Medical students looking for a rewarding challenge should consider neuroscience nursing. These specialized nurses care for clients with various physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs. By learning about the nervous system and brain, neuroscience nurses provide care and comfort to patients. Neuroscience nursing scholarships help pay for the costs of higher education in this constantly changing field.

Michigan Neuroscience Nursing Scholarships

The Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan offers the Field Neurosciences Institute Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing to a qualified returning undergraduate. The student must be enrolled part-time or full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and the ability to contribute to the field of neuroscience nursing. Preferred candidates have served as supportive nursing personnel or nurse externs. To get additional info, contact the Dean's Office in the CML College of Health & Human Services, HSB 260, telephone (989) 964-4145 or visit

Neuroscience Nursing Foundation Scholarships

Through ongoing research, the Research Grant Programs of the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation (NNF) advances neuroscience nursing. Products that evaluate new modes of therapy and contribute to scientific knowledge and patient care may qualify for these research grants. The NNF $10,000 research grant has an application deadline of July 31.

There are also four $2,500 American Association of Neuroscience (AANN) NNF grants available with an application deadline of July 15. Additionally, NNF has a Travel Grant program awarding $1,000 with an application deadline of December 19. Registered nurses interested in recertification grants may qualify for an award of $215 with an application deadline of September 15. For more details, visit or contact Neuroscience Nursing Foundation, 4700 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025, phone (847)375-4733, fax (877) 734-8677.

Neuroscience Scholarships for Seniors

Hamilton College in New York offers an annual Senior Award in Neuroscience to a senior at their school. The applicant must be an outstanding student with a concentration in neuroscience. The amount and deadline of the award varies. To learn more, visit

Undergraduate Neuroscience Prize

Each year Drew University awards deserving full-time undergraduate students the Tracey J. Shors Neuroscience Prize. The amount of number of the awards vary. Student applicants are required to show collaborative, multidisciplinary research in neuroscience. To find out more, visit

Boston Neuroscience Nursing Scholarships

Students preparing for a career in neuroscience nursing may qualify for the Haley Scholarship to the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. The scholarship is for 6 credits per academic year for up to three years, if the student successfully completed of minimum of 9 credits per year. Students in either the MS or PhD nursing programs may apply for this award as well as new students and non-matriculated students. The application deadline for this scholarship is March 13. Students complete applications with an official transcript and essay to the graduate office. Find out more about these scholarships by calling the graduate office at (617) 552-4928 or visit

Russian-Jewish Neuroscience Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students with a Russian-Jewish background who attend Brooklyn College-CUNY New York may qualify for the Constance E. Lieber Scholarship. Preference for this award is given to students whose major is neuroscience or pre-med. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, visit

Essel Foundation Neuroscience Scholarships

Neuroscience students may qualify for the Essel Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship or Essel Foundation Graduate Scholarship. The annual scholarship is awarded to an undergrad or grad student admitted to Brooklyn College-CUNY in New York planning to major in neuroscience or the M.D. r Ph.D. degree. The graduate scholarships if for Russian-Jewish immigrant students admitted to Brooklyn College-CUNY in New York. For additional information, visit

Colorado Neuroscience Scholarships

First year undergraduate students attending Colorado College full-time may qualify for one of the annual Margaret T. Barnes Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students major in one of the natural sciences other than chemistry, including neuroscience. The amount of this renewable award varies with an application deadline of January 15. For more information, visit

Connecticut Neuroscience Scholarships

For the past four decades, the Deligeorges Family Scholarships at the University of Connecticut have funded stellar research projects. Neurobiology and physiology majors are preferred for these scholarships. Only highly evolved research proposals are considered for these scholarships. To find out more, visit

Washington Neuroscience Scholarships

The University of Washington awards two different scholarships geared toward neurobiology students who demonstrate talent and financial need. The Porath/Johnson Endowed Scholarship awards $5,000 to outstanding students and the Riehl Endowed Scholarship awards $1,000. To learn more about these scholarship opportunities, visit

Neuroscience nursing is a very specialized field. Choosing this challenging career path will open many doors for you in the future. From research opportunity to international employment, there are an array of options when you graduate from an accredited neuroscience nursing program.