With a college education becoming a requirement for many healthcare employers, your nursing education could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. However, we know that securing the funds needed to support this important endeavor can be challenging.
Many students use a combination of personal resources, financial aid*, employer tuition assistance and scholarships to pay for their nursing education. If you’ll be working while attending nursing school, check with your employer to see if the company has a tuition assistance program. Every organization doesn’t offer this benefit, but it’s always wise to ask!
Searching for a few nursing scholarships to apply for? The following programs offer varying amounts of financial assistance that could help you pay for your nursing program:
- A Nurse I Am Scholarship, Presented by Cherokee Uniforms (March 1 deadline): Have you watched either the educational version or the documentary of the film “A Nurse I Am”? If so, Cherokee Uniforms is offering you the chance to win one of 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each! Submit an essay of 750 words or less on the designated topic and to try your best to impress the judges.
- AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship (March 31, June 30, September 30 & December 31 deadlines): The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund offers one $2,500 scholarship per quarter to students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate-level degree in Nursing. Special consideration is given to graduate students planning to become a Nurse Educator, students completing an RN-to-BSN or an RN-to-MSN program and anyone enrolled in an accelerated program.
- NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (Opening in March): The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program allows nursing students enrolled in a diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program to receive financial support for their educational and living expenses. Upon graduation, recipients agree to work at designated healthcare facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas for at least two years.
- Johnson & Johnson (Deadlines vary): Johnson & Johnson has compiled a total of 330 scholarships available to nursing students at all levels. A total of 64 scholarships are available to students with an impressive GPA and an overwhelming 156 apply to doctoral programs.
- Colon Furr Memorial Nursing Scholarship (September 25 deadline): If you’re a permanent legal North Carolina resident who has been accepted into or is currently enrolled in a 1 year Licensed Practical Nurse program or if you’re enrolled in a 2, 3 or 4 year program leading to certification as a Registered Nurse, you’re eligible to apply for this $600 scholarship.
- American Assembly for Men in Nursing (June 1 deadline): AAMN is offering six $500 scholarships to pre-licensed nursing students and two $1,000 scholarships to graduate nursing students. The awards are open to male nursing students who are members of AAMN.
Remember, it may take considerable time and effort to secure the funds you need, but continuing your education is a commitment to your future!
Thinking about continuing your education? Explore our programs in the College of Nursing and Public Health, or learn about admissions, financial aid, and more at South University today!
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.