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2819 ACADEMY OF NEONATAL NURSING

Attn: Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education
East Holly Avenue, Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2343
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.inurse.com/fnre/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to neonatal nurses interested in working on a degree.

Title of Award: Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing administration; Nursing, Neonatal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: The Matthew Hester Scholarship of $1,500 and several scholarships at $1,000 (the exact number depending on the availability of funds) are awarded each year. Funds Available: The stipends are $1,500 or $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a professionally active neonatal nurse, engaged in a service, research, or educational role that contributes directly to the health care of neonates or to the neonatal nursing profession. They must be an active member of a professional association dedicated to enhancing neonatal nursing and the care of neonates. Participation in ongoing professional education in neonatal nursing must be demonstrated by at least 10 contact hours in neonatal content over the past 24 months. Qualified nurses must have been admitted to a college or school of higher education for 1 of the following: bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing for advanced practice in neonatal nursing, doctoral degree in nursing, master's or postmaster's degree in nursing administration or business management. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 250-word statement on how they plan to make a significant difference in neonatal nursing practice. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: The Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education was established in 1992 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), 2270 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, (707) 568-2168. Originally housed at the NANN office, it moved to its current location in 1998. This program includes the Matthew Hester Scholarship.

2820 AKRON GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER

Attn: Human Resources Department, Nurse Recruitment
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Tel: (330)344-6867
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.agmc.org/scholar.asp

To provide financial assistance to minority nursing students from Ohio who are working on a baccalaureate degree.

Title of Award: Service League Minority Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduates of high schools in Ohio who have been accepted by an accredited baccalaureate nursing program in the state. Employees of Akron General Medical Center and their children and spouses are also eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group (African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native). They must submit a short essay on the reason they chose nursing as a career and why they believe they have the qualities and skills necessary to be a successful nurse. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2821 AKRON GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER

Attn: Human Resources Department, Nurse Recruitment
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Tel: (330)344-6867
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.agmc.org/scholar.asp

To provide financial assistance to nursing students from Ohio who are working on a baccalaureate degree.

Title of Award: Service League Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduates of high schools in Ohio who have been accepted by an accredited baccalaureate nursing program in the state. Employees of Akron General Medical Center and their children and spouses are also eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher. They must submit a short essay on the reason they chose nursing as a career and why they believe they have the qualities and skills necessary to be a successful nurse. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2822 ALABAMA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Grants and Scholarships Department 100
North Union Street
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
Tel: (334)242-2274
Fax: (334)242-0268
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ache.state.al.us/StudentAsst/Programs.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to Alabama residents interested in preparing for a nursing career.

Title of Award: Alabama Nursing Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: The amount awarded varies. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must agree to practice nursing for at least 1 year in Alabama following completion of the nursing program. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are Alabama residents admitted to nursing programs at institutions in Alabama participating in this program (for a list of those schools, write to the commission). Applications are available from the financial aid offices at the institutions offering this award. Deadline for Receipt: Deadline dates vary by institution.

2823 ALPHA TAU DELTA

Attn: Central Office
11252 Camarillo Street
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atdnursing.org/awards.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education in nursing to members of Alpha Tau Delta (a national fraternity for professional nurses).

Title of Award: Miriam Fay Furlong Grant Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $100 to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members in good standing of the fraternity who are entering their junior or senior year of study and can demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2824 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)463-6930
Fax: (202)785-8320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://aacn.campusrn.com/scholarships/scholarship_rn.asp

To provide financial assistance to students at institutions that are members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Title of Award: CampusRN/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students working on a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree at an AACN member school. Preference is given to applicants who are 1) enrolled in a master's or doctoral program to prepare for a nursing faculty career; 2) completing an R.N. to baccalaureate (B.S.N.) program; or 3) enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree nursing program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 200 to 250 words on their goals and aspirations as related to their education, career, and future plans. They must also register and submit their resume to CampusRN.com. Deadline for Receipt: February, April, June, August, October, or December of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by CampusRN, an employment web site for nursing and allied health care students.

2825 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)887-6791
Fax: (202)785-8320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aacn.nche.edu

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the junior year of a bachelor's degree in nursing program.

Title of Award: Lydia's Professional Uniforms/AACN Excellence in Academics Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students entering the junior year of a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree program. Applicants must be enrolled full time, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 250-word essay describing their career aspirations and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: June or October of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is sponsored by Lydia's Professional Uniforms, a supplier of apparel for health professionals.

2826 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)463-6930
Fax: (202)785-8320
Web Site: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/SecretarysAward

To recognize and reward undergraduate and graduate students who submit outstanding papers describing projects for health promotion or disease prevention.

Title of Award: Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Podiatry; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 each year. Funds Available: Single discipline awards are $3,500 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,500 for third place. Interprofessional awards are $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third place. Duration: This competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to students enrolled full or part time in a baccalaureate or higher degree health professions education program in a school that is affiliated, through a participating professional association, with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP). Applicants must submit a proposal, up to 2,500 words, for 1) an innovative health promotion project focusing on a special population group, or 2) a disease prevention project for a targeted community. They must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States and attending a U.S. college or university. Papers may be entered in the single discipline category (for 1 or more authors in the same discipline) or the interprofessional category (for students from 2 or more different health profession disciplines collaborating on a single project). Proposals for new projects, as well as completed or currently implemented projects, are acceptable. They may have been developed to meet course requirements or as part of service learning or other academic experiences. Basic or clinical research proposals are not eligible. Students first submit their papers to a faculty sponsor or representative at their school; each school, college, or program selects 1 single discipline paper and 1 interprofessional paper and submits those to the appropriate professional association. Each association then selects up to 10 of its best papers to be forwarded to the program administrator, and a selection committee chooses 10 top entries for the single discipline category and 10 top entries for the interprofessional category. Selection is based on 1) clarity of problem statement, objectives, implementation plan, project significance, soundness of evaluation plan, and reasonableness of budget; 2) innovation in approach to health promotion or disease prevention; 3) feasibility of approach in regard to implementation of the project; and 4) potential impact on a community or target population. Final selection of winners is then made by senior staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Deadline for Receipt: Students must submit entries to their school by mid-February of each year; schools must forward winners to the respective professional associations by mid-March; associations forward their top entries to the program administrator in early April; semifinalist entries must be received by DHHS by the end of April. Additional Information: DHHS established this competition in 1982; since 1998, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has administered the program on behalf of the FASHP. Other professional associations that constitute the FASHP are the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the National League for Nursing.

2827 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL-CARE NURSES

Attn: Educational Advancement Scholarships
101 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109
Tel: (949)362-2000, ext. 338
Free: 800-899-AACN, ext. 338
Fax: (949)362-2020
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aacn.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) who are working on a B.S.N. degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Educational Advancement BSN Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Professional Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year. The funds are sent directly to the recipient's college or university and may be used only for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are current members of the association and enrolled in an accredited B.S.N. degree program. Applicants must be nurses who hold an active R.N. license and are currently working in critical care or have 1 year's experience in the last 3 years. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to hold junior or upper-division status in the fall semester. Along with their application, they must submit narratives on 1) how they see their nursing practice changing as a result of their baccalaureate degree; and 2) their contributions to critical care nursing, including work, community, and profession-related activities. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Qualified ethnic minority candidates receive at least 20% of these awards. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2828 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROSCIENCE NURSES

Attn: Neuroscience Nursing Foundation
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Tel: (847)375-4733; 888-557-2266
Fax: 877-734-8677
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aann.org/nnf

To provide financial assistance to nurses interested in further study in neuroscience nursing.

Title of Award: Neuroscience Nursing Foundation Regular Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: The award is presented when a suitable candidate applies. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nurses who are working on a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in neuroscience nursing. Applicants must submit their resume and a personal statement on their anticipated contribution to neuroscience nursing practice, research, and/or education. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

2829 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC.

Attn: AAOHN Foundation
2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-4146
Tel: (770)455-7757
Fax: (770)455-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aaohn.org/foundation/scholarships/academic_study.cfm

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses who are working on a bachelor's or graduate degree to prepare for a career in occupational and environmental health.

Title of Award: Alcoa Foundation Academic Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Selection is based on 2 letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the applicant's professional goals as they relate to the academic activity and the field of occupational and environmental health. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the Alcoa Foundation.

2830 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC.

Attn: AAOHN Foundation
2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-4146
Tel: (770)455-7757
Fax: (770)455-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aaohn.org/foundation/scholarships/academic_study.cfm

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses who are working on a bachelor's or graduate degree to prepare for a career in occupational and environmental health.

Title of Award: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation Academic Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Selection is based on 2 letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the applicant's professional goals as they relate to the academic activity and the field of occupational and environmental health. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2831 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC.

Attn: AAOHN Foundation
2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-4146
Tel: (770)455-7757
Fax: (770)455-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aaohn.org/foundation/scholarships/academic_study.cfm

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses who are working on a bachelor's or graduate degree to prepare for a career in occupational and environmental health.

Title of Award: Liberty Leadership Fund Academic Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Selection is based on 2 letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the applicant's professional goals as they relate to the academic activity and the field of occupational and environmental health. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the Liberty Leadership Fund.

2832 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC.

Attn: AAOHN Foundation
2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-4146
Tel: (770)455-7757
Fax: (770)455-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aaohn.org/foundation/scholarships/academic_study.cfm

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses who are working on a bachelor's or graduate degree to prepare for a career in occupational and environmental health.

Title of Award: Medtronic Physio-Control Academic Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Selection is based on 2 letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the applicant's professional goals as they relate to the academic activity and the field of occupational and environmental health. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by Medtronic Physio-ControlCorporation.

2833 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: American Regent Career Mobility Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program, established in 2002, are supplied by American Regent Laboratories, Inc. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected]

2834 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Amgen Career Mobility Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program are supplied by Amgen Inc. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected] These scholarships were first awarded in 1993.

2835 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: ANNA Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected] These scholarships were first awarded in 1993.

2836 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Abbott/Pamela Balzer Career Mobility Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program, established in 2002, are supplied by Abbott Renal Care Group. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected]

2837 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: GE Osmonics Medical Systems Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by GE Osmonics Medical Systems. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected] These scholarships were first awarded in 2003.

2838 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Anthony J. Jannetti Career Mobility Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected] These scholarships were first awarded in 1993.

2839 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (609)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are Certified Nephrology Nurses and are interested in working on a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing to enhance their nephrology nursing practice.

Title of Award: NNCC Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have a current credential as a Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), be a current full member of the association, have been a member for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. In their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program, established in 1993, are supplied by the NNCC. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected]

2840 AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: ANNA National Office
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2320; 888-600-2662
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.annanurse.org/resource/scholar

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) who are interested in working on a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Watson Pharma Career Mobility Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nephrology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current association members, have been members for at least 2 years, be currently employed in nephrology nursing, and be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must indicate how the degree will apply to nephrology nursing and provide a time frame for completing their program. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Watson Pharma, Inc. Information is also available from Sandy Bodine, Awards Chairperson, (715) 392-5362, E-mail: [email protected] These scholarships were first awarded in 2003.

2841 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: APN Foundation
1555 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 515
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703)243-2443
Fax: (703)243-3390
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.apna.org/foundation/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to students and registered nurses working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Dr. Hildegard E. Peplau Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students and registered nurses enrolled in an NLN-accredited program in nursing. Applicants must submit 3 essays (each up to 500 words) on the following topics: 1) their career goals, how education will enhance those goals, and their contribution to the profession; 2) their professional activities, involvement, continuing education, and scholarly contributions; and 3) their voluntary community activities. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2842 AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
2601 I-40 East
Amarillo, TX 79104
Tel: (806)376-5181; 888-209-8322
Fax: (806)376-1005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aqha.com/foundation/scholarships/index.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) who are planning a career in education or nursing.

Title of Award: AQHF Education or Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: Up to 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher and full-time enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been members of either organization for at least 1 year and be graduating high school seniors or already enrolled in college. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be planning to work on a degree in education or nursing. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2843 AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE

Attn: ARRL Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Tel: (860)594-0397
Fax: (860)594-0259
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.arrl.org/arrlf

To provide financial assistance to licensed radio amateurs who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree.

Title of Award: William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine; Nursing; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is at least $10,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to licensed radio amateurs of any class who have applied or been accepted for enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education. Preference is given to students planning to major in computers, medicine, nursing, engineering, science, or a business-related field. Applicants must submit an essay on the role amateur radio has played in their lives and provide documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2844 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSES

Attn: Scholarship Program
10 Melrose Avenue, Suite 110
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-3696
Tel: (856)616-9600; 877-737-9696, ext. 13
Fax: (856)616-9601
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aspan.org/foundation.htm

To provide financial assistance for additional education to members of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN).

Title of Award: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Degree Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: At least 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year; funds are sent directly to the recipient's university. Duration: 1 year; recipients may not reapply for additional funding until 3 years have elapsed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who have been members of the society for at least 2 years and have been employed for at least 2 years in any phase of the perianesthesia setting (preanesthesia, postanesthesia, ambulatory surgery, management, research, or education). Applicants must be interested in working on a bachelor of science or master's degree in nursing. They must submit a statement of financial need; 2 letters of recommendation; and a narrative statement describing their level of activity or involvement in a phase of perianesthesia nursing, ASPAN and/or a component, or their community. Their statement should explain how they see their perianesthesia practice changing and benefiting as a result of their degree and how receiving this scholarship will help them obtain their professional goals and contribute to the perianesthesia community. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2845 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSES

Attn: Foundation
10 Melrose Avenue, Suite 110
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-3696
Tel: (856)616-9600; 877-737-9696, ext. 13
Fax: (856)616-9601
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aspan.org/foundation.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) who have no previous research experience but are interested in conducting a research project.

Title of Award: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Novice Researcher Grants Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the grant depends on the nature of the proposal. Grant funds may be used to support direct project expenses only (e.g., equipment, supplies, secretarial support). Indirect costs are not funded. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who have no previous exposure to or experience with research. Applicants must be 1) student nurses conducting self-initiated research projects as part of their requirements for baccalaureate education, or 2) registered nurses conducting small, individual projects for the purpose of individual and clinical advancement. All projects must be related to and contribute to the growth of evidence-based perianesthesia nursing practice. Applicants must provide evidence of expert consultation, mentorship, and support with a co-investigator who can be a student's faculty advisor, head of research at an institution, or director of nursing. Deadline for Receipt: January or June of each year.

2846 ARIZONA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Arizona Nurses Foundation
1850 East Southern Avenue, Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85282-5832
Tel: (480)831-0404
Fax: (480)839-4780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aznurse.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in or accepted to nursing programs in Arizona.

Title of Award: Arizona Nurses Foundation Academic Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 2 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment in, an academic nursing education program in Arizona. Selection is based on potential for leadership in nursing, commitment to professional nursing, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2847 ASSOCIATION OF PERIOPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSES

Attn: AORN Foundation
2170 South Parker Road, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80231-5711
Tel: (303)755-6300, ext. 366
Free: 800-755-2676, ext. 366
Fax: (303)755-4219
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aorn.org/foundation/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) who wish to work on a baccalaureate degree.

Title of Award: AORN Foundation Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Professional Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds are paid directly to the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who are committed to perioperative nursing, have been members of the association for at least 1 year, and are currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a personal statement describing their role as a perioperative nurse; current and past contributions to AORN on a local, state, and national level; how they will apply their degree to perioperative nursing; their financial need; their professional goals; their commitment to AORN and the AORN Foundation; and volunteer community activities related to perioperative nursing. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1991.

2848 ASSOCIATION OF PERIOPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSES

Attn: AORN Foundation
2170 South Parker Road, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80231-5711
Tel: (303)755-6300, ext. 366
Free: 800-755-2676, ext. 366
Fax: (303)755-4219
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aorn.org/foundation/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to students interested in preparing for a career in nursing, especially perioperative nursing.

Title of Award: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Nursing Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's, Professional Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds are paid directly to the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program leading to initial licensure as an R.N. The program may be for a diploma or an A.D.N., B.S.N., master's entry, or accelerated second B.S.N. degree. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a personal statement describing why they have chosen to prepare for a career in nursing, their financial need, their career goals, their volunteer community activities, and what can be done to attract students to perioperative nursing. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2001.

2849 ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATION NURSES

Attn: Scholarship Program
4700 West Lake Avenue Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Tel: (847)375-4710
Free: 800-229-7530
Fax: 888-458-0456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rehabnurse.org/awards/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) who are working on a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Title of Award: ARN Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to ARN members who are currently practicing rehabilitation nursing and have at least 2 years of experience in the field. Applicants must be enrolled in a B.S.N. degree program and have successfully completed at least 1 course. Along with their application, they must submit a 1- to 3-page summary of their professional and educational goals that includes 1) involvement in ARN at the national and local levels; 2) continuing education participation in the past 3 to 5 years; 3) professional publications or presentations; 4) community involvement, particularly relating to advocating for individuals with disabilities; and 5) efforts they have made to improve their rehabilitation nursing practice and the delivery of care in their work setting. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2850 ALBERT BAKER FUND

P.O. Box 179
Amador City, CA 95601-0179
Tel: (209)267-5701
Free: 800-269-0388
Fax: (209)267-0569
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.albertbakerfund.org

To provide forgivable loans to Christian Science nursing students.

Title of Award: Albert Baker Fund Nurses Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loans up to half the cost of tuition are available. The interest rate is 3% below the bank prime rate. The repayment period depends upon the training program. The program forgives interest on loans and matches loan repayments of Christian Science nurses who are subsequently listed in The Christian Science Journal.Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 5 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students of Christian Science and members of The Mother Church (the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts) or a branch church. Applicants must be attending or accepted at a Christian Science nurses' training program. They must be able to demonstrate a need for additional funds to cover educational expenses despite income from part-time work, scholarships, and government or other aid. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: This program was established in 1964 and named for the brother of Mary Baker Eddy. All loans require a co-signer. Spouses are not eligible to co-sign a loan.

2851 BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES AND SERVICES, INC.

Attn: National Christian Resource Center
600 Hoffmann Drive
Watertown, WI 53094
Tel: (920)261-3050
Free: 800-369-4636, ext. 3418
Fax: (920)262-6513
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blhs.org/youth/scholarships

To provide financial assistance to nursing students who are Lutherans and interested in preparing for a career in the field of developmental disabilities.

Title of Award: Development Disabilities Scholastic Excellence Award for Lutheran Nursing Students Area, Field, or Subject: Disabilities; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be active communicant members of a Lutheran congregation; have at least sophomore status at an accredited school of nursing or be classified as a full-time junior or senior; have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; and be interested in preparing for a career as a nurse in the field of developmental disabilities. Along with their application, they must submit 1) an essay of 250 to 500 words on the career they are planning in the field of nursing, why they chose that particular career goal, how they are preparing for that career, and why they would like to receive this scholarship; 2) 4 letters of recommendation; 3) an official college transcript; 4) a 1-page autobiographical narrative, detailing their academic and community honors, awards, and activities; and 5) documentation that they have completed at least 100 hours of volunteer and/or paid work to benefit people who are developmentally disabled. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2852 BIG 33 SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
511 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 213
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Tel: (717)774-3303; 877-PABIG-33
Fax: (717)774-1749
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.big33.org/scholarships/default.ashx

To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Ohio and Pennsylvania who plan to study nursing in college.

Title of Award: Big 33 Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 6 of these scholarships were awarded: 2 at $1,600, 2 at $1,500, and 2 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $1,600. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from public and accredited private high schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania who are planning to attend nursing school. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors. Selection is based on special talents, leadership, obstacles overcome, academic achievement (at least a 2.0 GPA), community service, unique endeavors, financial need, and a 1-page essay on why the applicant wants to become a nurse and deserves the scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program are raised by the foundation through its sponsorship of an annual high school All-Star football game.

2853 CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

c/o Darlene Bradley, President
P.O. Box 275
Atwood, CA 92811
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.enw.org/CAL-ENA-Scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) from California who are interested in working on an advanced degree.

Title of Award: Kelleher Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Either 1 at $1,000 or 2 at $500 are awarded each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to ENA members who have a current California R.N. license and are either enrolled or accepted in an accredited program. Applicants must be working on a baccalaureate or higher degree. They must submit 1) a copy of their curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of intent that includes how the profession of emergency nursing will benefit from their education and a description of their ENA involvement; and 3) proof of enrollment or acceptance at an NLN-accredited school. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2854 CALIFORNIA LEAGUE FOR NURSING

Attn: Sheri Shields, Chair, Scholarship Committee
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
Tel: (805)965-0581, ext. 2373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.californialeaguefornursing.com

To provide financial assistance to students in California who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: California League for Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 17 of these scholarships were available: 6 for associate degree students, 4 for bachelor's degree students, 5 for master's degree students, and 2 for doctoral degree students. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree students or $500 for associate degree students. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in an associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree nursing program in California. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 15 semester units or 23 quarter units of nursing courses. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay documenting financial need, leadership activities, and other contributing personal qualities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1992.

2855 CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH

Attn: Programs Branch
410 Laurier Avenue West, Ninth Floor
Address Locator 4209A
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0W9
Tel: (613)957-8671
Fax: (613)954-1800
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cihr.ca

To provide research funding to undergraduate and graduate students interested in preparing for a career in health-related fields in Canada.

Title of Award: Health Professional Students Research Awards of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medicine; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend for students registered in a health professional school is $C1,417 per month. The stipend for students enrolled in a combined degree program is $C1,987 per month. Duration: Up to 3 months.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Canadian schools offered programs leading to licensure in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, or related fields; and 2) medical students working on a combined degree (e.g., M.D./M.Sc., M.D./Ph.D.). Applicants must have completed their first year of study and be interested in participating in a health research project. They must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Deadline for Receipt: February Additional Information: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was formerly the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada. This program was formerly designated the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Research Awards.

2856 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Birks Family Foundation Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2857 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree and intending to work in Canada's north.

Title of Award: Canadian Nurses Foundation Northern Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be intending to practice nursing in Canada's north. Preference is given to nurses who have worked in the north for at least 2 years and/or are of Aboriginal origin. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1989. Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2858 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Eaton Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2859 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree and intending to work in Canada's north.

Title of Award: Judy Hill Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be intending to practice nursing in Canada's north. Preference is given to nurses who have worked in the north for at least 2 years. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2860 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree in operating room or critical care nursing.

Title of Award: Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be intending to practice nursing in an operating room or a critical care area. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1995 by Johnson & Johnson Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2861 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) who are foreign-educated and working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Tecla Lin and Nelia Laroza Memorial Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must have received their prior education at a foreign school and now be planning to attend a Canadian college or university. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 2004. Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2862 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree in neurosurgical or cancer nursing.

Title of Award: Eleanor J. Martin Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing; Nursing, Oncological Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be studying or demonstrate an interest in neurosurgical or cancer nursing. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2863 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) from Prince Edward Island who are working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Dr. Margaret Munro Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be residents of Prince Edward Island. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 2004. Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2864 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) who interested in returning to school to work on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Sharon Nield Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be planning to attend a Canadian college or university to work on a baccalaureate degree. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 2004. Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2865 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) from Nova Scotia who are working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Nova Scotia Nurses Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-timestudent of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. They must be residents of Nova Scotia. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by the Nova Scotia Registered Nurses Foundation in 2003. Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2866 CANADIAN NURSES FOUNDATION

Attn: Study Awards Program
50 Driveway
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
Tel: (613)237-2133
Fax: (613)237-3520
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to male student nurse associates of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) working on a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: John J. Vanderlee Award for Male Nursing Students Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $C1,000 to $C3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to male Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are either 1) entering at least year 2 as a full-time student of a baccalaureate nursing program, or 2) accepted into any year of a post-R.N. program as a full-time student. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a Canadian college or university. Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on 1) how they have demonstrated leadership in the past; 2) their past work and community service experiences and how those prepare them for a career in nursing; and 3) how their educational program will assist them in their future career plans. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a CNF nurse associates fee of $C35.

2867 CHI ETA PHI SORORITY, INC.

3029 13th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202)232-3858
Fax: (202)232-3460
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chietaphi.com/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance to members of Chi Eta Phi who are working on an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Aliene Carrington Ewell Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to current members of Chi Eta Phi who are working on an undergraduate degree in nursing. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic ability, interest in nursing, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is named in honor of Aliene Carrington Ewell, who founded Chi Eta Phi in 1932 as an organization for African American nurses.

2868 CHI ETA PHI SORORITY, INC.

3029 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202)232-3858
Fax: (202)232-3460
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chietaphi.com/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance to Black American students who are interested in preparing for or advancing in the nursing profession.

Title of Award: Mabel Keaton Staupers Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year (awarded at the sorority's national convention). Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: The nominees for this scholarship must be current members of Chi Eta Phi Sorority and the American Nurses' Association, have demonstrated leadership in and contributed to the advancement of minority nurses, have contributed to the recruitment and retention of minorities in nursing, and be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing school in a program leading to a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This award is named in honor of Mabel Keaton Staupers, who helped to open previously closed doors for Black nurses.

2869 CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SYSTEM

Attn: Human Resources Department
200 Hygeia Drive
P.O. Box 6001 Newark, DE 19714
Tel: (302)733-1000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.christianacare.com/careers/careers_scholar.cfm

To provide tuition assistance to nursing and allied health students interested in working at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware after graduation.

Title of Award: Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences; Radiology; Respiratory therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Scholarships cover tuition and textbook costs. Recipients must commit to work at Christiana Care for at least 1 year after graduation. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited associate or bachelor's degree program in nursing, pharmacy, radiologic technology, medical technology, or respiratory therapy. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to providing quality patient care in acute care hospital, transitional care, or home health settings. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their reason for interest in health care and patient care as a career. Students working on a master's degree or R.N. to B.S.N. program are not eligible. Financial need is not considered in the selection process.

2870 CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

Association of Brethren Caregivers
Attn: Health Education and Research
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120-1694
Tel: (847)742-5100, ext. 300
Free: 800-323-8039
Fax: (847)742-6103
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brethren.org/abc/funding/loans.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to members of the Church of the Brethren working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing, medicine, or allied health services.

Title of Award: HEAR Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Medicine; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loans up to $2,000 per year are available. Loans may be repaid with full-time service in a Brethren health-related position (for each year of service, one-fourth of the total loan is cancelled) or monetarily (repayment with interest begins 60 days following graduation or withdrawal from the program). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are members of the Church of the Brethren or employed in a Church of the Brethren agency. Applicants must be working on 1 of the following: 1) a master's or doctoral degree in nursing; 2) a bachelor's degree in nursing; 3) a graduate degree in other health-related fields; 4) an associate degree in nursing; or 5) a technical degree or diploma program in other health-relatedfields.

2871 CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

Association of Brethren Caregivers
Attn: Health Education and Research
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120-1694
Tel: (847)742-5100, ext. 300
Free: 800-323-8039
Fax: (847)742-6103
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brethren.org/abc/funding/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Church of the Brethren working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: HEAR Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 for undergraduates or $2,000 per year for graduate students. Duration: 1 year; graduate scholarships may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are members of the Church of the Brethren or employed in a Church of the Brethren agency. Applicants must be working on a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing.

2872 COALITION FOR NURSING CAREERS IN CALIFORNIA

Attn: chooseNursing.com
1950 Franklin Street, Ninth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510)987-2279
Fax: (510)987-1299
Web Site: http://www.choosenursing.com/paying/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to underrepresented and financially disadvantaged students at nursing schools in California.

Title of Award: chooseNursing.com Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in an accredited associate or bachelor's nursing degree program in California. Applicants must come from an underrepresented and financially disadvantaged (family income may not exceed $50,000 per family member) group. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and may not yet have a R.N. license. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on what led them to choose a career in nursing, the obstacles or challenges they have faced and overcome to get where they are today, and their professional goals or aspirations for their nursing career. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, health care involvement, and enthusiasm or passion for nursing. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program, first offered in 2002, is sponsored by NurseWeek magazine, chooseNursing.com, and the Coalition for Nursing Careers in California.

2873 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE CAPITAL REGION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
Tel: (518)446-9638
Fax: (518)446-9708
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cfcr.org/scholarships/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to nurses in New York who are interested in taking business-related courses in college.

Title of Award: Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded varies each year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nurses in New York (registered and licensed practical nurses) who 1) plan to or are engaged in running a business related to health care and 2) want to take business-relatedcourses in college or pursue other appropriate training. Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed classes/training will improve their ability to run a business. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in the memory of a former president of Competent Care, Inc. and American Care, Inc.

2874 DADE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Attn: Director of Development and Communications
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131-2343
Tel: (305)371-2711
Fax: (305)371-5342
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dadecommunityfoundation.org/Site/programs/scholarships.jsp

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students in Florida who are working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Jennet Colliflower Keys Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students entering their junior or senior year of an undergraduate nursing program. Applicants must be Florida residents enrolled full time in a public or private university in the state. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, personal aspirations, career goals and relationship with nursing, volunteer experience, work experience, and school activities. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2875 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION-COLORADO STATE SOCIETY

c/o Marilyn Fishburn, State Scholarship Chair
1546 West 28th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coloradodar.org/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Colorado who are interested in studying nursing in the state.

Title of Award: Virginia Leyda Roberts Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds are paid directly to the student's school. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are graduating high school seniors in Colorado who are 1) American citizens, 2) in the top third of their graduating class, and 3) accepted at 1 of the Colorado colleges offering a B.S.N.: Beth-El College of Nursing, Regis University, Colorado University at Denver, Colorado Health Sciences Center, Metro State University, University of Phoenix, University of Northern Colorado, University of Southern Colorado, or Mesa State College. Applications must include a statement of career interest and goals (up to 500 words), 2 character references, college transcripts, a letter of sponsorship from the Daughters of the American Revolution's Colorado chapter, and a list of scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, honors, and other significant accomplishments. Selection is based on financial need and academic record. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2876 DELAWARE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Attn: Executive Vice President
100 West 10th Street, Suite 115
P.O. Box 1636 Wilmington, DE 19899
Tel: (302)504-5222
Fax: (302)571-1553
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.delcf.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Delaware who are interested in preparing for a career in nursing.

Title of Award: Margaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Delaware residents who have been accepted into the nursing program at an accredited college or university, in Delaware or any other state. Applicants must be beginning or furthering their nursing training. They should be seeking to improve the quality of health care in our society through nursing practices that ensure that patient's needs are a priority. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on why they desire to undertake a career in nursing. Selection is based on all facets of the applicant's education and activities that point to a successful college experience and nursing career. Preference is given to those students most in need of financial support. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2877 DELAWARE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION

1280 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904-4802
Tel: (302)674-2853
Fax: (302)734-2731
Web Site: http://www.deha.org

To provide financial assistance to Delaware residents who are studying nursing at a school in the state.

Title of Award: State of Delaware Nursing Expansion Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Funding provides support for tuition, fees, books, and supplies as well as transportation, child care, medical insurance, and other living expenses. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Delaware who are currently enrolled in a nursing program in the state (either in a 2-year program or the final 2 years of a 4-year program). Applicants must also be employed, full or part time, at a Delaware acute care hospital or long-term care facility affiliated with a hospital. They must first apply to the hospital or facility that will conduct a follow-up interview to determine their eligibility, career plans, and potential employment opportunity as a nurse with the hospital or facility. If selected by the hospital or facility, their application is forwarded to the sponsor. Financial need is not required, but students must apply for financial aid as part of the application process.

2878 DELAWARE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Tel: (302)577-3240
Free: 800-292-7935
Fax: (302)577-6765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.doe.state.de.us/high-ed/nursing.htm

To provide scholarship/loans for nursing education to Delaware residents with outstanding academic records.

Title of Award: Delaware Nursing Incentive Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 50 each year. Funds Available: Awards up to the cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses are available. This is a scholarship/loan program; if the recipient performs required service at a state-owned hospital or clinic in Delaware, the loan is forgiven at the rate of 1 year of service for each year of assistance. Recipients who fail to perform the required service must repay the loan in full. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Delaware who are enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an accredited program leading to certification as an R.N. or L.P.N. High school seniors must rank in the upper half of their class and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Current undergraduate students must meet academic requirements of their institution and be enrolled full time. Also eligible are 1) current state employees (they are not required to be Delaware residents and may enroll part time); and 2) registered nurses with 5 or more years of state service (they must be working on a bachelor of science in nursing degree but they may enroll full or part time). U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2879 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044-0084
Tel: (319)337-5665
Free: 800-433-3243
Web Site: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov

To provide loans for college or graduate school to students in the United States who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Title of Award: Federal Perkins Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Criminal justice; Criminology; Disabilities; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Elementary; Education, English as a second language; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; General studies/Field of study not specified; Law enforcement; Linguistics; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medical technology; Nursing; Science; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 706,000 new loans, worth more than $1.2 billion, were available for this program. Funds Available: Undergraduate students may borrow up to $4,000 per year, to a maximum of $20,000; graduate and professional school students may borrow up to $6,000 per year, to a maximum of $40,000 (including any Federal Perkins Loans borrowed as an undergraduate). Recently, the average loan was $1,790. The interest rate is 5%. The monthly repayment amount depends on the size of the debt and the length of the repayment period (which may not exceed 10 years). Cancellation of 100% of the loan is provided if the borrower becomes totally and permanently disabled or dies; becomes a full-time teacher in a designated elementary or secondary school serving students from low-income families; becomes a full-time special education teacher of children with disabilities; becomes a full-time qualified professional provider of early intervention services for the disabled; becomes a full-time teacher of mathematics, science, foreign languages, bilingual education, or other teacher shortage areas; becomes a full-time employee of a public or nonprofit child or family service agency providing services to high-risk children and their families from low-income communities; becomes a full-timenurse or medical technician; serves as a full-time law enforcement or corrections officer; or serves as a staff member in the educational component of a Head Start program. Up to 70% of a loan may be cancelled if the student serves as a VISTA or Peace Corps volunteer. Up to 50% a loan may be cancelled if the student serves in the armed forces in areas of hostilities or eminent danger. Duration: Up to 5 years of undergraduate study and up to 5 additional years of graduate or professional study.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens who have at least a high school diploma or GED certificate, are registered with the Selective Service if required, are enrolled as regular students working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program, and have a valid Social Security number. Financial need as calculated by federal formulas must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating college and university sets its own deadline. Additional Information: The grace period for Perkins loans is 9 months after graduation, leaving school, or dropping below half-time enrollment. Deferments of loans are available while the recipient is enrolled in an approved graduate or postgraduate program, in an approved rehabilitation training program for the disabled, or for 3 years of unemployment or economic hardship.

2880 DERMATOLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2330
Free: 800-454-4DNA
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dnanurse.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: Dermik Laboratories Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must 1) have been members of the association for at least 2 years, 2) be employed in the specialty of dermatology, and 3) be working on a degree or advanced degree in nursing. Selection is based on a letter in which applicants describe their professional goals, proposed course of study, time frame for completion of study, funds necessary to meet their educational needs, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by Dermik Laboratories.

2881 DERMATOLOGY NURSES' ASSOCIATION

East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2330
Free: 800-454-4DNA
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dnanurse.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: Galderma Laboratories Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must 1) have been members of the association for at least 2 years, 2) be employed in the specialty of dermatology, and 3) be working on a degree or advanced degree in nursing. Selection is based on a letter in which applicants describe their professional goals, proposed course of study, time frame for completion of study, funds necessary to meet their educational goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by Galderma Laboratories.

2882 THE EDUCATION RESOURCES INSTITUTE (TERI)

Attn: Manager, Marketing Services
31 St. James Avenue, Sixth Floor
P.O. Box 312
Boston, MA 02117-0312
Tel: (617)426-0681
Free: 800-255-TERI
Fax: 888-FAX-TERI
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.teri.org

To provide loans to help undergraduate and graduate students in specified health-related fields finance their college education.

Title of Award: Health Professional Loans (HPL) Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Oncology; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: Individuals may borrow annually up to $25,000 as credit-ready in their own name. Students applying as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower may borrow up to the cost of education with an annual cap of $45,000. The cumulative debt maximum for graduate students, including all undergraduate and graduate loans, is $195,000 for allopathy, medical, osteopathy, and dental students, or $142,500 for all other graduate or professional students. The maximum residency loan is $12,500. Repayment begins 9 months after graduation. For borrowers who have paid a guarantee fee, the interest rate is 0.25% below the prime rate as published in the Wall Street Journal. For creditworthy students who pay no guarantee fee, interest is the prime rate plus 0.25%. For creditready students who pay no guarantee fee, interest is the prime rate plus 0.5% Duration: Loan recipients have up to 25 years to repay, depending on the total amount borrowed.

Eligibility Requirements: This is a credit-based loan and is not based on financial need. Applicants must be 1) undergraduates studying acupuncture, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, or physician's assistant; or 2) graduate students working on a degree in allopathic medicine, cell and molecular biology, cell and molecular pathogenesis and cancer, clinical psychology, dentistry, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician's assistant, podiatry, public health, vascular biology, or veterinary medicine. All students in approved health disciplines can apply if they are enrolled on at least a half-timebasis and may borrow in their own name as credit-ready if they have good or no credit history and are U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Graduate students may apply as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower if they have an established 2-year satisfactory credit history; have a stable residence and employment history; have sufficient current income to meet criteria; if self-employed, have been in business for at least 2 years; and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have lived in the United States for the previous 2 years. Residency loans are also available to fourth-year graduate students who need funds to cover the expenses of interviewing and relocating for internships and residencies. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: There are no application fees. However, a guarantee fee of 6% of the total loan amount may be deducted from the loan check when the loan is disbursed for students applying as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower. For students applying in their own name as credit-ready, the fee is 6% when the loan is disbursed and 3% at repayment.

2883 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Tel: (847)460-4100
Free: 800-900-9659, ext. 4100
Fax: (847)460-4004
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants

To provide financial assistance for baccalaureate study to nurses who are members of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

Title of Award: ENA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 8 each year: 7 at $3,000 and 1 at $5,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $5,000 or $3,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nurses (R.N., L.P.N., L.V.N.) who are working on a bachelor's degree. Applicants must have been members of the association for at least 12 months. They must submit a 1-page statement on their professional and educational goals and how this scholarship will help them attain those goals. Selection is based on content and clarity of the goal statement (45%), professional association involvement (45%), and GPA (10%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2884 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Tel: (847)460-4100
Free: 800-900-9659, ext. 4100
Fax: (847)460-4004
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants

To provide financial assistance to pre-hospital personnel working on an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: JEMS/Elsevier Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to pre-hospital personnel (emergency medical technician or EMT-paramedic) who are going to school to work on an undergraduate nursing degree. Applicants must submit proof of acceptance into an undergraduate nursing program and proof of at least 1 year of pre-hospital work experience. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page statement on their professional and educational goals and how this scholarship will help them attain those goals. Selection is based on content and clarity of the goal statement (45%), professional involvement (45%), and GPA (10%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Scholarship winners are also awarded a complimentary 1-year membership in the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). This program is supported by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and its parent company, Elsevier. The first scholarship was awarded in 2004.

2885 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Tel: (847)460-4100
Free: 800-900-9659, ext. 4100
Fax: (847)460-4004
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants

To provide financial assistance for baccalaureate study to nurses who are members of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

Title of Award: Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nurses (R.N., L.P.N., L.V.N.) who are working on a bachelor's degree. Applicants must have been members of the association for at least 12 months. They must submit a 1-page statement on their professional and educational goals and how this scholarship will help them attain those goals. Selection is based on content and clarity of the goal statement (45%), professional association involvement (45%), and GPA (10%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2886 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Tel: (847)460-4100
Free: 800-900-9659, ext. 4100
Fax: (847)460-4004
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants

To provide financial assistance for baccalaureate study to nurses who are members of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

Title of Award: Margaret Miller Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nurses (R.N., L.P.N., L.V.N.) who are working on a bachelor's degree. Applicants must have been members of the association for at least 12 months. They must submit a 1-page statement on their professional and educational goals and how this scholarship will help them attain those goals. Selection is based on content and clarity of the goal statement (45%), professional association involvement (45%), and GPA (10%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2887 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: ENA Foundation
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569
Tel: (847)460-4100
Free: 800-900-9659, ext. 4100
Fax: (847)460-4004
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants

To provide financial assistance to rescue workers pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to pre-hospital care providers, fire fighters, and police officers who are going to school to obtain an undergraduate nursing degree. Rescue workers from all states are eligible. Applicants must submit a 1-page statement on their professional and educational goals and how this scholarship will help them attain those goals. Selection is based on content and clarity of the goal statement (45%), professional involvement (45%), and GPA (10%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Scholarship winners are also awarded a complimentary 1-year membership in the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

2888 EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

Attn: Research Department
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785-7223
Tel: (301)459-3700
Free: 800-EFA-1000
Fax: (301)577-2684
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/grants.cfm

To provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on a summer research training project in a field relevant to epilepsy.

Title of Award: Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowships in Epilepsy Area, Field, or Subject: Anthropology; Behavioral sciences; Counseling/Guidance; Economics; Epilepsy; Nursing; Political science; Psychology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological; Social work; Sociology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these fellowships were awarded. Funds Available: The grant is $3,000. Duration: 3 months during the summer.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a behavioral science program relevant to epilepsy research or clinical care, including, but not limited to, sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, and political science. Applicants must be interested in working on an epilepsy research project under the supervision of a qualified mentor. Because the program is designed as a training opportunity, the quality of the training plans and environment are considered in the selection process. Other selection criteria include the quality of the proposed project, the relevance of the proposed work to epilepsy, the applicant's interest in the field of epilepsy, the applicant's qualifications, and the mentor's qualifications, including his or her commitment to the student and the project. U.S. citizenship is not required, but the project must be conducted in the United States. Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged. The program is not intended for students working on a dissertation research project. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by the American Epilepsy Society, Abbott Laboratories, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Pfizer Inc.

2889 FLORIDA COUNCIL OF PERIOPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSES

c/o Connie L. Hammond, Scholarship Chair
5207 East Whiteway Drive
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Tel: (813)988-7558
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afn.org/~fcorn/scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to nursing students and registered nurses in Florida who are working on a degree to advance their career as a perioperative nurse.

Title of Award: Clifford Jordan Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Florida who are 1) students in the final year of an accredited nursing program, or 2) perioperative nurses. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be planning to work in a perioperative setting after graduation. Current perioperative nurses must be interested in working on an R.N. to B.S.N. or B.S.N. to M.S.N. degree in hospital administration or health care. Applicants must submit information on their educational history, professional activities, civic and school activities, work experience, personal philosophy of perioperative nursing, and reasons for applying. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2890 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Attn: Community Health Resources
4025 Esplanade Way, Third Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1735
Tel: (850)245-4440
Free: 800-342-8660, ext. 3504
Fax: (850)414-6470
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/workforce/CommunityHealthResources/chrhome.html

To provide scholarship/loans to students who are interested in serving as a nurse or advanced registered nurse practitioner in a medically underserved area of Florida.

Title of Award: Florida Nursing Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $8,000 per year for students working on an associate or baccalaureate degree or $12,000 per year for students working on a graduate degree as a faculty member or an advanced registered nurse practitioner. This is a scholarship/loan program. For each year of assistance, recipients must agree to provide 12 months of employment at a health care facility in Florida. Any recipient who does not accept employment as a nurse at an approved facility, or who does not complete 12 months of approved employment for each year of scholarship assistance received, must repay the entire amount of the scholarship plus 18% interest accruing from the date of the scholarship payment. Duration: Up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled full or part time in Florida 1) in an approved nursing program leading to the award of an associate degree; 2) in the upper division of an approved program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing; or 3) in a graduate degree program to qualify for a nursing faculty position or as an advanced registered nurse practitioner. Applicants must be interested in working as a nurse or nursing faculty member in Florida following graduation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Eligible health care facilities include county public health departments, federally sponsored community health centers, state-operated medical or health care facilities, and state teaching hospitals.

2891 FLORIDA LEAGUE FOR NURSING

Attn: Scholarship and Research Grant Committee
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Tel: (305)596-1960, ext. 3549
Web Site: http://www.thefln.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Florida League for Nursing (FLN) who are working on an academic degree.

Title of Award: Florida League for Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to FLN members who have been residents of Florida for at least 1 year. Applicants must be enrolled in an NLN-accredited program for a B.S. in nursing, R.N. to B.S. N., master's, or doctoral degree. They must have completed at least 6 semester credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit 2 letters of recommendation and an essay that describes 1) their contribution to nursing practice and the profession of nursing, and 2) how advanced education will contribute to further personal professional growth. Selection is based on scholarship, potential for contribution to the nursing profession, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2892 FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Florida Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Tel: (407)896-3261
Fax: (407)896-9042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridanurse.org/grants.asp

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the state. They may be working on an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. Preference is given to perioperative nurses returning to school in south Florida. Students who are pursuing initial nursing education (associate or baccalaureate degree and not yet licensed as an R.N.) must have completed at least 1 semester of the nursing program. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Selection is based on academic record, financial need, and potential for contribution to the nursing profession and society. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2893 FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Florida Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Tel: (407)896-3261
Fax: (407)896-9042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridanurse.org/grants.asp

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Nina Brookins Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the state. They may be working on an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. Preference is given to students living and/or attending school in south Florida. Students who are pursuing initial nursing education (associate or baccalaureate degree and not yet licensed as an R.N.) must have completed at least 1 semester of the nursing program. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Selection is based on academic record, financial need, and potential for contribution to the nursing profession and society. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2894 FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Florida Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Tel: (407)896-3261
Fax: (407)896-9042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridanurse.org/grants.asp

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the state. They may be working on an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. Students who are pursuing initial nursing education (associate or baccalaureate degree and not yet licensed as an R.N.) must have completed at least 1 semester of the nursing program. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Selection is based on academic record, financial need, and potential for contribution to the nursing profession and society. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program includes the following named programs open to all qualified applicants: the Edna Hicks Fund Scholarships, the Mary York Scholarships, the Undine Sams and Friends Scholarships, and the Ruth Finamore Scholarships.

2895 FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Florida Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Tel: (407)896-3261
Fax: (407)896-9042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridanurse.org/grants.asp

To provide financial assistance to Florida residents who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing; Nursing, Psychiatric Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been Florida residents for at least 1 year and be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the state. They may be working on an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. Preference is given to students focusing on psychiatric nursing and attending school in south Florida. Students who are pursuing initial nursing education (associate or baccalaureate degree and not yet licensed as an R.N.) must have completed at least 1 semester of the nursing program. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Selection is based on academic record, financial need, and potential for contribution to the nursing profession and society. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2896 FLORIDA ORGANIZATION OF NURSE EXECUTIVES

Attn: Scholarship
307 Park Lake Circle
P.O. Box 533992
Orlando, FL 32853-3992
Tel: (407)426-9060
Fax: (407)481-2741
Web Site: http://www.fonexo.com

To provide financial assistance to members of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) who are interested in working on a degree in a field related to executive nursing practice.

Title of Award: Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Educational Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to FONE members who have an active R.N. license in Florida. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have proof of enrollment in 1 of the following programs: B.S.N., M.S.N./M.B.A., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.H.A., M.S.A., A.R.N.P., doctorate in nursing, or Ph.D. Along with their application, they must submit essays on the following topics: 1) their goals and reasons for working on an advanced degree, and how attainment of that degree will facilitate their professional development as a nursing leader; and 2) the 3 most challenging aspects of their role as a nursing leader in today's health care environment, and how attainment of that degree will enhance their abilities to meet those challenges. Selection is based primarily on those essays; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year.

2897 FREEMAN NURSE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

c/o University of Vermont
Rowell 216
Burlington, VT 05405
Tel: (802)656-5496
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://choosenursingvermont.org/enter/freeman.html

To provide financial assistance to students at nursing schools in Vermont who are willing to practice in the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Freeman Nurse Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $7,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year by associate degree students or 3 additional years by bachelor's degree students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled full time in an accredited Vermont associate or bachelor's degree program in nursing. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must apply through their school. Students who are already licensed R.N.s are not eligible. Selection is based on academic excellence and promise, commitment to Vermont, leadership, community service, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year for new applications; May of each year for renewal applications. Additional Information: This program is supported by the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. Recipients must commit to practice in Vermont for at least 2 years following graduation.

2898 GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Scholarships and Grants Division
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084-5305
Tel: (770)724-9000
Free: 800-505-GSFC
Fax: (770)724-9089
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gsfc.org/GHEAC/dsp_icapp.cfm

To provide forgivable loans to students at colleges and universities in Georgia who are working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Georgia Intellectual Capital Partnership Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum loan is $7,500. Loans are cancelled at the rate of $2,500 per year for each year that the recipient works in Georgia in a high technology field consistent with their degree. The loan must be repaid by service within 5 years of graduation or in cash with interest over a 10-year period. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents working on a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing at a participating college or university in Georgia. Applicants must be willing to work in their field of study at a facility in Georgia after they complete their degree. Additional Information: This program was established to provide assistance to students in high technology fields of computer science, web design, and medical transcriptionist. It was recently revised to prepare for the impending nursing shortage.

2899 GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Scholarships and Grants Division
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084-5305
Tel: (770)724-9230
Free: 800-505-GSFC
Fax: (770)724-9089
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gsfc.org/gsfa/SCL/dsp_reg_nurse.cfm

To provide forgivable loans to students who are interested in earning a nursing degree at an institution in Georgia and working as a nurse in the state.

Title of Award: Georgia Registered Nurse Service-Cancelable Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum loan is $4,500 per academic year. Loans may be cancelled at the rate of $3,000 per year by working for a sponsoring health care facility for up to 3 years. If it is not cancelled within 3 years by service, it must be repaid in cash with interest at a rate that varies up to 10%. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a nursing program at a school in Georgia. Applicants may be entering an R.N. program for the first time or L.P.N.s interested in becoming an R.N. They must be interested in working for a sponsoring health care facility after they receive their R.N. and pass the licensing examination. Additional Information: This program, administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, was established in 2001 as a partnership involving Darton College, Palmyra Medical Centers, Putney Memorial Hospital (all in Albany) and Archbold Medical Center (in Thomasville). In 2002, it was expanded to Savannah as a partnership involving Armstrong Atlantic State University with sponsorship from Memorial Health University Medical Center and St. Joseph Candler Health System.

2900 THE GREAT 100, INC.

P.O. Box 4875
Greensboro, NC 27404-4875
800-729-1975
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.great100.org/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in North Carolina who are interested in working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: The Great 100 Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year: 1 at each of the participating institutions. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students working on an associate degree in nursing, a diploma in nursing, a bachelor's degree in nursing, or a master's degree in nursing. Each year, the sponsor selects 2 North Carolina community colleges that award diplomas and associate degrees, a college or university in the state that awards B.S.N. degrees, and a university in the state that awards M.S.N. degree. The schools selected for that year then nominate students for these awards. The letters of nomination must indicate how the student promotes and advances the profession of nursing in a positive way in the practice setting and/or in the community, and actively seeks ways to support nurses and other health care providers; demonstrate integrity, honesty, and accountability, and functions within scope of practice; displays commitment to patients, families, and colleagues; demonstrates caring and assists others to grow and develop; and radiates energy and enthusiasm, and contributes/makes a difference to overall outcomes in the practice setting. Schools make the final selection of recipients. Additional Information: This program was established in 1989. The designated institutions are 2005: Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte and College of Albemarle in Elizabeth City for diploma and associate degree students, Queens College for B.S.N. students, and UNCG for M.S.N. students; 2006: Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville and Craven Community College in New Bern for diploma and associate degree students, UNCG for B.S.N. students, and Queens College for M.S.N. students; 2007: Davidson County Community College in Lexington and Durham Technical Community College for diploma and associate degree students, UNCC for B.S.N. students, and Western Carolina for M.S.N. students; 2008: Fayetteville Technical Community College and Foothills Nursing Consortium in Spindale for diploma and associate degree students, UNC-CH for B.S.N. students, and Eastern Carolina for M.S.N. students.

2901 GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
1600 Huntington Square
900 Lee Street, East
P.O. Box 3041
Charleston, WV 25331-3041
Tel: (304)346-3620
Fax: (304)346-3640
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tgkvf.com/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance to residents of West Virginia who are working on a degree in nursing at universities in the state.

Title of Award: Gustavus B. Capito Fund Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 7 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends average $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of West Virginia who are working or planning to work full time on a degree in nursing at a college or university in the state that has an accredited nursing program. Applicants must have an ACT score of 20 or higher, be able to demonstrate good moral character and financial need, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2902 GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
1055 Broadway, Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105-1595
Tel: (816)842-0944
Fax: (816)842-8079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gkccf.org

To provide financial assistance to students from Leavenworth County, Kansas interested in working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Dr. Risdon Memorial Development Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $5,000 per calendar year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for this scholarship must 1) live in Leavenworth County, Kansas; 2) attend high school or college in that county; or 3) work in the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. They must be interested in attending or currently attending a college or vocational school, either part or full time, to prepare for a career in the field of nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a copy of their most recent transcript (either high school or college) and statements on why they chose nursing as their field of study, what they hope to do with their education, and their plan of action to obtain a degree in nursing. Preference is given to single parents. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2903 HEALTH CAREERS FOUNDATION

3221 McKelvey Road, Suite 103
Bridgeton, MO 63044-2551
Tel: (314)770-1626
Fax: (314)770-1432
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hcfinfo.org

To provide financial assistance (in the form of scholarships and loans) to individuals (particularly older students) who are interested in working on a degree in nursing, pharmacy, or the allied health professions.

Title of Award: Health Careers Foundation Scholarship/Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Medical technology; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Speech and language pathology/audiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Funds Available: The amount awarded varies, up to $4,000 per year, depending upon the needs of the recipient. The award consists of half scholarship and half loan (the maximum lifetime loan indebtedness is $8,000). Funds may be used for educational purposes only (tuition, fees, and books) and are paid directly to the recipient in 2 equal installments. The first payment is mailed in August; the second payment is made in January, provided the recipient has maintained at least a 2.0 GPA. All recipients are required to sign a loan promissory note. Loans are interest free as long as the recipient remains a student or for a grace period of 6 months after leaving school. After the grace period, the interest rate charged is 4% per year on the unpaid principal balance. Payment must begin 7 months after leaving school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study leading to a certificate, diploma, license, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in 1 of the following health care fields: dietetics, medical records/transcription, medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy, or speech pathology. They must be working on the degree required for an entry-level position in the appropriate field; advanced degrees are not eligible unless they are required in order to enter and practice in the profession (e.g., speech pathology, physical therapy). No correspondence programs at any level are acceptable. Selection is also based on academic record, statement of goals, work experience, and program completion date. Priority is given to nontraditional students (adults who either want to enter the work force or change careers) and to individuals with financial need who have few financial aid options. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The Health Careers Foundation was established in 1990 by the Health Services Corporation of America and the National Healthcare Coalition. Since then, the foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships and loans to more than 3,600 recipients. Students may attend any appropriate 2-year college, 4-year college, university, vocational/technical school, nursing school, or institute accredited by an appropriate state licensing health career board.

2904 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA

6021 Morriss Road, Suite 111
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Tel: (972)874-0062
Free: 800-321-HOSA
Fax: (972)874-0063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hosa.org/member/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Title of Award: HOSA Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 9 of these scholarships were available: 1 at $7,000, 1 at $4,000, 2 at $2,000, and 5 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $7,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and current college students who are members of the association and planning to continue their education in the health care field (including nursing). Applicants must submit a 1-page essay on the contributions they expect to make to the health profession and why they should be selected as the recipient of this scholarship. Selection is based on the essay (26 points), transcripts (20 points), leadership activities and recognition (30 points), community involvement (15 points), and letters of reference (9 points). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Supporters of this program include Nursing Spectrum, the National Technical Honor Society, the Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation (publisher of Who's Who Among American High School Students). Kaiser Permanente, Marsh Affinity Group Services (a service of Seabury and Smith, Inc.), Delmar Learning, and Hobsons.

2905 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA

6021 Morriss Road, Suite 111
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Tel: (972)874-0062
Free: 800-321-HOSA
Fax: (972)874-0063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hosa.org/member/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Title of Award: Philip R. Patton Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 6 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and current college students who are members of the association and planning to continue their education in the health care field. Applicants must submit a 1- to 2-page essay on why they have chosen to prepare for a nursing or hospital-related career, their financial need, and their career goals. Selection is based on the essay (36 points), transcripts (20 points), leadership activities and recognition (20 points), community involvement (15 points), and letters of reference (9 points). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is sponsored by Hospital Corporation of America.

2906 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide forgivable loans to associate degree nursing students in California who are willing to practice in a medically underserved area of the state.

Title of Award: Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 186 awards were made, including 92 to African Americans, 3 to Asian Americans, 23 to Caucasians, 62 to Hispanic Americans, 5 to Native Americans, and 1 to other ethnicities. Funds Available: Stipends up to $8,000 per year are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students accepted to or enrolled in an associate degree nursing program in California who agree to 1) obtain a baccalaureate of science degree from a nursing program in California within 5 years of obtaining an associate degree in nursing, and 2) practice nursing in direct patient care for at least 2 years in a medically underserved area in California. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Priority is given to applicants 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 community background, including family structure and area where the applicant grew up; work experience, including nursing and non-nursing experience in medically underserved areas; community service, including volunteer service and activities in medically underserved areas; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: Applications are accepted biennially, in March or September of even-numbered years. Additional Information: Recipients of these scholarships must enter into a contract with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing within 5 years of obtaining the associate degree in nursing and to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area or facility for 2 years. They are required to repay the scholarship if the contract terms are not fulfilled.

2907 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide loans-for-service to baccalaureate degree nursing students in California who are willing to practice in a medically underserved area of the state.

Title of Award: Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 567 scholarships were awarded, including 254 to African Americans, 13 to Native Americans, 32 to Asian Americans, 51 to Caucasians, 201 to Hispanic Americans, and 16 to other or unspecified ethnicities. Funds Available: Stipends up to $10,000 per year are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate degree nursing program in California. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be California residents, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and agree to practice nursing in direct patient care for at least 2 years in a medically underserved area in California. Priority is given to applicants 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 community background, including family structure and area where the applicant grew up; work experience, including nursing and non-nursing experience in medically underserved areas; community service, including volunteer service and activities in medically underserved areas; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Applications are accepted biennially, in March or September of even-numbered years. Additional Information: Recipients of these scholarships must enter into a contract with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing program and provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area or facility for at least 2 years. Recipients are required to repay the scholarship if the contract terms are not fulfilled.

2908 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide loans-for-service to students in designated health professional fields in California who are willing to practice in a medically underserved area of the state.

Title of Award: Health Professions Education Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Medical assisting; Midwifery; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Doctorate Number Awarded: Varies each year. As of a recent date, 37 awards had been made, including 4 to African Americans, 4 to Asian Americans, 11 to Caucasians, 17 to Hispanic Americans, and 1 to other ethnicities. Funds Available: Stipends up to $10,000 per year are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until completion of the program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students accepted or enrolled in a dental, dental hygienist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwifery, or physician assistant program in California. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be California residents, and agree to practice their specialty in patient care in a medically underserved area in California. Priority is given to applicants 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 community background, including family structure and area where the applicant grew up; work experience especially in medically underserved areas; community service, including volunteer service and activities in medically underserved areas; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients of these scholarships must enter into a contract with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to provide direct patient care in their specialty at a medically underserved area or facility for at least 2 years. Recipients are required to repay all scholarship funds, plus interest if the contract terms are not fulfilled.

2909 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide scholarship/loans to residents of California who have been active in teen prevention programs and plan to prepare for a health professional career working in a medically underserved area in the state.

Title of Award: Youth for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention/Leadership Recognition Program Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Mental health; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 10 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: Up to 5 years, provided the recipient maintains at least half-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to California residents who are either 1) at least 16 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., a GED), or 2) between 18 and 24 years of age. Applicants must attend an accredited California vocational school, college, or university to prepare for a career as a health professional (e.g., medicine, ancillary services, dentistry, nursing, mental health). They must be willing to practice direct patient care in a designated medically underserved area of California for at least 2 years and 6 months following graduation from a health professional program. Along with their application, they must submit a letter of nomination from a teacher of individual representing an organization for which they have performed paid, volunteer, or community service promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and/or teen pregnancy prevention; the letter must describe the applicant's specific achievements, accomplishments, and/or contributions in areas promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and/or teen pregnancy prevention and any significant impact or outcomes. Selection is based on experiences described in the letter; family and community background, including family structure, area where the applicant grew up, socioeconomic status of the family, and personal challenges and barriers faced; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2001, is funded by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation.

2910 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Bureau of Health Professions
Parklawn Building, Room 8A-55
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
800-435-6464
Fax: (301)594-4981
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship/default.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to nursing students who agree to provide clinical service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses following graduation.

Title of Award: HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: This program provides full payment of tuition and required fees, other reasonable costs (e.g., required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses), and a stipend that recently was $1,098 per month. Recipients who fail to perform their service commitment must repay all funds with interest within 3 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and nationals who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited school of nursing in a baccalaureate, graduate, associate, or diploma program. Licensed practical nurse programs are not eligible. Applicants must agree to fulfill a service commitment of at least 2 years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, including an Indian Health Service health center, Native Hawaiian health center, hospital, federallyqualified health center, rural health center, nursing home, home health agency, hospice program, state or local public health department, skilled nursing facility, or an ambulatory surgical center. Preference is given to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2911 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Bureau of Health Professions
Attn: Division of National Health Service Corps
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A-55
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: (301)594-4400
Free: 800-221-9393
Fax: (301)594-4981
Web Site: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/join_us/scholarships.cfm

To provide scholarship/loans to primary health care students willing to serve in a federally-designated health professional shortage area on completion of training.

Title of Award: National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Gynecological and obstetrical; Medicine, Osteopathic; Medicine, Pediatric; Midwifery; Nursing; Obstetrics; Psychiatry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funding available. Recently, 284 new scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: This program provides a monthly stipend (currently, $1,065) and payment of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment. This is a scholarship/loan program. Participants owe 1 year of obligated service in the National Health Service Corps for each full or partial year of support provided under this program. The minimum service obligation is 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and nationals who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school (with a specialty in family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or psychiatry), family nurse practitioner program (master's degree in nursing, or post-master's or post-baccalaureate certificate), nurse-midwifery program (master's degree in nursing or post-master's or post-baccalaureate certificate), physician assistant program (certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or master's program), or dental school (with a residency in general practice or pediatric dentistry). Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate geographic flexibility and a strong interest in providing primary health care to underserved populations nationally. First priority is given to former recipients of these scholarships who are seeking renewal and medical students who have received a Scholarship for Students of Exceptional Financial Need. Second priority is given to applicants who demonstrate the highest probability that they will continue to practice in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) after they have completed their service commitments; those characteristics include strong primary care post-service career goals in HPSAs, experience within indigent or underserved communities, understanding and acceptance of this program, and intent to participate in pre-professionalclinical experiences in rural or urban community-based health care facilities serving HPSAs. Third priority is given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This funding was first offered in 1978-79. It is the successor to the Public Health and National Health Service Corps Scholarship Training Program, which was in effect from 1973-74 to 1977-78. Participants are obligated to provide full-time clinical primary health care services to populations in federally-designated, high-priority HPSAs (these include the Indian Health Service and medical facilities of the Federal Bureau of Prisons).

2912 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION-CONNECTICUTCHAPTER

c/o Andy Czerniewski, Scholarship Committee Chair
VNA of Central Connecticut
One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511-5991
Tel: (203)777-5521, ext. 1700
Fax: (203)495-7483
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cthfma.org/Scholarship.asp

To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, undergraduate students in fields related to health care financial management at colleges and universities in Connecticut who submit outstanding essays on topics in the field.

Title of Award: Connecticut Chapter HFMA Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Finance; Health care services; Information science and technology; Nursing; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship, membership in the Connecticut chapter of HFMA and its scholarship committee, and waiver of chapter program fees for 1 year. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to undergraduate students at colleges and universities in Connecticut, children of members of the Connecticut chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and residents of Connecticut commuting to a college or university in a state that borders Connecticut. Applicants must be enrolled in a business, finance, accounting, or information systems program and have an interest in health care or be enrolled in a nursing or allied health program. They must submit an essay, up to 3 pages, on what they see as the most significant challenge facing the health care industry today and their proposal for a practical and feasible solution. Finalists may be interviewed. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2913 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONNEW JERSEY CHAPTER

c/o Gabrielle Parseghian, Scholarship Committee Chair
P.O. Box 6422
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Tel: (732)583-7428
Fax: (732)583-7428
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hfmanj.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and their families who are interested in working on a degree related to health care administration.

Title of Award: New Jersey HFMA Member Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Finance; Health care services; Management; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, the sponsor offered 2 scholarships at $1,500 each. Funds Available: A total of $3,000 is available for this program each year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been a member of the chapter for at least 2 years or the spouse or dependent of a 2-year member. They must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, nursing school, or other allied health professional school. Preference is given to applicants working on a degree in finance, accounting, health care administration, or a field of study related to health care. Along with their application, they must submit an essay describing their educational and professional goals and the role of this scholarship in helping achieve those. Selection is based on the essay, merit, academic achievement, civic and professional activities, course of study, and content of the application. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2914 HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY

Attn: HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Program Coordinator
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611-3269
Tel: (312)664-4467
Fax: (312)664-6143
Web Site: http://www.himss.org/asp/scholarships.asp

To provide financial assistance to student members of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care informatics or nursing.

Title of Award: Midwest Alliance for Nursing Informatics Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. The award includes an all-expense paid trip to the annual HIMSS conference and exhibition. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society, although an application for membership, including dues, may accompany the scholarship application. Applicants must be graduate students working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care informatics. They must submit a 1-page narrative that describes the integration of informatics in their professional practice, with emphasis on actual work responsibilities and how they would utilize the scholarship. Selection is based on that narrative; student, community, or professional activities in the workplace related to nursing and/or health care informatics; and involvement and participation in health care informatics professional organizations. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2004.

2915 IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Len B. Jordan Office Building
650 West State Street, Room 307
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
Tel: (208)332-1574
Fax: (208)334-2632
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.idahoboardofed.org/scholarships/loan.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to Idaho students who wish to prepare for a teaching or nursing career in Idaho.

Title of Award: Idaho Education Incentive Loan Forgiveness Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 45 each year. Funds Available: This is a scholarship/loan program. Loans are forgiven if the recipient pursues a teaching or nursing career within Idaho for at least 2 years. Duration: 1 year; renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have graduated from a secondary school in Idaho within the previous 2 years and rank within the upper 15% of their graduating high school class or have earned a cumulative GPA in college of 3.0 or higher. They must enroll as a full-time student at an Idaho public college or university, working on a degree that will qualify them to receive an Idaho teaching certificate or write the licensure examination approved by the Board of Nursing for a registered nurse.

2916 ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Attn: Center for Rural Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Tel: (217)782-1624
Fax: (217)782-3987
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.idph.state.il.us

To provide scholarship/loans to Illinois students preparing for a career as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified nurse midwife and interested in practicing in areas of the state that have insufficient numbers of primary care providers.

Title of Award: Illinois Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Medical assisting; Midwifery; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 12 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $7,500 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients repay scholarships by practicing as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives in areas of Illinois determined by the Illinois Department of Public Health to be designated shortage areas. Duration: Students can receive funding for a maximum of 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a school located in Illinois that is accredited in its field; be preparing to become a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified nurse midwife; be able to demonstrate financial need; and agree to practice full time in a designated shortage area as an allied health care professional for 1 year for each year of scholarship funding received. In addition to a completed application, applicants must submit the following: proof of enrollment or acceptance for admission and a copy of their student aid report. An interview may be required. Preference is given to applicants demonstrating a commitment to providing primary health care services in designated shortage areas and prior experience with medically underserved populations. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Within 30 days after the student's licensure to practice, or if already licensed in Illinois within 30 days of completing academic training, the recipient must begin repayment of the award by practicing in a designated shortage area in Illinois. The recipient must practice on a full-time basis 1 year for each year scholarship funds were received. The responsibility of securing a suitable practice site to fulfill the obligation lies with the scholarship recipient. Recipients who do not fulfill this obligation are required to reimburse the state 3 times the total amount of the scholarship grant received for each unfulfilled year of obligation plus 7% interest per year on that amount.

2917 ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Attn: Center for Rural Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Tel: (217)782-1624
Fax: (217)782-3987
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.idph.state.il.us

To provide forgivable loans to residents of Illinois who are interested in working on a degree or diploma in nursing.

Title of Award: Illinois Nursing Education Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; at least 40% of the scholarships are reserved for students working on a baccalaureate degree, 30% for students working on as associate degree or hospital-based diploma, 20% for students working on a graduate degree in nursing, and 10% for students working on a certificate in practical nursing. Funds Available: Students working full time on an associate, bachelor's, or graduate degree at a public college or university receive $4,942 for tuition and fees and $5,943 as a living expense stipend. Students working full time on an associate degree or hospital-baseddiploma at a community college receive $1,603 for tuition and fees or $5,943 as a living expense stipend. Students in a practical nursing program receive 75% of the average tuition and fees charged at all practical nursing programs and $5,943 as a living expense stipend. Students attending private institutions receive the same amount as students attending public institutions. Awards for part-time students are prorated. Repayment of loans must begin 6 months following withdrawal from school or completion of the degree. Loans are forgiven if the recipient documents either 1) substantially full-time professional nursing practice or full-time post-baccalaureate studies in nursing at an approved institution in Illinois for a number of years equal to the number of years loan funds were received; or 2) substantially half-time professional nursing practice or half-timepost-baccalaureate studies in nursing at an approved institution in Illinois for twice the number of years as the number of years loan funds were received. Recipients who fail to perform the service requirement must repay the loans with 7% interest; repayment must be completed within 6 years. Duration: Support is available for a total of 2 years for associate degree students, 3 years for hospital-based diploma students, 4 years for baccalaureate degree students, or 1 year for certificate in practical nursing students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who have resided in Illinois for at least 1 year. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an Illinois associate degree in nursing program, hospital-based diploma in nursing program, baccalaureate degree in nursing program, certificate in practical nursing program, or graduate degree in nursing. They must agree to repay the loans in cash or through service. Financial need must be documented. In the selection process, highest priority is given, in order, to applicants 1) with the greatest financial need; 2) studying on a full-time basis; basis; 3) having the fewest number of credit hours remaining; 4) who already have a certificate in practical nursing, a hospital-based diploma in nursing, or an associate degree in nursing and are working on a higher degree; and 5) with the highest cumulative GPA. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2918 ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU

Attn: Assistant Director of Local Government
1701 North Towanda Avenue
P.O. Box 2901
Bloomington, IL 61702-2901
Tel: (309)557-3272
Fax: (309)557-2559
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ilfb.org

To provide scholarship/loans to Illinois residents interested in a career as a rural nurse practitioner.

Title of Award: Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. This is a scholarship/loan program; if the recipients fail to perform their service agreement, they must repay all funds plus interest. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Illinois who are registered nurses accepted into an Illinois college or university to become a nurse practitioner. Applicants must agree to practice in 1 of 84 Illinois counties designated as rural for 2 years after completing their degree. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1992, is jointly funded by the Illinois Agricultural Association Foundation of the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program.

2919 ILLINOIS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation
1151 East Warrenville Road
P.O. Box 3015
Naperville, IL 60566
Tel: (630)505-7777
Web Site: http://www.ihatoday.org/public/volunteers/appinstruct.htm

To provide financial assistance to Illinois residents accepted into or enrolled in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum.

Title of Award: Illinois Hospital Research and Education Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 36 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds must be used for tuition, fees, or books. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Illinois residents who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum. Applicants enrolled in an associate degree or hospital-based program will be considered in their first year only. Students must have been accepted in a health care professional sequence; that is, when courses are open only to student candidates for the degree or certification; pre-nursing, pre-medicine, and pre-pharmacy applicants are not eligible until they are accepted into nursing clinicals, medical school, etc. Applicants who have less than 1 academic year remaining until graduation are not eligible for consideration. Selection is based on academic record (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: The school attended need not be in Illinois, but it must be accredited or recognized as an approved program by the appropriate agencies.

2920 ILLINOIS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Sonne Scholarship Committee
105 West Adams Street, Suite 2101
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312)419-2900
Fax: (312)419-2920
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.illinoisnurses.org/sonneapplication.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Student Nurse Association of Illinois who are preparing for a career as a registered professional nurse.

Title of Award: Sonne Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 to 4 each year. Funds Available: Stipends are either $1,500 or $1,000. Funds are to be used to cover tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Members in good standing are eligible to apply if they are enrolled in a Illinois-approved nursing program that leads to eligibility to sit for licensure examination as a registered professional nurse. Selection is based on academic record (at least a 2.5 GPA), financial need, and an essay on "How will membership in my state nurses association enhance my nursing career?" Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are given a year's free membership in the Illinois Nurses Association upon graduation. Although part-time students can apply, all recipients must attend school on a full-timebasis.

2921 ILLINOIS PTA

901 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Tel: (217)528-9617
Free: 800-877-9617
Fax: (217)528-9490
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.illinoispta.org/Scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Illinois who plan to major in education or a related field in college.

Title of Award: Lillian E. Glover Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Library and archival sciences; Nursing; Psychology; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 44 each year: 2 in each Illinois PTA district (1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500). Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to public high school seniors in Illinois who are graduating in the top 25% of their class. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in education or in an educationally-related field (school librarian, instructional media specialist, school nurse, school psychologist, or social worker, provided the position requires certification from a state board of education). Along with their application, they must submit a statement giving their ideas on why they want to enter the field of education, what they perceive as the most important aspects of education and why, and how parent involvement enhances educational growth. Selection is based on that statement, academic ability, leadership qualities, school activities, and out-of-school activities. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1935.

2922 INDEPENDENT COLLEGES OF WASHINGTON

600 Stewart Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: (206)623-4494
Fax: (206)625-9621
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.icwashington.org/parents_students/financial_aid/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority students preparing for a career in teaching or nursing at colleges and universities that are members of Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW).

Title of Award: Verizon Workforce Response Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 4eachyear. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students completing their junior year at ICW-member colleges and universities. Applicants must be members of underserved or minority populations. They must be majoring in education or nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on why they chose to prepare for a career in teaching and/or nursing. Preference is given to community college graduates. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: The ICW-memberinstitutions are Gonzaga University, Heritage College, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin's College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Walla Walla College, Whitman College, and Whitworth College.

2923 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Attn: Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (301)443-6197
Fax: (301)443-6048
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov

To provide financial assistance to Native American students who need compensatory or preprofessional education to qualify for enrollment in a health professions school.

Title of Award: Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Engineering; Health care services; Medical technology; Nursing; Nutrition; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide a payment directly to the school for tuition and required fees; a stipend for living expenses of approximately $1,160 per month for 10 months; a lump sum to cover the costs of books, travel, and other necessary educational expenses; and up to $400 for approved tutorial costs. Duration: Up to 2 years of full-time study or up to 4 years of part-timestudy.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be American Indians or Alaska Natives; be high school graduates or the equivalent; have the capacity to complete a health professions course of study; and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a compensatory or preprofessional general education course or curriculum. The qualifying fields of study include premedical technology, pre-dietetics, pre-nursing, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-social work, and pre-engineering. Recipients must intend to serve Indian people upon completion of professional health care education as a health care provider in the discipline for which they are enrolled at the pregraduate level. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2924 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Attn: Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (301)443-6197
Fax: (301)443-6048
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov

To provide loans-for-service to American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs.

Title of Award: Health Professions Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; Environmental science; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Social work; Substance abuse Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide funds directly to the school for tuition and required fees; a stipend for living expenses of $1,160 per month for 12 months; a lump sum to cover the costs of books, travel, and other necessary educational expenses; and up to $400 for approved tutorial costs. Upon completion of their program of study, recipients are required to provide payback service of 1 year for each year of scholarship support at the Indian Health Service, a tribal health programs, an urban Indian health program, or in private practice in a designated health professional shortage area serving a substantial number of Indians. Recipients who fail to complete their service obligation must repay all funds received (although no interest is charged). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are at least high school graduates and enrolled in a full-time study program leading to a degree in a health-related professions school within the United States. Priority is given to upper-division and graduate students. Qualifying fields of study include chemical dependency counseling (bachelor's or master's degree), clinical psychology (Ph.D. only), coding specialist (certificate), counseling psychology (Ph.D. only), dental hygiene (B.S.), dentistry (D.D.S.), diagnostic radiology technology (certificate, associate, or B.S.), dietitian (B.S.), civil or environmental engineering (B.S.), environmental health (B.S.), health care administration (B.S. or M.S.), health education (B.S. or M.S.), health records (R.H.I.T. or R.H.I.A.), injury prevention specialist (certificate), medical technology (B. S.), allopathic and osteopathic medicine, nursing (A.D.N., B.S.N., or C.R. N.A), optometry, pharmacy (B.S. or Pharm.D.), physician assistant (B.S.), physical therapy (M.S. or D.P.T.), podiatry (D.P.M.), public health (M.P.H. only), public health nutrition (master's only), social work (master's only), respiratory therapy (associate), and ultrasonography. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2925 INDIANA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 1115
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317)636-6406; (887)561-3757
Fax: (317)638-3749
Web Site: http://www.ihca.org/foundation.php

To provide financial assistance to students in Indiana who are interested in working on a nursing degree.

Title of Award: IHC Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Stipends range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school and must be used for tuition, fees, or campus housing. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Indiana who have at least a high school degree or GED, have been accepted by a nursing degree program (R.N. or L.P.N.) in Indiana or a bordering state, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must submit an essay (up to 750 words) on their reasons for applying for this scholarship, their interest in nursing, and their future professional plans and commitment to long-termcare. Finalists are interviewed. Special consideration is given to applicants who show a dedication and commitment to working with the elderly in a long-term care environment. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1997.

2926 INDIANA STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Indiana Nurses Foundation
2915 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Tel: (317)299-4575
Fax: (317)297-3525
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indiananurses.org/education/payne_scholarship.htm

To provide forgivable loans to members of the Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA) who are working on a nursing degree.

Title of Award: Ethel Mae Payne Scholar Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 20 each year. Funds Available: A loan is awarded (amount not specified). If the recipient successfully completes the program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, the loan is forgiven. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to ISNA members who are licensed as registered nurses in Indiana. Applicants must be enrolled in an Indiana school of nursing for an R.N. to B.S.N completion, B.S.N. to M.S.N., nurse practitioner for nurses with an M.S.N. or doctorate, or M.S.N. to doctorate program. They must have completed at least half of the program. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page narrative outlining their nursing career goals. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year for summer and/or fall semesters; September of each year for spring and/or summer semesters.

2927 INFUSION NURSING SOCIETY

Attn: Gardner Foundation
220 Norwood Park South
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: (781)440-9408, ext. 317
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ins1.org/gardner/scholarship_ins_edu.html

To provide financial assistance to members of the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) who are interested in continuing education.

Title of Award: Gardner Foundation INS Education Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: This is a 1-time award.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to INS members interested in a program of continuing education, including working on a college or graduate degree or attending a professional meeting or seminar. Applicants must demonstrate how the continuing education activity will enhance their infusion career, describe their professional goals, and explain how the scholarship will be used.

2928 IOWA NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Iowa Nurses Foundation
1501 42 Street, Suite 471
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tel: (515)225-0495
Fax: (515)225-2201
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iowanurses.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Iowa Nurses Association who are working on an undergraduate or graduate nursing degree.

Title of Award: Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to practicing R.N.s who are members of the association. Applicants must be working on a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in nursing and have a GPA of 2.7 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit brief essays on the importance of this scholarship to their future plans and their future goals. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2929 IOWA STUDENT LOAN LIQUIDITY CORPORATION

6805 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266-9307
Tel: (515)243-5626
Free: 800-243-7552
Fax: (515)243-5472
Web Site: http://www.studentloan.org

To provide educational loans to students in any state working on a degree in selected health-related fields.

Title of Award: Iowa Health Degree Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Orthopedic; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loans range up to $30,000 per year, with a cumulative maximum of $120,000 per student. Interest rates are variable, currently 3.76% before repayment begins and 4.11% in repayment. The origination fee is 5% for students who qualify; otherwise, it is 7% for allopathy, optometry, and osteopathy students or 9% for all other health field students. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are enrolled at least half time in 1 of the following programs: allopathy, chiropractic, clinical psychology, dentistry, health administration, nuclear medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, orthopedics, osteopathy, perfusion technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, public health, radiation therapy, ultrasonography, veterinary medicine, or other medical-related discipline. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age (or an emancipated minor, or a minor with an eligible co-signer). To qualify for the lowest origination fee, they must meet approved credit standards, have been employed continuously over the last 2 years, and have an annual income of at least $15,000. Additional Information: These loans are funded by Principal Bank and serviced by Iowa Student Loan.

2930 IOWA UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION

Attn: Executive Director
500 East Court Avenue, Suite C
Des Moines, IA 50309
Tel: (515)283-1991
Fax: (515)288-1906
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iumf.org/scholarships.asp

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities in Iowa interested in majoring in a health-related field.

Title of Award: Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this support are American Indian and other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health, or a related field at a college or school of nursing within Iowa. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to graduates of Iowa high schools. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2931 JAPANESE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.

c/o Yuzuru Anzai, M.D., Scholarship Committee Chair
285 Central Park West, Apartment 3W
New York, NY 10024
Tel: (212)263-8682
Fax: (212)883-5852
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jmsa.org

To provide financial assistance to Japanese American nursing school students.

Title of Award: Japanese Medical Society of America Nursing Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Japanese Americans who are accepted at or currently enrolled in a nursing school in the United States. Applicants must submit a 1-page essay about themselves and how they will be involved in the sponsoring organization's activities. Selection is based on academic excellence, community activities, financial need, and interest in the organization. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2932 KAISER PERMANENTE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

c/o Kaiser Permanente
Waterpark One
2500 Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80014
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate nursing students who identify with an ethnic minority group.

Title of Award: KPAAPA Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to new and continuing students working or planning to work full time on a B.S.N. degree at an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, although students who have strong leadership skills and community service but a lower GPA are encouraged to apply. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on their personal philosophy or beliefs about the role of nursing in the health care delivery system, their reason for selecting nursing as a profession, and the importance of having a college degree for nursing. On their application, they must also indicate the ethnic minority group with which they identify and include a photograph. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: The photograph and essay of recipients are published in the Black History Month Souvenir Journal of the Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association (KPAAPA).

2933 KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS

Attn: Student Financial Aid
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Tel: (785)296-3518
Fax: (785)296-0983
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kansasregents.com/financial_aid/nursing.html

To provide scholarship/loans to Kansas residents who are interested in preparing for a nursing career.

Title of Award: Kansas Nursing Service Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 50 for L.P.N. students; up to 200 for R. N. students, of which 100 are reserved for applicants whose sponsors are located in rural counties. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,500 per year for students in L.P.N. programs or $3,500 per year for students in R.N. (associate or bachelor's degree) programs. Sponsors pay from $1,000 to one half of the scholarship and the State of Kansas pays the remaining amount. This is a scholarship/loan program; recipients must work for the sponsor the equivalent of full time for 1 year for each year of scholarship support received. If the recipient changes majors or decides not to work for the sponsor as a nurse, the scholarship becomes a loan, with interest at 5% above the federal PLUS loan rate. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students in Kansas who are committed to practicing nursing (L.P.N. or R.N.) in the state. Applicants must be accepted at a Kansas nursing program (pre-nursing students are ineligible). They must locate a sponsor (generally an adult care home, psychiatric hospital, or medical care facility) that is willing to provide up to half of the scholarship and to provide full-time employment to the recipient after licensure. Financial need is considered if there are more applicants than available funding. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: There is a $10 application fee.

2934 KANSAS STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Kansas Nurses Foundation
1208 S.W. Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612-1735
Tel: (785)233-8638
Fax: (785)233-5222
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ks/knf.htm

To provide financial assistance to students in Kansas who are working on a nursing degree on the undergraduate, master's, or doctoral level.

Title of Award: Wesley School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are working on a nursing degree on the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a personal narrative describing their anticipated role in nursing in the state of Kansas, submit 3 original letters of recommendation, and enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester (preference is given to full-time students). First priority is given to graduates of Wesley School of Nursing, their children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. If no applicants qualify for that priority, the program is opened to graduate and postgraduate nursing students, students in formal nursing programs (advanced registered nurse practitioner, etc.), and students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2935 KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING

Attn: Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222-5172
Tel: (502)329-7000, ext. 290
Free: 800-305-2042
Fax: (502)329-7011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kbn.state.ky.us/nisf.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to residents of Kentucky interested in preparing for a career as a nurse and working in the state.

Title of Award: Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must work as a nurse in Kentucky for 1 year for each academic year funded. If a recipient does not complete the nursing program within the specified time period, or does not complete the required employment, then the recipient is required to repay any monies awarded plus accrued interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains normal academic progress (15 credit hours per year for prelicensure and B.S.N. students; 9 credit hours per year for graduate nursing students).

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs in any state. Applicants must be interested in working as a nurse in Kentucky following graduation. Preference is given to applicants with financial need, practical nurses pursuing registered nursing education, and registered nurses pursuing graduate nursing education. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2936 KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

Attn: Financial Aid
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Tel: (859)256-3100; 877-528-2748 within KY
Web Site: http://www.kctcs.edu/student/financialaidscholarships/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to sophomores working on a degree in nursing at an institution within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

Title of Award: William Foster Tichenor Tuition Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College, Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends vary at each participating college but are intended to provide full payment of tuition and required fees. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to KCTCS students entering their sophomore year with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours of a nursing program and be able to demonstrate financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on their career choice and personal values. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year.

2937 KENTUCKY NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Kentucky Nurses Foundation
1400 South First Street
P.O. Box 2616
Louisville, KY 40201-2616
Tel: (502)637-2546
Free: 800-348-5411
Fax: (502)637-8236
Web Site: http://www.kentucky-nurses.org/knf.htm

To provide financial assistance to residents of Kentucky who are interested in working on a prelicensure or advanced degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Kentucky who are interested in enrolling in a prelicensure (including associate and baccalaureate degree) program in nursing or a graduate degree. Along with their application, they must submit a statement on why they are applying and what receiving the scholarship would mean to them. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

2938 PAPA OLA LOKAHI, INC.

Attn: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
345 Queen Street, Suite 706
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808)585-8944
Fax: (808)585-8081
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhhsp.org

To provide scholarship/loans to Native Hawaiians for training in the health professions in exchange for service in a federally-designated health professional shortage area (HPSA) or other facility for Native Hawaiians.

Title of Award: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Family/Marital therapy; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing, Psychiatric; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funding available. Since the program began, 151 scholars have received support. Funds Available: Full coverage of tuition and fees is paid directly to the health professional school. A stipend, current set at $1,157 per month, is paid directly to the scholar. This is a scholarship/loan program. Participants are obligated to provide full-time clinical primary health care services to populations in 1) a Native Hawaiian Health Care System, or 2) an HPSA in Hawaii, medically underserved area (MUA), or another area or facility in Hawaii designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Participants owe 1 year of service in the National Health Service Corps for each full or partial year of support received under this program. The minimum service obligation is 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Native Hawaiians training in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, clinical psychology, registered nursing, nurse midwifery, psychiatric nursing, public health/community nursing, social work, dental hygiene, physician assistant, public health, marriage and family therapy, or primary care nurse practitioner. They may be studying in any state. Recipients must agree to serve in a designated health-care facility in Hawaii upon completion of training. First priority is given to former scholars who have completed their previous service obligation and are seeking another year of support. Second priority is given to applicants who appear to have characteristics that increase the probability they will continue to serve underserved Native Hawaiians after the completion of their service obligations. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1991, is administered by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, through a contract with Papa Ola Lokahi, Inc.

2939 MARYLAND FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUBS, INC.

c/o Pat Schroeder, Chair
354 Driftwood Lane
Solomons, MD 20688
Tel: (410)326-0167; 877-INFO-BPW
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bpwmaryland.org/HTML/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to women in Maryland who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a science or business-related field.

Title of Award: D. Anita Small Science and Business Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Aeronautics; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Finance; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medical technology; Medicine; Nursing; Oceanography; Physical sciences; Physical therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women in Maryland who are at least 21 years of age and have been accepted to a bachelor's or advanced degree program at an accredited Maryland academic institution. Applicants must be preparing for a career in 1 of the following or a related field: accounting, aeronautics, business administration, computer sciences, engineering, finance, information technology, mathematics, medical sciences (including nursing, laboratory technology, therapy, etc.), oceanography, or physical sciences. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2940 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4594
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4594
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_devdis.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to students in Maryland who are interested in working on a degree in a designated human services program.

Title of Award: Maryland Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice Workforce Tuition Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Criminal justice; Criminology; Disabilities; Education, Special; Gerontology; Law enforcement; Mental health; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Psychology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,000 per year for students attending a 2-year institution or $3,000 per year for students at a 4-year institution. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Recipients must agree to work in a Maryland community-based program that is licensed by the Developmental Disabilities Administration or approved by the Mental Hygiene Administration, or in a residential program that is licensed by the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Juvenile Justice. The service obligation must begin within 6 months of graduation. The total service requirement is 2,000 hours if the award amount is $1,999 or less, 3,000 hours if the award amount is $2,000 to $3,999, or 4,000 hours if the award amount is $4,000 or more. If the service requirement is not completed, the award must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress and remains enrolled in a human services degree program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants and their parents must be Maryland residents attending a college or university in the state in 1 of the following human services degree programs: aging services, counseling, disability services, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, special education, supported employment, vocational rehabilitation, or any other concentration in the healing arts or a program providing support services to individuals with special needs including child welfare and juvenile justice. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2941 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4574
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4574
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_nurse.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to college students in Maryland who are interested in preparing for a career as a nurse.

Title of Award: Maryland State Nursing Scholarship and Living Expenses Grants Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; generally, up to 300 each year. Of the scholarships awarded each year, 10% are reserved for students seeking a graduate degree. Funds Available: The stipend for State Nursing Scholarships is for the amount of tuition and mandatory fees, to a maximum of $3,000 per year. The amount of the Living Expenses Grant varies up to $3,000 per year. Recipients enrolled in an accelerated nursing program that requires summer enrollment may receive a maximum annual award of $4,500. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Recipients must agree to work as a full-time nurse at an eligible organization in Maryland (licensed hospital, public health agency, nursing home, adult day care center, or home health agency) 1 year for each year of the award. Employment as a nurse at a health maintenance organization (HMO), in a physician's private office, or as an instructor teaching nursing does not meet the service requirement. If they fail to complete that service obligation, they must repay the award with interest. They must begin the service obligation within 6 months of graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher, remains enrolled in an eligible program, maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined by their institution, and, if receiving a Living Expenses Grant, continues to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and nursing students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university in Maryland. Applicants must be Maryland residents, be majoring or planning to major in a nursing-related field as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school or college. Selection of recipients of State Nursing Scholarships is based on GPA and the type of nursing degree program in which they enroll, not on financial need. Recipients who can also demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for an additional Living Expenses Grant. Deadline for Receipt: Applications must be submitted by June of each year. Students also applying for the Living Expenses Grant must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February of each year.

2942 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4546
Free: 800-974-1024, est. 4546
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_nonresnurs.asp

To enable residents of states other than Maryland to attend Maryland nursing schools at reduced tuition rates.

Title of Award: Maryland Tuition Reduction for Nonresident Nursing Students Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Recipients are entitled to pay the same tuition as if they were Maryland residents. They must agree to work as a full-time nurse in Maryland in an eligible institution or in a home that provides domiciliary, personal, or nursing care for 2 or more unrelated individuals. They must work for 2 years if they attended a 2-year school, for 4 years if they attended a 4-year school, or repay the scholarship with interest. The service obligation must begin within 12 months of graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year at a 2-year public institution or 3 additional years at a 4-year public institution.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to nursing students at Maryland public colleges who are residents of states other than Maryland. Applicants must enroll for at least 6 credits per semester. They are not required to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating Maryland school sets its own deadline.

2943 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors from Massachusetts who are planning to work on an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is paid (amount not specified). Funds are paid to the recipient and the school of nursing Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Massachusetts who have been accepted into an NLN-accredited associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing. First preference is given to descendants of alumnae of the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing. If no alumnae descendants apply, all other high school seniors in Massachusetts are eligible. Applicants must submit a short essay about themselves, 2 letters of recommendation, and documentation of financial need. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2944 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to students living or working in designated areas of Massachusetts who are interested in working on an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Carol Flyzik Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students (entry level or practicing R.N.) working on an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing. First preference is given to students living or working in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts (Lawrence, Haverhill, Bradford, Georgetown, Groveland, Methuen, Merrimac, Andover, and North Andover). If no applicant meets that preference, the program is open to other areas of Regional Council 4 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA). If no applicant meets that limitation, the award is available to all other qualifying applicants. Practicing R.N.s working on a bachelor's degree must be MNA members. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by the Hale Hospital Professional Nurses Unit to honor the memory of a member who was a victim of the events of September 11, 2001.

2945 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to children of members of Regional Council 3 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) who are working on an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: MNA Regional Council 3 Scholarships for Children of Members Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 for a baccalaureate degree student and 1 for an associate degree student. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,500 for baccalaureate degree students or $1,000 for associate degree students. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children of MNA members in Regional Council 3 who have been accepted into an NLN-accreditedassociate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals, how education will enhance those goals, and their contribution to the profession of nursing. Selection is based on the essay, community work, financial need, and 2 professional references. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2946 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: MNAinfo[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of Regional Council 3 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: MNA Regional Council 3 Scholarships for Members Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 2 for baccalaureate degree students and 1 for master's and doctoral degree students. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,500 for baccalaureate degree students or $1,500 for master's or doctoral degree students. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to MNA members in Regional Council 3 who have been accepted into an NLN-accredited baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals, how education will enhance those goals, and their contribution to the profession of nursing. Selection is based on the essay, professional development activities, community work, financial need, and 2 professional references. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2947 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses from Massachusetts who are planning to work on a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Connie Moore Award Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is paid (amount not specified). Funds are paid to the recipient and the school of nursing Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses who have at least 1 year of professional experience in Massachusetts and have been accepted into an NLN-accredited baccalaureate or master's degree program in nursing. First preference is given to alumnae of the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing and second to descendants of alumnae. If no alumnae or descendants apply, all other registered nurses in Massachusetts are eligible. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals, how education will enhance those goals, and their contribution to the profession of nursing. Selection is based on the essay, 2 professional references, community work, professional development activities, and documentation of financial need. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2948 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to spouses of members of Regional Council 5 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Regional Council 5 Nursing Scholarship for Spouses of Members Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to spouses and significant others of MNA members in Regional Council 5 who are enrolled or accepted into an NLN-accredited associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals, philosophy of nursing, how education will enhance their goals, and their contribution to the profession of nursing. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2949 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to children of members of Regional Council 5 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Regional Council 5 Nursing Scholarships for Children of Members Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children of MNA members in Regional Council 5 who are enrolled or accepted into an NLN-accredited associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals, philosophy of nursing, how education will enhance their goals, and their contribution to the profession of nursing. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2950 MASSACHUSETTS ORGANIZATION OF NURSE EXECUTIVES

Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee
101 Cambridge Street, Suite 220
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: (781)272-3500
Fax: (781)272-3505
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massone.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE) and their families who are studying nursing in college or graduate school.

Title of Award: Sharon A. Smith Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the stipend varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to MONE members and their immediate family (spouse, children, siblings, nieces, and nephews). Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program (B.S.N., M.S.N., or advanced practice). Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on why they are working on a nursing or advanced degree and what they hope to accomplish, documentation of financial need, and the names of 2 references. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2951 MICHIGAN ORGANIZATION OF NURSE EXECUTIVES

c/o Michigan Health and Hospital Association
6215 West St. Joseph Highway
Lansing, MI 48917
Tel: (517)323-3443
Web Site: http://www.mone.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE) who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: MONE Educational Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Funds may be used for tuition or research expenses. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to MONE members (must have been in good standing for at least 1 year) who are enrolled in a program for B.S.N. completion, M.S.N. or a related master's degree, or Ph.D. or a related doctoral degree. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page statement on their educational and career goals and why the attainment of the degree will facilitate their professional leadership development, 3 letters of recommendation, a financial plan indicating how the money will be used, a curriculum vitae, and official transcripts. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2952 MINORITY NURSE MAGAZINE

Attn: Career Recruitment Media
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)525-3095
Fax: (312)429-3336
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.minoritynurse.com

To provide financial assistance to members of minority groups who are working on a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 4 each year: 2 at $1,000 and 2 at $500. Funds Available: The stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to third- and fourth-year minority nursing students currently enrolled in 1) the third or fourth year of an accredited B.S.N. program; 2) an accelerated program leading to a B.S.N. degree (e.g., R.N. to B.S.N., B.A. to B.S.N.); or 3) an accelerated master's entry nursing program (e.g., R.N. to M.S.N., B.S. to M.S.N.) Selection is based on academic excellence (GPA of 3.0 or higher), demonstrated commitment of service to the student's minority community, and financial need. U.S. citizenship of permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were first offered in 2000. Winners are announced in the fall issue of Minority Nurse magazine

2953 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT

Attn: Scholarship Department
Two Miss America Way, Suite 1000
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel: (609)345-7571, ext. 27
Free: 800-282-MISS
Fax: (609)347-6079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missamerica.org/scholarships/albertmarks.asp

To provide financial assistance to women who are working on a degree in education and who, in the past, competed at some level in the Miss America competition.

Title of Award: Albert A. Marks Scholarship for Teacher Education Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Music; Education, Physical; Educational administration; Nursing; Psychology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 at $4,000 and 3 at $2,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $4,000 or $2,000. Duration: 1 year; renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are working on an undergraduate, master's, or higher degree in education and who competed at the local, state, or national level in a Miss America competition within the past 10 years. Applicants must be preparing for a career as a classroom teacher, special area teacher (i.e., art, physical education, music), school counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, or school administrator. They must submit an essay, up to 500 words, on the factors that influenced them to enter the field of education, what they consider to be the major issues facing education today, and what they would do to strengthen and improve our educational system. Selection is based on GPA, class rank, extracurricular activities, financial need, and level of participation within the system. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was established in 1997.

2954 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/nels-bsn.html

To provide scholarship/loans to Mississippi residents who are interested in working on a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Mississippi Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship Program-BSN Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds; awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds Available: Scholarship/loans are $4,000 per academic year for up to 2 years or a total of $8,000 (prorated over 3 years for part-time participants). For each year of service in Mississippi as a professional nurse (patient care), 1 year's loan will be forgiven. For nurses who received prorated funding over 3 years, the time of service required is 2 years. In the event the recipient fails to fulfill the service obligation, repayment of principal and interest is required. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 1 additional year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Mississippi residents working on a B.S.N. degree as a full-orpart-time junior or senior at an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants must have earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher on all previous college work. They must agree to employment in professional nursing (patient care) in Mississippi. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The service requirement may not be deferred to work on a master's degree.

2955 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/nels-rn-bsn.html

To provide scholarship/loans to registered nurses in Mississippi who are interested in pursing a bachelor's degree.

Title of Award: Mississippi Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship Program-RN to BSN Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds; awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds Available: Scholarship/loans are $4,000 per academic year for up to 2 years or a total of $8,000 (prorated over 3 years for part-time participants). For each year of service in Mississippi as a professional nurse (patient care) or teacher at an accredited school of nursing, 1 year's loan will be forgiven. For nurses who received prorated funding over 3 years, the time of service required is 2 years. In the event the recipient fails to fulfill the service obligation, repayment of principal and interest is required. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 1 additional year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher each semester.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Mississippi who have a current nursing license (R.N.). Applicants must be working on a baccalaureate degree in nursing (B.S.N.) as a full-orpart-time student at an accredited school of nursing in Mississippi and have earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher on all previous college work. They must agree to employment in professional nursing (patient care) in Mississippi or teaching at an accredited school of nursing in the state. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2956 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

Attn: Primary Care and Rural Health
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Tel: (573)751-6400
Free: 800-891-7415
Fax: (573)751-6041
Web Site: http://www.dhss.state.mo.us

To provide scholarship/loans to nursing students in Missouri who agree to work in an "area of need" in the state.

Title of Award: Missouri Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum loan is $5,000 per year for professional nursing education or $2,500 per year for practical nursing education. This is a scholarship/loan program. Loans are forgiven at the rate of 25% per year for qualifying employment in an area of defined need (a geographic area or a nursing specialty that is experiencing a shortage of nurses in Missouri). If the loan is not forgiven by service, it must be repaid at 9.5% interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient is enrolled in an approved program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who have lived for 1 or more years in the state for purposes other than attending an educational institution. Applicants must have applied for acceptance into a full-time course of study leading to an associate degree, a diploma, a bachelor of science, or a master of science degree in nursing, or leading to the completion of educational requirements for a licensed practical nurse. The educational institution must have a Missouri program approved by the State Board of Nursing for participation in this program. Priority is given to residents of underserved areas, minority persons, and previous recipients of these loans. Deadline for Receipt: June or December of each year.

2957 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

Attn: Primary Care and Rural Health
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Tel: (573)751-6400
Free: 800-891-7415
Fax: (573)751-6041
Web Site: http://www.dhss.state.mo.us

To provide scholarship/loans to residents of Missouri who are interested in working as a health care professional in an underserved area of the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: For undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene, nursing, or a pre-medicine or pre-dental program, the maximum loan is $5,000 per year for full-time enrollment. Medical (M.D. or D.O.) students are eligible for loans in the amount of tuition, to a maximum of $25,000 per year. Students in 6-year medical programs may receive $10,000 per year for the first 2 years and up to $25,000 per year for the last 4 years. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs are eligible for loans of $10,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Loans of 5 years or more are forgiven at the rate of 20% per year for qualifying employment in an area of defined need (a geographic area or a population that is experiencing a shortage of primary health care providers in Missouri). Loans for less than 5 years are forgiven on a year-for-year basis. If the loan is not forgiven by service, it must be repaid within 48 months at 9.5% interest. Duration: Full-time undergraduate students may receive up to 4 loans. part-time Medical students may receive loans for up to 4 or 6 years, depending on the length of their program. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs may receive up to 3 years of loans.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who have lived for 1 or more years in the state for purposes other than attending an educational institution. Applicants must have been accepted by or currently be attending a Missouri school offering a course of study leading to a degree as 1) a doctor of allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D. O.) medicine; 2) a doctor of dentistry (D.D.S.); 3) a bachelor of science (B.S.) in a field leading to acceptance into a school of medicine or into a master of science (M.S.N.) degree program leading to certification as a primary care advanced practice nurse; or 4) a bachelor of science (B.S.) in dental hygiene. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs are also eligible. Priority is given to residents of medically underserved areas in Missouri, minority group members, and previous recipients. Deadline for Receipt: June or December of each year. Additional Information: This program is also known as the PRIMO Loan Program.

2958 MISSOURI LEAGUE FOR NURSING, INC.

Attn: Executive Director
604 Dix Road
P.O. Box 104476
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4476
Tel: (573)635-5355
Fax: (573)635-7908
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.monursing.org/programservices/prog_scholarships_memorial.htm

To provide financial assistance to students in Missouri who are enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

Title of Award: Margo Ballard and Vivian Meinecke Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants may be L.P.N. students, R.N. students above the freshman level in associate degree or diploma programs, R.N. students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs, or M.S.N. candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of courses required for the advanced degree and have an active license in Missouri. They must be able to demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be nominated by the dean or director of their school. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: Nominations must be submitted by October of each year. Additional Information: Application forms are available from the dean or director of accredited nursing schools in Missouri rather than from the Missouri League for Nursing.

2959 MISSOURI LEAGUE FOR NURSING, INC.

Attn: Executive Director
604 Dix Road
P.O. Box 104476
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4476
Tel: (573)635-5355
Fax: (573)635-7908
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.monursing.org/programservices/prog_scholarships_mln.htm

To provide financial assistance to students in Missouri who are enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

Title of Award: MLN Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants may be L.P.N. students, R.N. students above the freshman level in associate degree or diploma programs, R.N. students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs, or M.S.N. candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of courses required for the advanced degree and have an active license in Missouri. They must be able to demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be nominated by the dean or director of their school. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: Nominations must be submitted by October of each year. Additional Information: Application forms are available from the dean or director of accredited nursing schools in Missouri rather than from the Missouri League for Nursing.

2960 MISSOURI LEAGUE FOR NURSING, INC.

Attn: Executive Director
604 Dix Road
P.O. Box 104476
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4476
Tel: (573)635-5355
Fax: (573)635-7908
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.monursing.org/programservices/prog_scholarships_erby.htm

To provide financial assistance to L.P.N.s who are working on an R.N. degree or diploma at an accredited school of nursing in Missouri.

Title of Award: Erby Young Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants must be L.P.N.s who have an active license in Missouri and are enrolled in an R.N. program above the freshman level in an associate degree or diploma program or above the sophomore level in a baccalaureate degree program. They must be able to demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be nominated by the dean or director of their school. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: Nominations must be submitted by October of each year. Additional Information: Application forms are available from the dean or director of accredited nursing schools in Missouri rather than from the Missouri League for Nursing.

2961 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES

Attn: National Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair
1501 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)387-2477
Fax: (202)483-7183
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thehispanicnurses.org

To provide financial assistance for nursing education to members of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).

Title of Award: National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are members of the association enrolled in associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate, or practical/vocational nursing programs at NLN-accredited schools of nursing. Applicants must submit a 1-page essay that reflects their qualifications and potential for leadership in nursing for the Hispanic community. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Selection is based on academic excellence (preferably a GPA of 3.0 or higher), potential for leadership in nursing, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2962 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC NURSES

Attn: NAON Foundation East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Tel: (856)256-2431
Fax: (856)589-7463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orthonurse.org/about/foundation.cfm

To provide financial assistance to members of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) who are interested in continuing their education.

Title of Award: Orthopaedic Industry Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine, Orthopedic; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Funds Available: The foundation determines the monetary award for the scholarship. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Members who have demonstrated their commitment, success, and potential for ongoing leadership in the practice of orthopedic nursing are candidates for this award. Applicants must submit a detailed letter outlining the proposed course of study, professional goals and objectives, relevance of the program to orthopedic nursing practice, and potential areas of contributions to the association. Current members of the executive board, staff, and foundation trustees are not eligible for this scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Funding for these scholarships is provided by contributions from orthopedic industry firms. Recently, those included Aircast, Inc., Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc., and St. Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield, Missouri. Recipients must complete a research project or provide a manuscript acceptable for publication in 1 of the association's publications by the completion of their course of study.

2963 NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)589-3200
Free: 800-575-6298
Fax: (301)589-3223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nbna.org/memb_scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate nursing education to members of the National Black Nurses Association.

Title of Award: BET/Emerge Publications Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $500 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who are currently enrolled in a B.S.N., A.D., diploma, or L.P.N./L.V.N. program with at least 1 full year of school remaining. Selection is based on participation in student nurse activities, involvement in the African American community, and involvement in community health services-related activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Black Entertainment Television (BET). Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2964 NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)589-3200
Free: 800-575-6298
Fax: (301)589-3223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nbna.org/memb_scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate nursing education to members of the National Black Nurses Association.

Title of Award: Mayo Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $500 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who are currently enrolled in a B.S.N., A.D., diploma, or L.P.N./L.V.N. program with at least 1 full year of school remaining. Selection is based on participation in student nurse activities, involvement in the African American community, and involvement in community health services-related activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2965 NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)589-3200
Free: 800-575-6298
Fax: (301)589-3223

To provide financial assistance for nursing education to members of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).

Title of Award: NBNA Board of Directors Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $500 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who have a nursing license. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a B.S.N. or advanced degree program with at least 1 full year of school remaining. Selection is based on participation in student nurse activities, involvement in the African American community, and involvement in community health services activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2966 NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)589-3200
Free: 800-575-6298
Fax: (301)589-3223

To provide financial assistance for nursing education to members of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).

Title of Award: Dr. Hilda Richards Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $500 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who have a diploma or associate degree and are working on a B.S.N. degree with at least 1 full year of school remaining. Selection is based on participation in student nurse activities, involvement in the African American community, and involvement in community health services activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressedstamped envelope.

2967 NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)589-3200
Free: 800-575-6298
Fax: (301)589-3223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nbna.org/memb_scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate nursing education to members of the National Black Nurses Association.

Title of Award: Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $500 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who are currently enrolled in a B.S.N., A.D., diploma, or L.P.N./L.V.N. program with at least 1 full year of school remaining. Selection is based on participation in student nurse activities, involvement in the African American community, and involvement in community health services-related activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2968 NATIONAL COALITION OF ETHNIC MINORITY NURSE ASSOCIATIONS

c/o Dr. Betty Smith Williams, President
6101 West Centinela Avenue, Suite 378
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (310)258-9515
Fax: (310)258-9513
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncemna.org/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to nursing students who are members of constituent organizations of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) working on a 4-year or master's degree.

Title of Award: Aetna/NCEMNA Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year: 1 nominee from each of the constituent associations. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the 5 associations that comprise NCEMNA: the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA), the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc. (NANAINA), the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA), and the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA). Applicants must be currently attending or making application to a 4-year or master's degree program in nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a letter of reference, demonstration of leadership and involvement in the ethnic community, and statement of career goals. Additional Information: This program was established in 2004 with a grant from the Aetna Foundation.

2969 NATIONAL FORTY AND EIGHT

Attn: Voiture Nationale 777
North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1170
Tel: (317)634-1804
Fax: (317)632-9365
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://fortyandeight.org/40_8programs.htm

To provide financial assistance to students working on an undergraduate degree in nursing

Title of Award: George B. Boland Nurses Training Trust Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Grants may be used to cover tuition, required fees, room and board or similar living expenses, and other school-related expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students working full time on an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing. Applications must be submitted to the local Voiture of the Forty and Eight in the county of student's permanent residence; if the county organization has exhausted all of its nurses training funds, it will provide the student with an application for this scholarship. Students who are receiving assistance from the Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship Program of the American Legion are not eligible. Financial need must be demonstrated. Additional Information: National Forty and Eight is the Honor Society of the American Legion. Students may not apply directly to the National Forty and Eight for these scholarships.

2970 NATIONAL GERONTOLOGICAL NURSES ASSOCIATION

7794 Grow Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514-7072
Tel: (850)473-1174
Free: 800-723-0560
Fax: (850)484-8762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ngna.org/html/awards.htm

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to members of the National Gerontological Nurses Association (NGNA).

Title of Award: Mary Opal Wolanin Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the association who are full-orpart-time nursing students in the junior year of a baccalaureate program or sophomore year of an associate program at a school accredited by the NLN. Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation, a current school catalog describing courses with gerontological nursing content, all academic transcripts (at least a 3.0 GPA is required), a statement of purpose for requesting the scholarship, a statement of future professional and educational goals, and a statement of financial need. They must intend to work in a gerontology/geriatric setting after graduation. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must be willing to serve on the honors and awards committee for a minimum of 1 year and must agree to attend the association's annual conference.

2971 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA

National Patriotic Service Committee
c/o Virginia Van Antwerp
1520 Lake Cove Atlanta, GA 30338-3429

To provide financial assistance to American Indians interested in preparing for a career in nursing.

Title of Award: Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 17 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,500 per year. Funds are to be used for tuition or fees. The money is sent directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; those students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements and have been recommended for continuation are given priority consideration for additional periods of support.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be American Indians, be high school graduates (or the equivalent), be enrolled full time in an accredited school, be in a nursing program, be within 2 years of completing the course for which the scholarship is being given, have maintained the scholastic average required by their school, be recommended by their counselor or school officer, not be receiving an Indian Health Service Scholarship, have a career goal directly related to the needs of the Indian people, and be in financial need. Additional Information: This program was established in 1928.

2972 NEW HAMPSHIRE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

3 Barrell Court, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-8543
Tel: (603)271-2555, ext. 352
Fax: (603)271-2696
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.state.nh.us/postsecondary/finwork.html

To provide scholarship/loans to New Hampshire residents who are interested in attending college to prepare for careers in designated professions.

Title of Award: New Hampshire Workforce Incentive Program Forgivable Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Chemistry; Education; Education, Special; Linguistics; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Nursing; Physical sciences; Physics; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $500 per semester ($1,000 per year). This is a scholarship/loan program; recipients must agree to pursue, within New Hampshire, the professional career for which they receive training. Recipients of loans for 1 year have their notes cancelled upon completion of 1 year of full-time service; repayment by service must be completed within 3 years from the date of licensure, certification, or completion of the program. Recipients of loans for more than 1 year have their notes cancelled upon completion of 2 years of full-time service; repayment by service must be completed within 5 years from the date of licensure, certification, or completion of the program. If the note is not cancelled because of service, the recipient must repay the loan within 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Hampshire who wish to prepare for careers in fields designated by the commission as shortage areas. Currently, the career shortage areas are chemistry, general science, mathematics, physical sciences, physics, special education, world languages, and nursing (L.P.N. through graduate). Applicants must be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student at a college in New Hampshire and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for fall semester; December of each year for spring semester. Additional Information: The time for repayment of the loan, either in cash or through professional service, is extended while the recipient is 1) engaged in a course of study, at least on a half-time basis, at an institution of higher education; 2) serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, or as a member of VISTA, the Peace Corps, or AmeriCorps, for a period up to 3 years; 3) temporarily totally disabled for a period up to 3 years; or 4) unable to secure employment because of the need to care for a disabled spouse, child, or parent for a period up to 12 months. The repayment obligation is cancelled if the recipient is unable to work because of a permanent total disability, receives relief under federal bankruptcy laws, or dies. This program went into effect in 1999.

2973 NEW JERSEY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Nursing
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2661
Tel: (609)883-5335, ext. 15; 888-UR-NJSNA, ext. 15
Fax: (609)883-5343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njsna.org/institute/institute.htm

To provide financial assistance to New Jersey residents who are preparing for a career as a nurse.

Title of Award: Lily Bierstein Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 1 of these scholarships was awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be New Jersey residents (high school graduates or adults) who are enrolled in or applying to an associate degree, baccalaureate, or diploma nursing program located in New Jersey. Applicants who are R.N.s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (a copy of their membership card must be submitted with their application). Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2974 NEW JERSEY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Nursing
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2661
Tel: (609)883-5335, ext. 15; 888-UR-NJSNA, ext. 15
Fax: (609)883-5343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njsna.org/institute/institute.htm

To provide financial assistance to adult students in New Jersey who are working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Hoffmann-LaRoche Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be mature students, New Jersey residents, and working on a degree in nursing or making a second career of nursing. Applicants who are R.N.s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (a copy of their membership card must be submitted with their application). Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2975 NEW JERSEY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Nursing
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2661
Tel: (609)883-5335, ext. 15; 888-UR-NJSNA, ext. 15
Fax: (609)883-5343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njsna.org/institute/institute.htm

To provide financial assistance to licensed practical/vocational nurses or registered nurses in New Jersey who are interested in working on an advanced degree.

Title of Award: Institute for Nursing Career Mobility Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They may be either registered nurses working on a baccalaureate degree in nursing or licensed practical/vocational nurses working on a program leading to the R.N. license. Applicants who are R.N.s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (a copy of their membership card must be submitted with their application). Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2976 NEW JERSEY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Nursing
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2661
Tel: (609)883-5335, ext. 15; 888-UR-NJSNA, ext. 15
Fax: (609)883-5343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njsna.org/institute/institute.htm

To provide financial assistance to New Jersey residents who are preparing for a career as a nurse.

Title of Award: Institute for Nursing General Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be New Jersey residents currently enrolled in an associate degree, baccalaureate, or diploma nursing program located in New Jersey. Applicants who are R.N.s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (a copy of their membership card must be submitted with their application). Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2977 NEW JERSEY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Nursing
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618-2661
Tel: (609)883-5335, ext. 15; 888-UR-NJSNA, ext. 15
Fax: (609)883-5343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njsna.org/institute/institute.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority undergraduates in New Jersey who are preparing for a career as a nurse.

Title of Award: Jean Marshall Minority Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 1 of these scholarships was awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be New Jersey residents currently enrolled in an associate degree, baccalaureate, or diploma nursing program located in New Jersey. They must be members of 1 of the following groups: African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, or Pacific Islander. Applicants who are R.N.s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (a copy of their membership card must be submitted with their application). Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2978 NEW MEXICO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Financial Aid and Student Services
1068 Cerrillos Road
P.O. Box 15910
Santa Fe, NM 87506-5910
Tel: (505)827-1217
Free: 800-279-9777
Fax: (505)827-7392
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nmche.org/collegefinance/nursestud.asp

To provide loans-for-service to nursing students willing to work in underserved areas of New Mexico.

Title of Award: New Mexico Nursing Student Loan-for-Service Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: The loan depends on the financial need of the recipient, to a total of $12,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program; loans are forgiven if the student performs the required professional service as a nurse in a designated shortage area in New Mexico. Loans of less than 3 years require 1 year of practice for each academic year of the loan. For loans of 3 years or more, 40% of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the first year of service, 30% of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the second year of service, and the remainder of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the third year of service. If recipients fail to complete the required service, they are assessed a penalty of up to 3 times the principal due plus 18% interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Mexico interested in preparing for a career as a nurse (including a licensed practical nursing certificate, associate degree in nursing, bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and advanced practice nursing). Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited program at a New Mexico public postsecondary institution. As a condition of the loan, they must declare an intent to practice in a designated shortage area of New Mexico for at least 1 year after completing their education. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2979 NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs
Attn: Scholarships and Grants Administration Unit
Education Building Addition, Room 1078
Albany, NY 12234
Tel: (518)486-1319
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/scholarships/pos.htm

To provide forgivable loans to underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students in New York who are interested in preparing for selected professional careers.

Title of Award: New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Architecture; Athletics; Dental hygiene; Engineering; Health care services; Interior design; Landscape architecture and design; Law; Medical assisting; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Midwifery; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Social work; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 220 were awarded. Funds Available: The stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, depending on income. No award can exceed the actual cost of attendance. After completion of their professional studies, scholarship holders are required to practice in New York for 12 months for each annual payment received. If they do not comply with the service commitment requirements, they must repay the full amount of the scholarship monies plus penalty and interest within 5 years. Duration: Up to 4 years (or 5 years for certain programs), within a 7-year period.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and legal residents of New York for 1 year prior to application. The law requires that awards be made to eligible candidates in the following order: first priority is given to candidates who are economically disadvantaged and a minority group member historically underrepresented in the professions; second priority is given to candidates who are a minority group member historically underrepresented in the professions; and third priority is given to candidates who are enrolled in or a graduate of 1 of these state-supported opportunity programs: Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) or College Discovery at City University; Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in the State University system; or Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at an independent college. Scholarships are available for study in the following areas at the associate degree level: dental hygiene, dietetics and nutrition, massage therapy, occupational therapy assistant, ophthalmic dispensing, physical therapy assistant, registered physician assistant, respiratory therapy, or veterinary technician; at the baccalaureate degree level: certified public accountancy, architecture, athletic trainer, dietetics and nutrition, professional engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, registered nurse, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, registered physician assistant, or veterinary technician; at the master's degree level: acupuncture, architecture, audiology, landscape architecture, midwifery, nurse practitioner, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered physician assistant, social work, or speech language pathology; at the doctoral degree level: chiropractic, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, psychology, or veterinary medicine; or at the J.D. level: law. For purposes of this program, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives. Students are considered economically disadvantaged if they are a member of 1) a household supported by 1 parent if dependent, by the student or by a spouse if independent, whose total annual income is less than specified levels that range from $13,700 for a family of 1 to $41,650 for a family of 7: 2) a household supported by more than 1 worker (parent if dependent, student and spouse if independent) in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $4,800; 3) a household supported by 1 worker (parent if dependent, student if independent) who is the sole support of a 1-parent family in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $4,800; or 4) a household supported by 1 worker (parent if dependent, student if independent) who is working 2 or more jobs at the same time in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $1,800. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12255, (518) 473-1574, (888) NYS-HESC, Fax: (518) 473-3749, TDD: (800) 445-5234, E-mail: [email protected]

2980 NEW YORK STATE GRANGE

100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045
Tel: (607)756-7553
Fax: (607)756-7757
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nysgrange.com/education.html

To provide financial assistance to members of the Grange in New York who are interested in studying nursing in college.

Title of Award: June Gill Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the New York State Grange who are currently enrolled in a nursing program. Selection is based on academic records, financial need, and a career statement. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2002.

2981 NIGHTINGALE AWARDS OF PENNSYLVANIA

2090 Linglestown Road, Suite 107
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel: (717)909-0350
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nightingaleawards.org/schola.htm

To provide financial assistance to residents of Pennsylvania who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing at an institution in the state.

Title of Award: Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled in a program of basic (diploma, A.D., B.S.N., L.P.N.) or advanced (master's, doctoral) nursing at an educational institution in the state. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 1 course designated as "nursing." Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their reasons for preparing for a career in nursing. Students who have already completed a diploma or A.D. nursing program are not eligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership potential, community service, and personal commitment. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year,

2982 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
10 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4103
Tel: (919)549-8614
Free: 800-700-1775
Fax: (919)549-8481
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncseaa.edu

To provide scholarship/loans to students at North Carolina institutions who wish to prepare for a career in nursing.

Title of Award: North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, a total of 1,010 students were receiving $1,062,031 in support through this program. Funds Available: The minimum scholarship/loan is $400. The maximum for students enrolled in Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) and practical nurse education (L.P.N.) programs is $3,000; the maximum award for students enrolled in a baccalaureate (B.S.N.) program is $5,000. This is a scholarship/loan program; recipients who provide at least 6 months of consecutive full-time employment as a licensed nurse in North Carolina for 1 employer qualify for service cancellation. Loans are cancelled at the rate of $417 per month for service as an R.N. or $250 per month for service as an L.P.N. Loans not repaid in service must be repaid in cash plus 10% interest from the date of disbursement. Recipients have up to 7 years to repay loans with service or 10 years to repay in cash. Duration: 1 year. Students in an A.D.N. program may renew the scholarship for 1 additional year. Students in a B.S.N. program may renew the scholarship for 3 additional years. Scholarships for L.P.N. programs are nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students at any of the 56 North Carolina Community Colleges, the 11 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina, or the 4 private colleges and universities in North Carolina that offer nursing education instruction. Applicants must be preparing for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) or a Registered Nurse (R.N.). U.S. citizenship and North Carolina residency are required. Selection is based on academic performance, student's willingness to practice full time as an L.P.N. or R.N. in North Carolina following completion of the education program, student's willingness to comply with the rules and regulations of this program, and financial need. Additional Information: Information and applications are available at the financial aid office of the participating North Carolina college or university offering the level of nurse education instruction desired. This program was first funded in 1989.

2983 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
10 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14223
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4223
Tel: (919)549-8614
Free: 800-700-1775
Fax: (919)549-8481
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncseaa.edu

To provide loans and loans-for-service to North Carolina residents who are interested in preparing for a career in health, science, or mathematics.

Title of Award: North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Communications; Computer and information sciences; Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Engineering; Gerontology; Health care services; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Gynecological and obstetrical; Medicine, Osteopathic; Medicine, Pediatric; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing administration; Nutrition; Obstetrics; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Social work; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, a total of 497 students were receiving $3,238,569 in support through this program. Funds Available: Maximum loans are $3,000 per year for associate degree and certificate programs, $5,000 per year for baccalaureate degree/certificate programs, $6,500 per year for master's degree programs, or $8,500 per year for health/professional doctoral programs. The maximum amount that any student can borrow through this program is $58,000. The interest rate is 4% while the borrowers are attending school and from 10 to 15% after they leave school. Cash repayments must begin 90 days or less after completion of course work and training. Under specified conditions, certain loan recipients in qualifying disciplines may have their loans canceled through service in North Carolina. Duration: 1 year; renewable for 1 additional year for diploma, associate, certificate, and master's degree programs, for 2 additional years for baccalaureate degree programs, or for 3 additional years for doctoral programs.

Eligibility Requirements: North Carolina residents are eligible to apply for this program if they have been accepted as full-time students in an accredited associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral program leading to a degree in 1 of the following areas: allied health (including audiology/communications assistant, cytotechnology, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonographer, imaging technologist, medical technology, nuclear medicine technologist, occupational therapy/assistant, physician assistant, physical therapy/assistant, radiation therapist, radiography, respiratory therapy, and speech language pathology); clinical psychology (Ph.D. level only); dentistry; dietetics and nutrition (graduate level only); mathematics education; medicine (including chiropractic medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, osteopathic medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, primary care medicine, and psychiatry); nursing (including anesthetist, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, general nursing, and midwifery); optometry; pharmacy; public health (graduate level only); science education (including biology, chemistry, communications and technologies, computer and information sciences, engineering, and physical science); social work (graduate level only); and veterinary medicine. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based on academic progress, financial ability of sureties to repay all loans and accrued interest in case of applicant's default, applicant's willingness to work in underserved areas of the state or in disciplines for which there is a shortage of professionals, applicant's willingness to comply with all program regulations, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend a North Carolina postsecondary institution or an eligible out-of-state institution. This program was formerly known as the North Carolina Medical Student Loan Program.

2984 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
10 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4103
Tel: (919)549-8614
Free: 800-700-1775
Fax: (919)549-8481
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncseaa.edu

To provide scholarship/loans to students in North Carolina who wish to prepare for a career in nursing.

Title of Award: North Carolina Undergraduate Nurse Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; generally, up to 450 new undergraduate degree awards are made each year. Recently, a total of 834 students were receiving $3,414,500 through this program. Funds Available: Annual stipends are $3,000 for candidates for an associate degree, $3,000 for candidates for a diploma in nursing, or $5,000 or $3,000 for students in a B.S.N. program. This is a scholarship/loan program; 1 year of full-time work as a nurse in North Carolina cancels 1 year of support under this program. Recipients who fail to honor the work obligation must repay the balance plus 10% interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year by candidates for an associate degree, registered nurses completing a B.S.N. degree, and community college transfer students and juniors in a B.S.N. program, or for 3 additional years by freshmen and nontraditional students in a B.S.N. program.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates, or currently-enrolled college students who are U.S. citizens, North Carolina residents, and interested in becoming a nurse. Students must plan to enter a North Carolina college, university, or hospital that prepares students for licensure as a registered nurse. Applications are encouraged from nontraditional students, including older individuals, ethnic minorities, males, and individuals with previous careers and/or degrees who are pursuing nurse education. U.S. citizenship and full-time enrollment are required. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and the promise of service as a registered nurse in North Carolina; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year for B.S.N. programs; May of each year for A.D.N. and diploma students. Additional Information: The North Carolina General Assembly created this program in 1989; the first recipients were funded for the 1990-91 academic year.

2985 NORTH DAKOTA BOARD OF NURSING

919 South Seventh Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Tel: (701)328-9777
Fax: (701)328-9785
Web Site: http://www.ndbon.org

To provide forgivable loans to students in North Dakota who are working on an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or continuing education courses in nursing.

Title of Award: North Dakota Nursing Education Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 35 of these loans were approved, including 6 (worth $5,525) for students in L.P.N. associate degree programs, 12 (worth $17,425) for R.N.s in baccalaureate degree programs, 15 (worth $31,875) for students in master's degree programs, 1 (worth $4,250) in a doctoral program, and 1 (worth $300) for a nurse in a refresher course. Funds Available: Students in a licensed practical nurse program who plan to complete studies for an associate degree in nursing may receive up to $1,000 per year. Students in a registered nurse program who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing may receive up to $1,500 per year. Graduate students may receive up to $2,500 to complete their master's degree in nursing. Graduate students working on a doctoral degree in nursing may receive up to $5,000. Licensed practical nurses or registered nurses may receive up to the cost of a continuing education/refresher course. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must agree to work as a nurse in North Dakota after graduation; the repayment rate will be $1 for each hour of employment. If employment in North Dakota is terminated before the loan is canceled, or the recipient does not work in North Dakota, or the recipient does not pass the NCLEX examination within 180 days of graduation, the loan must be repaid. The interest rate charged is approximately 9%. Duration: 2 years for students in a licensed practical nurse program; the last 2 years for students in a baccalaureate nursing degree program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) students enrolled in a North Dakota board-approved or recognized undergraduate nursing education program for practical nurses or registered nurses; 2) nurses who have a current North Dakota license and have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a graduate program that is acceptable to the Board of Nursing, and 3) nurses who are residents of North Dakota and interested in taking refresher courses. All applicants must demonstrate financial need. To apply, students must submit official transcripts, cosigner information, 3 letters of reference, personal financial information, a financial aid inquiry form (except for graduate students), and a student status form verifying their acceptance and expected enrollment date in the nursing program or major. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may request a deferment of payment if they proceed directly to the next level of education. There is a $15 application fee. The spouse of an applicant is not acceptable as the cosigner of the note. The co-signer should be a North Dakota resident. If the co-signer is not a North Dakota resident, the applicant must provide a letter of explanation. Proof of majority of the co-signer (18 years or older) may be required. Undergraduate recipients must be enrolled in school in a minimum of 6 credits per semester or 12 credits per year.

2986 NURSES ORGANIZATION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Attn: NOVA Foundation
1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 1101
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)296-0888
Fax: (202)833-1577
Web Site: http://www.vanurse.org

To provide financial assistance to employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who are working on a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Jesse Brown Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to VA employees who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an NLN-accredited baccalaureate nursing program. Diploma and associate degree programs are not eligible. Selection is based on career goals and professional and civic activities. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2987 NURSES ORGANIZATION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Attn: NOVA Foundation
1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 1101
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)296-0888
Fax: (202)833-1577
Web Site: http://www.vanurse.org

To provide financial assistance to employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.

Title of Award: NOVA Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to VA employees who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an NLN-accredited baccalaureate, master's, postmaster's, or doctoral degree program in nursing. Diploma and associate degree programs are not eligible. Selection is based on career goals and professional and civic activities. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2988 OFFICE OF RURAL COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Attn: Rural Health Unit
1700 North Congress, Suite 220
P.O. Box 12877
Austin, TX 78711-2877
Tel: (512)936-6701
Free: 800-544-2042
Fax: (512)936-6776
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orca.state.tx.us

To provide scholarship/loans to outstanding Texas students who are interested in preparing for a career in health care in rural areas.

Title of Award: Texas Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Nursing; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Psychology; Radiology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the forgiveness loan award is based on the cost of attendance at the recipient's academic institution. Sponsoring communities pledge to cover half the student's educational expenses; the state covers the other half. Students must pledge to provide 1 year of work in the sponsoring community for each year of support they receive while in college. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Texas residents who are either high school seniors in the top quarter of their graduating class or college students who have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll in an eligible academic institution in Texas to become a health care professional and arrange to be sponsored by an organization in 1 of the 174 nonmetropolitan counties in Texas. Eligible health care professions include medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, chiropractic, behavioral health, and allied health (rehabilitative services, radiology technician, medical laboratory technician, health systems management, and dietary and nutritional services). Eligible sponsoring organizations include local hospitals, rural health clinics, and community organizations. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis. Selection is based on academic achievements, essay content, sponsor's financial commitment, community statement of need, and overall quality of the nominee. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for fall semester; September of each year for spring semester; January of each year for summer semesters.

2989 OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS

Attn: State Grants and Scholarships
57 East Main Street, Fourth Floor
P.O. Box 182452
Columbus, OH 43218-2452
Tel: (614)466-7420; 888-833-1133
Fax: (614)752-5903
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.regents.state.oh.us/sgs/nealp.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to students in Ohio who intend to study nursing.

Title of Award: Ohio Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 35 students received benefits through this program. Funds Available: Up to $3,000 per year is available. This is a scholarship/loan program; up to 100% of the loan may be forgiven at the rate of 20% per year if the recipient serves as a nurse under specified conditions for up to 5 years. If the loan is not repaid with service, it must be repaid in cash with interest at the rate of 8% per year. Duration: 1 year; renewable for up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Ohio residents, U.S. citizens, and enrolled at least half time in an approved nursing education program in Ohio. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and intend to engage in direct clinical practice following graduation. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for fall semester; October of each year for spring semester. Additional Information: This program, established in 1990, is administered by the Ohio Board of Regents with assistance from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

2990 OHIO STATE FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION

3275 Crestview S.E.
Warren, OH 44484-3206
800-825-OSFA
Web Site: http://www.ohiofirefighters.org

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Ohio who are interested in preparing for a nursing career.

Title of Award: OSFA Nurse's Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,600. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to financially disadvantaged high school seniors in Ohio who are interested in working on a nursing degree in college. Applicants must have been Ohio residents for at least 5 years. Selection is based on financial need, academic record, special achievements, leadership qualities, and personality. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2991 ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY

Attn: ONS Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214
Tel: (412)859-6100, ext. 8503; (866)257-4ONS
Fax: (412)859-6160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ons.org

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities interested in working on undergraduate studies in oncology nursing.

Title of Award: Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships in Oncology Nursing Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing, Oncological; Oncology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must 1) demonstrate an interest in and commitment to cancer nursing; 2) be enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program at an NLN-orCCNE-accredited school of nursing (the program must have application to oncology nursing); 3) have a current license to practice as a registered nurse or a practical (vocational) nurse; 4) not have previously received a bachelor's scholarship from this sponsor; and 5) be a member of an ethnic minority group (Native American, African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or other ethnic minority background). Applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less on their role in caring for persons with cancer and a statement of their professional goals and their relationship to the advancement of oncology nursing. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program includes a mentoring component with an individual in the applicant's area of clinical interest. When appropriate, efforts are made to match the applicant and mentor by ethnicity. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities. Applications must be accompanied by a $5 fee.

2992 ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY

Attn: ONS Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214
Tel: (412)859-6100, ext. 8503; (866)257-4ONS
Fax: (412)859-6160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ons.org

To provide funding for further education to professional registered nurses who can demonstrate meritorious practice in bone marrow transplant (BMT) nursing.

Title of Award: Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing, Oncological; Oncology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Funds may be used to support a continuing education program or to supplement tuition in a bachelor's or master's program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to professional registered nurses who are interested in pursuing education at the bachelor's or master's degree level. Applicants must be currently employed as a registered nurse working in BMT (at least 75% of time must be devoted to patient care) or in the position of nurse manager, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, BMT coordinator, or equivalent position. They must have at least 2 years in BMT nursing practice. Candidates are evaluated on the following criteria: 1) clarity of professional goal statement; 2) demonstrated commitment to professional development in BMT nursing; 3) demonstrated commitment to continuing professional practice in BMT nursing; 4) recommendations; and 5) contributions and/or professional nursing practice. Applicants must not have previously received this career development award from the foundation. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2993 ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY

Attn: ONS Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214
Tel: (412)859-6100, ext. 8503; (866)257-4ONS
Fax: (412)859-6160
E-mail: foun[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ons.org

To provide financial assistance to nurses who are interested in working on a bachelor's degree in oncology nursing.

Title of Award: Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation Bachelor's Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing, Oncological; Oncology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded, including 1 for an LPN/LVN. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. They must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an NLN-orCCNE-accredited school of nursing. They may not have previously received a bachelor's level scholarship from this sponsor. Applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less on their role in caring for persons with cancer and a statement of their professional goals and their relationship to the advancement of oncology nursing. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities. Applications must be accompanied by a $5 fee.

2994 ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY

Attn: ONS Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214
Tel: (412)859-6100, ext. 8503; (866)257-4ONS
Fax: (412)859-6160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ons.org

To provide financial assistance to registered nurses who are interested in working on a bachelor's degree in oncology nursing.

Title of Award: Roberta Pierce Scofield Bachelor's Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing, Oncological; Oncology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered nurses with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an NLN-orCCNE-accredited nursing school. They may not have previously received a bachelor's level scholarship from this sponsor. Applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less on their role in caring for persons with cancer and a statement of their professional goals and their relationship to the advancement of oncology nursing. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities. Applications must be accompanied by a $5 fee.

2995 OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Grants and Scholarships Division
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Tel: (541)687-7395
Free: 800-452-8807, ext. 7395
Fax: (541)687-7419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osac.state.or.us

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of Oregon who are interested in preparing for a public health career.

Title of Award: Lawrence R. Foster Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical assisting; Medical technology; Nursing; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 6 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipend amounts vary; recently, they were at least $4,167. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Oregon who are attending a 4-year college or university in any state to prepare for a career in public health (not private practice). First preference is given to applicants who are either working in public health or enrolled as graduate students in that field. Second preference is given to undergraduates entering the junior or senior year of a health program, including nursing, medical technology, and physician assistant. A general preference is given to applicants from diverse cultures. Along with their application, they must submit a 1- to 2-page essay on their interest, experience, and future plans for a public health career Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) with funds provided by the Oregon Community Foundation, 1221 S.W. Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 227-6846, Fax: (503) 274-7771.

2996 OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Grants and Scholarships Division
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Tel: (541)687-7395
Free: 800-452-8807, ext. 7395
Fax: (541)687-7419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osac.state.or.us

To provide financial assistance to students in Oregon who are employed while working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in teaching or nursing.

Title of Award: Friends of Oregon Students Program Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 28 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $3,000 to $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students in Oregon who are working and will continue to work at least 20 hours per week while attending college or graduate school at least three-quarter time. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in teaching or nursing. They must be able to demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and volunteer or work experience relevant to their chosen profession. Preference is given to applicants who 1) are nontraditional students (e.g., older, returning, single parents), 2) have overcome significant personal obstacles, or 3) graduated from an alternative high school, obtained a GED, or are transferring from an Oregon community college to a 4-year college. Along with their application, they must submit essays and letters of reference on how they balance school, work, and personal life as well as their experiences in overcoming obstacles. Selection is based on work experience, community service and volunteer activities, responses to essay questions, letters of reference, and financial need; academic promise (as indicated by GPA and SAT/ACT scores) is also considered. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program, established in 1996, is provided by the HF Fund, P.O. Box 55187, Portland, OR 97238, (503) 234-0259, E-mail: [email protected]

2997 OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Grants and Scholarships Division
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Tel: (541)687-7395
Free: 800-452-8807, ext. 7395
Fax: (541)687-7419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osac.state.or.us

To provide financial assistance for the study of nursing to residents of Oregon.

Title of Award: Bertha P. Singer Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 23 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipend amounts vary; recently, they were at least $1,087. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Oregon who are studying nursing at a college in the state and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide documentation of enrollment in the third year of a 4-year nursing degree program or the second year of a 2-year associate degree nursing program. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2998 PACIFICARE FOUNDATION

3100 Lake Center Drive
P.O. Box 25186
Santa Ana, CA 92799
Tel: (714)825-5233
Web Site: http://www.pacificare.com

To provide financial assistance to Latino high school seniors in designated states planning to major in a health care field in college.

Title of Award: PacifiCare Latino Health Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Medical technology; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences; Psychology; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 50 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be fluent in Spanish, and have been accepted as a full-time student at a university, community college, or accredited technical college. Their proposed field of study must relate to health care, including (but not limited to) nursing, medical interpretation, health claims examiner, health information technology programs, pharmacy technician, public health, psychology, or pre-medical studies. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay (in both English and Spanish) on their personal and academic accomplishments, community involvement, volunteer and leadership activities, academic plans, and the reason they want a career in the health care field. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2003.

2999 PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH FOUNDATION

Attn: Educational Endowment Fund
1244 Bainbridge Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-9423
Tel: (717)367-1536
Free: 800-266-8424 within PA
Fax: (717)367-0616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pagrandlodge.org/pyf/scholar/index.html

To provide financial assistance for nursing school to members of Rainbow Girls in Pennsylvania.

Title of Award: Pennsylvania Rainbow Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active Pennsylvania Rainbow Girls in good standing. Applicants must have completed at least 1 year in an accredited nursing school. Deadline for Receipt: Requests for applications must be submitted by January of each year. Completed applications are due by the end of February. Additional Information: Information is also available from Eva Gresko, RD No. 3, Box 102, Huntington, PA 16652-8703, (814) 658-3774.

3000 PHYSICIAN MANPOWER TRAINING COMMISSION

Attn: Deputy Executive Director
1140 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 302
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Tel: (405)843-5667
Fax: (405)843-5792
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pmtc.state.ok.us/nurstd.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to nursing students from Oklahoma who are interested in practicing in rural communities in the state.

Title of Award: Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Between 250 and 300 of these awards are granted each year. Since the program began, nearly 3,500 nursing students have received support. Funds Available: The minimum scholarship/loan provided by the state for all levels is $500. The maximum is $1,250 for L.P.N. students, $1,500 for A.D.N. students, or $2,000 for B.S.N. or M.S.N. students. If a matching sponsor is available, the minimum is $1,000 and the maximums are $2,500 for L.P.N. students, $3,000 for A.D.N. students, or $4,000 for B.S.N. and M.S.N. students. The loan is forgiven if the nurse fulfills a work obligation at an approved health institution in Oklahoma of 1 year for each year of financial assistance received; participants in the matching program must work for their sponsor. Nurses who decide not to fulfill their work obligation are required to repay the principal amount plus 12% interest and a possible penalty of up to 98% of the principal. Duration: Up to 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Oklahoma who have been admitted to an accredited program of nursing at the L.P. N., A.D.N., B.S.N., or M.S.N. level. Applicants must be interested in practicing nursing in Oklahoma communities, especially rural communities. They may apply either for direct funding from the state or with matching support from a health institution in the state, such as a hospital, nursing home, or other health care entity. Along with their application, they must submit ACT scores, high school and/or college GPA, and documentation of financial need. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1982.

3001 RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401)274-4564
Fax: (401)331-8085
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rifoundation.org

To provide financial assistance for further education to nurses in Rhode Island.

Title of Award: Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nurse Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Numerous scholarships are awarded each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) juniors and seniors enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program; 2) second-orthird-year students in a 3-year nursing program; 3) students in a 2-year associate degree nursing program; 4) active practicing R.N.s licensed in Rhode Island and working on a bachelor's degree in nursing; and 5) R.N.s licensed in Rhode Island working on a graduate degree in nursing. Applicants must be studying at a Rhode Island nursing school on a full-orpart-time basis and able to demonstrate financial need. As part of the selection process, they must submit an essay, up to 300 words, on their career goals as they relate to patient care. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

3002 RIVERSIDE HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION

Attn: Career Development Manager
701 Town Center Drive, Suite 1000
Newport News, VA 23606
Tel: (757)534-7070
Web Site: http://www.riversideonline.com/careers/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to nursing and allied health students at selected schools in Virginia or elsewhere.

Title of Award: Riverside Power of One Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology; Nursing; Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 100 each year. Funds Available: Stipends are approximately $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in a program to become a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistant, or allied health professional (radiologic technology, surgical technology, nurse aide). Applicants should be attending designated schools in Virginia; if they are attending other schools, they may request approval. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on how this scholarship will assist in the fulfillment of their personal, educational, and career goals; a financial status report; a transcript; and 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: March (for programs starting in April), May (for programs starting in September), September (for programs starting in January), November (for programs starting in March), or December (for programs starting in April). Additional Information: The designated schools are Riverside School of Professional Nursing, Riverside School of Health Occupations, Thomas Nelson Community College, Rappahannock Community College, and Hampton University.

3003 SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA

Attn: Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Tel: (507)931-1682; (866)243-4644
Fax: (507)931-9168
Web Site: http://www.hospicenurse.scholarshipamerica.org

To provide financial assistance to nursing students interested in a career in hospice or end of life care nursing.

Title of Award: Barry and Julia Smith Family Nurse Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; no more than 2 awards are granted to students attending the same school. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year. Awards are not renewable, but recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college juniors enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in nursing at an eligible 4-year college or university. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and interested in a career in hospice or end of life care nursing. They must submit a personal essay describing their interest or plans to practice nursing involving hospice or end of life care. Selection is based on the essay, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2003, is supported by the VistaCare Hospice Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona.

3004 SCUDDER ASSOCIATION, INC.

c/o Terry Sherman, Chair, Grant Committee
147 Forest Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982-2531
Tel: (978)468-1348
Web Site: http://www.scudder.org

To assist undergraduate and graduate students preparing for "careers as servants of God in various forms of ministry to men and women around the world."

Title of Award: Scudder Association Educational Grants Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Medicine; Nursing; Religion; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 25 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,500. A total of $25,000 is distributed each year. Duration: Up to 4 years of undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or a combination of the two.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing for careers in the ministry, medicine, nursing, teaching, or social service. Applicants must be a Scudder family member or recommended by a member of the Scudder Association. They are requested to submit an official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members, a statement (up to 500 words) on their goals and objectives, and a verification of financial need from their school (financial need is considered in the selection process).

3005 HAROLD B. & DOROTHY A. SNYDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

P.O. Box 671
Moorestown, NJ 08057-0671
Tel: (856)273-9745

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students preparing for a career in the areas of Presbyterian ministry, nursing, building construction, or engineering.

Title of Award: Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Construction; Engineering; Nursing; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded varies, depending upon the needs of the recipient. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's institution. Duration: 1 year; generally renewable until completion of the recipient's degree program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are attending or planning to attend institutions of higher learning. They must be preparing for a career in the areas of Presbyterian ministry (M.Div. degree), nursing (B.S.N.), building construction, or engineering. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of achievement, need, demonstrated commitment to community service, and character. Preference is given to applicants who are full-time students and who are New Jersey residents. In some instances, preference is also given to full-time enrollees of specific institutions and to members of certain denominations and congregations or residents of certain towns. There are no other preferences as to age, sex, religion (except when applicable), race, or country of origin. Personal interviews are required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Snyder Scholars are required, by contract, to submit periodic reports and attend meetings. The foundation will withdraw scholarship aid from any recipient who, in its opinion, has engaged in activities detrimental to the school or college being attended or to the country. In addition, the foundation will withdraw aid from any recipient (other than a divinity student) who seeks to avoid service in the U.S. armed forces as a conscientious objector.

3006 SOCIETY OF GASTROENTEROLOGY NURSES AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

Attn: Awards Committee
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-4267
Tel: (312)321-5165
Free: 800-245-SGNA
Fax: (312)527-6658
Web Site: http://www.sgna.org/resources/awards.cfm

To provide financial assistance to full-time students working toward licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

Title of Award: SGNA RN General Education Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Funds are issued as reimbursement after the recipient has completed the proposed course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled full time in an accredited nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be studying to become an R.N. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on a challenging situation they see in the health care environment today and how they, as an R.N., would best address and meet that challenge. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

3007 SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC NURSES

7794 Grow Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514
Tel: (850)494-9467
Free: 800-723-2902
Fax: (850)484-8762
Web Site: http://www.pedsnurses.org/html/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) who are working on a bachelor's or graduate degree.

Title of Award: Society of Pediatric Nurses Educational Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing, Pediatric Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to SPN members who are currently enrolled or accepted in a B.S.N. completion program or graduate program that will advance the health care of children. Students must be nominated by a current SPN member or chapter. Along with their application, they must submit a letter of recommendation from an SPN member that addresses their interest in and/or commitment to the care of children and their families, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can evaluate their potential to meet professional goals. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

3008 STATE STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION OF INDIANA

Attn: Grant Division
150 West Market Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
Tel: (317)232-2350; 888-528-4719 within IN
Fax: (317)232-3260
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/ssaci/programs/nur.html

To provide scholarship/loans to Indiana residents who are interested in preparing for a career as a nurse.

Title of Award: Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Funds may be used only for tuition and fees. Recipients agree in writing to work as a nurse in a health care setting in Indiana for at least the first 2 years after graduation. If they fail to fulfill that service obligation, they will be required to reimburse the state of Indiana. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years, but recipients must complete the nursing program within 6 years from the time the first scholarship is awarded.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Indiana residents, be admitted to an eligible Indiana school as a full-orpart-time student to work on a certificate or bachelor's degree in nursing, be able to demonstrate financial need, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Additional Information: This program was created in 1990.

3009 TENNESSEE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Tennessee Nurses Foundation
545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405
Nashville, TN 37228-1207
Tel: (615)254-0350
Fax: (615)254-0303
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tnaonline.org/tnf.html

To provide educational loans to eligible registered nurses in Tennessee.

Title of Award: Tennessee Nurses Foundation Memorial Educational Loan Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: The amount loaned varies, depending upon the financial need of the recipient. The loan is payable over a 2-year period after completing the course of study. The current interest rate is 2% below the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) rate for individuals practicing in Tennessee upon graduation and 2% above the TSAC rate for individuals practicing out of state upon graduation. A $50 loan origination fee may be charged. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in a program of study on the baccalaureate or master's degree level at an accredited institution of higher education that would enable recipients to make greater contributions to the nursing field. They must be Tennessee residents and have been a continuous member of the Tennessee Nurses' Association for at least 1 year before applying for a loan. Selection is based on available funds, financial need, leadership potential, and sustained association involvement. Additional Information: Recipients must maintain membership in the Tennessee Nurses' Association throughout the loan and pay-back period.

3010 TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Attn: Grants and Special Programs
1200 East Anderson Lane
P.O. Box 12788, Capitol Station Austin, TX 78711-2788
Tel: (512)427-6340
Free: 800-242-3062, ext. 6340
Fax: (512)427-6127
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegefortexans.com

To provide financial assistance to Texas students who are interested in preparing for a career as a professional nurse.

Title of Award: Texas Professional Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 160 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the need of the recipient, to a maximum of $3,000. Duration: 1 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of Texas and enrolled at least half time in a program leading to licensure as a professional nurse at a college or university in the state. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Applicants should contact the financial aid director at the professional nursing school in which they plan to enroll for appropriate deadline dates. Additional Information: Some of these funds are targeted to students from rural communities and some to graduate students.

3011 TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Attn: Grants and Special Programs
1200 East Anderson Lane
P.O. Box 12788, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Tel: (512)427-6340
Free: 800-242-3062, ext. 6340
Fax: (512)427-6127
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegefortexans.com

To provide financial assistance to Texas students who are interested in preparing for a career as a vocational nurse.

Title of Award: Texas Vocational Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 63 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the need of the recipient, to a maximum of $1,500. Duration: 1 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of Texas and enrolled at least half time in a program leading to licensure as a vocational nurse at a college or university in the state. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Applicants should contact the financial aid director at the vocational nursing school in which they plan to enroll for appropriate deadline dates. Additional Information: Some of these funds are targeted to students from rural communities.

3012 UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

Attn: Education Director
328 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220-4057
Tel: (804)355-1636
Fax: (804)353-1396
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hqudc.org/scholarships/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for nursing education to lineal descendants of Confederate veterans.

Title of Award: Phoebe Pember Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The amount of this scholarship depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are lineal descendants of worthy Confederates or collateral descendants who are members of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicants must intend to study nursing and must submit a family financial report and certified proof of the Confederate record of 1 ancestor, with the company and regiment in which he served. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mrs. Robert C. Kraus, Second Vice President General, 239 Deerfield Lane, Franklin, NC 28734-0112. Members of the same family may not hold scholarships simultaneously, and only 1 application per family will be accepted within any 1 year. All requests for applications must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

3013 UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

Attn: Education Director
328 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220-4057
Tel: (804)355-1636
Fax: (804)353-1396
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hqudc.org/scholarships/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to mature women who are lineal descendants of Confederate veterans and plan to major in selected fields in college.

Title of Award: Walter Reed Smith Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Home Economics; Nursing; Nutrition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The amount of this scholarship depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are women over the age of 30 who are lineal descendants of worthy Confederates or collateral descendants and members of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicants must intend to study business administration, computer science, home economics, nutrition, or nursing. They must submit certified proof of the Confederate record of 1 ancestor, with the company and regiment in which he served, and must have had at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mrs. Robert C. Kraus, Second Vice President General, 239 Deerfield Lane, Franklin, NC 28734-0112. Members of the same family may not hold scholarships simultaneously, and only 1 application per family will be accepted within any 1 year. All requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

3014 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-GREATER NEW JERSEY CONFERENCE

Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
Attn: Rev. Kathleen A. Stolz, Scholarship Committee
1001 Wickapecko Drive Ocean, NJ 07712-4733
Tel: (732)359-1042; 877-677-2594
Fax: (732)359-1019
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gnjumc.org/conferenceloans.html

To provide financial assistance to members of United Methodist churches in New Jersey who are preparing for a career in nursing.

Title of Award: Emily S. Garrison Nursing Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of congregations affiliated with the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing to prepare for a nursing career. Along with their application, they must submit a statement on why they should be considered for this scholarship, including information on their financial need and Christian commitment. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Greater New Jersey Conference United Methodist Women.

3015 UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE

Attn: Texas Interscholastic League Foundation
1701 Manor Road
P.O. Box 8028
Austin, TX 78713
Tel: (512)232-4938
Fax: (512)471-5908
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uil.texas.edu/tilf/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance to students who participate in programs of the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) and plan to study nursing.

Title of Award: Abell-Hanger Foundation Nursing Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,500 per year. Duration: 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who meet the 5 basic requirements of the TILF: 1) graduate from high school during the current year and begin college or university in Texas by the following fall; 2) enroll full time and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the first semester; 3) compete in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic state meet contest in accounting, calculator applications, computer applications, computer science, current issues and events, debate (cross-examination and Lincoln-Douglas), journalism (editorial writing, feature writing, headline writing, and news writing), literary criticism, mathematics, number sense, 1-act play, ready writing, science, social studies, speech (prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, informative speaking, and persuasive speaking), or spelling and vocabulary; 4) submit high school transcripts that include SAT and/or ACT scores; and 5) submit parents' latest income tax returns. Applicants for this scholarship must be planning to major in nursing. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

3016 UTAH NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Utah Nurses Foundation
4505 South Wasatch Boulevard, Suite 290
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Tel: (801)272-4510
Free: 800-236-1617
Fax: (801)293-8458
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.utahnurses.org/groups/UNF/application.htm

To provide financial assistance to Utah residents who are interested in working on a nursing degree.

Title of Award: Utah Nurses Foundation Grant-in-Aid Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds may be used only for tuition and books. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Utah residents (must be U.S. citizens) who have been accepted into an accredited registered nursing program (undergraduate or graduate). Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation, demonstration of their financial need, current official transcripts (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher), a letter from the school verifying their acceptance in the nursing program, and a narrative statement describing their anticipated role in nursing in Utah upon completion of the nursing program. Preference is given to applicants engaged in full-timestudy. Selection is based on the following priorities: 1) R.N.s pursuing a B.S.N.; 2) graduate and postgraduate nursing students; 3) students in formal nursing programs (advanced practice nurses); and 4) undergraduate nursing students. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must agree to work for a Utah health care facility or Utah educational institution as a full-time employee for at least 1 year (2 years if part time). They must also agree to join the Utah Nurses Association within 6 months of graduation.

3017 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Vermont who plan to study a field related to emergency services in college.

Title of Award: Raymond R. Mooney Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to high school seniors in Vermont who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an academic, vocational, or technical program in a field related to emergency services. Selection is based on financial need and required essays. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by the Vermont Police Association, which is responsible for selecting the recipients.

3018 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide scholarship/loans to Vermont residents who are interested in earning a nursing degree and then working within the state.

Title of Award: Vermont State Nursing Incentive Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 13 each year. Funds Available: The maximum award is $6,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Funds are provided as an interest-free loan, but the debt is cancelled if the recipient successfully graduates from the L.P.N. or R.N. degree program and completes 1 year of employment in Vermont or within 10 miles of the Vermont border. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to high school seniors, high school graduates, and currently-enrolled college students in Vermont. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in 1) an accredited licensed practical nursing (L.P.N.) degree program; 2) the final year of an accredited associate in nursing (A.S., R.N.) degree program; or 3) the final 2 years of an accredited bachelor of science in nursing (B.S. N., R.N.) degree program. Applicants must intend to work in Vermont or within 10 miles of the Vermont border for at least 1 year following licensure as an L.P.N. or R.N. Selection is based on commitment o employment serving Vermonters, required essays, and a letter of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2001, is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health.

3019 VIRGINIA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

c/o Catherine Rafferty, Scholarship Chair
10101 Sanders Court
Great Falls, VA 22066-2526
Web Site: http://www.vadar.org/history.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Virginia who wish to study nursing in college.

Title of Award: Virginia Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Virginia who plan to attend a Virginia school of nursing. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word letter giving their reasons for interest in preparing for a career in nursing, a transcript of grades, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

3020 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Attn: Office of Health Policy and Planning
109 Governor Street, 1016 East Office
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218
Tel: (804)864-7433
Fax: (804)864-7440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/primcare/center/scholarship/nursing.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to licensed practical nursing students in Virginia who are willing to practice as practical nurses in the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program for Licensed Practical Nurses Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the award depends on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing practice in Virginia for 1 month for every $100 received. The required service must begin within 90 days of the recipient's licensure date. If the recipient fails to complete the course of study, or pass the licensing examination, or provide the required service, all scholarship funds received must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Virginia who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a school of practical nursing in the state. Applicants must submit a narrative in which they explain the significance of the scholarship in pursuing their educational goals, their financial need, and their plans for professional practice following graduation. Selection is based primarily on financial need, although scholastic achievement is also considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

3021 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Attn: Office of Health Policy and Planning
109 Governor Street, 1016 East Office
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218
Tel: (804)864-7433
Fax: (804)864-7440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/primcare/center/scholarship/nursing.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to nursing students in Virginia who are willing to practice as nurses in the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program for Registered Nurses Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum annual scholarship is $2,000 for undergraduates or $4,000 for graduate students. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing practice in Virginia for 1 month for every $100 received. The required service must begin within 90 days of the recipient's licensure date. If the recipient fails to complete the course of study, or pass the licensing examination, or provide the required service, all scholarship funds received must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Virginia who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a school of nursing in the state (graduate students working on degrees not offered in Virginia may attend school in another state). Applicants must submit a narrative in which they explain the significance of the scholarship in pursuing their educational goals and their plans for professional practice following graduation. They must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in required courses. Selection is based primarily on financial need, although scholastic achievement is also considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

3022 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Attn: Office of Health Policy and Planning
109 Governor Street, 1016 East Office
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218
Tel: (804)864-7433
Fax: (804)864-7440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/primcare/center/scholarship/nursing.asp

To provide forgivable loans to nursing students in Virginia who are willing to work as nurse practitioners and/or midwives in the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Virginia Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing, Pediatric Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the award depends on the availability of funds. Recipients must agree to serve in a designated medically underserved area of Virginia for a period of years equal to the number of years of scholarship support received. The required service must begin within 2 years of the recipient's graduation and must be in a facility that provides services to persons who are unable to pay for the service and that participates in all governmentsponsored insurance programs designed to assure full access to medical care service for covered persons. If the recipient fails to complete the course of study, or pass the licensing examination, or provide the required service, all scholarship funds received must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Virginia who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment full time at a nurse practitioner program in the state or a nurse midwifery program in a nearby state. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Preference is given to 1) residents of designated medically underserved areas of Virginia; 2) students enrolled in family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric, adult health, and geriatric nurse practitioner programs; and 3) minority students. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, character, and stated commitment to postgraduate employment in a medically under-servedarea of Virginia. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

3023 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7844
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/other/health.asp

To provide scholarship/loans for primary care health professional education to students who agree to work in designated areas of Washington.

Title of Award: Washington State Health Professional Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is intended to cover eligible expenses: tuition, books, equipment, fees, and room and board. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients who fail to complete the course of study are required to repay the amount received, plus a penalty and interest. Scholars who fail to serve in health professional shortage areas in Washington are required to repay the scholarship, with penalty plus interest. The interest rate on the repayments is 8% for the first 4 years and 10% for the fifth year. Duration: Up to 5 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited program leading to eligibility for licensure in Washington State in a designated health profession. They must agree to practice in Washington for 3 to 5 years following graduation, but they do not need to be Washington residents or to attend an educational institution in the state. Currently, there are no geographic restrictions for registered nurses or practical nurses. For other primary care health professionals (M.D., D.O., N.D., P.A., N.P., C.N.M., L.M.), dental care professionals (D.D.S., R.D.H.), and pharmacists, service must be in designated areas of the state. State correctional facilities, state mental health facilities, community and migrant health centers, and any other facility with more than 40% of its caseload consisting of Medicaid and sliding fee patients also qualify. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

3024 WASHINGTON STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Washington State Nurses Foundation
575 Andover Park West, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98188-9961
Tel: (206)575-7979
Fax: (206)575-1908
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsna.org/snas/wa/wsnf/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students in Washington preparing for a career as a registered nurse in the state.

Title of Award: Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 12 nursing credits at a college or university in Washington. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in a program leading to a nursing, generic, RNB, or higher degree. They must submit essays on the following topics: 1) their participation in school and volunteer activities, including offices and positions of leadership; 2) honors and awards they have received and the relevance of those to nursing; 3) special or unusual life experiences or activities that have made an impact on their nursing career or that assisted them to decide on nursing as a profession; 4) their long-andshort-term goals for their nursing career; 5) what they anticipate their role in the Washington State Nurses Association will be, what it is important to them, and (if they are already an R.N.) their involvement in the organization and reasons for participation; and 6) their past work experience (both paid and volunteer) and why this may or may not impact their career in nursing. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

3025 WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL RETIREES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Washington State School Retirees' Foundation
4726 Pacific Avenue S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503
Tel: (360)413-5496
Free: 800-544-5219
Fax: (360)413-5497
Web Site: http://www.wssra.org/foundation.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Washington who plan to attend college to prepare for the teaching profession or related fields.

Title of Award: Washington State School Retirees' Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Library and archival sciences; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 8 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,200. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Washington who are planning to attend a college or university. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career as a teacher or other school professional (e.g., school psychologist, librarian, or nurse). Selection is based on citizenship, leadership, scholarship, extracurricular activities, and 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

3026 WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Exchange Programs
3035 Center Green Drive
P.O. Box 9752
Boulder, CO 80301-9752
Tel: (303)541-0210
Fax: (303)541-0291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wiche.edu/sep/psep

To underwrite some of the cost of out-of-state professional schooling for students in selected Western states.

Title of Award: Professional Student Exchange Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Dentistry; Library and archival sciences; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The program provides reduced levels of tuition, usually resident tuition in public institutions or reduced standard tuition at private schools. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help cover the cost of the recipient's education. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of 13 western states who are interested in pursuing professional study at selected out-of-state institutions, usually because those fields of study are not available in their home states. The eligible programs, and the states whose residents are eligible, presently include: 1) architecture (master's degree), for residents of Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona. California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, or Washington); 2) dentistry, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington; 3) library studies (master's degree), for residents of New Mexico and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Hawaii, or Washington; 4) medicine, for residents of Montana and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, or Utah; 5) nursing (graduate degree), for residents of Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California, Hawaii, North Dakota, or Oregon; 6) occupational therapy (bachelors' or master's degree), for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 7) optometry, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California or Oregon; 8) osteopathic medicine, for residents of Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Washington, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona or California; 9) pharmacy, for residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming; 10) physical therapy (master's or doctoral degree), for residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 11) physician assistant, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 12) podiatry, for residents of Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, to study at a designated institution in California; 13) public health, for residents of Montana and New Mexico, to study at designated institutions in California, Colorado, or Washington; and 14) veterinary medicine, for residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California, Colorado, Oregon, or Washington. The financial status of the applicants is not considered. Interested students must apply for admission and for PSEP assistance directly from the institution of their choice. They must be certified by their state of residence to become an exchange student and be seeking enrollment at the first professional degree level.Deadline for Receipt: In most states, the deadline for receiving completed applications for certification is in October. After obtaining certification, students must still apply to the school of their choice, which also sets its own deadline.

3027 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)267-2213
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide scholarship/loans to nursing students in Wisconsin who are interested in working in the state following licensure.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Nursing Student Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Scholarship/loans are provided up to $3,000 per year. For each of the first 2 years the student nurses and meets the eligibility criteria, 25% of the loan is forgiven. The balance remaining after forgiveness must be repaid at an interest rate up to 5%. If the student does not practice nursing and meet the eligibility criteria, the entire loan must be repaid at an interest rate up to 5%. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin residents who are enrolled at least half time at an eligible institution in the state that prepares them to be licensed as nurses, either R.N. or L.P.N. Applicants must agree to be employed as a licensed nurse in Wisconsin following completion of their program. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: Deadline dates vary by institution; check with your school's financial aid office. Additional Information: Eligible students should apply through their school's financial aid office.

3028 WISCONSIN LEAGUE FOR NURSING

2121 East Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211-2952
Tel: (414)332-6271
Web Site: http://www.cuw.edu/wln/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to residents of Wisconsin attending a school of nursing in the state.

Title of Award: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Wisconsin who working on an undergraduate degree at an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants must have completed at least half the credits needed for graduation. They may obtain applications only from their school of nursing; no applications are sent from the sponsor's office. Ethnic minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Selection is based on scholastic ability, professional abilities and/or community service, understanding of the nursing profession, goals upon graduation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mary Ann Tanner, P.O. Box 107, Long Lake, WI 53542-0107. This program is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin.

3029 WISCONSIN LEAGUE FOR NURSING

2121 East Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211-2952
Tel: (414)332-6271
Web Site: http://www.cuw.edu/wln/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to residents of Wisconsin attending a school of nursing in the state.

Title of Award: Wisconsin League for Nursing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 10 of these scholarships were awarded: 9 to undergraduate nursing students and 1 to a graduate student. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Wisconsin who working on an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited school of nursing in the state. Applicants must have completed at least half the credits needed for graduation. They may obtain applications only from their school of nursing; no applications are sent from the sponsor's office. Selection is based on scholastic ability, professional abilities and/or community service, understanding of the nursing profession, goals upon graduation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mary Ann Tanner, P.O. Box 107, Long Lake, WI 53542-0107. This program includes the following named scholarships: the Gregory Olson Memorial Award (for graduate students), the Will Ross Memorial Foundation Awards, the Jeannette McKelvey Memorial Scholarships, the Val Prock Memorial Award, and the Suzanne Coyle Memorial Award.

3030 WOMEN OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

Attn: Scholarships
8765 West Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Tel: (773)380-2730
Free: 800-638-3522, ext. 2730
Fax: (773)380-2419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womenoftheelca.org/whatwedo/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to lay women who are members of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations and who wish to pursue postsecondary education for service abroad in nursing or other health professions.

Title of Award: Health Professions Scholarships for ELCA Service Abroad Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Medicine; Nursing; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funds available. Funds Available: The amount of the award depends on the availability of funds. Duration: Up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are aimed at ELCA lay women who are at least 21 years of age and have experienced an interruption of at least 2 years in their education since high school. Applicants must have been admitted to an academic institution to prepare for a career other than a church-certified profession. This program is only available to U.S. citizens studying for service in the health professions associated with ELCA projects abroad. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program includes the following named scholarships: the Kahler Scholarship, the Vickers/Raup Scholarship, and the Emma Wettstein Scholarship.

3031 WOUND, OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE NURSES SOCIETY

Attn: Chair, WOCN Scholarship Committee
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Tel: (866)615-8560; 888-224-WOCN
Fax: (866)615-8560
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wocn.org/education/scholarship

To provide financial assistance to individuals interested in preparing for a career in enterostomal therapy (ET) nursing (including wound, ostomy, and continence).

Title of Award: WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified).

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must provide evidence of 1 of the following: 1) acceptance in a wound, ostomy, and continence education program accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society; 2) current enrollment in a WOCN-accredited wound, ostomy, and continence education program; or 3) certificate of completion from a WOCN-accredited wound, ostomy, and continence education program within 3 months of completion. Selection is based on motivation to be an ET nurse and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April or October of each year.

3032 WOUND, OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE NURSES SOCIETY

Attn: Chair, WOCN Scholarship Committee
4700 West Lake Avenue Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Tel: (866)615-8560; 888-224-WOCN
Fax: (866)615-8560
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wocn.org/education/scholarship

To provide financial assistance to members of the Would, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: WOCN Society Advanced Education Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active members of the society who have a current, unrestricted R.N. license and are working on a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree or N.P. certificate. Applicants must provide evidence of current or previous employment as a wound, ostomy, and/or continence nurse during the last 3 years, proof of WOCNCB certification, and proof of current enrollment or acceptance into an accredited nursing program or other accredited college or university program for non-nursing degrees. Selection is based on merit, compliance with the eligibility requirements, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

3033 WYOMING NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Finance Committee
Majestic Building, Suite 305
1603 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Tel: (307)635-3955
Fax: (307)635-2173
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance to students in Wyoming who are working on a degree in nursing.

Title of Award: Margaret L. Hageman Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,200, paid in 2 equal installments. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wyoming residents who are preparing for a career as a registered nurse or registered nurses who are pursuing advanced education in nursing. Applicants must have completed at least 1 semester in a Wyoming accredited nursing program. An interview may be required. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Preference is given to "nontraditional" students. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

3034 ALICE M. YARNOLD AND SAMUEL YARNOLD SCHOLARSHIP TRUST

180 Locust Street
Dover, NH 03820-4033
Tel: (603)749-5535

To provide financial assistance to currently-enrolled college students in New Hampshire who are majoring in nursing, medicine, social work, or other areas.

Title of Award: Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine; Nursing; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Hampshire who are enrolled in college working on a degree in nursing, medicine, or social work. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Along with their application, they must submit their FAFSA, a copy of their latest transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

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