All applicants must be students currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing* in associate degree, baccalaureate, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs. High school students are not eligible. Monies are awarded in the spring to be used in the next academic year and summer school. Monies can only be used for nursing or pre-nursing in one of the above mentioned programs. No monies can be used for graduate education unless leading to a first degree in nursing. Graduating high seniors are NOT eligible. (*Pre-nursing students are students enrolled in college or university programs designed as preparation for entrance into a program leading to an associate degree, diploma or baccalaureate degree in nursing.) GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS are open to all nursing and pre-nursing students who meet the above eligiblity requirements. CAREER MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS are open to nursing and pre-nursing students who are registered nurses enrolled in programs leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing or licensed practical/vocational nurses enrolled in a program leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Applicants must submit a copy of their license. BREAKTHROUGH TO NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ETHNIC PEOPLE OF COLOR are open to nursing or pre-nursing students who indicate on the application that they are members of one of the minority groups (Black, Native American, Spanish surname, Asian, Polynesian) SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIPS may have additional criteria, i.e. interest in a nursing for eligiblity. All applicants will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Selection of scholarship recipients is based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community health activities related to health care. All factors are equally weighted. The Selection Committee is composed of nursing faculty and students from a variety of nursing programs.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Varies
Min Award: 1000
Max Award: 2000
National Student Nurses Association, Inc.
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Contact Person: Scholarship Committee