Since 1969, the FNSNA has sought to promote the nursing profession through scholarship, leadership and development. Individuals and organizations with an interest in nursing education have established scholarships within the FNSNA. The FNSNA continues to expand its support for nursing education and the future of the nursing profession. Undergraduate scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree, RN to BSN/MSN completion, LPN/LVN to RN, or accelerated programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. Matriculation means the student has applied to and has been admitted into a state approved nursing program. (Students in an accelerated program please contact the FNSNA for more details for eligibility) are eligible to apply for the undergraduate scholarships offered.
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Open to all currently enrolled nursing students across the country, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards scholarship funds based on a set of criteria established by the sponsor of the scholarship. These scholarships typically reflect a specific area of specialization within the nursing profession such as oncology, critical care, or emergency nursing or a certain population of the nursing profession that is often underrepresented. Funding is up to $10,000 per academic year.
FNSNA is excited to partner with Johnson & Johnson in support of Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarships
2020 showed us, more than ever before, that having well-trained and well-supported nurses is key to the health of our society. However, in a country with significant racial health inequities—the need for well-equipped nurses is especially heightened in communities of color.
One way that Johnson & Johnson is working to eliminate health inequities for people of color is by investing in creating a diverse healthcare professional pipeline, including increasing BIPOC representation among nurses.
As part of Johnson & Johnson’s Our Race to Health Equity initiative, over $500,000 in scholarships were funded through the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association. We were proud to provide scholarships to 67 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students this year. These students will play a key role in creating a world where health equity is a pillar of our society and our healthcare system. The scholarships are one part of a multi-pronged strategy to ensure access to high-quality and culturally competent health care for all. Students must complete the race/ethnicity question to qualify.