Nursing Scholarships and Contests for 2012

In a continuing effort to connect individuals to better opportunities in rewarding nursing careers, OnlineNursingDegrees.org has created exclusive nursing scholarship contests. These contests reward unique individuals who are pursuing an accredited degree within the nursing field. Take advantage of educational opportunities in healthcare - and allow a scholarship to help foot the bill!

Our Exclusive Scholarships for Nurses and Nursing Students

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship –Started in 2011, $500 awarded annually. This is a scholarship contest benefitting a nursing student who is also a single parent. Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Essay required – 500 word minimum. Free to enter. Must be US citizen. View more about the Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship.

The Atlanta Nursing Scholarship – $500 awarded. This was a 2011 scholarship contest benefitting a nursing student studying in an accredited nursing program in the greater metro area of Atlanta, Georgia. Entries stopped being accepted for this contest on June 16th, 2011 - the winner of the 2011 Atlanta Nursing Scholarship award was announced. View more about the Atlanta Nursing Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Nursing Students

Nursing scholarships can provide the key to unlock the doors of opportunity in professional health care careers. There has never been a greater need for highly trained nurses and health care professionals and there are many new scholarships and programs designed to help students succeed.

Listed below, you will find short descriptions and links to some of the nation's leading nursing scholarships and contests.

Featured Nursing Scholarship Programs

The following nursing scholarships were reviewed and selected as features because they offer opportunity to a wide demographic of nursing students and are not limited to a specific facility, discipline or geographical area.

Keep in mind that these are only a few of the hundreds of scholarship options now available. (There are nursing scholarship search options provided after the list.) When conducting a personalized search, make sure to include your school’s location and any racial, ethnic or demographic characteristics that may increase your options.

Have a new scholarship to suggest as a feature? Email it to: scholarships@onlinenursingdegrees.org

Top 10 Nursing Scholarships in the Nation

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association Promise of Nursing Scholarships

Contact:

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
45 Main St., Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone:
718-210-0705

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. These scholarships are available in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code. This program is supported by fund-raising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Funds for this scholarship are supported by contributors in selected regions.

Award Amount: $2500.00
Deadline: January 13, annually

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AAMN Foundation Scholarships for Men

Contact:

Jim Raper, DSN, CFNP, JD
1108 Fern Street
Birmingham, AL 35209-7010

eMail:
aamn@aamn.org

web: www.aamn.org

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Foundation and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future have partnered to offer this $1,000 scholarship program for male students pursuing professional nursing education programs. Established in 2004, these scholarships are intended to support male students who are seeking a pre-RN licensure or graduate degree in nursing. Applicants must submit an application with supporting documentation and already be enrolled at an accredited institution. These awards are not guaranteed to be annual scholarships. Interested applicants should consult the scholarships' website for more information before applying.

Award Amount: $1000.00
Deadline: March 1, annually

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ASHA - School Nursing Scholarship

Contact:
Sandy Krutel
AHSA National Office
7263 State Route 43, PO Box 708

Kent, OH 44240

Telephone: 330-678-1601
Fax: 330-678-4526
eMail: skrutel@ahsaweb.org

web: www.ashaweb.org

ASHA provides financial assistance to students whose academic and professional goals include the health of youth. Applicants must be a junior, senior, or a graduate student enrolled full-time at an institution of higher education (NOT a high school student) and have a declared major of School Nursing.

Award Amount: $500.00
Deadline: April 1, annually
Qualification Requirements
Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.00

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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Contact:
Tamara
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
3286 Oak Court
Belmont, CA 94002
eMail: tanabe@gmail.com

web:
www.genkellyscholarship.com

Applicants can be in high school, college, or graduate students. There are no age limits, and you may study any major and attend or plan to attend any college or graduate school in the U.S. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and complete the online application form.

Winners are chosen by a committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted essay.
Award Amount: $1000.00

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Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Contact:
Daughters of the American Revolution
Committee Services Office, attn: Scholarships
1776 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006-5303
Telephone: 202-628-1776

web: www.dar.org

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. This scholarship is a one-time award given to students who are in financial need and accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing.

Award Amount: $1000.00
Deadline: February 15, annually

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Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (ENA)

Contact:
ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Telephone: 800-900-9659
Fax: 847-460-4004
eMail: foundation@ena.org

web: www.ena.org

Recognizing the importance of ongoing education and research opportunities in emergency nursing, ENA established the Foundation in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance emergency health services available to the public through education and research. This scholarship is awarded to a nurse (RN, LPN or LVN) who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This scholarship is named in memory of Charles Kunz, father of 2005 ENA President, Patricia Kunz Howard.

Award Amount: $3000.00
Deadline: June 1, annually

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ENA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Contact:
ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Telephone: 800-900-9659
Fax: 847-460-4004
Email: foundation@ena.org

web: www.ena.org

Recognizing the importance of ongoing education and research opportunities in emergency nursing, ENA established the Foundation in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance emergency health services available to the public through education and research. These eight scholarships are awarded to nurses (RN, LPN, LVN) who are pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Funding is made possible through the generosity of the many ENA members, donors, and corporations who have contributed to the Foundation.

Award Amount: $3000.00
Deadline: June 1, annually

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ENA Foundation Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarships

Contact:
ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Telephone: 800-900-9659
Fax: 847-460-4004
eMail: foundation@ena.org

web: www.ena.org

Recognizing the importance of ongoing education and research opportunities in emergency nursing, ENA established the Foundation in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance emergency health services available to the public through education and research. These two scholarships are awarded to emergency nurses (RN, LPN or LVN) pursuing advanced clinical practice degrees to become a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. Support for this scholarship is provided by a number of corporate and organization donors.
Award Amount: $3000.00
Deadline: June 1, annually

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association General Scholarships

Contact:
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
45 Main St., Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: 718-210-0710
eMail: nsna@nsna.org

web: www.nsna.org

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. Applicants for these scholarships must be students currently enrolled in state-approved school of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs.
Award Amount: $5000.00
Deadline: January 13, annually

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association McKesson Scholarships

Contact:
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
45 Main St., Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: 718-210-0710
eMail: nsna@nsna.org

web: www.nsna.org

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. This scholarship is open to all students in accredited programs leading to RN licensure.

Award Amount: $1000.00
Deadline: January 1, annually

Apply for this scholarship

Tips for Finding Nursing Scholarships

Nursing scholarships create opportunity. They build a financial bridge allowing more nursing students to reach and receive the educational opportunities necessary for retaining a sharp, competitive edge in modern health care.

Tips to increase your own chances of receiving a nursing scholarship:

What Makes You So Special?

Scholarships are typically created to celebrate or honor something specific about the applicant. Knowing what some of these characteristics are can help you find more scholarship opportunities.

When seeking scholarships, the following areas are all things to consider about yourself and your journey – it may open new doors for you!

Nursing scholarships are often based on any of the following, and more:
Race – Ethnicity – Gender – Location – Field of Study – Income-to-debt Ratio – School – Personal Military Service – Family Member Military Service – Civic Participation – Clubs or Organizations – Personal Challenges – Disabilities – Parenthood – Professional Affiliations – Hospital or Medical Facility Affiliations – Type of Study or Professional Specialty

Search for Nursing Scholarships: No Registration Needed!

NursingSociety.org - Scholarship Opps - This is a robust list of nursing scholarships available through organizations and specific nursing schools.

www.discovernursing.com/nursing-scholarship-search - This is the scholarship search page on a site set-up by Johnson & Johnson to specifically serve nursing students.

Be sure to review our information and links on financial aid for nursing students.

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