Master of Science in Nursing

Scholarships for Graduate and Post-Graduate Nursing Students

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Education Center.

The Bureau of Health Professions, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has information about scholarships and loan repayment programs with the National Health Service Corps for health care professionals who practice in a medically underserved area.

The Council of Graduate Schools maintains a list of graduate fellowship opportunities for those entering graduate programs.  Read eligibility requirements carefully to see how best to market your nursing graduate study.

The Disadvantaged Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides for repayment of education loans for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to serve for at least two years as faculty members at eligible health professions and nursing schools.

The Indian Health Service (IHS)  administers a program to help repay undergraduate and graduate loans of health professionals in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) awards $2,000 annually to students earning a master's degree in a maternal-Child nursing program and $1,000 to student members enrolled in any level nursing program, including baccalaureate.

 The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) offers scholarships for members pursuing a BSN or graduate degree in neonatal nursing or nursing administration.

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) offers a Student Nurse of the Year award to an NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree.

The Division of Nursing at HRSA administers the Nurse Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program (NELRP). Registered nurses are eligible to apply, and participants must serve at a health facility in an underserved area to receive loan repayments.

Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc. offers a scholarship for nurses enrolled in an accredited master's or doctoral level nursing program.

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation awards academic scholarships specifically for students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree or a post-master's certificate.

General Resources

The Bureau of Health Professions financial aid page offers a useful introduction to all financial assistance programs under the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The College Board provides an up-to-date scholarship search, as well as advice on how to apply for a scholarship and spot a scholarship scam.

FastWeb is an online scholarship search. is an online guide to all U.S. federal government financial aid programs. is a great Web resource for all financial aid information.

Johnson & Johnson's Discover Nursing Web Site has an extensive nursing scholarships search feature. maintains a listing of scholarship and fellowship money for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate work in nursing.

Sigma Theta Tau International offers a list of scholarships available through organizations and specific nursing schools.

U.S. Department of Education is a potential source of financial aid.

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