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Top 33 Nursing Scholarships in February 2023
It is not surprising that nursing is a population profession for students to consider. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average nurse will earn over $73,000 per year. Additionally, the nursing occupation is estimated to grow “much faster than average” professions at a 12% clip. If you are considering nursing school, cost is probably one of your top considerations. Lucky for you, there are some great nursing scholarships so you don’t have to break the bank when paying for your education!
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- Top nursing scholarships
- How to win nursing scholarships
- Resources for nursing students
- Frequently asked questions
- Additional scholarship lists to explore
Keep on reading to learn more about these scholarships for nursing students, as well as some frequently asked questions about paying for nursing school.
Top 33 Nursing Scholarships in February 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
$25,000 No Essay Scholarship
Open to high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
Washington State Baccalaureate Scholarship
Offered by Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Applicants must be a resident of Washington state and pursuing a STEM field.
Briana Tigue Medina Nursing Scholarship Fund
Offered by Catholic Community Foundation
Open to Arizona high school seniors planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in nursing.
Lincoln Community Foundation Medical Professional Student Scholarship
Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation
Open to graduate students pursuing a degree in a medical-related field and undergraduate students in nursing studies.
Health Career Scholarships
Offered by International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons
Students in their second or third year of any educational healthcare profession preparation program.
Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
Offered by Association of American Medical Colleges
Open to medical school students entering their third year of medical school.
A Nurse I Am Scholarship
Offered by Careismatic Brands, Inc.
Open to students currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the U.S.
$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.
Offered by Exceptional Nurse
Open to students with a documented disability who are enrolled full-time in a nursing education program.
Probo Medical Scholarship
Offered by Probo Medical
Open to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing degrees in the medical field.
Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Offered by Cascade Healthcare Solutions
Open to currrent nursing students or high school students who have been admitted to a nursing program.
Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Offered by Michael Moody
Open to high school seniors, college students, and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in health, wellness, or fitness.
Promise of Nursing Faculty Fellowships
Offered by The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA)
Open to registered nurses enrolled in graduate level, degree-granting universities in the U.S. in hopes of becoming a nurse educator.
Offered by American Association of Colleges of Nursing
GNSA members enrolled in graduate nursing programs at an AACN member school of nursing.
Helping Hands for Single Moms – Phoenix Scholarship
Offered by Helping Hands for Single Moms
Open to single moms from the Phoenix area who are attending college and are willing to participate in Single Mom College Community meetings.
$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship
Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.
Niche $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.
How to win nursing scholarships
Like any scholarship, nursing scholarships are highly competitive. If you want to earn funding for your BSN, MSN, DNP, or other nursing degree it’s important to stand out from the pack. One of the best ways to do this is by writing stellar essays. Researching the mission and values of the organization and considering what their prompts are asking for carefully can take you a long way.
Once you get an idea of the values and principles you want to emphasize in your application, it’s time to get to writing. We can help you fine-tune your writing to produce some concise and powerful essays. Our guides on writing about yourself, writing a winning scholarship essay, and tailoring your writing to 250 or 500 word limits are a great way to start. Be sure also to check out our guides to answering the most common scholarship essay prompts, and how to start and end a scholarship essay.
Resources for nursing students
Nursing students can receive a host of benefits from joining nursing associations. Whether you are hoping to become a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, or any other type of nursing professional, these organizations can help jump-start your career. They can include networking, conferences, scholarships, and even job placements. Here are a few associations to consider. Be sure also to check out organizations that are regional or local to you!
The biggest national organization for students studying nursing, this organization offers networking opportunities, subscriptions to nursing literature, scholarships, and more. They also offer student discounts on study tools and other resources you may need to use for your education.
HOSA is a national organization that offers similar benefits to the National Student Nurses’ Association. The main difference is that HOSA includes members from all parts of the healthcare field. That means you’ll be plugged into a more diverse network of students. Both have their own benefits; while NSNA is more specialized, HOSA can plug you into larger networks.
Frequently asked questions about nursing scholarships
How do I pay for my nursing degree?
Can I get a full ride to pay for nursing school?
How can I increase my chances of winning a nursing scholarship?
When to apply for nursing scholarships?
Do nursing students qualify for Pell Grants?
Does FAFSA pay for nursing school?
What colleges offer scholarships for nursing students?
Are there nursing scholarships for American Indians?
Are there scholarships for oncology nurses?
Related: How many years is nursing school?
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- Med school scholarships
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Also see: Nursing major overview