Nursing Scholarships and Grants For Students

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An ongoing shortage of nurses means that hospitals, clinics and private practices are thrilled whenever qualified students choose this all-important profession. As America ages the demand for nurses will only increase which means that nurses will be well compensated for their work.

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As we all know, a college education can be expensive including for Nursing majors who not only must cover tuition, room and board, and their books, but lab fees and other costs related to their schooling. Though well compensated as they advance in their careers, some nurses enter the workforce carrying tens of thousands of dollars of debt that can take many years to pay off.

Fortunately, college scholarships and grant money can help nursing students defray some if not all of the costs associated with attending college. To help you find what money is available, SayCampusLife.com has put together a short list of companies, businesses and organizations who offer college scholarship money to Nursing majors:

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) – ANNA offers scholarships that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education, such as Career Mobility Scholarships. ANNA also offers grants for clinical research projects and patient or staff education programs. Members may apply directly for scholarships and grants.

CHANCES Scholarship Program – If you’re interested in pursuing a career in pediatric nursing, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHANCES) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2010-2011 academic year until May 1, 2010. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and have already been accepted into a nursing school. Selected applicants will receive tuition equivalent assistance up to $16,000 per academic year, for up to two years. Upon graduation from nursing school, recipients will be committed to work as a Registered Nurse for Children’s for 18 months for each academic year of support received.

Clinique Nursing Scholarship – The same people who want you to look good in your skin also like to help nursing students. Students who have a grade point average of at least 3.5 may apply and must demonstrate financial need on your FAFSA report.

ENA Foundation Scholarship Program – The types of scholarships offered by the ENA Foundation are intended for currently licensed nurses (RN, LPN, or LVN) for their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. There are a minimal number of Non-RN scholarships available.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. – The application for scholarships administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is now available for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. For undergraduate students.

March of Dimes – To encourage students who are already Registered Nurses (RN), the March of Dimes awards several $5000 scholarships annually to RNs who are enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing. The application period begins in the fall and are due by the following January 15th; awards are announced in May.

As always, prospective and current college students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships in a bid to increase their chances of securing an award.

Adv. — As recommended, collect all the information you can about college scholarships well before application deadline. SayCampusLife offers helpful tips and information about scholarship essay writing to help you make your college dreams come true.

See Also — 100 Blog Posts You Should Read Before Going to Nursing School

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