Rehabilitation nursing scholarships help cover the cost of learning this noble profession. Rehabilitation nurses help people suffering with chronic illness or physical disability. They teach them to adapt, achieve and embark on more productive lives and also work with their families to provide support. From managing medical problems to creating care plans, rehabilitation nurses have multiple responsibilities. Learn these skills through funding provided by rehabilitation nursing scholarships.
Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers Scholarships
Each year, the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers awards an employee or their child with a $2,500 scholarship. Applicants must be an employee or have an parent who is an employee at one of the nursing facilities or its affiliates.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and major in a healthcare related field such as rehabilitation nursing at a regionally accredited university or college. The application deadline is April 20. To find out more, contact Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc., Attn: Eden Yaklin, 101 W. Goodwin, Suite 600, Victoria, TX 77901, phone (361) 576-0694 or visit mct.com.
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital Nursing Scholarships
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza offers Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital nursing scholarships to highly motivated students looking to pursue a career in rehabilitation nursing and other nursing careers.
To apply for a nursing scholarship, applicants must be an employee of The Medical Center of Aurora for at least 3 months and work a minimum of 16 hours weekly, be in good standing, be accepted into an accredited nursing school and attend full-time then agree to a two-year employment commitment after completing the program. To learn more, visit spaldingrehab.dotcms.org/for_employees/nursing_scholarships.htm.
Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Hospital Scholarships
The Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Center established a scholarship to help nursing students at John Tyler Community College. The scholarship award is used to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books. In exchange, students have opportunity to work at the Shelter Arms Physical Rehabilitation Hospital while attending the program and must commit to working there after the program is completed.
Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the nursing program and agree to an interview with a representative from Sheltering Arms. To find out more about this scholarship opportunity, visit .jtcc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=346&Itemid=179.
Southern University and A&M College Rehabilitation Nursing Scholarships
Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana offer the Family Health Nursing with Specialization in Rehabilitation Nursing from the School of Nursing. The purpose is to enhance the participation of students, especially from minority backgrounds, to work with individuals with disabilities.
Applicants must be registered nurses with a BSN degree and applications are reviewed by the Advisory Counsel. Fall applications must be received by July 15 and summer applications must be received by April 15. To find out more, call (225) 771-3266 or visit subr.edu/fileadmin/files/FinancialAid/SU_FAbrochure.pdf.
Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Nursing Scholarships
Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is one of the largest and most sophisticated rehab facilities in the country, offering an array of specialty areas. Students have opportunities to apply for various scholarships, based on their specialty, and get invaluable experience in the field.
Scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000 annually to cover the cost of higher nursing education. To find out more about these scholarships, contact (410) 448-6853.
ARN Scholarship Program
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) offers scholarships to students working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Two awards are given each year in the amount of $1,000 each.
The deadline to apply is May of each year. To find out more, contact the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025, phone (800) 229-7530 or visit rehabnurse.org/awards/allscholar.html.
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital Nursing Scholarships
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital formed a partnership with Worcester State College to address the shortage of nurses in Massachusetts and meet the increased need for graduating nurses with bachelor's degrees.
Fairlawn awarded a $50,000 grant to the Worcester State Foundation to provide scholarships to rehabilitation and other nursing students who commit to a minimum of one year of service at Fairlawn after graduating. Up to five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded annually. To find out more, visit .fairlawnrehab.org/pr_020105.html.
Sigma Theta Tau International/Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Grant
To qualify for the Sigma Theta Tau International/Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Grant, applicants must be registered nurses in rehabilitation or be an RN with an interest in the rehabilitation field.
Applicants must have a master's degree and complete the project in two years. The award encourages research related to rehabilitation nursing. The amount awarded annually is $6,000 with an April deadline. To find out more, contact Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation, 4700 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025.
Burger Rehabilitation Systems Affiliations and Scholarships
Burger Rehabilitation Systems, Inc. is affiliated with colleges and universities to provide clinical affiliations to students pursuing their OTA, PT, PTA, OT and ST degrees. There are also opportunities to volunteer and observe for those who might be interested in rehabilitation professions. To find out more about rehabilitation careers and possible internships and volunteer opportunities, call (888) 782-8743.
Brandywine Health Foundation Rehabilitation Nursing Scholarship
The Brandwine Health Foundation awards the Marie Rooney scholarship of $500 to nursing students juggling studies, family and work responsibilities. The Cardiac Rehab Nursing Scholarship or the Marie Rooney Scholarship requires a two-page letter addressing academic excellence, communication skills, caring and concern, clinical competence and financial need.
Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is November 1. For more info, contact Frances M. Sheehan, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation, 50 South First Avenue, Coatesville PA 19320 or visit brandywinefoundation.org/nursing_scholarshipDetails.asp.
The ReHabilitation Center Scholarships
Each year the Rehabilitation center presents awards and scholarships during a reception at the Old Library Restaurant in Olean, New York. Several scholarships are available including the Charlotte Frost Memorial Nursing Award, Jacob J. Karl Memorial Staff Scholarships, Eaton Family Memorial Award, Carroll Memorial Award, Rebecca Ann Hellier Scholarship and the ReHabilitation Center $1,500 Scholarship.
Applications become available during the first quarter of each year with an April submission deadline. To find out more about these scholarships and awards, visit rehabcenter.org/index.php/scholarships-and-awards.
B.J. Treglown Scholarships
Evergreen Healthcare Companies sponsors grants from the Oregon Health Care Foundation statewide to caregivers who have overcome adversity and are seeking professional development through higher education. B.J. Treglown Scholarships of up to $15,000 are awarded for tuition assistance to rehabilitation and other types of nurses.
To find out more about these scholarship opportunities and how to apply for them, visit evergreenhealthcare.com/facility_59_scholarship-hillsboro.php.
RNCN Rehabilitation Nursing Scholarships
The Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinators Network (RNCN) offers a Memorial Scholarships of $1,500 to an undergraduate student. They also award $2,000 to a registered nurse pursuing an advanced nursing degree who demonstrates interest in rehabilitation. Applications must include an academic transcript, statement about clinical focus, goals for the rehabilitation field and financial need.
The application deadline for the September award is August 1 and the deadline for the February award is December 1. To get additional details, contact Jim Malone, WCCP, RNCN Philanthropic Chair, 3444 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 305, San Diego, California 92123, phone (619) 261-9573 or visit rncn.net/documents/RNCNScholarshipAnnouncement2011.pdf.
U.S. HRSA Nursing Scholarships
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship program is a selective program of the United States government to address the shortage of registered nurses in certain types of health care facilities, including rehabilitation nurses. The application deadline each year is June 1. Upon graduation, new nurses must work certain health facilities for a minimum of 2 years.
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, eligible fees, reasonable costs for books, clinical supplies and uniforms and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents, be enrolled or accepted to a professional registered nurse program at an accredited U.S. school, start classes by September 30, be free of Federal judgments, liens, debts and service commitments. To find out more, call 1 (800) 221-9393, TTY, 1 (877) 897-9910 or email CallCenter at hrsa.gov.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Scholarship
In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing. Scholarship amounts vary. Applications are available in January each year.
Eligible applicants are enrolled in or accepted in an accredited university or college full-time for nursing or therapy programs (PT, OT, speech), with a 3.0 GPA or higher, leadership abilities, community services and be a U.S. citizen who is American Indian, black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or Alaskan Native. To find out more, visit maryfreebed.com/Jobs/Minority-Scholarship-Program.
Rehabilitation nursing is a rewarding profession and help is available to cover the cost of tuition, books and related educational expenses. Apply for rehabilitation nursing scholarships today and embark on an exciting new career tomorrow.