scholarships for $5,000 each.
- The application deadline is May 1, 2013.
- To read more about the program, eligibility information, and find out how you can apply click here.
The North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics
In an effort to increase the number of health, science, and mathematics professionals, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funds for need basedstudent loans. To be eligible,you must:
- be a US citizen and resident of NC
- have been unconditionally promoted to the third, fourth, or fifth year of an approved undergraduate program
- have attained unconditional acceptance into a graduate level program or selected two-year undergraduate program
- fit the profile for financial need as determined by the program rules, secure the loan by signing a promissory note to be endorsed by two or more cosigners
- return all application and supporting materials t NC Health, Science, and Mathematics Student Loan Program, PO Box 14223, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4223.
Eligible nursing students must be in a nurse anesthetist, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, nurse midwifery, or general nursing (RN) degree program.
- For more information or an application, call toll free 866-866-CFNC.
The makers of Tylenol Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1000 scholarships for higher education to students that demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and who intend to major in areas that will lead to health related fields.
You may apply to the Tylenol Scholarship if you will be attending undergraduate or graduate school at an accredited college or university. You should have one-two years of school remaining.
Application forms are to be printed and returned by April 30 via US mail to:
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.
1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 88
St. Peter, MN 56082
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships offers financial support to students with economic need. Up to 50 percent of awards are targeted to members of ethnic minority groups or individuals with physical disabilities.
Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances.
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