External Scholarship Opportunities

The applicant is responsible for contacting all potential external scholarship sources. Resources include local libraries, searchable web sites, the internet, federal and state government programs, religious organizations, community organizations and civic groups, foundations, fraternities, sororities, and clubs.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, VUSN assumes no responsibility therefore. Please note that the information is subject to change without notice.

Affordable Colleges Online

Financial aid scholarships for minority students. This link mentions different scholarships for women and minorities.

Website:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid-for-minorities

Alaska Tribal Health Facility

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) recruits for all the Alaska Tribal Health System facilities in Alaska associated with the Indian Health Service.

Website: https://anthc.org/scholarship-opportunities
Phone: (800) 528-6680 or (907)729-1900

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Applicants must be members; applicants may join at time of application.
In Virginia (703) 740-2529 or in Texas

Website: www.aanp.org 
(512) 442-4262 or admin@aanp.org 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

This website lists different types of scholarships, financial aid resources, and loan repayment programs. Some of the sites listed on this site are included on this form.

Website: https://www.aacnnursing.org/students/scholarships-financial-aid 
(202) 463-6930

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is awarding Master’s Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing. These are awarded to graduate students pursuing degrees in cancer nursing. Awards are made for up to two years with stipend of $10,000 a year. Annual application deadline is February 1. For info, including applications, instructions, and policies contact.

Website:  www.cancer.org   

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Scholarship awarded to candidates who have completed at least one semester in an ACNM-accredited education program, obtained two faculty recommendations, been approved by the program director, demonstrated financial need and the potential to be a future leader and be a member of the ACNM.

Website: www.midwife.org 
Phone: (240)485-1800

American Indian Graduate Center

Fellowships offered based on American Indian heritage and financial need.

Website: https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships  
Phone: (800) 628-1920 or (505) 881-4584

Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)

Applicants must be RNs and members of AORN. 

Website: www.aorn.org 
Phone: (800) 755-2676 or (303) 755-6304

Bridging the Dream Scholarship

Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students supports our mission of helping aspiring students create the life they imagine. Four current and future graduate students will be awarded with $20,000 for their graduate or professional degree.

Website:  https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream-for-graduates/  

Campus RN

CampusRN, the leading employment website for nursing/allied health care students pursuing professional nursing careers..

Website: https://campusrn.com/ 

Community Foundation of Middle TN

There is a list of scholarships for students in all types of degree programs.

Website: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships  
Phone: (888) 540-5200 or (615)321-4939

Discover Nursing

Here you'll find everything you need to start or continue your nursing career, including information on nursing programs, scholarships, and schools.

Website: https://www.tn.gov/correction/eo/choose-a-career/discover-nursing.html  

Diversity Nursing

A company that lists various scholarship and employment resources.

Pat Magrath
Phone: (781)248-3446
Website:  www.diversitynursing.com 

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

Must be pursuing a career in public health or be pursuing continuing nursing education…TN residents only… Must reside in certain counties in TN…Must be either a currently employed public health nurse or a public health nursing student. Deadline: March 1

Website: http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/scholarships-grants/scholarships 
Phone: (877) 524-1223 or (865) 524-1223

Fastweb (financial aid search via the web)

Search for scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. You can also download the Fastweb app for Android and IOS devices.

Website:  www.fastweb.com 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

College scholarship program for Hispanic students.

Website: www.hsf.net/en/scholarships 
Phone: (310) 975-3700

Indian Health Service (I.H.S.)

The Indian Health Service offers financial alternatives to RNs who provide direct patient care, such as, Practitioners and Certified Nurse-Midwives. They offer scholarships, loan repayment options and nurse recruitment.

Website:  www.ihs.gov 

International Student Scholarships

The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.

Website: http://www.internationalscholarships.com  

March of Dimes Nursing Scholarships

To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.

Website:  www.marchofdimes.com/nursing 

Mary Guild Minority Scholarship Program

The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing or rehabilitation therapy programs.

Website: http://www.maryfreebed.com/jobs/minority-disability-scholarships 
(616) 840-8802

Minority Nurse.Com

This website offers a list of funding from many different resources-most of them being available only to minority students. All awards have various criteria for recipients, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service. In addition, some awards require the recipient to work in a specific location-often a medically underserved area-after graduation. Contact the sponsoring organizations listed on the website for more detailed information.

Website: https://minoritynurse.com/nursing-scholarships  

Minority Scholarships

A list of scholarships that provide financial aid exclusively for African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Hispanic and Latino, and undocumented students.

Website: https://nursejournal.org/resources/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-minority-students/

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Open to Hispanic students. U.S. citizens or legal residents. Open to students enrolled in nursing school and must be a member of NAHN.

Website: http://nahnnet.org/  
(919) 537-5443

National Black Student Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA)

The NBNA offers various scholarships each year ranging from $500-$2,000.

Website: www.nbna.org
(301) 589-3200

National Health Service Corp (NHSC) – Loan repayment and Scholarship

The National Health Service Corp offers financial alternatives to students who are majoring in Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse-Midwifery programs. The NHSC offers a scholarship program that pays tuition, books, and fees and includes a monthly stipend. Student contacts the NHSC for a scholarship application. The NHSC also offers a loan repayment program (NELRP) to which you apply right before the completion of your program. Both programs require at least a two-year working commitment in one of the Eligible Health Facilities. The NHSC is looking for students that have experienced or want to work with underserved populations in the United States. You must be a citizen or national of the United States.

Websites:  https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html and http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html 
Phone: (800) 221-9393

The National League for Nursing (NLN)

NLN has scholarships based on a student’s commitment to become faculty upon graduation from a masters program or doctoral program.

Website: http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/grants-and-scholarships 

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Website:  www.nscda.org/student-resources/scholarship-opportunities/
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards
Phone: (202) 337-2288

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR Chapter.

Website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships   
Phone: (202) 628-1776

National Student Nurses Association

Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.

Website:  www.nsna.org 
Phone: (718) 210-0705 Fax (718) 797-1186 Email nsna@nsna.org 

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Scholarships and awards are for graduate nurse practitioner students (Masters, Doctor of Nursing, PhD) and/or practicing nurse practitioners.

Website: https://www.nphealthcarefoundation.org/scholarships-awards-fellowships  
Phone: (425) 861-0911

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.

Website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship  
Phone: (800) 221-9393

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Applicants must be RNs seeking an advanced degree and belong to a national nursing organization.

Website: www.n-e-f.org 
Phone: (917) 524-8051
Email: info@n-e-f.org 

Scholarship America

By involving communities, corporations, organizations, and individuals in the support of students through its three major programs: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services and ScholarShop, Scholarship America strives to strengthen the world, one student at a time.

Website:  www.scholarshipamerica.org/ 
Phone: (800) 537-4180 or (800) 279-2083


This is an app to help students find scholarships. 

Website:  https://myscholly.com/  

Student Scholarship Search

Search for scholarships here, and submit links to ones you've found on your own!

Website:  https://www.scholarships.com

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) – Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program

This program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs. Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible master’s degree or a post master’s degree in a nursing educational program at an eligible institution. Awards are based on funding. Participants of this program incur an obligation to enter a faculty or administrative position in a nursing education program, in Tennessee, immediately upon completion of the education program.

Website:  https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/loan-forgiveness-programs/graduate-nursing-loan-forgiveness-program.html 
Phone: (800) 342-1663 or (615) 741-1346

United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Website: www.usphs.gov/student  
Phone: (888) 225-3302

Washington Student Achievement Council Loan Repayment for Health Professionals

The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program encourages licensed primary care health professionals to serve in Washington's critical shortage areas.

Website:  http://www.wsac.wa.gov/health-professionals 
Phone: (360) 753-7800

The Washboard.org

We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE. Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. The WashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.

Website: www.washboard.org 
Phone: (888) 535-0747 Option #3

Searchable Web Sites for Finding External Scholarships