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Graduate School Scholarships and Grants for Nurses

We all know what’s driving the Institute of Medicine, the AACN, hospital systems, nursing schools and other stakeholders to make the push for more MSN-educated nurses. What you may not know is that many of these same organizations are putting their money where their mouth is by offering scholarship opportunities specifically for registered nurses looking to enroll in RN-MSN bridge programs.

Universities, hospitals, government agencies, professional associations and private donors have all come together to make it easier for RNs to afford graduate school.

You’re probably familiar with the top national organizations that offer graduate school scholarships and grants to nurses like you:

  • National Health Service Corps
  • NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
  • NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
  • AACN Student Scholarship Programs
  • Advanced Nursing Education
  • Nursing Student Loan Program
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

What you may not know is that national programs merely scratch the surface of what’s available out there. Scholarships and grants available at the state and university level are less competitive and often have eligibility requirements that are less exclusive. These programs might be your best shot at getting a full ride or some extra money to put towards earning your MSN.

Finding scholarships is easy. Finding scholarships that are applicable to you, that can be another story altogether. To make the scholarship-search easier, RNtoMSNedu.org has put together a list of some of the best RN-MSN scholarships we could find for each state.

Alabama

Alabama Board of Nursing Graduate Scholarships

Benefits: Amount varies—over $166,000 was distributed in 2014 to graduate nursing students

Eligibility:

  • Must be an Alabama resident
  • Must be a Registered Nurse
  • Must be in good academic standing

Details: Scholarship recipients are announced after the September board meeting.

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Benefits: Up to $50,000—dependent on specific scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled full- or part-time in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Have completed at least twelve credits of the program
  • Maintain a 3.6 GPA
  • Must be enrolled for two consecutive semesters after April award date
  • Must have an RN license
  • Must be a member of the national professional nursing association

Details: Scholarships are available for both MSN and doctoral students.

Alaska

Mary Pat Haberle Memorial Scholarship

Benefits: Minimum $500 for full-time students and minimum $250 for part-time students per academic year

Eligibility:

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must have a commitment to professional nursing, high academic achievement, and focus on community services
  • Must be formally admitted into the University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Science in Nursing Science clinical sequence
  • Must have completed six credits of graduate coursework

Details: Preference will be given to full-time graduate students.

Kara Simon Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: Tuition and educational expense assistance

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must demonstrate community mindfulness
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Must be formally enrolled in a nursing degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Must plan on enrolling at least half-time

Details: Preference will go to applicants seeking the nurse practitioner track.

Darla “Dolly” Barton Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000 per academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have 3.0 GPA
  • Must be formally admitted to University of Alaska Anchorage nursing degree-seeking program
  • Must plan on enrolling at least half-time

Details: Based on financial need

The Associate Director of the Anchorage School of Nursing Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) New Scholar Award

Benefits: $1,250 and the opportunity to travel to premier WIN research conference in the Western Region

Eligibility

  • Be a student of good standing in the UAA Graduate nursing program

OR

  • Have successfully completed MSN thesis within last two semesters
  • Agree to submit scholarly presentation (as a poster or podium presentation)
  • Agree to fully participate in WIN research conference
  • Agree to submit final essay on personal transition from “new scholar” to scholar

Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship

Benefits: $500-$14,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a student pursing health- and wellness-related degrees at accredited colleges and universities
  • Must agree to Mat-Su Borough residency for at least one year
  • Must be at a minimum of half-time status at accredited college, university, or medical training program
  • Must hold 3.0 GPA if applying as returning awardee (first-time awardees have no minimum GPA)
  • Must be U.S. citizen

Arizona

Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF) Scholarship

Benefits: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must how potential for leadership in nursing
  • Must show commitment to professional nursing in Arizona
  • Must show financial need

Details: This scholarship is designed to support the nursing profession in Arizona by assisting students who are dedicated to working in the state and who plan on entering the field of nursing education.

Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF)/Brookline Scholarship

Benefits: Half-tuition scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Cannot be an employee or family member of employee at Brookline College
  • Must be an RN who has a BSN and current RN license
  • Must submit application essay

Details: Must be entering one of the Brookline College Master of Science in Nursing programs, either the MSN in Health Systems Administration or the MSN in Education.

Arizona State University Scholarships

Numerous scholarships include, but are not limited to:

  • Ella G. Burkhard National Merit Scholarship
  • Emma Ann Cover Fellowship
  • Heleln M. Curry Nursing Scholarship

One notable scholarship is the Axel Family Nursing Scholarship:

Benefits: Amount varies.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a 3.75 GPA
  • Must be an Arizona resident

Details: Donors are committed to academic and nursing excellence.

Arkansas

Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists Scholarship

Benefits: $500.00

Eligibility:

  • Must be Arkansas resident
  • Must be in final year of nurse anesthesia education
  • Must plan to practice nurse anesthesia in Arkansas upon graduation

Details: Scholarship is given a part of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, which has a scholarship foundation available to all nurse anesthesia students.

California

California Board of Registered Nursing Scholarships

The California Board of Registered Nursing provides financial aid resources including, but not limited to:

  • Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Health Professions Education Foundation

One notable scholarship for graduate nursing students is the Nursing Scholarship Program, which consists of:

Benefits: Tuition assistance and a monthly stipend.

Eligibility:

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled in a professional nursing degree program (graduate)

Details: Preference will be given to applicants with financial need who are enrolled as full-time students. This scholarship is given with applicants’ commitment to serve for at least two years in a qualifying NURSE Corps site.

San Diego State University Scholarships

There are many privately funded scholarships available to students of San Diego State University, including:

  • Emma Lora Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • Emma, Leonard, Adam, and Paul Pellettiri Memorial Scholarship
  • Lorraine Sears Bryant Memorial Scholarship

One notable scholarship, the Pearl Koch & Margot Pollak Memorial Scholarship, includes:

Benefits: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be in master’s or doctoral program in nursing
  • Must be enrolled at San Diego State University

Details: Applicants will submit a separate application with a 500-word essay in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Colorado

Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses

Benefits: $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member of the Colorado Society of APNs
  • Must attend Society conferences
  • Must give a two-minute presentation on conference at monthly meeting

Friends of Nursing Scholarships

Benefits: Up to $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an advanced degree program in a participating Colorado School of Nursing
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Details: Participating schools of nursing include Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University/Loretto Heights School of Nursing in Denver, University of Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Northern Colorado. Preference will be given to students planning to practice nursing in Colorado upon graduation.

University of Northern Colorado Scholarships

Scholarships for graduate nursing students include, but are not limited to:

  • Colorado Nurses’ Association Scholarship
  • Colorado Nurses Foundation/Nightingale Scholarship
  • Hansen Nursing Scholarship

Connecticut

Southern Connecticut State University Angela Vicenzi Graduate Research Award

Benefits: Vary based on research project

Eligibility:

  • Have overall 3.75 GPA
  • Have a clearly written research proposal
  • Have IRB-approval on research proposal
  • Demonstrate the significance of the research to the advancement of nursing knowledge
  • Submit a research project budget

Details: Scholarship awarded twice a year.

Another Connecticut scholarship for nursing graduate students includes:

Delaware

University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Scholarships

Benefits: 55 to 60 percent tuition scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the University of Delaware graduate nursing program
  • Must meet all admission requirements, including:
  • Hold a BSN degree
  • Submit short essay
  • Submit three academic or professional references
  • Hold high GPA in undergraduate work

Details: All nurses that meet the university’s admission requirements are awarded partial tuition scholarships.

Another Delaware scholarship for nursing graduate students includes:

District of Columbia

Marshall University Graduate College Scholarships

Benefits: Covers a three-credit course

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in graduate degree-seeking program at MU
  • Must not hold a simultaneous graduate assistantship

Details: For this competitive university scholarship, applicants must apply online directly with the university.

Florida

Florida Nurses Association: Florida Nurses Foundation

This foundation includes scholarships for MSN-seeking nursing students, including, but not limited to:

  • District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award
  • District 8 Charlotte Anzalone Scholarship Fund
  • District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund
  • Edna Hicks Fund Scholarship

Other Florida scholarships for graduate nursing students include:

Georgia

Georgia Nurses Association Scholarships

Benefits: Minimum $500.00

Eligibility:

  • Must be studying nursing at an accredited school, college, or university
  • May be enrolled part- or full-time
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate (or undergraduate) nursing program
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Must show verifiable financial need

Details: Open to all levels of nursing students, and awarded in odd years only.

Another Georgia scholarship for graduate nursing students includes:

Hawaii

Hawai’i Pacific University Hessel Flitter Scholarship

Benefits: Up to $1,600

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the graduate nursing program at Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Must demonstrate professional growth and financial need
  • Must be in good academic standing

Details: This scholarship may be renewable for qualified applicants.

Idaho

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Scholarships

Available scholarships include:

  • Bartlome/Ikenberry Memorial
  • Helen V. and Robert L. Beckley
  • Vivian & Wayne Crozier Memorial

One notable scholarship, the Diana McLaughlin Graduate Scholarship, includes:

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the Nursing Education Option
  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a graduate student

Details: Preference will be given to students who have been practicing RNs for at least five years.

Another Idaho scholarship for graduate nursing students includes:

Illinois

Illinois Center for Nursing: Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing a degree in nursing in Illinois

Details: Award varies based on type of degree and type of institution. Scholarship is awarded to all levels of nursing students, including graduate students.

Another Illinois scholarship available to nursing graduate students includes:

Indiana

Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (IONE) Scholarship

Benefits: vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must have earned a BSN degree
  • Must be licensed as a registered nurse in Indiana
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Must have an employment history focused on leadership
  • Must be a current member of a professional organization

Details: Preference is given to IONE members and students pursing an advanced nursing degree in nursing administration or leadership.

Other Indiana scholarships for nursing students include those given through the Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services, including:

  • Deb Barnhart Student Nurses
  • Mildred R. Bennett Scholarship
  • Marie Bettenbrock Scholarship

Iowa

Iowa Nurses Association: 100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship

Benefits: up to $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a nursing graduate student
  • Must be enrolled in an Iowa university
  • Must articulate commitment to advancing education
  • May be full- or part-time students

Details: Preference will be given to students who can articulate a passion for improving health care practice, research, and teaching in Iowa.

Another scholarship for nursing graduate students in Iowa includes:

Kansas

Iowa Nurses Association: 100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship

Benefits: up to $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a nursing graduate student
  • Must be enrolled in an Iowa university
  • Must articulate commitment to advancing education
  • May be full- or part-time students

Details: Preference will be given to students who can articulate a passion for improving health care practice, research, and teaching in Iowa.

Another scholarship for nursing graduate students in Iowa includes:

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Nursing Scholarships

Benefits: up to $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be Kentucky resident
  • Kentucky graduate nursing students must plan to complete at least nine credit hours per academic year

Details: This scholarship requires a work commitment—that recipients will work in Kentucky for one year for each year funded. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Another source of scholarship support for nursing graduate students in Kentucky includes:

Louisiana

Louisiana Nurses Association Mollie C. and Larene B. Woodard Nursing Scholarships

Benefits: up to $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a nursing student enrolled in a Louisiana nursing school
  • Must be a Louisiana resident
  • Must maintain good academic standing

Details: Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.

Other Louisiana scholarships for graduate nursing students are offered through Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Health and Human Sciences, and they include:

  • Max Clardy Scholarship – $300 per semester
  • Fritz “Tootsie” Darouse Endowed Scholarship – $212.50 per semester
  • Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship – $1,250 per year

Maine

University of Maine William and Jennie Buchanan Scholarship Fund

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be a student in the University of Maine School of Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Details: Preference will be given to students who have graduated from Maine high schools, including Penquis Valley High School, Old Town High School, and Stearns High School.

Maryland

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Benefits: Equal to all tuition and mandatory fees

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Maryland resident
  • Must be fully admitted and enrolled at a Maryland college or university
  • Must be full- or part-time in a nursing graduate program (MSN, MS, PhD, or DNP)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Details: This scholarship is automatically renewed for the full term of approved study, as long as recipient continues to meet eligibility criteria. This scholarship comes with a service obligation, meaning students must work full-time as a nurse faculty member/hospital educator for two years per year funded.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Nurses Foundation: Connie Moore Award

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be an RN pursuing a Master’s degree
  • Must be Massachusetts resident
  • Must be attending a Massachusetts nursing program

Details: Preference will be given to FHSON alumnae, then to lineal descendants.

Further scholarships for graduate students in Massachusetts are available through the Massachusetts American Nurses Association, and include:

  • Ruth Lang Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship
  • Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship – $1,000

Michigan

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: Up to $4,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be Michigan resident
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time
  • Must be pursuing a Michigan nursing degree, such as an MSN

Details: Students who receive a full-time scholarship award agree to work as a direct patient care nurse in an eligible Michigan facility or a teacher at an eligible Michigan postsecondary institution for one year.

Other Michigan scholarships include, but are not limited to, those given by the Michigan Nurses Foundation, such as:

  • Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship – $1,000
  • Florence Nightingale Society Scholarship — $5,000

Minnesota

Minnesota Nurses Association Grant

Benefits: $5,000-$10,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be member of Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program

Other scholarships offered for MSN degree-seekers through the association are:

  • Cynthia Hunt-Lines scholarship $5,000
  • Phillips-Laird scholarship $2,000
  • Sarah Colvin Social Justice scholarship $2,000
  • MNAF Graduate scholarship $2,000
  • Janky Foundation scholarship $3,000
  • the Rose Dhein scholarship $3,000

Mississippi

Mississippi Nurses Association “Dare to Soar” Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be an RN
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program
  • Must be enrolled in a Mississippi nursing program

Other graduate nursing scholarships for Mississippi students may be found through University of Mississippi Medical Center Scholarships, and include:

  • HRSA Nursing Scholarship – grant-funded tuition remission
  • Mississippi Nurses Foundation Scholarship
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Missouri

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Scholarship

Benefits: up to $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be an MSN candidate
  • Must have completed at least 15 hours of courses required for MSN degree
  • Must hold an active RN license in Missouri
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be Missouri resident for at least one year

Details: Preference will be given to students who are planning to work in Missouri as a professional nurse.

Another scholarship opportunity for Missouri graduate nursing students includes:

Montana

Montana State University Advanced Nurse Traineeship

Benefits: Partial tuition reimbursement

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must ben enrolled in an advanced practice graduate program
  • Must intend to work in Montana after graduation

Details: After graduation, applicants for this scholarship are required to submit information to the College of Nursing regarding their professional activity.

Other Montana scholarships for nursing graduate students include:

Nebraska

Nebraska Health Care Foundation Nurse Advancement Scholarship

Benefits: $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Nebraska licensed RN
  • Must enroll in advanced education nursing program in Nebraska

Details: Three of these scholarships are offered annually.

Other Nebraska scholarships include those offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, including:

  • Davis-Chambers Scholarship
  • Regent Scholarship
  • College of Nursing Graduate Assistantship

Nevada

Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) Dan Mordecai Educational Scholarship Award

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be Nevada resident
  • Must be enrolled in Nevada MSN program
  • Must be dedicated to working in Nevada upon graduation

Details: Scholarships are awarded to two BSN students, two MSN students, and two PhD students annually.

Other Nevada nursing scholarships include those received through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Nursing, including:

  • The Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation Nursing Fellowship – $20,000
  • Nevada Nursing Scholarship – $2,500
  • March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship – $5,000

New Hampshire

Berry Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: $500-$3,500

Eligibility:

  • Be a nursing graduate student
  • Be enrolled part- or full-time in a New Hampshire nursing graduate program
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Show financial need

Details: Higher priority is given to students with few financial resources. One application submission allows applicant to submit for the Additon Scholarship, Ayer Scholarship, Bartlett Scholarship, Elwin Cilley Scholarship, Phyllis Hazen Scholarship, and more.

Other New Hampshire scholarships include:

New Jersey

Rutgers School of Nursing Marcia Granucci Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: $2,000 per academic year

Eligibility:

  • Must be New Jersey resident
  • May be part- or full-time student
  • Must have a current New Jersey RN license
  • Must have minimum 3.0 GPA

Details: Open to nursing graduate students in pursuit of clinical leadership or family health degrees.

Other scholarships through Rutgers School of Nursing include:

  • AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship – $1,000
  • Nurses Link Scholarship– $500-$1,000
  • AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship – $2,500
  • One-NJ – Living Legends Advanced Leadership Scholarship – $1,000

New Mexico

New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Nightingale Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be New Mexico resident
  • Must have completed 8 credit hours in current MSN program
  • Must have 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation
  • Must write a personal statement

Details: Scholarship is open to nursing students of all levels, from AND to advanced degree programs, such as the MSN.

Other New Mexico scholarships awarded through the New Mexico Center for Nursing include:

  • NM Association for Home Health and Hospice Care – $1,000
  • Albuquerque Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses – $1,000

New York

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Secor Scholarship Fund

Benefits: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a NYSNA member
  • Must be a baccalaureate or graduate nursing student
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA

Details: This award may only be received two times.

Other nursing scholarships offered through the New York Board of Nursing include, but are not limited to:

  • Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund
  • New York Higher Education Services Corporation Scholarships

Further scholarships for nursing students though the State University of New York – Upstate Medical University College of Nursing include:

  • Leadership Scholarship
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Project
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment

North Carolina

Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship

Benefits: $5,000 annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking master’s or doctorate in nursing education, practice, or administration in North Carolina
  • Must be full-time student
  • Must be North Carolina resident
  • Must have 3.0 GPA

Details: Preference will be given to North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) members.

Other North Carolina Nurses Association scholarships include:

  • Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship – amount varies
  • Judy Knox Scholarship – amount varies
  • Eunice M. Smith Scholarship – amount varies
  • Master’s Nurse Scholars Program (M-NSP) — $6,000 annually for full-time students

North Dakota

North Dakota State University College of Health: Vernon E. Howell and Orlee R. Howell Graduate Scholarship

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate degree-seeking student
  • Must attend the North Dakota State University College of Nursing

Details: One scholarship is awarded per year in this area.

Other forms of financial assistance for graduate nursing students in North Dakota include, but are not limited to:

Ohio

Ohio Nursing Foundation Deborah Hague Memorial Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must live or work in Ohio
  • Must have a valid Ohio Nursing License
  • Must be a graduate student in nursing
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must plan on completing 9 credits in the next academic year
  • Must be interested in becoming a dynamic nursing leader

Details: Created for graduate nursing students in Ohio who aspire to be nursing leaders.

Other educational assistance for nursing graduate students in Ohio can be found through the Ohio Board of Nursing, which offers:

  • Nursing Loan Repayment Program
  • Nursing Education Assistance Loan Program
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
  • NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing Scholarships

Benefits: $1,500 per year

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in University of Oklahoma College of Nursing program

Details: The College of Nursing offers scholarships for all levels of nursing students—from BSN to PhD.

Oklahoma’s PMTC program also offers scholarship loans including Nursing Student Assistance Program, which is available to nursing students from LPN-MSN, and offers a loan that is repaid through the recipient’s practice of nursing in Oklahoma with an emphasis on rural communities.

Oregon

Oregon Nurses Foundation (ONF) Centennial Education Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled an Oregon nursing program
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must show a commitment to practicing nursing in Oregon
  • Must have leadership experience

Details: The critical element in this scholarship is showing that applicants have a commitment to practicing nursing in Oregon, that they have leadership abilities, and that they have a need for the funds.

Other Oregon scholarships include:

Pennsylvania

Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center Nursing School of Philadelphia

Benefits: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate nursing program in Pennsylvania

Details: This need-based scholarship is awarded annually.

Another Pennsylvania nursing scholarship is the:

Rhode Island

Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island: Graduate Nursing Education Scholarship

Benefits: $500-$1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in post-baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Must maintain academic honors

Details: Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents who are enrolled at a Rhode Island university.

Other Rhode Island nursing scholarships for post-baccalaureate students, such as those given through the University of Rhode Island’s Privately Funded Scholarships, include:

  • Adele S. Landesberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
  • Barbara L. Tate Scholarship in Nursing
  • Charlotte Leneker O’Gorman RN Scholarship

South Carolina

South Carolina Nurses Foundation Renatta S. Loquist Scholarship for Graduate Nursing Education

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be a South Carolina resident
  • Must be attending a South Carolina nursing school
  • Must be pursuing a graduate nursing degree

Details: The recipient of this scholarship is recognized at the annual Palmetto Gold Gala.

Another scholarship offered through the South Carolina Nurses Foundation is the Virginia C. Phillips Scholarship, which is awarded to one graduate and undergraduate annually, who are pursuing careers in community health nursing and public health nursing.

South Dakota

South Dakota Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be an RN
  • Must be enrolled in a master’s nursing program
  • Must be a South Dakota resident
  • Must be a licensed RN in South Dakota
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Details: Preference will be given to students who have nursing education as a career goal.

More South Dakota nursing scholarships for graduate nursing students include:

Tennessee

Tennessee Nurses Foundation Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship

Benefits: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate nursing program
  • Must be a member of the Tennessee Nurses Association for at least one year prior to application
  • Must be a resident of (or employed by) the State of Tennessee

Details: Preference is given to students with financial need, leadership potential, and a sustained, active Association membership.

More scholarships for nursing graduate students in Tennessee include, but are not limited to:

Texas

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing – Graduate School Recruitment Scholarships

Benefits: $6,000-$36,000 per academic year

Eligibility:

  • Must be an outstanding graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin

Through the University of Texas at Austin, other graduate nursing scholarships are available, such as:

  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation
  • Texas Exes Longhorn Village Chapter Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Austin APNs Scholarship

Utah

Utah Nurses Association Grant-In-Aid Scholarships

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be resident of Utah
  • If registered fro an Advanced Nursing Degree, must be a member of the Utah Nurses Association (state only) or the Utah Nurses Association (national)
  • Must submit personal narrative descripting desired role of nursing in Utah

Details: Applicants are only eligible to receive this scholarship twice. Preference will be given to graduate and advanced nursing students who are enrolled in full-time study.

Another Utah source of scholarship support for nursing graduate students is the University of Utah College of Nursing Graduate Scholarship, which offers funding to all nursing graduate students.

Vermont

Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders Marilyn Rinker Leadership Scholarship for Nurses in Advanced Degree Programs

Benefits: $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be in possession of a Vermont RN license
  • Must be a member of the Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be currently enrolled in a nursing graduate program

Details: Recipients must agree to practice nursing in Vermont for at least two years after graduation.

Other Vermont scholarships for nursing graduate students include those offered through the Vermont Department of Health, such as:

  • Vermont Area Health Education Center Program
  • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

Virginia

Virginia Department of Health Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program

Benefits: Vary annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Virginia resident for at least one year
  • Must be enrolled in a nurse practitioner/nurse midwifery program in Virginia (or a nearby state)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Details: This scholarship is awarded in the agreement that students will engage in full-time nursing practice in Virginia for the same number of years they received funding.

Other Virginia graduate nursing scholarships include:

Washington

Washington Center for Nursing: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship

Benefits: $1,000-$7,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate-level nursing program

Details: Preference is given to applicants who are preparing for the role of nurse educator.

Other Washington scholarships for graduate nursing students include:

West Virginia

West Virginia Center for Nursing MSN Scholarship Program

Benefits: $1,000-$15,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a West Virginia resident
  • Must be accepted in a West Virginia MSN program

Details: Scholarship is awarded upon the foundation that recipients will work as nursing educator throughout graduate program.

Wisconsin

Mary Barker APRN Scholarship

Benefits: $2,000 annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered nurse in Wisconsin
  • Must be pursuing a graduate degree with preparation as an APRN
  • Must be a member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association
  • Must demonstrate a potential to make a contribution to professional nursing in Wisconsin

Details: This scholarship is funded through the Wisconsin Nurses Association, and funds all APRN practice roles, including CNM, CNS, CRNA, and NP.

Additional nursing scholarships for graduate students in Wisconsin includes:

Wyoming

Wyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nurses Scholarship

Benefits: $500.00

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Wyoming resident
  • Must be enrolled in a nursing graduate program in Wyoming
  • Must be pursuing an APN certificate

Details: Applicants will need to submit a written statement to be eligible.

Other Wyoming scholarships for graduate nursing students include those offered through the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and the Wyoming Legislative Scholarship Funds, including:

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