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.
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.
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
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.
Phone: (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.
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.
American Indian Graduate Center
Fellowships offered based on American Indian heritage and financial need.
Phone: (800) 628-1920 or (505) 881-4584
Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)
Applicants must be RNs and members of AORN.
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.
Campus RN-AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
CampusRN, the leading employment website for nursing/allied health care students and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer this new scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. They will award six $2,500 scholarships to a needy and deserving student in each region.
Community Foundation of Middle TN
There is a list of scholarships for students in all types of degree programs.
Phone: (888) 540-5200 or (615)321-4939
Here you'll find everything you need to start or continue your nursing career, including information on nursing programs, scholarships, and schools.
A company that lists various scholarship and employment resources.
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
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.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
College scholarship program for Hispanic students.
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.
International Student Scholarships
The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.
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.
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.
Phone: (616) 840-8802
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.
For MSN and DNP. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents enrolled in nationally accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctor’s programs. To be eligible, students must be in programs leading to licensure as an APRN with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty or other special interest in community or public health. High academic performance and strong community involvement will be taken into account.
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.
Phone: (919) 537-5443
National Black Student Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA)
The NBNA offers various scholarships each year ranging from $500-$2,000.
Phone: (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.
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.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
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.
Phone: (202) 628-1776
National Student Nurses Association
Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Scholarships and awards are for graduate nurse practitioner students (Masters, Doctor of Nursing, PhD) and/or practicing nurse practitioners.
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.
Phone: (800) 221-9393
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Applicants must be RNs seeking an advanced degree and belong to a national nursing organization.
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.
Phone: (800) 537-4180 or (800) 279-2083
This is an app to help students find scholarships. The app fee is $2.99 a month.
Student Scholarship Search
Search for scholarships here, and submit links to ones you've found on your own!
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.
Phone: (800) 342-1663 or (615) 741-1346
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
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.
Phone: (360) 753-7800
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.
Phone: (888) 535-0747 Option #3