Nursing Programs

Scholarship Opportunities

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Education Center.

Campus RN/AACN Scholarship Fund is available to support students who are seeking baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees in nursing.

Professional Nursing Network Scholarship Center lists hundreds of scholarships and funding sources for nursing students.

The Peterson's Guide to Nursing Programs provides information on specific nursing schools and the Web site maintains a link to financial aid help.

The Army ROTC Nurse Officer Program provides scholarship, leadership, and job opportunities to prospective college nursing students.

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. awards $50,000 annually in scholarships at the national, regional, and local levels to minority nursing students. awards a $250 scholarship to a qualified student with a disability.  Preference is given to undergraduates.

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 Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) awards 10 student members enrolled in undergraduate or graduate nursing program with $500 Merit Awards annually.

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 Student Nurses' Association offers a scholarship program.

The Nurse Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program. administered by the Division of Nursing at HRSA, is available for registered nurses.  Participants must serve at a health facility in an underserved area to receive loan repayments.

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation awards academic scholarships specifically for students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

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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