Scholarships are a great way for one to lighten their tuition costs, no matter the field of study. Many scholarships are available for those who wish to pursue a career in nursing. Listed below are some of best scholarships to apply for as a step towards obtaining an education in nursing.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
A brand name in the pharmaceutical industry for over-the-counter medicine, Tylenol awards ten $10,000 scholarships and thirty $5,000 scholarships annually to both undergraduate and graduate students alike. The scholarship is eligible for anyone who is pursuing a career in medical care.
For undergraduates, the student must have already completed at least one year of study. For graduates, the student must provide proof of enrollment in any health education, medical school, public health, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree graduate program. Both undergraduate and graduate students must have at least one or more years study time remaining.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, strong community involvement, and a passion to provide the best medical care to others. The scholarship is non-renewable.
Together We Care Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
Sponsored under the collaboration of Minute Clinic, Johnson & Johnson, and CVS, the Together We Care Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program is an excellent option for those who are pursuing a more advanced, graduate-level studies in nursing.
To be eligible, one must be a legal U.S. resident and be enrolled in an accredited Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. 40 scholarships are awarded in total to nurse practitioners; 20 to those pursuing an MSN and 20 to those pursuing a DNP. The scholarships are each $2500.
Scholarships are awarded based on strong community involvement, leadership, and an academic performance with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
With the goal to address issues surrounding nurse shortage in the United States, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program was created under the Health Resources & Services Administration, a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
To be eligible for the scholarship, one must be a U.S citizen, be free of federal judgment liens and existing service commitment, not overdue on federal debt, and be enrolled or accepted in a nursing degree program from an accredited school of nursing in the U.S. with a start-date no later than September 30 of the year you are applying. Full funding is awarded to any diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing programs — including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, and Direct Entry MSN-NP programs. A monthly stipend is also awarded besides the coverage of costs tuition, textbooks, and uniforms or clinical supplies.
It is a highly selective process, but scholarship preference is given depending on financial need. Those who receive funding must maintain scholarship requirements as well as serve a minimum of two years at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility (a health care facility with critical shortage of nurses). Number of awards given is dependent on the funding of the NURSE Corps.
Genesis Health Scholarship
The Genesis Health Services Foundation was formed under the guidance of Genesis Health System, a health network with more than 100 locations. The network includes six hospitals, three convenient cares, 35 Genesis Health Group sites, 15 physical rehabilitation clinics, as well as multiple outpatient service centers.
The Foundation has helped fund various-health related initiatives with the aid of donors, and provide multiple scholarships for those who pursuing jobs in health-care. There are several scholarships that are available for those who are pursuing nursing at both an undergraduate or graduate level.
Award amounts, terms of scholarship, s as well as eligibility are dependent on which scholarship one applies for. The highest scholarship goes up to $10,000.
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