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March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
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. Scholarship applications will be available the week of November 3, 2014. The application will be available here. Applications are due in mid-January. The deadline for 2015 is January 30, 2015. Scholarship recipients are announced in May.
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BBNA Scholarship Opportunities
BBNA is committed to fostering the professional and personal growth of future nurses through its scholarship and mentoring program. The BBNA mentoring program provides activities that enable growth and empowerment of nursing students for future service in nursing. BBNA awards an annual scholarship to a nursing student enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing program in the state of Alabama. The BBNA scholarship is awarded in November of each year at our Annual Scholarship Reception.

Scholarships provided by BBNA for unlicensed nursing students pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. There are two $1,000 scholarships.

The deadline for receipt of the application packet is October 4, 2014. For the application and more information click here:
BBNA Scholarship

Annual Nursing Scholarship Submissions Now Open at DeKalb Medical
Mark Coppage, M.D., died in 1989, in an automobile accident in Florida. Although the years have continued to roll by, the DeKalb Medical community in which he practiced, and to which he gave so much of his energy and spirit, still feels his absence.

An anonymous donor established the Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship Fund to sustain his memory and the remarkable principles for which he stood. Since this scholarship was established in 1993, over 135 scholarships have been given, totaling more than $334,000. This scholarship program is open now through September 15 to individuals actively enrolled in a nursing program for initial licensure who represent those outstanding human qualities for which Dr. Coppage was so well known.

Click here for a copy of the Coppage Scholarship application.

The difference that Dr. Coppage made in this community is legendary. He gave without boundary of his time, talent, resources and love. Each person who touched his life felt enriched and inspired. The years have not dimmed his remarkable impact or erased the void created by his untimely death.

Nursing Home Abuse Awareness Scholarship
The Rooth Law Firm is a Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm. To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant needs to be pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

The selected applicant will receive a $1000 check sent directly to their school for tuition, books, or other educational expenses.

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ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan
The ACLS Training Association has launched its scholarship program as a means of helping, supporting and encouraging students in the medical field who are on their way to dedicating their lives to the service of others.

This scholarship program is open to all college students who are currently enrolled in a nationally accredited institution providing medical education. Simply submit an essay outlining a past experience with lifesaving techniques or how to use these techniques in a future lifesaving situation. More details are available at

This is a searchable scholarship database created specifically for nursing students. The scholarships listed here are provided by nursing associations, educational institutions, foundations, for-profit/non-profit organizations, etc. These are relatively non-competitive scholarships compared to general/non-major specific scholarships. Some of the scholarships give preference to minority, veteran and disabled students. If you belong to such groups, you have a good chance of securing fund for your education from this list. Good luck!

NursingExplorer Scholarships

DCH Health System Scholarship Opportunities
The DCH Health System is pleased to award scholarships for students choosing the healthcare field for their future profession. All scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified applicants meeting the criteria, as judged by the appointed Scholarship Committee. Students interested in applying for any scholarship need only submit one set of completed application packet materials. Click Here to Download the DCH Health System Scholarship Application.
Nursing Educational Funds, Inc.

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
Here’s an idea: You learn to be a Healthcare Professional and the Air Force pays for it. Yes, you read right. If you want to work as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a very simple plan to help you achieve your goals in the healthcare industry. So, come join our team! Sound too good to be true? Check out these facts.

Each year the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice.

Each student is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps and placed on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.

Through the Air Force, these scholarships are offered for one-, two-, three-, and four-year terms. In exchange for the scholarship, your commitment to the Air Force is to serve as an active-duty member with a year-for-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years. Your tour of duty begins after you complete any internship and residency training requirements for your career field.

For more information click here.

Nursing Scholarship and Loan Repayment Resources

In today’s day and age many people are not in a position where they can afford a degree, and many young people find that the degree they have chosen does not lead to a job. This is not the case for those who wish to become Nurses.

Indian Health Service (IHS) has a scholarship and a loan repayment program;

• Scholarship - There is an assigned scholarship coordinator for each region. Their contact information can be found on this website:

• Loan Repayment Program -

• Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), another federal agency, also has scholarship and loan repayment opportunities:

I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free send this to anyone who might be interested. This is a great way to provide our youth the ability to stand on their own two feet, as well as a few of us more seasoned folk who are in need of a career change.

Robert (Rob) Russell
Executive Director
Alabama Indian Affairs Commission
771 S. Lawrence Street, Suite 106
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-2831 Fax 334-240-3408

Nursing Education Scholarships

The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards program encourages more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators through scholarships. One goal of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to award endowed scholarships to nurses pursuing advanced nursing or related degrees in preparation for careers as full-time academic nurse educators. The funds are for masters or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs.

Nursing Education Scholarships

VALOR Program for Nursing Students
The VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program gives outstanding registered nursing students who have completed their junior year in an accredited clinical program the opportunity to develop competencies in clinical nursing while at an approved VA health care facility. Learning opportunities include didactic or classroom experiences, competency-based clinical practice with a qualified RN preceptor, and participation in nursing-focused clinical conferences.

VALOR participants who take a position with VA upon graduation are usually hired one to three steps above the entry-level salary rate established for new graduates. This is because VALOR participants are already oriented to VA and its practice requirements. Students may be appointed on a full- or part-time basis during the summer months and may continue during their senior academic year on a part-time basis. See the letter below for contact information and download the applications.

VA Letter

Federal Employment Application

Declaration for Federal Employment

Scholarship Guidance Website
Click here to open the website. and AACN Launch New Scholarship for Students

in Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs, a leading provider of background checks to health professions students, is partnering with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to launch a new scholarship program for nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. is committing $200,000 over five years to this new program that will distribute eight scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each year from 2011 through 2015.

To apply for scholarship funding, students must complete an application that requires a brief 250-word essay on their goals and career aspirations in nursing. Winners will be announced within 60 days of each submission deadline, which are set for January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 each year. This scholarship is non-recurring and will be awarded to individual students for one semester only. Visit to download the application and review the scholarship criteria.

Biloxi Regional Medical Center Grants Available
Grants are available for students who are pursuing a Registered Nursing degree at the University of South Alabama. Grants will be paid for the second, third and fourth semesters of the registered nursing degree program. The selection process requires the applicant to submit application, letters of reference, transcripts, nursing career goals statement, and an interview. The maximum amount of total payment will be $5400 ($1800 per semester).

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AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship
AfterCollege, 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. Scholarships will be in the amount of $2,500. There will be two winners with each application deadline. The deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

To access the application, you will need to have an AfterCollege account. Click for more information.

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