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    Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship

    Offered by National Black Nurses Association Inc.

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 25, 2024
    4 awards worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an NBNA (National Black Nurses Association Inc.) member pursuing a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree? If so, the Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to four (4) qualified NBNA members pursuing advanced nursing degrees who demonstrate scholastic achievement, financial need, and community service. Applicants must also have at least one full year of school remaining. The scholarship, which is named for the
    Founder and First President of the NBNA, has a proud and distinguished legacy.

    If you’re an NBNA member pursuing an advanced nursing degree, and you’d like to continue this legacy, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About National Black Nurses Association Inc.

    The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Race/Ethnicity

    Black/African

    Academic Interest

    Healthcare, Nursing

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) be a member of NBNA (National Black Nurses Association) and a member of a local chapter, (2) be currently enrolled in a nursing program, and (3) have at least one (1) full year of school remaining.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a clear, professional headshot of themselves.

    2-page essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Black Nurses Association Inc. at [email protected].

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