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Nursing Scholarships You Can’t Miss

Due to COVID-19, there is an extreme need for nurses.

Shawna Newman

February 11, 2021

This list of college scholarships for nursing students totals more than $145,000!
Nursing Scholarships You Can’t Miss
It’s a great time to pursue a career in nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment in the field is projected for a growth of 9 percent (compared to the national average of 4 percent) through the year 2029. Large numbers of current licensed practical, vocational nurses, and nurse practitioners continually retire on an annual basis, making room for new job prospects for those graduating in the field. On top of this, there is an extreme need for traveling nurses due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and a current shortage of nurses, according to an Alabama news source.

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What’s more is that as baby boomers age, the need for nurses and healthcare professionals is expected to continually increase, especially in residential health care facilities and in specialties such as geriatric care and in home health care environments. Just as there are many types of nurses, there are different paths you can take to make your nursing career dream a reality. You can pursue a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing, an accredited nursing program at a hospital or an associate's degree program. There are also online nursing degree programs, too. Whatever path you decide upon, Fastweb has the nursing scholarships and financial aid resources you need to get your nursing education and make your nursing career happen. Below is just a sampling of the nursing scholarships that exist in our database—filling out a profile may match you to nursing scholarships at your school of choice.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,500 The Caroline E. Holt Scholarship is open to students who desire to attend or are attending an accredited school of nursing. You must obtain a letter of sponsorship from your local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter to be considered for this award. Financial need will also be considered. Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. You must write to the NSDAR by postal mail (address is listed on the sponsor's site) to obtain this information.

Glenn and Anne Dodwell Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 3/12/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000
The Glenn and Anne Dodwell Memorial Scholarship is open to students graduating from Bartlesville High School. You must be planning to major in chemistry, chemical engineering or nursing and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to be considered for this award.

After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000 The After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship is available to nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

Norma Adams Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The Norma Adams Scholarship is available to juniors and seniors enrolled in the University of Iowa College of Medicine, College of Nursing, or the College of Dentistry. You must be a resident of Iowa, demonstrate the promise of high achievement, and possess qualities of character and personality which will enhance those skills.

Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Sophomores
Award Amount: $20,000 The Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship is available to students at St. Luke's College. You must be majoring in nursing, radiologic technology or respiratory care to qualify for this award.

Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship - HPEF

Deadline: 2/23/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000 The Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship is available to California residents who have been accepted in a bachelor of science nursing program. To be eligible for this award, you must be a full- or part-time student (no less than six units) at an accredited California school, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and agree to complete a two-year service obligation to practice in a medically underserved area of California as an RN providing direct patient care. Priority will be given to individuals whose community background and commitment indicates the likelihood of long-term employment in a medically underserved area even after the service obligation has ended. Selection is based on work experience, financial need, career goals, community service, community background and academic performance.

U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 2
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition The U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to students who have been accepted at an accredited graduate institution in an appropriate Health Professions training program. U.S. citizenship is required.

Borgess Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Borgess Excellence in Nursing Scholarship is available to nursing majors at Western Michigan University. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. The recipient of this award will participate in the Borgess Nurse Extern Program.

Barbara J. Woods Betz Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Barbara J. Woods Betz Scholarship is open to full-time students at Ohio University. You must be a nursing student to be considered for this award. Preference is given to alumni of the Holzer School of Nursing or nurses currently employed at the Holzer Medical Center.

HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies
The HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students is available to students who are from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You must be attending a participating school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing or a related allied health field to be considered for this award.

BONUS: Nursing Internships!

Nursing Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by Scott and White Healthcare, the Nursing Internship is available to students majoring in nursing. Interns will rotate the specialty areas of STICU, MICU, CTCU and Progressive Care Unit. An official transcript and two school references must be submitted along with the application.

Sanford Summer Nurse Internship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Seniors The Sanford Summer Nurse Internship Program is available to students attending an accredited four-year baccalaureate Nursing Program and have completed your third year of a nursing program. You must be enrolled in a summer nursing internship course with a school in the state in which they are completing the experience to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will be caring for patients in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up as patients move in and out of ambulatory care settings.

Acute Care Nursing Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Acute Care Nursing Internship is available to students majoring in nursing. Interns will gain skills and knowledge that will assist them with the transition from R.N. to acute care. Internships are available in the areas of trauma, plastic surgery, oncology, ob/gyn, general surgery and other special treatment areas.

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