The Big List of Nursing Scholarships

Paying for school can be a chore, but this massive list of nursing scholarships can help ease the financial burden. Many states and professional organizations offer nursing scholarships that encourage students to remain in the area after they have completed their education. Most of these have an expectation that upon graduation, the student will serve a particular organization for a number of years equal to the length of the scholarship, or remain working in the state for that duration. Most of these nursing scholarships are for bachelor level and beyond degree programs, but there are quite a few pre-nursing scholarships available. If you do not find what you are looking for here, check with your state or any professional organizations, local hospitals, or medical center for more opportunities.

Foundation Grouped Scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation offers a range of scholarships. Requirements and award amounts vary, most are need based.  Applications are available at January 30 and due August 15.

  1. District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award – Open to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.
  2. District 8 Charlotte Anzalone Scholarship– Open to students from Orlando, Seminole, and Osceola counties who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate nursing studies. May be statewide if no applicants from relevant counties.
  3. Ruth Jacobs District 46 Scholarship – Open to students from Pinellas County attending a nursing program with preference given to RN students.
  4. District 14 Marcy Klosterman Memorial Fund – Open to nursing students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  5. District 6 Generic Scholarship– Offering two named scholarships a year, and four generic scholarships.
  6. District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund – Open to nursing students.
  7. District 21 Louise Fiske Memorial Scholarship – Open to undergraduate or graduate students who reside in Broward County with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  8. District 24 Erma B. Kraft Scholarship – Open to nursing students.
  9. District 46 Olive Ramsey Scholarship – Open to students from Pinellas or Pasco Counties with a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and 3.2 for graduate students.
  10. Edna Hicks Fund Scholarship – Open to Florida nursing students at all levels.
  11. Mary York Scholarship – Open to nursing students.
  12. Nina Brookins Scholarship – Preference given to nursing students in South Florida.
  13. Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship – Preference given to perioperative nurses returning to school in South Florida.
  14. Charlotte Liddell Scholarship – Preference given to students planning careers in psychiatric nursing attending school in South Florida.
  15. Undine Sams and Friends Scholarship – Open to Florida nursing students at all levels.
  16. Ruth Finamore Scholarship – Open to nursing students at all levels.
  17. Connie Dorry Memorial Scholarship – Open to residents of Dade County enrolled in an MSN NP program at an accredited school.
  18. Great 100 Nursing Scholarship – Open to students in Northeast Florida enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate RN program. Open to all active RNs from Northeast Florida.
  19. Agnes Naughton RN-BSN Fund – Open to nursing students.
  20. District 3 Scholarship – Two scholarships open to BSN generic students only with a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference given to Marion County residents.
  21. Ingeborg Mauksch Scholarship – Preference given to Lee County residents.
  22. Iona Pettingill Scholarship – Open to any Florida nursing student interested in public health.

The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association offers half a dozen scholarships to ANNA members who have been active for at least two years pursuing BSN or advanced degrees in nursing that will aid their nephrology career.

  1. ANNA Career Mobility – Five awards at $5,000.
  2. Abbott/Pamela Balzer Career Mobility – Award is $2,500.
  3. Angelini Pharma, Inc. Scholarship – Award is $2,500.
  4. Janel Parker Scholarship – Award is $2,500.
  5. NNCC Scholarship – Three awards at $2,000.
  6. Dare to Soar Scholarship – Award is $1,000.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy offers scholarships to direct descendants of an eligible Confederate. Members of the UDC/CofC may apply on collateral ancestors. Applicants must be endorsed by the Chapter President and Second Vice President, Division President and Second Vice President. Must attend college or university in the US and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Award details and amounts vary.

  1. Phoebe Pember Memorial Scholarship – Open to undergraduate nursing students.
  2. Walter Reed Smith Scholarship – Open to female undergraduate students pursuing degrees in business administration, computer science, home economics, nutrition, or nursing.
  3. Judge William M. Beard Scholarship – Open to graduate students pursuing history or medicine.
  4. Ship Island Scholarship – Open to students pursuing graduate degrees in nursing.

The Hawai’i Community Foundation offers a number of scholarships to Hawai’i residents, natives, and local college students. Award amounts and criteria vary, but applications are due February 22.

  1. The Aiea General Hospital Association Scholarship – Open to full-time undergraduate students majoring in health-related fields who are residents of any of the following Leeward O’ahu zip codes: 96701, 96706, 96707, 96782, 96792, or 96797.
  2. The Cora Aguda Manayan Fund – Open to students of Filipino ancestry pursuing health-related degrees with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to students studying in Hawai’i.
  3. Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Health Scholarships – Open to full-time college juniors, seniors, or graduate students pursuing health-related fields at any US institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  4. The Hokuli’a Foundation Scholarship – Open to residents of North or South Kona who intend to study healthcare, education, or social work with preference given to students focused on advancing native Hawaiian culture.
  5. The Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship – Open to female students of Hawaiian ancestry pursuing a degree in health, science, mathematics, or education with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  6. The Laura Jean Armstrong Fund – Open to graduate nursing students.
  7. The Nick Van Pernis Scholarship – Open to graduates of public or private high schools in the districts of North or South Kona, North or South Kohala, or Ka’u who are pursuing studies in marine sciences, biotechnology, health sciences, or early childhood education with a record of community service.
  8. The Paulina L. Sorg Scholarship – Open to college juniors, seniors, or graduate students pursuing degrees in physical therapy or nursing.
  9. The Rich Meiers Health Administration Fund – Open to students attending college or university in Hawai’i who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a minimum 2.7 GPA pursuing education in hospital or health care administration.
  10. The Robanna Fund – Open to students pursuing an education in a health-related field with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
  11. The Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawai’i Scholarship – Open to students of Filipino ancestry pursuing degrees in nursing.
  12. The Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. Scholarship – Open to graduates of a Hawai’i Island high school pursuing degrees in civil engineering, nursing, or studying teacher education.
  13. The Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Fund – Open to BSN or MSN nursing students at UH Manoa, UH Hilo or HPU or a in a PhD program in Hawai’i or on the US mainland as a college junior, senior, or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to members of the Hawai’i Nurses Association.
  14. The Philippine Nurses’ Association Hawaii Foundation Scholarship – Open to students of Filipino ancestry pursuing degrees in nursing.
  15. The Arthur Jackman Scholarship – Open to residents of the island of Hawaii enrolled in an AS or AAS career and technical degree program at Hawaii Community College. Programs include culinary arts, auto repair, diesel mechanics, business technology, carpentry, and a certificate or associates in nursing.
  16. The Celeste Hayo Memorial Scholarship Fund – Open to graduates of King Kekaulike High School with a minimum GPA of 2.5. High preference for high school athletes and for students pursuing a career in the medical field, particularly nursing. Secondary preference for students with community service records.  
  17. The Dan & Pauline Lutkenhouse & Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Scholarship  - Open to residents of Hilo Coast and Hamakua Coast, north of the Wailuku River who are pursuing degrees in Agriculture, Science, Medicine, or Nursing.
  18. The Hawai’I Pacific Gerontological Society of Nursing Scholarship – Open to students accepted at a nursing program at a two or four year college or university in Hawai’i pursuing an RN or LPN with an interest in geriatric nursing with demonstrated financial need. Must provide an essay regarding student interest in geriatric nursing.
  19. The Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship – Open to medical or nursing students with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

The National Black Nurses Association offers a number of scholarships for members of the NBNA who are members of a local chapter enrolled in a nursing program in good academic standing with at least a full year of school remaining. Applications are due by April 15.

  1. NBNA Board of Directors Scholarship – Award is $1,000.
  2. Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship – Number of scholarships available and award amount varies, but one award of $1,000 will be made available for a male nursing student.
  3. Esther Collflower/VITAS Scholarship – Open to a nurse or student nurse interested in hospice/end of life care. Two awards at $2,500 each available.
  4. Gannett Healthcare Group Scholarship – Award amount varies.
  5. Margaret Pemberton Scholarship – Open to nursing students from the Greater Washington, DC area. Endowed scholarship of $3,000.
  6. Maria Dudley Advanced Practice Scholarship – Open to RN’s pursuing advanced practice degrees. Award is $1,000.
  7. Dr. Martha A. Dawson Genesis Nurse Leader Scholarship – Open to RNs seeking master’s, DNP, PhD in leadership or EdD. Award is $1,000.
  8. Martha Dudley LVN Scholarship – Open to licensed vocational nurses pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Award is $1,000.
  9. Mayo Foundation Scholarship –Award amount varies.
  10. Reverend Pauline L. Cole Scholarship – Open to African American BSN prepared nurse continuing education at an HBCU at the master’s or doctorate level. Award is $1,000.
  11. Rita E. Miller Scholarship – Open to student nurses pursuing a BSN from HBCU. Award is $2,500.
  12. Sheila Haley Scholarship – Open to associate’s degree nursing students pursuing a BSN. Award is $1,000 and may be renewed.

The Oregon Student Access Commission offers a huge number of scholarships (over $18 million available in scholarship funds) to Oregon residents or Oregon high school graduates. The 2013-2014 application deadline has passed, but check the site for updates on when the next round becomes available.

  1. The Mildred I. Martignone Nurse Scholarship – Open to members of the Oregon Nurses Association who are residents of Umatilla County. Must be entering final year of accredited program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Need based and non-renewable award that varies with student need.
  2. The Walter C. and Marie C. Schmidt Scholarship – Open to students pursuing a career as an RN with an interest in geriatric health care. Preference given to students attending Lane Community College, secondary preference to any two-year college nursing program, and finally to students enrolled in a four-year nursing program. Need-based. US Bank employees and near relatives are not eligible. Application must be accompanied by an essay. Award varies.
  3. The Bertha P. Singer Nurses Scholarship – Open to any second year or higher nursing student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 attending an Oregon state college. Need based and US Bank employees and near relatives are not eligible. Award varies.
  4. The Helen Bolton Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduates of North Medford, South Medford, or St. Mary’s (Medford) High School. Preference given to students pursuing degrees in health care fields. Must attend a public or non-profit college.
  5. The Clark-Phelps Scholarship – Open to residents of Oregon or Alaska, with preference given to students who graduated high school in one of those two states who are pursuing a 4 year or graduate level degree in nursing, or graduate level degrees in dentistry or medicine who are attending Oregon state colleges. Preference is given for students attending Oregon Health & Science University. Need-based.
  6. The David Family Scholarship – Open to entering college sophomores who reside in Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Multonomah, or Washington County. Preference given to students entering health or education related fields. Must attend a public or nonprofit college. Need-based.
  7. The Douglas County Scholarship – Open to graduates of Douglas County High Schools who reside in Douglas County and have a minimum GPA of 3.30 who are majoring in medicine, nursing, public health, medical technology, occupational therapy, or other health occupations. Must attend an Oregon college. Need-based.
  8. The Laurence R. Foster Memorial Scholarship – Open to students pursuing degrees in public health care with preference given to working students, graduate students majoring in public health, secondarily to undergraduates entering junior or senior year health programs. Must include an essay with application. Need-based.
  9. The Marion A. Lindeman Scholarship – Open to employees of Willamette View Health Center or Willamette View Terrace with one year or more of employment at either institution pursuing a degree in nursing; speech, physical, or occupational therapy; or other health care fields. College must be public or nonprofit. Need-based.
  10. The Jeanette E. Mowery Scholarship – Open to graduate-level students pursuing degrees in law, medicine, or dentistry attending Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon law schools. Need-based.
  11. The Kimberly Olson Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduates of Jefferson County high schools pursuing degrees in healthcare or medicine who do not have an existing bachelor’s degree. Automatically renewable if eligible.
  12. The Helen Hall and John Seely Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduates of Douglas County high schools with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing, or other health-care fields that are active in their community and attending a public or nonprofit school with demonstrated financial need.
  13. The Donna Shepard Nursing Scholarship – Open to Lane County residents majoring in nursing who are attending Lane Community College or Oregon Health & Science University that have demonstrated financial need.
  14. The Van Peursem Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduating seniors of Lincoln County high schools attending college in Oregon who are pursuing degrees in accounting, education, or health care with demonstrated financial need.
  15. The Watson Nursing Scholarship – Open to students attending Oregon colleges for nursing with preference for graduates of Jackson or Josephine County high schools who are attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing on the Southern Oregon University campus with demonstrated financial need.
  16. The Weller Family Scholarship – Open to students who have been in foster care who have not yet attended college and are from high schools in Lincoln County or from the coastal communities of Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, or Tillamook County pursuing degrees in health care fields with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who will attend any Oregon public two year program with demonstrated financial need.
  17. The Willamette Valley for Science and Health Training and Education Scholarship – Open to graduates of high schools in Willamette Valley that are in North Portland or Southeast Portland with preference for Centennial and David Douglas school districts. Preference to juniors and above committed to science, engineering, or health training with a minimum 2.75 GPA with demonstrated financial need.

The South Carolina Nursing Foundation offers a number of scholarships that vary in award amount and requirements.

  1. The Nurses Care Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate) – Open to nursing students.
  2. Mary Ellen Hatfield School Nursing Scholarship – Open to RNs and LPNs currently practicing nursing in a SC school who wish to further their education. Criteria and award amount varies.
  3. Palmetto Gold Undergraduate Scholarships – Open to RN undergraduate students in SC. Recipient is honored at the annual Palmetto Gold Gala.
  4. Renatta S. Loquist Scholarship for Graduate Nursing Education – Open to graduate nursing students, recipient is honored at the annual Palmetto Gold Gala.
  5. Virginia C. Phillips Scholarship – Open to undergraduate and graduate nursing students interested in pursuing careers in community health or public health nursing.

Exceptional Nurse offers a few scholarships for nursing students with disabilities. Candidates must provide a 1-2 page essay, three letters of recommendation, and verification of disability with application, which is due June 1. Specific qualifications and award amounts vary by scholarship.

  1. Peter Gili Scholarship – Award amount is $500.
  2. Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship – Preference given to students of Scottish descent with an interest in working with people with disabilities. Award is $250.
  3. ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarship – Preference given to undergraduate students. Award is $250.
  4. Jill Laura Creedon Scholarship – Open to students who have read an inspirational essay written by Jill Creedon. Award is $500.
  5. Anna May Rolando Scholarship – Preference given to students intending to work with people with disabilities. Award is $500.
  6. Bruno Rolando Scholarship – Preference given to students employed at a Veteran’s hospital. Award is $500.
  7. Mary Serra Gili Scholarship – Award is $250.
  8. Genevieve Saran Richmond Award – Award is $500.

The Rhode Island Foundation offers a number of scholarships. Deadlines, awards, and criteria vary by individual scholarships.

  1. Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship – Open to licensed RN’s pursuing baccalaureate or graduate nursing degrees in Rhode Island with demonstrated  financial need. Award is $500-$3,000 and is renewable. Application is due April 19.
  2. Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship – Open to Rhode Island residents pursuing an LPN, RN, or other advanced nursing degree with demonstrated financial need. Award varies and is renewable. Application is due April 19.
  3. Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship – Open to licensed RN’s seeking baccalaureate nursing degrees who are currently enrolled in a baccalaureate, diploma, or two year associate degree program with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to Rhode Island residents. Award is $500-$2,000 and is renewable. Application is due April 19.
  4. Mary C. Pucci Scholarship – Open to students preparing for a career in healthcare with a focus on direct patient care.

The Emergency Nurses Association Foundation offers a number of scholarships to ENA members (must have been a member for 12 months prior to applying). Non-RN applicants are not required to be ENA members but must have a reference from a current ENA member. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be attending a NLN, AACN, or CCNE accredited school. Award amounts, specific criteria, and deadlines for application are June 1.

  1. New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship: Rescue Workers – Open to rescue workers who are obtaining an associates or baccalaureate degree in nursing. At least one year of pre-hospital work experience is required. Applicants do not need to be ENA members. Two awards are available at $2,500 each.
  2. Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship – Open to baccalaureate nursing students. Award is $3,000. Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship – Open to nursing students with current BCEN credentials pursuing a baccalaureate nursing degree. Award is $3,000.
  3. Stryker Scholarship: Master’s in Healthcare or Related Field – Open to students pursuing graduate or masters level degrees in public health, business, nurse education, and informatics. Award is $5,000.
  4. AnnMarie Papa Stretcherside Miracle Scholarship – Open to emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  5. Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Scholarship – Award is open to nurse with a current BCEN credential pursuing a master’s in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  6. California State Council: Anita Ruiz Contreras Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  7. Colorado State Council: Colorado Rocky Mountain Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  8. Kansas State Council: Darlene Whitlock Trauma Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  9. Kentucky State Council: Kentucky ENA Founders Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  10. Maryland State Council: Maryland ENA State Council Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  11. Minnesota State Council: “Pathways V” Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  12. Mississippi State Council: Dan Burgess Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  13. New Jersey State Council: New Jersey State Challenge Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  14. Northern Chapter: Mary Kamienski Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  15. West Central Chapter: Jeanette Ash Memorial Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  16. South Carolina State Council: Renee Jett Memorial Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  17. Tennessee State Council: Tennessee State Challenge Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  18. Texas State Challenge: Vicki Patrick Texas Legacy Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $5,000.
  19. ENA Foundation State Challenge Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Nine awards available at $3,000 each.
  20. Physio-Control, Inc. Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Two awards available at $3,000 each.
  21. Gisness Advance Practice Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $3,000.
  22. Karen O’Neil Memorial Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Award is $3,000.
  23. Pamela Stinson Kidd Memorial Doctoral Scholarship – Open to emergency nurses pursuing a doctoral degree. The applicant’s dissertation should have relevance to emergency room nursing. Award is $10,000.
  24. Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Doctoral Scholarship – Open to a nurse with a current BCEN credential pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing. Two awards available for $5,000 each.
  25. ENA Foundation Doctoral State Challenge Scholarship – Open to students pursuing a doctoral program in nursing who are less than six months beyond the completion of formal coursework and comprehensive exams. Three awards are available at $5,000 each.
  26. Hill-Rom Doctoral Scholarship – Open to RN’s pursuing doctoral degrees in nursing who are less than six months beyond completion of formal coursework and comprehensive exams. Two awards are available at $4,000 each.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which includes many nurses and allied health care professionals, offers a number of scholarships to its members and their children. Applicants must be an active SEIU member for three consecutive years to be eligible. Applications are available starting November 26 and are due March 1.

  1. SEIU’s Lottery Scholarship – Fifteen $1,000 awards and thirty-three $1,500 awards are available. Non-renewable.
  2. Jesse Jackson Scholarship – Open to students with a commitment to social and economic justice. Award is $5,000 and is renewable up to four years.
  3. Nora Piore Scholarship – Open to students entering health care fields. Award is $4,000 and is renewable for up to two years.

The Georgia Nurses Association offers a handful of scholarships to students studying at an accredited school, college, or university who are enrolled full or part time at an undergraduate or graduate level. The must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have demonstrated financial need. The minimum award amount is $500, and awards are distributed only in odd numbered years.  Priority is given to students enrolled in a Georgia institution who plan to practice in the state. Applications are due June 15 (odd years only).

  1. Katherine Pope Scholarship – Preference given to nursing students who show leadership potential.
  2. Annie Lou Overton Scholarship – Preference given to RN to BSN completion.

The Japanese American Citizens League offers a number of scholarships to members, who may be of any ethnic background. Must be attending school full time. Applications are available in November of each year and are due March 1. Award amounts and specific criteria vary by award.

  1. Magoichi & Shizuko Kato Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduate students. Preference given to students planning a career in medicine or ministry.
  2. Chiyoko and Thomas Shimazaki Scholarship – Open to graduate students. Preference given to students planning a career in medicine.

The Health Resources and Services Administration offer a handful of scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs to qualified individuals. Details vary by program.

  1. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program – Open to US citizens, nationals, and lawful permanent residents who are entering a professional nursing degree program at the baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma level. Preference given to students with demonstrated need and those enrolled as undergraduates or masters NP programs. Award grants full tuition, fees, and other costs along with a monthly stipend ($1,289 for the 2012-2013 year). Recipients provide a minimum of 2 years of service at a critical shortage facility in a HPSA.
  2. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students – Open to full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in health profession and nursing fields.
  3. The National Health Service Corps Scholarship – Open to students pursuing careers in primary care who are willing to commit two to four years of service to NHSC upon completion of training. Award includes full-tuition and educational costs, plus a monthly stipend in addition to job search assistance and continuing education and networking opportunities.

The Conway Regional Health System Foundation offers a number of scholarships to students who are entering a degree program for a health care field on as a full time student. Deadline for application is March 1. Awards range from $1,000 – $2,500 and may be used for tuition, books, and room & board expenses.

  1. Conway Regional Medical Staff Scholarship – Six awards are available at $1,500 each.
  2. Dr. William Furlow Medical Staff Scholarship – Award is $1,500.
  3. Dr. James S. Garrison Scholarship – Two awards are available at $2,500 each.
  4. Jon Scott McMahan Memorial Scholarship – Preference given to students pursuing a career in EMS, EMT, or paramedics. Award is $1,000.
  5. Janice and John Robbins Scholarship – Award is $1,000.
  6. Mary Ann Stiefvater Medical Information Scholarship – Preference given to students pursuing a career in medical information or medical records.  Award is $1,000.
  7. Clemmie Cook Nursing Scholarship – Open to Conway Regional Employees or family members, with a preference to those pursuing advanced degrees in nursing. Award is $1,000.
  8. Conway Regional Health System Nursing Scholarship – Open to Conway Regional Employees or family members, pursuing degrees or certificates of nursing. Award is $1,000.
  9. Eleanor Duncan Nursing Scholarship – Open to Conway Regional Employees or family members, pursuing a career in oncology nursing. Award is $1,000.

The Association on American Indian Affairs offers a number of scholarships for students of Native American or Alaskan Native descent. Students must be full time seeking an Associate’s Degree or higher at an accredited school. Award amount and criteria vary.

  1. Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship Fund – Open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in public health or science. Award is $1,500 and is not automatically renewable.
  2. Florence Young Memorial Scholarship – Open to students pursuing a Master’s degree in art, public health, or law. Award is $1,500 and is not automatically renewable.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses offers a few scholarships to occupational health nurses and those seeking professional careers as such. Award amounts vary and the application deadline is January 10.

  1. The Liberty Leadership: AAOHN Foundation Scholarship – Open to a licensed occupational health and environmental nurse pursuing improved leadership skills focused on improving the health and safety of workers. Award is $1,500.
  2. Professional Development: Moore Medical Scholarship – Open to nurses pursuing continued education. Two awards at $1,500 each.
  3. Professional Development: Georgia State Chapter – Open to nurses pursing continued education. Award is $500.
  4. Academic Education: UPS Foundation Scholarship – Open to nurses pursuing continued professional education. Two awards at $2,500 each.
  5. Academic Education: Liberty Mutual Insurance Scholarship – Open to nurses pursuing continued professional education. Two awards at $2,500 each.

High School Scholarships

  1. The Kamryn Lambert Memorial Scholarship – Open to graduating high school seniors pursuing degrees in nursing. Award amount varies. Application deadline is April 12.
  2. The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Occupations Scholarship – Open to high school seniors, or post-secondary students who are current Georgia HOSA members with a desire to pursue a career in  healthcare. Must include a 500 word essay and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Award varies. Applications are due at the beginning of February.
  3. Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund – Open to Latino students living in or attending high school or college in San Diego pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Master’s, or Doctorate in the health field. Awards range from $500-$2,000 per year, renewable if eligible. Applications are open January 14 and due March 2.

Undergraduate Scholarships

General

  1. NADONA Stephanie Carroll Scholarship – This award is open to nursing students interested in careers in Long Term Care or Geriatrics. Open to undergraduates and graduates alike. Applicants must submit an essay, small photograph, and organized list of school expenses with their application. Award amount varies based on need. Application is due June 15.
  2. Diversity Nursing Education Award – This award is open to any full or part time nursing student pursuing a baccalaureate, graduate, associate, or diploma RN program OR works full time, part time, or per diem as an RN, LPN, NP, or Nurse Leader/Administrator at a US organization. Applicant must be a US citizen. Award is $5,000. Applications must be completed by May 6.
  3. The Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship – Open to Texas residents entering a nursing education approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, pursuing education at any of the following levels: LVN, Diploma, AND, BSN, MSN, PhD, DSN, or DNP. Must currently be or plan to work in the Texas healthcare system and be a US citizen or have a valid work permit. Awards are $500 or $1,000. Applications are due March 31, July 31, and October 31.
  4. The Genesis BSN Nursing Scholarship – Open to students entering a BSN program at an Iowa or Illinois college or university who reside within he Genesis Health System (Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine, or Scott Counties in Iowa or Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, or Whitesite Counties in Illinois) who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or college GPA of 2.5. Award is $10,000, non-renewable. Applications are due March 25.
  5. A Nurse I Am Scholarship – Open to students enrolled full or part time in an accredited LVN/LPN, RN degree, diploma, or RN to BSN program. Application includes an essay. Ten awards are available worth $2,000 each. Applications are due March 31.
  6. Army Nurse Candidate Program (ANCP) – This scholarship is open to BSN students only who are enrolled full time at a CCNE or NLN accredited program. Must pass NCLEX-RN and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA. Must be a US citizen and qualified to be in the Army. Award is $10,000 and a $1,000 monthly stipend during enrollment time. Contact: David Dupont at david.dupont@usarec.army.mil or (877) 8577-8745.
  7. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Scholarship – Open to US citizens and registered aliens in nursing or pre-nursing pursuing an associate’s, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s program. Awards are granted based on merit, need, and community involvement. Awards range from $1,000-$2,500. Applications are due mid-January.
  8. Kansas City Area Health Care Recruiters Association Scholarship – Open to students enrolled in an accredited BSN or AND nursing program full time with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Award amount varies and applications are due November 15.
  9. The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation Memmolo Memorial Scholarship – Open to students with demonstrated financial need enrolled in a health care field of study. One award of $1,500 available.
  10. The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation Scholarship – Open to students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology technology, and other allied healthcare fields who have lived in Lee’s Summit at least 5 years or graduated from an area high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards are up to $5,000. Applications are due March 1.
  11. Akron General Nursing: Service League Nursing Scholarship – Open to students in a baccalaureate nursing program in Ohio with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrate financial need. Awards vary based on need. Applications are available January 1 and are due March 1.
  12. Alice M. and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship – Open to nontraditional students residing in New Hampshire who are pursuing degrees in health care. Awards are for $250.
  13. Best Nursing Degree “Back to School” RN-to-BSN Nursing Scholarship -  Open to students with an associate’s degree with a current and unrestricted RN license able to practice in the US enrolling in an RN-to-BSN program. Award varies.
  14. Southern Illinois Healthcare Scholarships – There are a number of scholarships open to students pursuing degrees in health information technology, registered nursing, respiratory therapy, or physical therapy. Awards vary based on need. Scholarships are renewable with a work agreement with SIH. Applications are due May 1.
  15. Marsha’s Angels Scholarship – Open to students entering their first year at an accredited nursing program from Sedgwick County, Kansas or surrounding counties or those entering school in Sedgwick County or surrounding counties. Also open to students attending St. Luke’s College in Kansas City, Missouri. Award amount varies, but recently has been $2,000 and is renewable for the second year. Applications are due June 30.
  16. Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses Foundation Scholarship – Open to nursing students in baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Open to international students. Applicant must have an interest in perioperative or surgical nursing. Merit, need, and essay based. Applications are due June 15.
  17. CampusRN Scholarship – Open six regionally located nursing students based on financial need and academic merit. Awards are $2,500. Applications are due May 1.
  18. Indian Health Services Scholarships – Open to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students. Three scholarships are available. The Preparatory Scholarship is open to undergraduate students preparing to enter a health or allied health professions school. The Pre-Graduate Scholarship is open to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree required for application to medical, dental, or podiatry school and others as needed by the IHS. The Health Professions Scholarship is open to students applying to or accepted by a health or allied health professions program. Award amounts vary. Applications are due April 14.
  19. C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship – Open to exceptional nursing students enrolled at Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Saint Peter’s University, or Seton Hall University. Must be entering at least the second semester of study in the sophomore year, be a full time student, possess a minimum 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated financial need, and be a US citizen. Ten awards are available for $2,500 each. Application is due April 30.
  20. The Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship – Open to students enrolled full time at a two or four year school or graduate program in the healthcare field in the US. High School seniors are eligible if they have committed to a specific school. Applicant must submit an essay and do one of the following for the scholarship sponsor, US Medical Supplies: Like on Facebook, +1 on Google+, or follow them on Twitter. One award is available at $3,500, one is available at $1,000, and one is available at $500. Applications are due December 31.
  21. Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship – Open to students who are pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in the state of California who are willing to work in a medically underserved area in the state for two years. Award is up to $10,000. Application deadline is September 11.
  22. Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship – Open to students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree in the state of California who are willing to work in a medically underserved area in the state for two years. Award is up to $13,000. Application deadline is September 11.
  23. Allied Healthcare Scholarship – Open to students who are pursuing a career in an allied healthcare field in the state of California who are willing to work in a medically underserved area in the state for one year. Award is up to $4,000. Application deadline is September 11.
  24. Archbold Medical Center Scholarship – Open to students entering into a nursing degree who are willing to commit to work for Archbold for one to three years. During school, recipients will have a part-time job with Archbold and will earn a salary. Post-graduation they will be given first preference for job openings.
  25. Arkansas Nurses Association: Dorothea Fund Scholarship – Open to students who are residents of Arkansas who hold a current state nursing license in good standing. Applicant should have a commitment to community health nursing and be seeking a degree as an advanced practice nurse with demonstrated financial need. Applications are due June 1.
  26. Arkansas Nurses Association: Mary Gray Scholarship – Open to students who are residents of Arkansas who hold a current state nursing license in good standing. Applicant should be seeking an advanced nursing degree and be interested or involved in advance practice nursing including Advance NP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, and Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Applications are due June 1.
  27. Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree Scholarship – Open to students who are interested in pursuing careers in oncology nursing who are enrolled in a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Awards are $2,000. Applications are due February 1.
  28. Indiana Nursing Scholarship – Open to students who are enrolled full or part time as a nursing student who are residents of Indiana with demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.0. Recipient must agree to work as a nurse in the state for at least the first two years following graduation as an RN or LPN. The maximum award is $5,000 and may be renewed. Applications are available in May.
  29. The Danish Sistershood: Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship – Open to Danish Sisterhood members in good standing who have been members at least one year prior to application, or whom are the child of a Danish Sisterhood member. First time applicants given priority. Must be a post high school or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or the medical profession with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Award is $850.
  30. Udall Scholarship – Open to students of Native American or Alaskan Native descent who are pursuing careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care.  Must be enrolled full time at a two or four year US school with a “B” average or the equivalent. Award is up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other expenses, a four day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona with lodging and travel expenses covered by the Foundation, and networking opportunities.
  31. TouchMark Nursing Scholarship – Open to students pursuing nursing degrees, with preference given to students interested in geriatric nursing. Must be a resident or attending school in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, or Alberta, Canada. Applications are due June 30 and December 30.
  32. Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship – Open to Pennsylvania residents pursuing a nursing school degree as a LPN, RN, or working on an advanced degree in a new nursing role with a minimum GPA of “B” with at least one completed class designated as Nursing who have not previously received a Nightingale Scholarship. Based on academic excellence, leadership potential, community service, and commitment to nursing. Deadline for application is January 31.
  33. Mitzi Harris Martin Scholarship – Open to students who are residents of Johnson County and are pursuing an advanced degree or certification in long-term healthcare. Special consideration for those who are seeking an LPN or CNA. Applications are due March 22.
  34. Akron General Nursing: Service League Nursing Scholarship – Open to students pursuing a Baccalaureate Nursing Program in Ohio with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards are based on merit and financial need. Applications are due March 1.
  35. The Dermatology Nurses Association New Nurse Educational Scholarship – Open to active associate level DNA members who are active in community service and agree to write an article for Focus within a year of winning the award. Must be a student in a certified nursing program. Award is $2,000. Applications are available June 1 and due September 30.
  36. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships – Open to NAHN members pursuing degrees in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Need and merit based. Must be US citizen or legal resident of Hispanic descent. Award amounts and number vary each year. Applications are due May 1.

School-Specific

  1. The University of Missouri Osher Re-Entry Scholarship – Open to MU students entering first baccalaureate degree who are US citizens. Must have experienced a five year interruption in studies and plan to enter the workforce after graduation. Preference given to students in RN-BSN undergraduate programs. Award up to $2,000. Applications are due May 15.

Graduate Scholarships

General

  1. A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship – Open to Native American and Alaskan native students pursuing degrees in STEM fields, medicine, and natural resources. Merit-based, students must demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA, submit an essay and two letters of recommendation with application, and submit tribal enrollment documentation. Award varies and deadline is June 14.
  2. The Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award – Open to RNs working in bone marrow transplantation seeking to continue their education to further career goals in that specialty. Must have two or more years as BMT nurse. Four awards available at $2,000 each. Application deadline is June 15.
  3. Barbara “Foof” Forfar Nursing Scholarship – Open to employees or nursing students at Ocean Medical Center enrolled in a RN program, upper division program, or advanced degree program in nursing. Special consideration given to those focused on operating room practices, procedures, techniques, and technology and nurses on the CARE program. Award amount varies and applications are due July 12.
  4. Pearl Moore Career Development Award – Open to nurses with a minimum of 75% of their time devoted to direct patient care in an oncology population with two or more years of oncology practice pursuing continuing education to achieve a BSN or MSN. Award is $3,000 and applications are due June 15.
  5. American Cancer Society: Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing – Open to graduate students pursuing doctorates in cancer nursing research intending on careers as nurse scientists. Awards are for two years with possible renewals. $15,000 stipend per year. Applications are due October 15.
  6. Michigan NADONA Margaret Godfrey Scholarship – Open to Michigan licensed nurses, CNAs, and PCAs who wish to pursue careers in Long Term Care Nursing. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited LPN, RN, or post-grad nursing program and should submit two references with their application. MI/NADONA members may self-nominate, non-members need a nomination from a MI/NADONA member. Applications are due September 1 and the award amount is between $500-$1,000.
  7. AfterCollege/AACN $20,000 Scholarship – Open to students enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program with special consideration given to students who are enrolled in a masters or doctorate program intending to enter a career as nursing faculty, completing an RN, or enrolled in an accelerated program. Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Eight scholarships are available at $2,500 each. Deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.
  8. NAPNAP Foundation Elaine Gelman Scholarship – Open to full or part time NP students graduating in two years or less. Preference for applicants with experience or interest in health policy or advocacy. Applications must include an essay detailing an innovative solution to a health care issue. Award is up to $1,000. Applications are due June 30.
  9. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Master’s Scholarships – Open to students entering a Master’s nursing degree at an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing school who has a current and unrestricted license to practice as an RN with an interest in oncology nursing. Award amount varies. Applications are due February 1.
  10. Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship – Open to students living in Virginia who are entering full or part time into a practical school of nursing in the state of Virginia. For every $100 awarded, recipients agree to spend at least one month practicing nursing in the state of Virginia. Award amounts vary. Applications are due May 1.
  11. The Patricia Smith Christensen Scholarship – Open to graduate nursing students pursuing careers in maternal-child or pediatric nursing. Preference given to Canadian residents and Sigma Theta Tau International members. Award is biennial in the amount of $1,000. Applications are due April 1.
  12. Global Scholarship Alliances For Nurses – Open to graduate students who have an active and unencumbered RN license in their country of residence who have completed both theory and clinical rotations during nursing training in surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and medical nursing, and have a minimum of one year of post-graduate acute care hospital based nursing experience in one of the following specialties: critical/intensive care, coronary care, emergency, medical, surgical, operating room/theater or telemetry. Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced, high-volume acute care setting. Award offers full tuition, books, fees, and a new laptop computer.
  13. The Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship – Open to full or part time students in a master’s or doctoral program in Virginia who intends to teach in a Virginia nursing school. Priority given to master’s degree students intending to teach at community colleges. Award is up to $20,000 per year, renewable up to two years. Applications are available June 1 and must be submitted by July 31.
  14. The Virginia Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship – Open to students who have been residents of Virginia for at least one year who are enrolled in a NP/nurse midwifery program in Virginia or a nurse midwifery program in a nearby state with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Recipients will agree to work in the state of Virginia upon completion of studies for a duration that is equal to the length of their scholarship. Award amounts vary. May be renewable for up to two years. Application deadline is June 30.
  15. BSN Student Scholarship/Work Repayment – Open to senior nursing students entering a baccalaureate nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.25 who are willing to commit to work at Mount Sinai Hospital as an RN after graduation. Preference given to students with healthcare work experience. Award is up to $3,000 per semester. Applications are due October 1.
  16. The Society of Pediatric Nursing Academic Education Scholarship – Open to active SPN members who have completed at least one semester in a bachelor’s or higher level nursing degree program who I currently employed as a pediatric nurse with a minimum of two years membership with SPN. Must have current RN license and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two awards worth $2,500 are available. Applications are due November 9.
  17. Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarships – Open to nurses interested in advancing their education in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases for careers in clinical practice and management. Must have full-time employment prospects and a history with pediatric lung and respiratory disease nursing. Merit and need based, with preference given to those with experience in the specialty. Award is $5,000. Applications are due July 1.
  18. Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship – Open to Association of Radiologic and Imaging Nursing members returning to school to advance their nursing education. Must be an ARIN member for at least three years. Award is $600 and applications are due September 15.
  19. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Doctoral Scholarship – Open to RNs pursuing doctoral degrees (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degrees (DNP) with an interest in oncology nursing. Awards are $3,000 and $5,000. Application deadline is February 1.
  20. Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship – Open to Maryland residents who are full time or part time students at a Maryland University or college pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate program or other graduate- level nursing program interested in becoming nursing faculty. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award amount is up to $25,000 per year, renewable. Living expense grant is available based on financial need. Application is due April 1.

School-Specific

Loyola University New Orleans

  1. Online MSN scholarship – This scholarship is open to students who are eligible and entering Loyala’s online MSN program. Applicants will provide a short essay along with application. Five awards are available at $4,500 each. Applications are due April 1.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

  1. Vanderbilt Scholarship – Open to full time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with demonstrated academic excellence. Six full tuition awards are available. First year students are also eligible for one of three full time scholarships.
  2. The Julia Hereford Alumni Scholarship – Open to second year students. Full tuition award.
  3. The C.W. Kempkau Scholarship – Open to exceptional pre-specialty students. Full tuition award.
  4. The Laura Catherine Rankin Memorial Scholarship – Open to second year students. Full tuition award.
  5. The Frances Scott Morrison Scholarship – Open to second year students, with preference for students with relatives who served in WWII, particularly at Iwo Jima. Full tuition award.
  6. The School of Nursing Dean’s Honor Scholarship – Open to an outstanding direct-entry student. Full tuition award.
  7. The Helen T. Alford Scholarship – Open to outstanding students with demonstrated financial need. Partial tuition.
  8. The Sara K. Archer Memorial Scholarship Fund for Gerontology Nurse Practitioners – Partial tuition based on merit and need.
  9. The Bottorff Family Scholarship – Based on exceptional merit, partial tuition.
  10. The Imogen “Gene” White Bottorff Scholarship – Preference given to students graduating from high schools in Boyle or Oldham County, Kentucky, or those who reside in those counties, or whose parents or grandparents do. Partial tuition.
  11. The Eva W., Barbara T. Sara M. Bovender Scholarship – Need-based, partial tuition.
  12. The Inez Bramley Memorial Scholarship – Open to minority students with demonstrated merit and need. Partial tuition.
  13. The Burrus Medical Scholarship for Nurses – Partial tuition.
  14. The James and Janet Carell Scholarship – Need and merit based, partial tuition.
  15. The Lillian Cary Scholarship – Open to MSN students in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  16. The Thomas Cone Scholarship – Open to single parents with demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Partial tuition.
  17. The Dr. Robert H. Elrod Scholarship – Partial tuition.
  18. The Alice Thompson Fischer Scholarship Fund – Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  19. The Charles B. Funk and Carol S. Funk Scholarship – Open to US citizens. Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  20. The La Juan Furgason Scholarship – Partial tuition.
  21. The Virginia M. George Scholarship in Nursing – Open to students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Need based. Partial Tuition.
  22. The Bobbie Lee Gilmer Scholarship for Nurses – Merit based. Partial tuition.
  23. The Dorothy S. Goldstein and Julie G. Boehm Scholarship – Open to minority students demonstrating both academic merit and financial need. Partial tuition.
  24. The Haley Award – Merit based, partial tuition.
  25. The Hassenplug Scholarship – Merit based and open to students pursuing academic nursing education. Partial tuition.
  26.  The William Randolph Hearts Endowed Scholarship – Open to minority students based on merit and need. Partial tuition.
  27. The Frances M. Houston Scholarship – Preference given to students from Cannon County, Tennessee and secondarily to those from Coffee, Dekalb, Rutherford, Wilson, and Warren Counties. Partial tuition.
  28. The Lizzie Minor Houston Scholarship – Preference given to students from Cannon County, Tennessee first, then students from Coffee, Dekalb, Rutherford, Warren, and Wilson Counties. Partial tuition.
  29. The Sammie S. Shapiro-Rachel S. Kelly Scholarship – Merit and need based, partial tuition.
  30. The Elijah Nevins Kirkpatrick Scholarship – Exceptional merit and need based, partial tuition.
  31. The Joyce Kemp Laben Scholarship – Open to students in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Partial tuition.
  32.  The Milah P. Lynn Scholarship Fund – Merit and need based, partial tuition.
  33. The Mark Family Scholarship Fund – Merit based, partial tuition.
  34. The Kathleen Suzanne Nelson Scholarship Fund – Partial tuition.
  35. The Sally Baum Nordlund and D. Craig Nordlund Scholarship in Nursing – Merit and need based, partial tuition.
  36. The Coleman D. Oldham Honor Scholarship – Preference given to male students from Madison County, Kentucky, then to male students from Kentucky with demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Partial tuition.
  37. The Pass It On Scholarship – Open to students who intend to provide financial, emotional, and/or moral support to nursing students after graduation. Partial tuition.
  38. The Valere Potter Scholarship Fund –Open to second year student. Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  39. The Tabitha Johnson Reeves Scholarship Fund – Need based. Partial tuition.
  40. The Pamela Richardson Memorial Scholarship – Open to second year students. Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  41. The School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship – Open to students who are frequently volunteer in the local or global community and/or the School of Nursing. Partial tuition.
  42. The Janice Ambrey Stalcup Memorial Scholarship – Need based. Partial tuition.
  43. The Ann Schuh Taylor Scholarship in Nursing – Merit and need based. Partial tuition.
  44. The Virginia Sadler Toomay Award – Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  45. The Hilliard and Nancy Travis Scholarship – Several awards available. Partial tuition.
  46. The Jeanette and Leon Travis Scholarship for Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital – Open to nurses employed at St. Thomas who wish to pursue the MSN degree. Partial tuition.
  47. The Frances Helen Ziegler Tunnel Scholarship Fund – Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  48. The Vanderbilt Medical Center Auxiliary Student Scholarship – Need and merit based. Partial tuition.
  49. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Fund – Open to first year, female pre-specialty students from southern states. Partial tuition.
  50. The Zelle Scholarship – Open to students who specialize in chronic care with a focus on rehabilitation nursing. Partial tuition.
  51. The Kathleen Fowler Cooper Scholarship – Need based, partial tuition.

 

Top 30 Firefighting Blogs

If the blogs on this list are any indication, firefighters have a strong inclination to boost their brothers and sisters up. Most of these blogs features advice, drills, and other posts focused on teaching and sharing new skills or ideas with their fellows. News coverage on fires is another hot topic on firefighting blogs. While most of these are written with other firefighters and rescue professionals in mind, some are focused on educating the general public fire safety and related information.

Fireman by Christophe Maximin

Fireman by Christophe Maximin

News and Commentary

  1. Backstep Firefighter is focused on bringing timely stories about fires, including media footage and helmet cam video alongside the occasional firehouse chatter. Highlight: The Firehouse Kitchen: AKA In House Training Academy
  2. Fire Geezer shares fire news and local politics on this regularly updated blog collaboratively written by two long-time fire and rescue professionals with eight decades of collective experience under their belts. Highlight: No Such Thing as Indoor Tracers
  3. Firefighter Blog provides product and book reviews, fire news focused on large wildlife fires, and commentary about wild land fires. It’s written by a retired fire captain with three decades under his belt. Highlight: Where will the next big fire in California Strike?
  4. Command Safety mostly keeps us up-to-date on the heroes of fire service, fallen and still kickin’, along with news on products and strategies that can improve fire safety. Highlight: Memorial Dedicated to 6 Boston Firefighters
  5. Fire Critic mostly focuses on news from the trenches, with occasional blunt commentary thrown in for good measure. Aside from the typical media coverage and fire updates, it occasionally delves into other fire-related topics. Like a very popular review of one Fire Chief’s televised moonshine success. Highlight: Fire Chief Tim Smith Stars in Show about Moonshiners
  6. Raising Ladders follows the trending news with insightful commentary, while also providing product reviews and general information all with a personalized touch. Highlight: OMG 911 PLZ H3LP MEEEEE LOL
  7. STATer 911 is full of raw footage of fire events along with stories affecting firefighters. This is pretty straightforward stuff with limited commentary in each post. Highlight: Raw Video: House Fire in Bangor, N.Y.
  8. The Company Officer provides excellent discussion on firefighting philosophy and tactics as well as relevant news happening in the firefighting world. They also post remembrances for fallen firefighters. Highlight: Chicago Fire Captain Remembered
  9. 1075 is an excellent blog which covers fire events local to the NY area, product reviews, firefighting tradition, and the occasional giveaway. Highlight: It’s Time We Accepted Social Media
  10. Model City Firefighter gives us interviews, product reviews, and lots of discussion on a range of fire-related topics. Fitness, philosophy, politics, training advice, and much more are covered here. Highlight: Teamwork

Training and Resources

  1. Vent, Enter, Search is focused on providing information about aggressive truck company functions to the firefighting community. They share ideas and skills, teach classes, and share news and success stories. Highlight: Force Bag
  2. Firefighter Basics is a collaboratively written blog that shares stories from the trenches, traditions, fire safety information, drills, and other resources to help firefighters improve their skills.  Highlight: Unexpected Haz Mats
  3. A Firefighter’s Own Worst Enemy is primarily focused on providing training resources to other firefighters. It includes drills, tactics, as well as book and product reviews. Highlight: Command and Size Up “Memory Joggers”
  4. Fire House Chefs is dedicated to providing every fire company with the top-notch recipes. Many of the recipes come with a bit of tradition or personal story. In addition to fine cooking, they dish up news and health information for firemen. Highlight: Suey’s Beanery December 2012
  5. Fire Law is a well-respected blog that focuses on exactly what its title suggests – the law as it pertains to firefighters. Regular updates follow ongoing legal battles, theory, and legal advice. A worthy read. Highlight: Cyberbullying – The Ugly Side of Social Media
  6. Safe Fire Fighter is focused on providing training tactics and philosophy to firefighters. The posts are well-written and offer some interesting comparisons for illustrative effect. Highlight: The Fireground is Like Loading a Dishwasher
  7. Fire Safety For All is focused more on the general populace than firefighters. Its purpose is to educate people on how to prevent fires from occurring and how to respond before and after tragedy strikes. Highlight: Top Fire Safety Tips for Babysitters
  8. First Duet Tackle brings us lots of helpful information and practical advice to improve firefighting practices and skills. This includes case studies, drills, thoughtful advice, and more. Highlight: The Station Nightclub Fire – 10 Years Later and Still Learning 
Hot Dog, the NYC Fire Safety Mascot with K-9 Sadie by State Farm

Hot Dog, the NYC Fire Safety Mascot with K-9 Sadie by State Farm

Community Hubs and News Centers

  1. FireEMS Blogs is a service that provides a centralized collection of blogs written for and by fire and rescue professionals. They keep you up-to-date on hot posts, bloggers, and discussions as well as provide organized lists of active blogs. This is a great resource for keeping up with what’s new in the fire blogosphere. Highlight: Enhanced BLS But at What Cost?
  2. Firefighter Nation is an e-zine providing timely news about fires across the nation and training resources while developing an online community through hosted blogs and discussion boards. Highlight:NIST/ISFSI Live Burn Study on Safer Tactics
  3. Firehouse is essentially a blogging collective hosting a number of excellent fire bloggers who share everything from personal stories to training tips and much more. In addition to blogging, they feature news stories, web and podcasts, and training drills. Highlight: Burying One of Our Own
  4. SC on Fire is a news site focused on the South Carolina area. It regularly updates with fire incidences and fire-company related news, including video and commentary. Highlight:  Willison Squad Fined 800k for Fake Claims
Fighting Fires by The National Guard

Fighting Fires by The National Guard

Personal

  1. Average Jake Fighterfighter Blog brings us insightful commentary on news and videos popping up in the fire world, along with excellent advice and monthly drills, and the occasional story of personal triumph or frontline drama on his blog. Highlight: I’m a Marathoner
  2. Fire Daily proudly proclaims itself to be by firefighters, for firefighters. It features lots of video commentary along with firehouse chatter ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking. Highlight: Got a bad attitude? Do us all a favor and call in sick.
  3. Fire House Zen is a well-respected blog that focuses on insightful commentary on fire leadership and change. This blog is attentive to what is going on in the fire and emergency blogosphere and often provides well-thought responses to trending topics. Highlight: What You Want Vs. What You Need
  4. Iron Firemen is a blog that runs the gamut of topics, though the author mostly stays focused on topics pertaining to fire service, each post is written with a heavy dose of personal interpretation. Tone ranges from playful to deadly serious. Highlight: Climbing Out…
  5. Tiger Schmittendorf shares information that can help a fire company in their recruitment campaigns as well as strengthen internal ties while sharing personal memories from his years in service. Highlight: My Friend, My Brother, Denny Allen
  6. Turn Out Blog is a mix of a little of everything, with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor woven through much of the commentary. While the topics mostly focus on fire and rescue, they are much more diverse than most of the other blogs on this list. Highlight: London Fire Brigade: Boris Knows Best
  7. Run to the Curb is a collection of personal stories about and by firefighters. Not just from the trenches, these tales cover inspiration, heroism, tragedy, and more. Highlight: Three Decades and One New Sidewalk
  8. Hooligans and Halligans is focused on the goings-on in the author’s local firehouse as well as straight-forward response to fire news and trends. Highlight: Old Habits Die Hard

Top 50 Nursing Blogs

Nursing can be a challenging profession, particularly for ER and intensive-care wards. These nurses show us how they cope with the day-to-day grind, one part good humor, one part compassion, and one part stubborn determination. The listed blogs share resources, tips, heart warming and heart rending stories, and a little bit of their personal lives. For other medical professionals and potential patients alike, these blogs make for great reads.

WWII Nurses by John Atherton

Personal 

  1. Head Nurse is a refreshing and straightforward take on life in hospital and beyond. Posts range from snarky to heartwarming, sometimes all at once. Definitely a worthy read.  Highlight:Why I love my job, part umpty-umpty-ump 
  2. In Code Blog, Gina shares with us stories she encounters in her life as a nurse of 15 years. Recently, she’s begun work as a hospice care nurse. Her gentle spirit and warm heart comes across strongly in her writing. Highlight: A Day In The Life 
  3. The Underside of Nursing is a unique blog that presents the life of one nurse in rhyme. Some are playful commentary on patient care; others look to the world beyond. Highlight: The Gig Looked So Good
  4.  Trauma Queen is written by a gay British nurse who is quite talented with his pen. He writes to us in rhyme and well-formed prose about life in and out of the hospital. Highlight: “You’ve seen some things…” 
  5. RehabRN is a mix of the personal and professional, written with tongue firmly in cheek. Highlight: Not passive but definitely aggressive 
  6. The Mountains are Calling is a combination of delightful snark, meme, YouTube clips, and ER insanity written from a (kinda still new) nurse. Highlight: I’m standing here in pieces and you’re having delusions of grandeur! 
  7. AZ Mom in Nursing School is an inspirational blog follows the progress of a mother of two going through nursing school and getting herself fit and healthy. Highlight: Is it meant to be
  8. ER Nurses Care reveals a love of well-made infographics by its author, as well as her deep compassion  and commitment to effect change on the ills of the world. Highlight: Flu Season: Common Sense People!
  9. Shauna’s Life in Pain is an incredibly powerful tool for patients and other nurses learning to handle conditions with chronic pain. Shauna is a nurse who has herself suffered chronic pain for most of her life. Lots of personal stories and insights on pain management. Highlight: Help stop misinformation about chronic pain
  10. Blissful Entropy is the personal blog of Erica, an ER nurse who shares with us a glimpse of life outside of the emergency room. Lots of love, energy, and a bit of professional venting to be found here. Highlight: What the Triage Nurse is Really Thinking
  11. The Days When I’m Not a Nurse  is the home of upbeat, colorful home of Anna (the nurse) and her husband Mo (a little bit of everything). Giveaways, glimpses of daily life, and nursing advice are shared here. Highlight: The Things Patients Say
  12. My Strong Medicine is the personal blog of one male nurse learning to become an Acute Care NP. He writes about life, fitness, and nursing with YouTube videos peppered in for punctuation. Highlight: Getting hired
  13. Order & Chaos is the personal blog of Moi, who is currently writing about her recovery from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She shares a lot of great insight useful to other patients and medical professionals alike. Highlight: This is not a bucket item list
  14. Bahala Na Nurse Blog is written from the perspective of an overseas nurse practicing in the Philippines. She shares her understanding of Filipino culture and nursing philosophy. Highlight: Remember the Time… 

Navy medical officer examines baby during graduate program training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A. Boomhower)

OB/GYN & Midwifery
  1. At Your Cervix is a playful and informative blog written by a labor and delivery nurse turned student nurse-midwife. Recent posts have been focused on her journey to become a midwife, with snippets of life and helpful information along the way. Highlight:Mother-Baby Friendly Status 
  2. The Life and Times of a Labor and Delivery Nurse contains a delightful mix of personal and professional stories, heavily laced with pictures to deliver a playful and informative blog. Highlight:What am I Doing? 
  3. Birth Place is a blog written by a Montana-based midwife who shares birth stories, information about breast feeding, the politics surrounding midwifery and homebirths, and more. Highlight:Benjamin’s Birth/Sara’s Story
  4. Bloody Show is a refreshing blog written from a queer, pagan, direct-entry midwife who cares about equality and providing genuine care to all stripes of people. This blog is a fascinating read. Highlight:Dyke 
  5. Adventures of an L&D Nurse is the blogging home of Kendra, a recent graduate and brand-spankin’ new  RN honing her craft as an L&D Nurse. She focuses mostly on her journey as a student and nurse. Highlight: My NCLEX Chronicles
  6. Village Midwife is written by an Australian midwife who has been practicing since the mid-70s. She shares her view of the world of childbirth, resources, politics, and more. Highlight: I wonder if he reflected on what he said?
Stethoscope by Jasleen Kaur

Stethoscope by Jasleen Kaur

Resource

  1. The American Journal of Nursing supports AJN Off the Charts, written by a collection of experienced nurses. Informative articles, thoughtful storytelling, and helpful advice can all be found here. Highlight: Fear of Violence: A Poor Rationale for Better Mental Health Care 
  2. Digital Doorway is written by Nurse Keith, who writes mostly about nursing, coaching other nurses, the healthcare system at large, and a wee bit of the personal. His dedication to his career and clear passion for helping other nurses lead fulfilling lives is apparent in his writing. Highlight: A Soft Landing for New Nurses 
  3. The Nursing Site Blog is written by long time nurse Kathy Quan and is full of valuable insight and helpful information. Rather than a retelling of personal experiences, Quan and her contributors focus on constructive and educational posts. Highlight: How will the Results of the Presidential Election Affect Workers in the Allied Health Fields? 
  4. Johns Hopkins University Nursing Blog shares information targeted to their student nurses, but informative articles appear alongside quarter break announcements. Highlight: What I didn’t learn in nursing school
  5. Nurse Barb gives straight talk on a whole range of medical topics. She answers questions, does interviews, and shares health information. There is something for everyone here. Highlight: Hero: De Anza Nursing Student
  6. The Nerdy Nurse is a well designed blog focused on providing tons of useful information for working nurses, including product reviews, educational articles, and more. As the name implies, there is also a focus on technology. Highlight: AfterShokz: Bone Condution Headphones are Healthy for your Ears 
  7. ANS: Advances in Nursing Science Blog focuses on new theories, practices, and technological advancements that improve nursing ability. Collaboratively written and regularly updated. Highlight: The “C”s of Scholarship 
  8. Nurse Anesthetist is focused on news and information relevant to anesthesia. It includes clinical documents and a useful library. Highlight: “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” The IOC Report
  9. Nursing and Respiratory Care is a resource-oriented blog that frequently posts useful articles targetted to potential and current nursing student and nursing professionals. Highlight: Some Truths that You Need to Remember as a Nursing Professional
  10. Nurse Power is a blog focused on bringing thought-provoking and engaging articles to other nursing professionals. Regularly updated by Nurse Donna, who also publishes books and media. Highlight: Are we jeopardizing healthcare’s future by not hiring new grads today?
Patriotic nurses for South Africa - 1899 by State Library of South Australia

Patriotic nurses for South Africa – 1899 (by State Library of South Australia)

Nurse Practitioners
  1. High Plains Practitioner is written by an Air Force practitioner formerly stationed in Afghanistan. The topics are primarily focused on personal reflection.  Highlight:  101 Days of Summer Come to an End
  2. The NP Mom, Brett, shares with us information on a wide variety of health issues, practical matters relating to health care practice, healthy living, and more. Highlight: The Flu and You: Fact vs. Fiction
  3. Nurse Practitioner Business Owner Blog is written to support NPs going into business on their own. It includes resources, business tips, interviews with successful NPs, and much more. Highlight: Patience
  4. NP Worldview is a fascinating blog written by a Nurse Practitioner on hire by the US State Department. Her job takes her all over the world and grants her a unique perspective on the state of healthcare at home and abroad.  Hightlight: Where’s the billing department?
Czech nursing students in 2006. Photo by Vlastimil on Flickr.

Czech nursing students in 2006. Photo by Vlastimil on Flickr.

Student

  1. Oakland Nursing is a collaborative blog written by and for the student nurses and instructors of the Oakland Nursing School. Good insight into surviving and thriving in nursing school alongside practical information. Highlight: Pregnant and in Nursing School … are you crazy?! 
  2. The Makings of a Nurse offers book and product reviews, giveaways, and personal insight on life as a student nurse and working nurse.  Well written, well organized, and well worth the read. Highlight: Control
  3. Did I Really Sign Up For This chronicles the journey of a wife and mother on her way through nursing school. Straight talk about all the glories and frustrations along the way. Highlight: 1 year down
  4. Student Nurse Lisa is an Aussie nursing student who writes mostly about the experience of university and the path to becoming a nurse. Highlight: Life a Life You’re Proud Of
  5. The Mindful [Student] Midwife is the story of one woman’s journey to be a full-time baby catcher. She writes very thoughtful posts about her own experiences, her family history, and the experience of midwifery. Highlight: Balance 

Girl contemplating books by Walt Stoneburner

School Nurses

  1. Tales of a School Zoned Nurse is written in a straight forward style. A combination of the heartwarming, dismaying, and amusing, this school nurse does an excellent job of portraying her role managing the health of a horde of teens. Highlight: Say What? 
  2. Diary of a School Nurse is a collection of fun posts, personal insights, poetry, and stories from nursing in a school setting. Highlight: I am a student with drug addition… I Am Poem 
  3. Provo School Nurses is built to support the Provo District nurses, staff, and families but has excellent information for any school nurse or parents with school-aged children. Highlight: Epipen & Twinject Injectors 
Service members from the U.S. Navy and Australian army help lift a Filipino women onto a bed in the intensive care unit.

U.S. Navy photo by Kristopher Radder

ER & Intensive Care

  1. Madness: Tales of an Emergency Room Nurse is written from the perspective of an inner city ER nurse with sense of humor intact, this blog covers all the insanity and delights that walk, roll, or stumble through the doors. Highlight: Assholes and bullies 
  2. As with many ER nurses, Regina survives the antics of her patients with a strong sense of humor and, to our benefit, releases it on her blog, EDNurseasauras. After 36 years as an ER nurse, she has some stories to share. Highlight: No Medals for Poor Performance 
  3. Not Nurse Ratched is a brutally honest blog about the life and times of one night shift ER nurse. Topics range from the trials and tribulations of ER patients and coworkers to body modification and Apple geekery. Lots to love. Highlight: Gratitude: lessons from patients 
  4. Another well-written, snark-laden blog from an ER nurse, Adventures of Hood Nurse is based on the experience of one 20-something emerging from a ghetto hospital into a mostly greener pastures. Highlight: Oh, Your Day Will Come
  5. Impacted Nurse is written by an Aussie, Ian Miller, with 23 years of experience in the ER. He writes a little bit about his experience, as well as providing useful info for nurses, and commenting on interesting articles. Highlight: Night shift nurses. Strength, but in a silo?  
  6. On Call RN follows the life of Andrea Heggem, an ICU nurse who writes about her marriage, her surroundings, and her life in the hospital. Lots of beautiful pictures and genuine stories. Highlight: Hannah 
  7. Dana of Adventures of a PICU Nurse Practitioner shares her life and experiences in the hospital with us, excellent advice, heart-rending accounts of patients, and inspiring tales of triumph. Highlight: On the PICU and Dying
  8. Nurse Nightmare on Trauma Drama Street is the account of another ER nurse with a dark sense of humor. Patient accounts (changed to protect the innocent, as always), life, zombies, and more. Highlight: Would you like a menu?