If you’re interested in becoming a nurse or adding more credentials to your nursing education, you’re in a great spot: there is always demand in the field of nursing.
Registered nurses, especially those with BSNs (bachelor of science degrees in nursing), never struggle to find gainful employment.
Whether you're a new nursing student or you're looking to further your nursing education there are plenty scholarships available — and you don’t have to be at the top of your class or have extreme financial circumstances to qualify for many of them.
Where to look for nursing scholarships
There are many scholarship resources out there, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information — and when you’re overwhelmed, it’s tempting to abandon the search.
To help out, we’ve created a guide that features 80 nursing scholarships. We’ve found scholarships that run the gamut – some are highly specialized and others are available for generalized nursing education. Some are large and others are modest, but all will chip away at the price tag of your education.
To find scholarships that fit your needs, check out our nursing scholarship search engine. The tool is straight-forward; just use the drop-down menus to choose your search criteria. You can sort by region, award amount ranges and whether a scholarship is need-based or not.
Let’s look at a few examples.
Pursuing nursing education in a particular specialty? You may find a great scholarship that fits your niche. We’ve highlighted several:
Students from North Dakota to South Carolina to Hawaii and beyond can find state-specific scholarships. Here are a couple of examples:
National, general-nursing scholarships
If you’re specializing in a certain type of nursing, niche scholarships are great; if you’re just getting started in nursing or don’t have a specialty, there are plenty of non-niche scholarships available at the national level. Here are a few from our roundup:
The offerings above are just a quick preview of the scholarships that you may qualify for, so be sure to do your own searches as well.
There’s money out there for motivated students, so don’t pass up the chance to get part of your nursing education paid for. With a little time, you may find scholarships that are a great fit for you. Good luck!
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