Top 30 Nursing Scholarships

Paying for nursing school can be a real challenge. Fortunately, there is help available. Below is a list of nursing scholarships.

General Nursing Scholarships

1. Nurse Corps Scholarship

Students who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a nursing program may be eligible to receive the Nurse Corps Scholarship, which assists with tuition and provides a monthly stipend. In exchange, upon completing your nursing program, you will work at a qualified facility that has a shortage of nurses. Some of the eligibility requirements for applying for this scholarship include being a U.S. citizen and not having any federal liens against you. Learn more

2. A Nurse I Am Scholarship

Two documentaries, both entitled A Nurse I Am, were created by Cherokee Uniforms to encourage nurses to continue to make a positive impact within the field. In line with the films, a scholarship bearing the same name was developed to further inspire nursing students. Currently enrolled nursing students may submit an application and 300-word essay to be considered for the $2,000 scholarship. Learn more

3. Mometrix Nursing Scholarships

Enter for a chance to win one of two nursing scholarships, provided by Mometrix Test Preparation. All you need to do is write and submit (by 05/14/2021), an essay of a maximum of 2,000 characters that explains what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree. All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The first-place scholarship is for $750, while second place is $400. Learn more

4. Back to School Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all individuals wanting to pursue a nursing degree. The prize, in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded four times a year (to four different recipients). The submission deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 30, and October 31. Learn more

5. Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is awarded by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Students who demonstrate financial need and can provide proof of acceptance to or current enrollment in a nursing program, are eligible to apply for this scholarship. A one-time award of $2,500 will be given to three students. Learn more

6. Touchmark Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The Touchmark Foundation offers scholarships to students studying nursing. It specifically focuses on applicants in geriatric nursing. The scholarship is geared toward students who live in or are pursuing their degree in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Alberta, Canada. Learn more

7. Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship

The Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is sponsored by Cascade Healthcare Solutions. The award amount is $1,000. Students who have been accepted into an undergraduate nursing program, or are currently attending one, are eligible to apply. A GPA of 3.0 and essay accompanying the scholarship application are required. Learn more

8. AfterCollege and AACN Scholarship Fund

The AfterCollege and AACN Scholarship Fund provides four $2,500 scholarships per year, one per quarter. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a nursing program, working towards a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Special consideration is given to those enrolled in an accelerated program, seeking to become a nurse educator, or completing an RN to BSN or MSN program. Learn more

9. B4 Brands Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship

Each year, one scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional nursing student who is studying full-time. The $1,000 award will be sent directly to the winner’s university/college. Applications must be postmarked by March 31st. The winner will be announced on May 1st. Learn more

10. Coursey Enterprises Student Scholarship

Nursing students in their first year are eligible to apply for this $250 scholarship. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen. An essay must be submitted with your application. Learn more

11. Frances L. Moore Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who exhibits outstanding academic success and financial need. The award amount varies, depending on available resources. It may be renewable. Learn more

12. Geraldine Polly Bednash Scholarship

Four times a year, the Geraldine Polly Bednash Scholarship is given to two different deserving recipients. Some of the eligibility requirements of this scholarship include a 3.2-grade point average and drafting an essay on your education/career goals. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000. Learn more

13. Hurst Review Services/AACN Nursing Scholarship

The Hurst Review Services/AACN Nursing Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled at member AACN schools. Two scholarships are awarded twice a year, each in the amount of $2,500. Application deadlines are January 15th and July 15th. Learn more

14. The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is aimed at providing funds to nursing students who are in their second semester of nursing school or higher. Each year, up to five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are accepted until March 30th. Learn more

15. TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

Each year, several scholarships are awarded to students pursuing degrees in healthcare, including nursing degrees. The scholarship is a one-time award and may be applied to tuition, fees, books, and supplies necessary for the student’s courses. Each applicant’s GPA, academic record, community involvement, and essay will be evaluated to select recipients. Learn more

16. Velma Flies Anderson Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Mrs. Anderson, who graduated from a school of nursing. It is geared toward students who are currently enrolled in their final year of an RN program. The application deadline is March 15th. Learn more

17. Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship for Nursing

Students pursuing an education in nursing and/or surgical services are encouraged to apply for the Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship for Nursing. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5. Demonstrating financial need and submitting references are also required to be considered for this award. Learn more

18. Christiana Care Health System: The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship

Christiana Care Health System is dedicated to helping individuals fulfill their dream of working in healthcare. Nursing student recipients may use the funds of this scholarship to pay for tuition and books. The application submission period is from February to April. Learn more

Specialized Nursing Scholarships

19. National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): Hector Gonzalez Past Presidents Scholarship

Hector Gonzalez was a founding member and former president of NAHN, who created this scholarship for nursing students. Although all students are allowed to apply, male students are particularly encouraged to do so. The amount of the scholarship varies each year. Learn more

20. National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Scholarship

The Scholarship is for students in graduate school. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. One is given to a graduate nursing education student who plans to teach upon graduation. The second one is given to a licensed practical nurse or pre-licensure registered nurse. Learn more

21. A. T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Named after the founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student, and $2,000 scholarship for a graduate student. The candidate must be a tribal member or descendant of a tribal member (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Native Canadian). All applications are due by May 1. Learn more

22. American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

This scholarship was created to encourage individuals to work in the nursing field. Volunteers or employees of the Red Cross who are undergraduate or graduate nursing students may apply. The award amount is $3,000, and the applications are due in May. Learn more

23. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Scholarship

International and U.S. students who are pursuing a degree in perioperative nursing, with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 are welcome to apply. The application deadline is June 14th. Recipients will receive scholarship checks directly. Learn more

24. Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is named after the father of the 2005 president of the Emergency Nurses Association. It is geared toward emergency nurses pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. One award is given each year. Learn more

25. Green Law Firm Nursing Home & Elderly Care Scholarship

With the goal of bettering the care given in nursing homes, Attorney Bill Green offers a $1,500 scholarship to a nursing student who is passionate about elderly care and pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing. No minimum GPA is required, but the applicant must currently be working in a nursing home/elderly care. An application and essay are required for consideration. Learn more

Armed Forces Nursing Scholarships

26. The Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicants of this scholarship must be in active military duty, a veteran, or a child/spouse of either. Additionally, they must be pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree. There will be six $1,000 awards given. Learn more

27. Air Force Nursing Scholarship Program (ICSP)

Candidates must be a current undergraduate sophomore or junior, and a nursing student to apply. The institution you attend must be accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. If you are selected to receive this scholarship, you must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Learn more

28. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship

This nursing scholarship is offered to high school or college students who want to serve full-time in the Navy. This award covers up to $180,000 of nursing education. A medical officer recruiter can be contacted to find out which colleges and universities this scholarship applies to, as well as additional information about the scholarship. Learn more

29. Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

U.S. Citizens enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program may be eligible for participation in this program. The student’s spouse, parents, or child must be a current or former member of the Army. Each recipient will receive $3,000. Learn more

30. Air Force Nurse Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The Air Force Nurse Health Profession Scholarship is dedicated to providing students of various nursing areas with funding for tuition and compulsory fees. The scholarship covers a two-year or three-year period. Once you complete nursing school, you will be required to serve at least 3 years in the Air Force. Learn more