Nursing

Do you love helping people? Are you a people person who enjoys working around others in tough situations? Nursing could be for you. Nurses do the bulk of the direct patient work in hospitals.

Skills for nursing include everything from patience with others to strong mathematical competency. Science and math classes are required as well as classes that deal with the human body. It is not uncommon to take anatomy, physiology, cell biology and even chemistry along this career path.

Nurses can take a 12-month diploma program to become LPNs, or graduate from a four-year college and become a registered nurse, the highest level of nursing. Nurses are in all fields in medicine. There are nurse anesthetists, psychiatric nurses, community nurses, trauma nurses, surgical nurses and even traveling nurses. The average salary of a nurse varies, from low $30,000s to six-figures for RNs in areas with a high cost of living.

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Scholarships for Nursing Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship

St. Luke's College

$20,000 Varies See Details
 

Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship

St. Luke's College

award

$20,000

deadline

Varies
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

$17,000 January 15, 2022 See Details
 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

award

$17,000

deadline

January 15, 2022
See Details
 

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details
 

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

award

$14,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$12,000 Varies See Details
 

Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

award

$12,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

AfterCollege, Inc.

$10,000 December 31, 2021 See Details
 

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

AfterCollege, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

December 31, 2021
See Details
 

The FNSNA Undergraduate Scholarship

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association - FNSNA

$7,500 February 11, 2022 See Details
 

The FNSNA Undergraduate Scholarship

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association - FNSNA

award

$7,500

deadline

February 11, 2022
See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

award

$6,000

deadline

Varies
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Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
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Nursing Grants

Caldwell University

Up to $20,000 Varies See Details
 

Nursing Grants

Caldwell University

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

Varies
See Details