Scholarships for Nursing Students

Scholarships include the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship, AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship, Coursey Enterprises Scholarship, R&D Systems Scholarship, Niche Nursing Scholarship, Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship, and Mary Cafolla Wallace Nursing Scholarship.
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If you're a student studying nursing, or know one who is, we have a list of opportunities that may peak your interest. The seven scholarships below are specifically for nursing students, and each one offers a winning prize that can help pay for college costs. Review each scholarship's details and be sure to apply by the stated deadline.

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit a personal statement on why you are interested in Hispanic health issues and your career goals, along with a curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and transcript
Eligibility:  Open to full-time students with at last a 3.0 GPA in a healthcare-related graduate program, including Nursing. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.
Amount: Between $2,000 and $5,000
Deadline: September 23, 2022

AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship

How to Apply: Create a profile and submit your resume
Eligibility: Open to currently enrolled students who are seeking a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in nursing with at least a 3.0 GPA
Amount: $500
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Coursey Enterprises Scholarship

How to Apply: Write an essay of 200 words or less explaining why you want to become a nurse
Eligibility: Open to first-year nursing students
Amount: $250
Deadline: December 1, 2022

R&D Systems Scholarship

How to Apply: Complete the application, including uploading the required documents
Eligibility:  Open to college students with a major declared in a science-related field such as nursing
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 8, 2022

Niche Nursing Scholarship

How to Apply: Create a profile on
Eligibility: Open to all high school and college students considering or currently enrolled in a nursing school or nursing-related major
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: December 31, 2022

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

How to Apply: Complete the application including a brief essay on how this scholarship will contribute toward your goal of earning a degree in a medical profession and at least two letters of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be a post-high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession with at least a 3.0 GPA and be a Danish Sisterhood member or the child of a Danish Sisterhood member in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline
Amount: $850
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Mary Cafolla Wallace Nursing Scholarship

How to Apply: Complete the application, including a resume and letter of recommendation, and respond to four short-answer questions
Eligibility: Open to Massachusetts residents between ages 24 and 55 who already have an Associate or Bachelor's degree planning to pursue a second career in nursing and obtain either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Amount: Between $5,000 and $10,000
Deadline: April 26, 2023

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