The job outlook for the field of nursing is expected to grow at a rate of 12% over the period of 2018 to 2028, a sign that an upward trend in demand for licensed nurses will continue in the coming years.
Obtaining a proper nursing education is a non-negotiable part of becoming a licensed and practicing nurse anywhere in the country. This process can take multiple years and cost students quite a lot of money, depending on how far they advance in their schooling. To help lift this potentially heavy financial burden, many students interested in advancing their nursing education turn to scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost.
Earning a graduate degree can be a heavy financial burden, and as a result, many counselors-in-training turn to scholarships to reduce their debt burden. This article highlights 25 scholarship opportunities that might help you pay for your degree should you qualify and be selected. Each scholarship includes a brief description, the award amount, and a link to the scholarship website. As you read, please keep in mind that some information may have changed since this article's publication (November 2019)
Graduate students on their way to becoming nurse practitioners are one subsection that might be in need of assistance funding their schooling, as these degrees take longer to obtain than bachelors. Below, we have compiled a list of scholarships geared directly towards those pursuing graduate nursing degrees. Each scholarship features the eligibility criteria, amount of award, and a link to the scholarship’s website.
As you read, please keep in mind that some information may have changed since this article's publication (December 2019)
AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships
Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn, Illinois in order to apply.
Amount: Scholarship information available January 2020
Student must be a full-time student and must have a 3.0 GPA
Must be an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander
Applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number.
Kay F. Fullwood Northeast Florida Geriatric Nursing Scholarship Fund
Students must be enrolled in an accredited graduate nursing program with a focus on geriatrics or be a practicing geriatric nurse who needs financial assistance to conduct research or attend a conference about geriatric nursing.