Nursing is one of the fastest growing career fields of today. There are few other educational choices that will offer the same level of job opportunities, benefits, and satisfaction that is available to those who attend nursing school. However, nursing school can be as expensive as any other college education and, as such, may seem beyond the reach of many people financially. If you would like to become a nurse, but have limited funding, nursing scholarships can help you to make your dream come true.
American Quarter Horse Foundation Nursing Scholarship
The AQHA provides scholarships of up to $10,000 a year to nursing students who have had a membership in AQHA or AQHYA for a minimum of one year. Applications must be submitted in January of each year and awards are given for up to four years of college. For an application and details on the program, visit the association website at www.aqha.com.
Scholarship of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Each year, the UDC offers nursing scholarships to direct descendants of veterans of the Confederate army. The award amounts vary and only one scholarship is awarded each year. Applications must be made submitted to the local UDC chapter in March of each year. The UDC website has application instructions and detailed information on scholarship opportunities at www.hqudc.org.
Health Occupations Students of America members have the chance to get between $1,000 and $7,000 in scholarship money each year to pursue careers in nursing and other healthcare fields. To apply, contact your school’s HOSA coordinator or visit the official scholarship site at www.hosa.org.
Miriam Fay Furlong Grant
This $1,000 award is available every year to members of the Alpha Tau Delta Professional Fraternity for Nurses. There are between 1 and 6 awards given each year and applications must be received by April 15. To apply, you may either contact the Alpha Tau Delta society at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website at www.atdnursing.org.
Barry & Julia Smith Family Nurse Scholarship Program
This $1,000 scholarship is available to nursing students of at least 25 years of age and who wish to work in end of life or hospice care nursing positions. To be eligible, candidates must be full-time students who are juniors in nursing school. Applications must be submitted in May of each year. For more information, call (507) 931-1682.
SGNA RN Education – General Nursing Scholarships
These great scholarships are offered each year by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates to help cover the educational costs of aspiring registered nurses. The scholarships are awarded each year and pay $2,500 dollars toward the yearly college costs. The application deadline is each July. For the application and further information, visit the website at www.sgna.org.
Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship Award
This scholarship provides $2,500 a year for nursing students who have a parent or guardian who is battling or has died from cancer. The scholarship is in memory of an RN who was the mother of seven. The application deadline is March 30. Details are available at the scholarship website, www.ulmanfund.org/scholarship.aspx.
Foundation Education Scholarship
These nursing scholarships are offered with the purpose of recognizing and supporting members of the Infusion Nursing Society. Applicants must be accepted into a nursing program to receive the award of $1,000 a year. The Foundation Scholarship may be granted to two students per year and is a one-time award for recipients. The website has a scholarship brochure for anyone interested in applying. Visit www.ins1.org if you are interested.
Mary Opal Wolanin Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
These $500 scholarships are awarded to one graduate and one undergraduate nursing student each year. The scholarships are provided by the National Gerontological Nurses Association. Applications must be submitted by June 1 of each year by postal mail to the NGNA Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship office. Applications are available at the National Gerontological Nurses Association site at www.ngna.org.