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50 Plus Nursing Scholarships (A List of Nationwide Scholarships for Nursing Students)

Looking for nursing scholarships? You’ll find a wide range of opportunities on our list, which features nationwide scholarships that are not limited to a geographic location or specific school.

1. A Nurse I Am
Awarded by Cherokee Uniforms, whose film by the same name has been adopted as part of many nursing school curriculums, this scholarship has paid out nearly $200,000 since its 2007 inception.

2. AACN Continuing Professional Development Scholarships
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses awards up to $3,000 for continuing professional development. Applications are taken year-round.

3. AAMN Scholarship
The American Association for Men in Nursing offers annual scholarships. Application requirements vary by year; check their website for details.

4. AAPACN Scholarships
The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing offers four scholarships to BSN nursing students. Award amounts range between $3,000 and $5,000.

5. AAPINA Scholarship
The Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association awards $1,000 to a member enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate nursing program.

6. Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association Scholarships
The ASTNA awards multiple annual scholarships to nursing students who are pursuing a bachelor’s or higher degree. Amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000. Applicants must be ASTNA members.

7. Air Force ROTC Nursing Scholarship Program
This scholarship is available to Air Force ROTC students who are enrolled or accepted to an accredited nursing school.

8. AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund
Awards one $2,500 scholarship per quarter to graduate students enrolled in nurse educator programs.

9. ANNA Career Mobility Scholarships
Available to members of the American Nephrology Nurses Association, this suite of scholarships awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to students who are pursuing a BSN or advanced nursing degree.

10. AORN Academic Scholarships
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses offers scholarships for nursing students pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree with an interest in perioperative or surgical nursing.

11. Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program
Awards $3,000 to baccalaureate or graduate nursing students who have served in a branch of the U.S. Army.

12. ARN BSN Scholarship
Students working in rehabilitation nursing can apply for this Association of Rehabilitation Nurses scholarship, which awards $1,500 to nurses pursuing a BSN degree.

13. Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time non-traditional student pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing. Non-traditional students are those who postponed going to college after high school.

14. CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship
Nursing students can apply for this AACN scholarship, which awards two $2,500 scholarships per semester.

15. CNA – RN Scholarship Program
This $1,000 essay scholarship is awarded biannually to nursing students enrolled in or accepted to a CNA/RN program.

16. Coursey Enterprises Student Scholarships
Coursey Enterprises offers $250 scholarships to first-year nursing students enrolled in RN and PN programs.

17. Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
DAR offers four different scholarships for nursing students, three of them need-based. Awards range between $2,000 and $2,500.

18. DiversityNursing.com Education Award
Available to both full-time and part-time students, this scholarship application requires no essay – only that you create a free DiversityNursing.com Jobseeker account and complete the registration form. The scholarship is worth $5,000.

19. Eight and Forty Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Scholarship
Eight and Forty awards this $3,000 annual scholarship to a student enrolled at an accredited nursing school or respiratory therapy program. Though the organization’s mission is to care for children with lung and respiratory diseases, all nursing students can apply.

20. Emergency Nurses Association Foundation
The ENA Foundation provides scholarships to nurses at multiple educational levels, including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. It additionally offers scholarships for non-RN students, such as those studying to become CNAs.

21. Exceptional Nurse Scholarships
Exceptional Nurse offers eight annual scholarships for full-time students who have disabilities. Award amounts range from $250 to $500.

22. FNRE Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded by the Foundation for Neonatal Research & Education to neonatal RNs who are actively pursuing a BSN or higher degree.

23. Frances L. Moore Scholarship
Administered by the Courtney Owens Educational Foundation, this scholarship is available to nursing students who demonstrate a potential for leadership.

24. Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship
This scholarship, administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, pays out two $5,000 awards four times per year.

25. Haffizulla Family Scholarship
This fund awards two $1,000 annual scholarships to AMWA members who have been active in the student division for at least two years. It is administered by the American Medical Women’s Association.

26. HOSA – Future Health Professionals Scholarships
HOSA offers scholarships for students pursuing a variety of medical degrees, including nursing. Applicants must sign up for a free Tallo account to review and apply for scholarship opportunities.

27. Hurst Review Services AACN Scholarship
Hurst Review Services awards two annual $2,500 scholarships to prelicensure students enrolled in AACN schools.

28. Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship
The American Red Cross awards up to three $3,000 scholarships per year to nursing students who have volunteered or worked for an American Red Cross Unit.

29. NAPNAP Foundation Scholarships
The NAPNAP Foundation administers the Elaine Gelman Student Scholarship, which awards up to two $1,300 scholarships to support nurse practitioner students, and the DNP/PhD Student Scholarship, which awards one $3,000 scholarship to a pediatric-focused DNP or PhD student.

30. National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships
The NAHN awards multiple scholarships to Hispanic nursing students. Applicants must be NAHN members. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to a $5,000 per year for up to three consecutive years.

31. National CPR Association Scholarship
Nursing school students are eligible to apply to the National CPR Association essay scholarship. The winning author receives $3,000.

32. NBNA Scholarships
The National Black Nurses Association awards multiple annual scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Awards amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

33. Niche.com Nursing Scholarship
Any high school or college student who is interested in or already enrolled in nursing school can apply for this $500 scholarship. Winners are selected via random drawing.

34. NPHF Scholarships
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation offers various scholarships, including the NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service.

35. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
This major scholarship program not only covers awardees’ tuition, fees, textbooks and other educational costs, it also pays for clinical supplies and instruments – plus a monthly stipend. Applicants agree to work at a Critical Shortage Facility for up to four years after graduation, based on the number of years the scholarship was awarded.

36. Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Sponsored by Cascade Healthcare Solutions, this scholarship awards $1,000 annually to an undergraduate nursing student or high school student who has been accepted to a nursing program.

37. Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship
This $1,000 essay-based scholarship is awarded annually to students entering or pursuing a nursing or medical degree.

38. Nursing.org Scholarships
Nursing.org offers three scholarships to nurses actively enrolled in accredited programs: The Bridging Your Career RN to BSN Scholarship, the Nurses First Scholarship and the Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing. The Nurses First Scholarship awards $1,000; the other two pay $500.

39. NurseRecruiter.com Scholarship
Offered to students pursuing a nursing degree, this scholarship program awards a total of $10,000 in prizes. NurseRecruiter.com awards scholarships three times annually, once each semester.

40. Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarships
The Oncology Nursing Foundation offers scholarships for baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral students as well as a bone marrow transplant career development award. Amounts range from $2,000 to $7,500.

41. Osmosis Health Education Impact Scholarship
Applicants submit videos describing how they incorporate Osmosis values into their health careers. The scholarship awards one $5,000 prize and five $1,000 prizes annually.

42. RegisteredNursing.org RN to BSN/MSN Challenge
The winner of this annual essay-based scholarship receives $1,000 toward their education. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an RN to BSN or RN to MSN program.

43. Senior Caregiver Scholarship
Nursing students who have been caregivers for senior citizens can apply for this $2,000 annual scholarship sponsored by SeniorAdvice.com.

44. SGNA RN Advancing Education Scholarship
Sponsored by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, this scholarship awards $2,000 to full-time and $1,000 to part-time students who are registered nurses pursuing their BSNs or advanced degrees. The SGNA offers additional scholarships for medical aid trips, membership dues, its annual course and other purposes.

45. SPN Academic Education Scholarship
The Society of Pediatric Nurses offers two annual academic scholarships. It also offers scholarships to attend its conferences.

46. Stephanie Carroll Scholarship
The Stephanie Carrol Scholarship is available for both graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in long term care or geriatrics. It is awarded by the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care.

47. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.
The FNSNA offers two undergraduate scholarship programs: the General Scholarship Program, which awards up to $7,500 per academic year, and the Promise of Nursing Program. It also offers PON Fellowships to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs.

48. Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Nursing graduate students and those entering graduate school are eligible to apply for the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, which awards ten $10,000 scholarships and 25 $5,000 scholarships annually.

49. Vohra Wound Care Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,000 to a nursing student who is seeking wound care certification. The winning student also receives free tuition for Vohra’s Wound Care Certification course.

50. WOCN Foundation Scholarship
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society awards multiple annual scholarships to students with an interest in WOC nursing.

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