Nursing Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financing your nursing degree can be a challenge, but it should not be an insurmountable obstacle. There are many different scholarships for nursing students, as well as grants and loan programs dedicated to helping nurses pay for their education.

Listed below are scholarships, grants, loan repayment programs and more aid for nursing students. For each category, nationwide opportunities are listed first, followed by states in alphabetical order.

Information on this page was last retrieved and reviewed as of April 2020. For more information on any of the below, contact the awarding organization.

Scholarships for Nursing Students

After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration is given to students in graduate programs with the goal of becoming nurse educators; students completing RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN programs; and those enrolled in accelerated programs.

American Addiction Centers’ Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for high school graduates and full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are entering or enrolled in academic programs in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy or other curricula focused on treating mental health and substance use disorders.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for nursing school applicants in baccalaureate or higher degree programs at AACN member institutions affiliated with CastleBranch or NursingCAS. Scholarship applicants must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Continuing Professional Development Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for AACN members looking to continue their professional and personal growth.

AAOHN Scholarships
Amount: $1,500
Description: AAOHN offers two scholarships for leadership fees. Both scholarships are awarded to licensed occupational health and environmental nurses who are dedicated to developing leadership skills to provide for and ensure the health and safety of workers in the workplace. One is dedicated to funds for a leadership program and another to cover the cost of the AAOHN National Conference.

A Nurse I Am Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship from Cherokee Uniforms is for nursing students to defray the cost of their education.

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Association on American Indian Affairs Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students from federally recognized tribes who are pursuing degrees in the health and science fields.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses continuing their educations in perioperative nursing by earning bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees.

Benefis Health System Foundation’s John and Darlene Skees Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,500 per student, per semester
Description: This scholarship is for LPNs and other care providers to become registered nurses, or for registered nurses to pursue advanced nursing degrees.

Danish Sisterhood of American’s Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship
Amount: $850
Description: This scholarship is for a post high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession. A 3.0 GPA is required.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students with financial need who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in accredited schools of nursing.

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students who have been accepted to or are already enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be DAR members, descendents of members or eligible for membership.

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $2,000
Description: Student must be accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. This scholarship is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s Graduate Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for a post-high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. This award can only be won once.

Exceptional Nurse Scholarships
Amount: $250-500
Description: ExceptionalNurse.com offers several scholarships for nursing students with a disability or medical challenge. Each scholarship has additional requirements and preference for awards.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students in medicine and life sciences who feel their specialized knowledge and training can be applied to improving the practice of law. Applicants must actively be pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and write a 1,000- to 2,000- word essay.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) Scholarships
Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
Description: This FNSNA offers two scholarship programs, general and promise of nursing. The general scholarship program is open to all currently enrolled nursing students, typically awarded to those focusing on a specialty. The Promise of Nursing scholarship program is for undergraduate nursing students enrolled at a school of nursing within an eligible Promise of Nursing state.

FNSNA's Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program
Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
Description: This fellowship program is for registered nurses enrolled in graduate-level, degree-granting colleges and universities to prepare for roles as nurse educators. Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently taking six or more credits in eligible zip codes, where they are committed to staying upon completion of their education. Applicants should also demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

HRSA Health Workforce’s NURSE Corps Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students pursuing diplomas or associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Preference is given to those with financial need. Funding is in exchange for a commitment to work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses following graduation.

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International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons’ Health Career Scholarship
Location: United States and Canada
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students studying to become registered nurses. Applicants pursuing their associate’s degree must have completed at least their first year of study at accredited institutions, while those pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degrees must have completed two years of study.

Medical Solutions’ Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.75 or better, or for those continuing their education at an accredited institution. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

Mighty Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for Mighty Nurse members enrolled in nursing programs at the level of licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or higher.

Mosaic Life Care Foundation Scholarships
Mary Ann Reinert Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students with 12 credit enrollment in a Surgical Nursing program. A 2.5 GPA is required.

Bill and Mary Russell Health Care Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing educational opportunities in nursing and health care. Applicants must reside in or hail from particular counties.

Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship
Location: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for individuals in the field of nursing and surgical services, with an emphasis on surgical nursing. Applicants must reside in or hail from particular counties.

Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing their education in the fields of allied health, nursing and nursing faculty. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and write a 500-word essay.

Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amount: $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need in pursuing their first academic degree leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.00.

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Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates RN Advancing Education Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Part-Time, $2,500 Full-Time
Description: This scholarship is for a registered nurse working in gastroenterology who is seeking a BSN, MSN or PhD. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be a SGNA member.

Touchmark Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Alberta
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in nursing. Preference will be given to those in geriatric nursing.

UNICO National’s Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students currently attending an accredited campus-based nursing degree program in the United States who have already completed core nursing courses.

U.S. Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for healthcare professionals including pharmacists, optometrists, clinical psychologists, public health officers, nurses, doctors and dentists. Funding is in exchange for 45 days of active duty in the Air Force while studying and a minimum of three years of active duty following graduation.

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State Specific Scholarships

Alabama Nursing Scholarships

Alabama Board of Nursing Graduate Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for active, unencumbered Alabama registered nurses who have been admitted to accredited in-state graduate programs. Applicants must be Alabama residents for at least one year.

Birmingham Black Nurses Association Scholarship
Location: Alabama
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for unlicensed nursing students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees in nursing through pre-licensure programs in Alabama.

Arizona Nursing Scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona’s Health Care Occupations Scholarship
Location: Arizona
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in health care occupations. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited, tax-supported institutions in Arizona that offer certificate or degree programs in health care occupations. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and residents of Arizona for at least one year. Preference will be given to immediate family members of veterans.

AzNF Scholarship
Location: Arizona
Amount: $500 to $2500
Description: These scholarships are for Arizona nursing students. There are $500 scholarships for ADN students, $1000 scholarships for BSN and RN-BSN students, and $2500 scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral students.

Arkansas Nursing Scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Scholarships
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Arkansas nurses in good standing. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas as well.

California Nursing Scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of California’s Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for veterans, veteran’s spouses, widows or widowers, or children of veterans of the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama and/or Persian Gulf. Students must be planning to enter or currently enrolled in an accredited nursing school for the purpose of earning a licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse or other recognized nursing degree.

Association of California Nurse Leaders’ (ACNL) Scholarships
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: The ACNL offers a scholarship for registered nurses pursuing either Associate Degrees in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs or Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing programs. They also offer a scholarship for nurse leaders pursuing graduate degrees in nursing or fields supporting healthcare leadership

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s (OSHPD) Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description: This scholarship is for students who have been accepted or enrolled in a California Board or Committee approved program for certified nurse midwifery, clinical nurse specialty, nurse practitioners, and more.

California OSHPD Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $8,000
Description: This scholarship is for students who are licensed vocational nurses enrolled in a registered nursing program for an associates degree in nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

California OSHPD Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Up to $13,000
Description: This scholarship is for students who are licensed vocational nurses enrolled in a registered nursing program for an associates degree in nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

California OSHPD Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Up to $6,000
Description: This loan repayment program is for practicing licensed vocational nurses providing direct patient care for 32 or more hours a week. Applicants must be working in qualified facilities, be in good standing with the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, have outstanding debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution and be free from any other service obligation. Award is in exchange for 24 months of service in a medically underserved area.

California School Nurses Organization Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: $1,000
Description: This is for graduate-level nursing students who already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher and are currently enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved School Nurse Credential Program or higher education learning program, such as a master’s, doctoral or nurse practitioner program. Applicants must have a valid registered nurse license issued by the state of California and be current members of the California School Nurse Organization.

Critical Care Training Center Interactive Scholarship
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for college nursing students, including those in bridge programs, but excluding licensed vocational nurses. Applicants must be California residents.

Kaiser Permanente’s Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program
Location: California
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students in a California Board of Registered Nursing-approved program in one of the following areas: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited postgraduate MSN/MN or Doctoral program in Nursing (PhD/DNSc/DNP). A minimum GPA of 2.5 to 3.8 is required, depending on the award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Colorado Nursing Scholarships

Friends of Nursing Scholarship
Location: Colorado
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program at participating Colorado Schools of Nursing. Preference will be given to students who are planning to practice in Colorado. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of undergrad, or enrolled at the graduate level, and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Connecticut Nursing Scholarships

Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students, faculty members or alumni of the Schools of Nursing of Boston College, University of Connecticut or Yale University, who are currently conducting or in the development phase of research focused on the power of nursing as a healing art.

Connecticut Nurses Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Location: Connecticut
Amount: $500 - $2,000
Description: The Connecticut Nurses Foundation offers a few different scholarship and award opportunities for Connecticut residents who attend local schools of nursing or have a commitment to practice nursing in the state.

Delaware Nursing Scholarships

Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (DANA) Angeline Solway Award
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This award is for active members of DANA who exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the field of nurse anesthesia both clinically and professionally. Applicants must be DANA members for at least 15 years, be active in DANA affairs and serve on the DANA board for at least five years.

DANA Ed Hyland Scholarship
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student nurse anesthetists who are practicing clinically in Delaware and who exemplify outstanding qualities in nurse anesthesia practice.

Delaware Department of Education’s Nursing Incentive Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: Up to tuition, fees and other expenses
Description: This scholarship is for legal residents of Delaware who are full-time students enrolled in accredited programs leading to certification as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Applicants must hold GPAs of 2.5 or better.

Florida Nursing Scholarships

Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care Imogene Ward Nursing Scholarship Award
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed RN in a BSN or MSN program, LPN in an RN program or certified nursing assistant enrolled in an RN or LPN program with a minimum of two years employment history in long-term care.

Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (FANNP) Scholarships
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for FANNP members who are licensed registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, neonatal nurse practitioners or equivalents, and who are attending educational programs leading to degrees related to the healthcare field. Preference will be given to members, student members and associate members, in that order, and to those working towards neonatal nurse practitioner degrees. Length of FANNP membership will also be considered.

Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care Imogene Ward Nursing Scholarship Award
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for a licensed RN in a BSN or MSN program, LPN in an RN program or certified nursing assistant enrolled in an RN or LPN program with a minimum of two years employment history in long-term care.

Florida Nurses Association Scholarships
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: The Florida Nurses Association offers scholarships for students in specific counties or areas of Florida, mostly to at least RN level nurses.

Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Scholarships
Continuing Education Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses or nursing students obtaining their degrees in nursing and committed to working in the field of rehabilitation in Florida. Applicants must be tri-level members of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, dependents of tri-level members or students sponsored by tri-level members. A 3.0 GPA or better is required.

Examination Scholarship
Location: Florida
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses working in the field of rehabilitation in Florida, who have passed the CRRN examination in the prior 30 days. Applicants must be tri-level members of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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Georgia Nursing Scholarships

Georgia Nurses Foundation’s Scholarships
Location: Georgia
Amount: Vaires
Description: The Georgia Nurses Foundation offers a few different scholarships for all levels of schooling for future nurses.

Hawaii Nursing Scholarships

Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawai’i Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Filipino ancestry who are majoring in nursing at accredited, two- or four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a GPA of 2.7 or better.

Hawai’i Pacific Gerontological Society Nursing Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: This scholarship is for residents of Hawaii who demonstrate financial need in pursuing a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse degree with an interest in geriatric nursing at an accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institution in-state. Applicants must be full-time students and hold GPAs of 2.7 or greater.

Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for residents of Hawaii who demonstrate financial need in their pursuit of a degree in nursing, civil engineering or education at accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be full-time college juniors or seniors who graduated from Hawaii Island high schools. Candidates must hold a GPA of 2.7 or greater.

Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time graduate students of medicine and nursing who attend accredited, four-year, nonprofit institutions in the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold GPAs of 2.7 or better.

Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing their Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing full time at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific University or Doctoral programs within the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to members of the Hawaii Nurses Association.

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for primary health care professionals in training, who have been or will be admitted to accredited schools and programs. Recipients must serve full time in medically underserved areas in Hawaii for two to four years, depending on the length of time of scholarship support.

Philippine Nurses’ Association Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Filipino ancestry who are majoring in nursing at an accredited, two- or four-year, nonprofit institution within the United States. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better.

Illinois Nursing Scholarships

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: The Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships is for second year or greater nursing students at an accredited nursing program with preference given to dependents of deceased or disabled veterans.

Illinois National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for NAHN-Illinois members who demonstrate commitment to the association.

Illinois Nurses Foundation’s Scholarships
Arthur L. Davis Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses who intend to serve as faculty in Illinois. Applicants must be enrolled full or half time in accredited National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education graduate programs with an emphasis in nursing education. A minimum 3.5 GPA is also required.

Sonne Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for members of the Student Nurse Association of Illinois who are enrolled in state-approved nursing programs which lead to eligibility to sit for licensure examinations as a registered professional nurse.

Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program’s Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Location: Illinois
Amount: $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for Illinois residents who are registered nurses working in state and have been accepted to university nurse practitioner programs. The award is in exchange for two years’ service in approved rural communities in Illinois.

Indiana Nursing Scholarships

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship
Location: Indiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students majoring in nursing, dietetics or technology education at Indiana colleges and universities. Priority will be given, in order, to applicants from Franklin Community High School, Johnson County, and Indiana high schools.

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Iowa Nursing Scholarships

Iowa Nurses Foundation’s Scholarships
100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for full- or part-time students attending approved Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing programs in Iowa. Applicants must commit to enhancing the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research and/or teaching.

Mary Paulson Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for current nurses to further their education and advance their careers. Applicants must be Iowa residents and attend in-state schools, hold at least an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or work as a registered nurse, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society’s (INPS) Student Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for current students in nurse practitioner doctorate or master’s programs who are not yet qualified to practice as advanced registered nurse practitioners. Applicants must be student members of INPS.

Iowa United Methodist Foundation’s Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship
Location: Iowa
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for careers in nursing, public health and/or related fields at colleges or schools of nursing in Iowa. Applicants must hold GPAs of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Iowa high school graduates.

Kansas Nursing Scholarships

Kansas Board of Regents’ Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $2,500-$4,500
Description: This scholarship is for students accepted to Kansas nursing programs pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or registered nurses, and enrolled for 12 credit hours or more. The award is in exchange for one year of full-time employment at the sponsoring institution for each year of scholarship support provided. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need.

Kansas Nurses Foundation Scholarships
Location: Kansas
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, graduate and postgraduate nursing study, certificate nursing programs and undergraduate registered nursing programs. All programs must be nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Council On Accreditation. Undergraduate programs must be in Kansas. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, be Kansas residents and United States citizens, and hold cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0.

Kansas School Nurse Organization (KSNO) Scholarship
Location: Kansas
Amount: $750 or more
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses employed in schools and advancing their education through Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing programs. Applicants must be KSNO members.

Kentucky Nursing Scholarships

Kentucky Board of Nursing’s Nursing Incentive Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Maximum of $3,000/year
Description: This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who have been admitted to nursing programs and have completed their prerequisite classes. Preference will be given to those with financial need, licensed practical nurses pursuing registered nurse education and registered nurses pursuing graduate nursing education. Award is in exchange for one year of full-time employment in Kentucky for each year of scholarship support.

Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in pre-licensure programs who have successfully completed one semester of nursing coursework or those accepted into post-licensure programs.

Louisiana Nursing Scholarships

Louisiana Association of Student Nurses (LASN) Financial Need Scholarship
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be active National Student Nurses’ Association/LASN members for at least six months, involved in student activities and/or student government, and hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

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Maine Nursing Scholarships

American Nurses Association Maine’s Nursing Student Scholarship
Location: Maine
Amount: $250 to $500
Description: This scholarship is for students in good standing at Maine undergraduate nursing programs who have successfully completed one semester of a clinical course. Applicants must be members of their school’s student nurse association.

Maryland Nursing Scholarships

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to full tuition and fees
Description: This scholarship is for full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate students at two- and four-year Maryland colleges, universities and private career schools. Applicants must be Maryland residents, as well as the children or spouses of members of the Armed Forces, public safety officers or victims of terrorism.

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Suburban Hospital Scholarships
Casey Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in nursing and Suburban Hospital employees pursuing degrees or certifications in critically needed areas. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students in their last two years of study.

Suburban Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for employees of Suburban Hospital who are pursuing degrees in nursing or allied health fields. Applicants must hold GPAs of at least 2.5.

Kamryn Lambert Memorial Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Maryland high schools who are interested in the medical profession.

Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to tuition and fees
Description: This scholarship is for Maryland residents enrolled in in-state colleges or universities as graduate students pursuing Masters of Science Nursing, post-graduate certificates, Doctorates or other graduate-level programs to become nursing faculty. Applicants must hold GPAs of at least 3.0. Award is in exchange for one year’s service for each year of scholarship support.

Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship – Nursing
Location: Maryland
Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses in Maryland licensed hospitals, adult day care centers, nursing homes, public health agencies, home health agencies, eligible institutions of postsecondary education that award nursing degrees or diplomas, and other organizations authorized by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs at accredited Maryland postsecondary institutions.

Massachusetts Nursing Scholarships

American Nurses Association (ANA) Massachusetts’ Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for ANA Massachusetts members who are pursuing further degrees in nursing, or the children or significant others of members who have been accepted into nursing education programs.

Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) Member’s Child Scholarship
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for children of MNA members in good standing who are pursuing degrees as registered nurses or health care professionals at schools approved by professional accrediting bodies.

Missouri Nursing Scholarships

Missouri Department of American Legion M.D. Jack Murphy Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time students planning careers as registered nurses at accredited colleges/universities. Candidates must be the descendents of veterans having served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, and having honorable discharges. Applicants must also be residents of Missouri and unmarried dependents under the age of 21 who are in the top 40 percent of their class. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate need.

Missouri League of Nursing Scholarship
Location: Missouri
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for practical nursing students, registered nursing (RN) students above the freshman level in associate degree/diploma programs, RN students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs and Master of Science in Nursing candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of the courses required for their advanced degrees and hold an active license in Missouri. Applicants must be residents of Missouri for at least one year, as well as United States citizens; demonstrate financial need; and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Nebraska Nursing Scholarships

Nebraska Health Care Foundation Scholarships
Basic Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for qualified persons wishing to become basic nursing assistants in nursing facilities and/or assisted living communities.

Nurse Advancement Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses wishing to advance their nursing skills and capabilities.

RN Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals wishing to become registered nurses and practice long-term in the profession.

Nebraska Health Care Foundation LPN Scholarship
Location: Nebraska
Amount: $500 to $750
Description: This scholarship is for individuals wishing to attend a licensed practical nurse (LPN) school of nursing and current LPNs wishing to advance their nursing certifications. Applicants must be employed by Nebraska Nursing Facility & Assisted Living Association member institutions or be immediate family members of employees.

New Jersey Nursing Scholarships

Independent College and Universities for New Jersey (ICFNJ) Scholarship Opportunities
Location: New Jersey
Amount: Varies
Description: The ICFNJ offers scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a private education. ICFNJ partners with companies to offer these scholarships to New Jersey students.

North Carolina Nursing Scholarships

North Carolina Nurses Association’s Eunice M. Smith Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses pursuing education at the baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral level on a part-time basis.

North Carolina Nurses Association’s Judy Knox Scholarship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduates of diploma nursing programs who are pursuing additional education in nursing.

Oklahoma Nursing Scholarships

State of Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission’s Nursing Students Assistance
Location: Oklahoma
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students admitted to accredited programs of nursing study. Applicants must be United States citizens and legal residents of Oklahoma. Award is in exchange for equivalent years of practice at sponsoring or qualified health institutions.

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Oregon Nursing Scholarships

Marion A. Lindeman Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for eligible employees of Willamette View Health Center or Willamette View Terrace, who have completed at least one year at either facility and are pursuing degrees or certificates in nursing; speech, physical or occupational therapy; or other health-related fields. Enrollment must be at least half-time at public, nonprofit colleges.

Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Nanette Clapper Memorial Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $6,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses seeking to become nurse practitioners or nurse practitioners furthering their education.

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Scholarship Catalog
Location: Oregon
Amount: Varies
Description: The OSAC offers a complete catalog of scholarships for residents of Oregon in many different fields.

Oregon Nurses Foundation’s Smith Education Scholarship
Location: Oregon
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals enrolled in undergraduate baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to nursing practice in Oregon; leadership abilities and experiences; experience with other cultures, minority groups and underserved populations; and financial need.

Pennsylvania Nursing Scholarships

Nightingale Awards Scholarships
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing basic or advanced degrees in nursing at Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing-approved programs.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for active duty service members, US veterans or their families. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and undergraduate students.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing nursing education.

South Carolina Nursing Scholarships

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship
Location: South Carolina
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for individuals planning to enroll in certified nursing programs in South Carolina or for practicing nurses who wish to advance their professional skills.

South Carolina Nurses Foundation’s Scholarships
Location: South Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students.

Tennessee Nursing Scholarships

Tennessee Nurses Association’s Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship for eligible registered nurses who are continuing their education in graduate studies. Applicants must be TNA members of at least one year and resident of or employees in Tennessee.

Tennessee Nurses Foundation’s Tennessee Nurses Association District Educational Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who have been members of TNA for at least one year or for non-licensed registered nursing students in Tennessee nursing programs.

Tennessee Nurses Foundation RN to BSN Scholarship
Location: Tennessee
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who are enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs at accredited institutions of higher education. Applicants must be Tennessee Nurses Association members of at least one year and be residents of or employees in Tennessee.

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Texas Nursing Scholarships

Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Texas residents of low to moderate income who are studying clinical nursing.

Texas Emergency Nurses Association (TXENA) Scholarships
Location: Texas
Amount: $500 to $4,000
Description: These scholarships are for students pursuing their undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral degrees in nursing at a National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited school. Applicants must be TXENA members living or attending school in Texas, and hold at least a 3.0 GPA.

Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation Scholarships
Location: Texas
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in master’s/post-master’s degree nurse practitioner programs or nurse practitioners obtaining doctoral degrees. Applicants must hold current Texas registered nurse licenses, be residents of Texas, have completed at least 25 percent of their program and have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

Texas Organization Nurse Executives (TONE) Nurse Scholarships
Location: Texas
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for TONE members pursuing advanced nursing degrees. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited graduate programs in nursing at the master’s or doctoral level, have completed at least one semester of course and demonstrate community service involvement.

University Health System’s Nursing Scholarship
Location: Texas
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for employees of University Health System for at least one year, who have been accepted to accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing school degree programs. Applicants must hold a GPA of 3.0 or greater and volunteer for six hours per year of scholarship support.

Vermont Nursing Scholarships

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending accredited schools approved for federal Title IV funding and seeking degrees in registered nursing, licensed practical nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy or social work. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and intend to work in Vermont for a minimum of two years.

Karen Quill Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking degrees in nursing at accredited schools in Vermont, which are approved for federal Title IV funding. Applicants must be active members of children of active members of a union. They must also demonstrate financial need and community service.

Rebekah Assembly of Vermont Nursing Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students attending accredited schools of nursing approved for federal Title IV funding.

Vermont State Grange Alice Cossingham Scholarship
Location: Vermont
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for students seeking degrees in practical nursing, licensed practical nursing or registered nursing at accredited schools, which are approved for federal Title IV funding. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and financial aid.

Virginia Nursing Scholarships

Daughters of the American Revolution Virginia Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who will continue their educations at accredited schools of nursing in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $150 to $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs at schools of nursing in Virginia, which are approved by the State Board of Nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Virginia residents of at least one year. In addition, they must hold a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Virginia Nurses Association’s Owens & Minor Nursing Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $1,500
Description: This scholarship is for full-time juniors and seniors enrolled in nursing majors leading to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at nationally approved programs accredited in Virginia. Applicants must be Virginia residents and hold GPAs of at least 3.00.

Virginia Nursing Students’ Association (VNSA) Second Degree or RN-BSN Student Scholarship
Location: Virginia
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for active VNSA members who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are entering or already enrolled in a nursing program leading to a registered nursing license.

Washington Nursing Scholarships

Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Location: Washington
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in approved programs leading to associate or baccalaureate nursing degrees. Applicants must have completed at least 12 nursing credits in a registered nurse program, and graduate students must be admitted to approved graduate nursing programs. Candidates must be either residents of Washington State or enrolled in approved registered nurse programs in Washington State.

Wisconsin Nursing Scholarships

Wisconsin League for Nursing Scholarship Program
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for Wisconsin residents enrolled in schools of nursing. Applicants may be pursuing their licensed practical nursing degree, Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing.

Wisconsin Nurses Association’s Mary Barker Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Nursing Scholarship
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $2,000
Description: This scholarship is for nurses currently enrolled in or about to begin graduate school.

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Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for current AAMN members who are male and currently enrolled in accredited nursing programs, of which they have completed at least one academic term.

American Nephrology Nurses Association’s (ANNA) Career Mobility Scholarships
Amount: $1,000-$4,000
Description: This scholarship is for current full ANNA members at least the last two years. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Candidates must also hold current certification through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.

Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Scholarship
Location: Alabama, Florida
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for Baptist Health Care affiliate team members, their dependents and residents of Northwest Florida and South Alabama who are enrolled in a college or university and working to obtain a degree within the healthcare industry. Award is based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, demonstrated aptitude and critical need of health care areas.

Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for non-traditional students (defined as those who did not continue their education for three or more years after high school) enrolled in full-time undergraduate nursing programs and working toward associate or bachelor’s degrees.

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Cascade Healthcare Solutions’ Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for current students in undergraduate nursing degree programs at accredited colleges and universities, or high school students who have been accepted into college and plan to study nursing. Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA or better, and be legal residents of the United States or hold valid student visas.

Christiana Care Health System’s Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship
Location: Delaware, New Jersey
Amount: Up to tuition and textbooks
Description: This scholarship is for Christiana Care employees and college students who permanently reside in Delaware and New Jersey, and who are pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees or are enrolled in other accredited, college-level nursing programs. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or better and demonstrate commitment to serving others. Award is in exchange for one year of employment with Christiana Care upon graduation.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Academic Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Description: ENA offers scholarships for applicants pursuing an associates, bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing. Those pursuing any undergraduate degree should be a resume worker or emergency department employee. For master’s degree applicants, those students should be pursuing their degree in nursing administration, nurse practitioner, nursing education or public health.

Hurst Review Services’ American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing professional nursing degrees. Applicants must be pre-licensure and enrolled at member AACN schools.

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Lamber-Goodnow Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Description: This scholarship is for students applying to or currently enrolled in nursing programs through the following year.

Oncology Nurses Society Foundation’s Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 to $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled for their senior year of their Bachelor’s of Nursing degree programs at National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools of nursing.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for well-deserving students pursuing careers in health care.

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Graduate Nursing Scholarships

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for students who are AANA student members and currently enrolled in accredited nurse anesthesia programs. Applicants must be in good standing within their programs.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Education Advancement Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nurse practitioners looking to advance their education.

American Cancer Society’s Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
Amount: $15,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research and preparing for careers as nurse scientists.

American Cancer Society’s Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice
Amount: $10,000
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in cancer nursing or doctorates of nursing practice.

American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation Grants and Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Description: These scholarships are for midwifery students. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing’s (ARIN) Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $600
Description: This scholarship is for ARIN members of at least three years who have returned to school to advance their nursing education.

CastleBranch-Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in graduate degree nursing programs at American Association of Colleges of Nursing member schools of nursing. Applicants must be GNSA members and hold GPAs of 3.5 or greater.

March of Dimes’ Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for registered nurses who are currently enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal-child nursing at the master’s or doctorate level. Applicants must be members of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the American College of Nurse-Midwives or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Nursing Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for nursing students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited programs and have completed 12 to 45 credits, depending on the program. Candidates must also hold GPAs of 3.6 or better.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation’s Master’s Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in or apply to Master’s in Nursing degree programs at NLN- or CCNE-accredited schools of nursing. Applicants must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. Candidates must be currently licensed as registered nurses or possess bachelor’s degrees in another field.

Oncology Nurses Society Foundation’s Doctoral Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 to $7,500
Description: This scholarship is for current registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing research doctoral degrees or clinical doctoral degrees.

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  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
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Minority Nursing Scholarships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
Amount: $18,000
Description: This scholarship is for full-time graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in schools of nursing after graduation. Preference will be given to students in doctoral programs.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Foundation's Midwives of Color-Watson Midwifery Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for student midwives of color. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Description: This scholarship is for NAHN members enrolled in accredited licensed vocational nurse/licensed practical nurse, associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Applicants must demonstrate need and academic standing.

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 to $6,000
Description: This scholarship is for NBNA members enrolled in nursing programs and in good scholastic standing.

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Nursing Grants and Fellowships

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Research and/or Clinical Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Description: This fellowship is for certified registered nurse anesthetists who are actively engaged in doctoral studies that demonstrate strong commitments to research.

AANA General Research Grant
Amount: Varies
Description: This fellowship is for doctorate prepared AANA members. Funds from the grant must be allocated to the research’s relevance to the missing of the AANA Foundation within healthcare policy, science of anesthesia, education, practice/clinical, and/or leadership.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Grant
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This grant is for nurse practitioners who are involved in research initiatives as well as patient education, provider education and evidence-based practice and quality improvement.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Research Grant
Amount: $5,000
Description: This grant is for current AHNA members of at least one year who are conducting research into holistic nursing.

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American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) Clinical Practice Grant
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description: This grant is for current, full ANNA members of at least two years who are involved in clinical practice projects that will directly benefit staff, patients and/or families. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services.

ANNA Nurse in Washington Internship Grant
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for current, full ANNA members of at least two years who wish to attend the annual Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI) program. Applicants must be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services and have not attended NIWI in the past three years.

ANNA Research Grants
Amount: Up to $15,000
Description: This grant is for full members of ANNA who are primary principal investigators in research projects in nephrology, transplantation or related therapies. Applicants must be registered nurses with a minimum of a master’s degree and be actively involved in nephrology nursing-related health care services.

Alaska Community Foundation’s David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship
Location: Alaska
Award: Up to $2,500
Description: This fellowship is for candidates in pursuit of registered nursing degrees and service to small Alaskan communities. Applicants must have completed prerequisites for nursing degree programs and be enrolled full-time at the time of award’s use. Candidates must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be eligible for graduation within two years of award’s use. Preference will be given to students near degree completion.

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Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation’s Nursing Research Grant
Location: Connecticut
Amount: $1,000
Description: This grant is for residents of Connecticut who are registered nurses, MSN graduates, DNP graduates, family nurse practitioners or hold a PhD. Applicants must be conducting research applicable to nursing and/or issues related to nursing.

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Advanced Fellowship
Description: This fellowship is for US citizens holding active, current licensure as a nurse, among many other professions in the health professions.

North Carolina Nurses Association’s Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship
Location: North Carolina
Amount: $5,000
Description: This fellowship is for registered nurses seeking their master’s or doctorate in nursing practice or administration on a full-time basis.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundations’ Cancer Public Education Project Grant
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This grant is for registered nurses with interests in oncology nursing with a project on cancer public education.

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant
Location: Maryland
Amount: Varies
Description: This grant is for current high school seniors and full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who plan on working in child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work and public service.

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Nursing Loan Repayment Programs

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ SHARP-I
Location: Alaska
Amount: Up to $47,000
Description: This program is for psychiatric nurse specialists, nurse clinicians, RNs, and certified nurse midwives, with other health professionals, working in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).

Arizona Department of Health Services’ Loan Repayment Program
Location: Arizona
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care providers working full- or part-time in federally designated health professional shortage areas. Applicants must be physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners or physician assistants), pharmacists, dentists or behavioral health providers.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing Faith A. Fields Nursing Scholarship Loan
Location: Arkansas
Amount: Up to $20,000
Description: This program is for students pursuing courses of study that lead to qualification as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or nurse educators. Applicants must be Arkansas residents, accepted or enrolled in Arkansas-approved nursing education programs or nationally accredited out-of-state programs, have financial need and, if already licensed, hold current unencumbered nursing licenses. Award is in exchange for service.

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California OSHPD's Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Up to $25,000
Description: This program is for currently licensed and practicing certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, along with other health professionals.. Applicants must provide 32 hours or more of direct patient care each week at qualified facilities and be in good standing with their respective boards or committees. Candidates must have outstanding educational debt from commercial or U.S. government lending institutions and be free from other service obligations. Award is in exchange for two years’ service in medically underserved areas.

California OSHPD's State Loan Repayment Program
Location: California
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and psychiatric nurse specialists, along with other health disciplines practicing in federally designated health professional shortage areas. Applicants must hold qualified educational loans for repayment. Award is in exchange for two years of full-time or four years of party-time service.

College Foundation of North Carolina’s Forgivable Education Loans for Service
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Up to $56,000
Description: This program is for qualified students enrolled in approved education programs who are committed to working in critical shortage professions. Applicants must have GPAs of at least 3.00 (high school), 2.80 (undergraduate) or 3.20 (graduate). Award is in exchange for service.

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Colorado Health Service Corps’ Loan Repayment
Location: Colorado
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for health professionals who deliver primary health care services at public or nonprofit clinics in shortage areas and have qualified student loans for repayment. Applicants must be certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, APRNs with training in substance abuse or pain management, psychiatric nurse specialists, or several other health professions.. Award is in exchange for three years’ service at approved sites, with award amounts respective to full- or part-time service.

Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Delaware
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for professionals who work in shortage areas with underserved populations. Applicants must be certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurse specialists, registered nurses, or in other disciplines. Award is in exchange for service.

Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance’s Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Florida
Amount: Up to $4,000
Description: This program is for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses or advanced registered nurse practitioners who have loans incurred for nursing education and who work full-time at designated sites. Award is in exchange for service.

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Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care and behavioral health providers who care for patients at non-profit organizations in designated shortage areas. Applicants must be nurse practitioners, registered nurses or in other eligible disciplines. Award is in exchange for two years’ service.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Idaho
Amount: $10,000 - $25,000 per year
Description: This program is for nurses, clinicians and physicians working at participating sites in federally designated shortage areas. Award is in exchange for two years’ service full time or four years’ service part time, and must be matched $1 to $1 with funds from employers.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Location: Maryland
Amount: Up to $10,000
Description: This program is for Maryland residents who provide public services in state, local or nonprofit agencies to low income or underserved residents. Applicants must be degree- or diploma-holding registered nurses among other eligible employment fields.. Award is in exchange for full-time service.

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Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kansas
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for eligible nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, mental health nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurse specialists, and other health care providers who have qualifying educational loans. Award is in exchange for two year’s service at eligible nonprofit or public practice sites in federally designated shortage areas.

Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Kentucky
Amount: Up to $300,000
Description: This program is for primary care professionals working with rural or underserved populations in shortage areas, such as nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurse specialists. Award is in exchange for two years’ service. Funds must be matched by employers.

Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Louisiana
Amount: Up to $30,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners working in federally designated shortage areas for public or nonprofit entities. Applicants must work full time in outpatient capacities as certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, psychiatric nurse specialists, and other professions.

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Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program
Location: Massachusetts
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary health care professionals in dentistry, medicine and mental health who work for eligible public or nonprofit health care organizations. Award is in exchange for two years of full-time service or equivalent extended commitment part time.

Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $11,000
Description: This program is for individuals studying to teach in allied health care or advanced nursing. Award is in exchange for three to four years of service as postsecondary faculty.

Minnesota Nurses in Long Term Care Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $6,000
Description: This program is for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Award is in exchange for at least two years’ service in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities or hospitals owning or operating licensed nursing homes.

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Minnesota Rural Mid Level Practitioner Loan Forgiveness
Location: Minnesota
Amount: $14,000
Description: This program is for nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and advanced clinical nurse specialists. Award is in exchange for three to four years’ of service in rural areas.

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services’ Health Professional Loan Repayment
Location: Missouri
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for qualifying registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, family nurse practitioner, or student nurses in their last full year of nursing school for bachelors or master’s degree in nursing.. Award is in exchange for service in shortage areas.

Montana National Health Service Corp. Student Loan Repayment Program
Location: Montana
Amount: Up to $15,000
Description: This program is for health care providers with qualified educational loans. Applicants must be a nurse practitioner specializing in adult, psychiatry/mental health, family, geriatrics, pediatrics, or women’s health, primary care registered nurse, certified nurse midwife or psychiatric nurse specialist, among other professions.. Award is in exchange for service at approved sites.

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Nebraska Loan Repayment Program
Location: Nebraska
Amount: Up to $30,000 per year
Description: This program is for rural health professionals. Applicants must be employed in designated health professional shortage areas. Award is in exchange for three years’ service at eligible practice sites. Funds must be matched by employers.

Nevada Health Service Corps
Location: Nevada
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for health professionals in rural communities. Applicants must be nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwife, psychiatric nurse specialist, registered nurse among other eligible professions. Award is in exchange for full-time service.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ State Loan Repayment Program Location: New Hampshire
Amount: Up to $75,000
Description: This program is for health care professionals working in areas designated as medically underserved. Applicants must be certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, psychiatric nurse specialists, among other health care eligible professions. Award is in exchange for two to three years’ service.

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New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: New Mexico
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for practicing health professionals. Applicants must be advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, or other eligible professions. Award is in exchange for two years’ full-time service at nonprofit sites in designated shortage areas.

Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This program is for Illinois residents who work as nurse educators at approved institutions and have outstanding eligible educational loans. Award is in exchange for service.

New York State Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
Location: New York
Amount: Up to $40,000
Description: Applicants for this program must be legal residents of New York state and be employed as a nursing faculty member or adjunct clinical faculty member providing classroom or clinical instruction.

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North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation Community Practitioner Program
Location: North Carolina
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care physicians, physician’s assistants and family nurse practitioners working in underserved, designated shortage areas. Award is in exchange for service.

Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program
Location: Ohio
Amount: $1,620 per year
Description: This program is for students enrolled at least half-time in approved nurse education schools. Applicants must be aspiring nurses or nurse instructors. Award is in exchange for service.

Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment
Location: Oregon
Amount: Up to $35,000 per year
Description: This program is for primary care providers working at nonprofit sites in shortage areas. Applicants must be primary care nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, psychiatric nurse specialists, registered nurses, or other approved eligible provider type. Award is in exchange for two years’ service. Funds must be matched by employers.

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Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program
Location: Pennsylvania
Amount: Up to $60,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners. Applicants must be certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and other eligible participants in the healthcare field. Award is in exchange for service to underserved residents in designated shortage areas.

Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption Program of New Jersey (NJLRP)
Location: New Jersey
Amount: Up to $120,000
Description: This program is for primary care practitioners. Applicants must be physicians, dentists, certified nurse midwives, certified nurse practitioners and certified physician’s assistants. Award is in exchange for at least two years’ service in underserved or federally designated shortage areas.

Rhode Island Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program
Location: Rhode Island
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for primary care professionals with qualifying outstanding educational debt. Applicants must be primary care certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, psychiatric nurse specialists, registered nurses, and other healthcare occupations.

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State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board’s Nursing Student Loan
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: $250 - $3,000
Description: This program is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at least half-time at eligible in-state institutions to become licensed as registered nurses or licensed nurse practitioners.

South Dakota Department of Health Recruitment Assistance Program
Location: South Dakota
Amount: Up to $50,000+
Description: This program is for qualifying nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and other health professionals. Award is in exchange for three years’ service in eligible rural communities.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation’s Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program
Location: Tennessee
Amount: Varies
Description: This program is for nurses enrolled in an eligible master’s degree of post master’s degree in nursing program.

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Veterans’ Home Medical Providers’ Loan Repayment Program
Location: Illinois
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: This program is for Illinois residents who are medical providers working in approved veterans’ homes and have outstanding eligible educational loans. Applicants must be physicians, certified nurse practitioners, registered professional nurses, certified nursing assistants or licensed practical nurses. Award is in exchange for service.

Vermont Department of Health Educational Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Programs
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: This program is for nurses committed to working as nurses upon graduation in rural and underserved areas.

Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals
Location: Vermont
Amount: Up to $20,000
Description: This program is for health professionals working with underserved populations and communities at specific sites. Applicants must be advanced practice registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, or other eligible practitioners. Award is in exchange for service.

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Virginia State Loan Repayment Program
Location: Virginia
Amount: Up to $140,000 for a four year commitment
Description: This program is for qualified nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and certified nurse midwives among other primary care providers. Award is in exchange for two years’ service at eligible practice sites in federally designated shortage areas.

Washington DC Department of Health’s DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Location: District of Columbia
Amount: Up to $145,232
Description: This program is for professionals who work at certified sites and have eligible debt. Applicants must be registered nurses or advanced practice nurses, among other eligible providers. Award is in exchange for full-time service for one to four years.

Washington Student Achievement Council’s Health Professionals
Location: Washington
Amount: Up to $75,000
Description: This program is for licensed health professionals. Applicants must be doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and others. Award is in exchange for service at approved sites in rural or underserved areas.

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health’s Health Professions Loan Assistance Program
Location: Wisconsin
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: This program is for health care professionals working full time in federally designated shortage areas. Applicants must be primary care nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, or in other health eligible careers.

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