The 2024-2025 scholarship application is available from September 8, 2023 – January 26, 2024
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Students currently enrolled and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program.
Matriculation means the student has applied to and has been admitted into a state approved nursing program. (Students must graduate after July 1, 2024 to apply)
Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program
Attending classes and taking no less than six (6) credits per semester.
Involvement in student nursing organizations and/or community health activities
Document academic achievement
Establish financial need
U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/Alien Registration Number
High school students are not eligible to apply
Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE? The NSNA Foundation awarded over $600,000 in May 2023, in the general scholarship and promise of nursing programs. Scholarship funding is up to $10,000 per award.
WHAT CRITERIA ARE USED FOR SELECTION? The scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Additional criteria may be required by some sponsors.
WHEN WILL THE SCHOLARSHIPS BE AWARDED? Scholarships are awarded in the spring of 2024 for use in summer school 2024 and the 2024 – 2025 academic year.
WHO CHOOSES THE RECIPIENTS? A committee of faculty and students is appointed by the NSNA Foundation to select recipients.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION AVAILABLE? The 2024-2025 online scholarship application is available September 8, 2023.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS? Applications must be submitted online by January 26, 2024.
WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED WITH THE APPLICATION? All applicants must submit a copy of their recent nursing school transcripts, or grade report. NSNA members must their member numbers and expiration date. Registered nurses in baccalaureate programs and licensed practical/vocational nurses in programs leading to registered nurse licensure must submit a copy of their license to be considered for the Career Mobility Scholarships. Complete details are in the online application.