Arizona

American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of Arizona: Health Care Occupations State Nursing Scholarships

http://www.aladeptaz.org/Scholarships.html

This scholarship is available to students who attend either two-year or four-year universities in Arizona. You must be an Arizona resident and have financial need. Preference is given to students who have a veteran in their immediate family and are pursuing a degree in the health occupation fields.

  • Award Amount: $400 minimum per scholarship
  • Number of Awards: Varies
Contact Information:

America Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of Arizona
4701 North 19th Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85015
602/241-1080
If you qualify for this award, you may want to look into other nationwide military scholarships.

American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of Arizona

http://www.aladeptaz.org/Scholarships.html

The qualifications for this scholarship are similar to those of the American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of Arizona: Health Care Occupation Scholarship. This scholarship, however, is reserved only for students pursuing a nursing degree. You must be an Arizona resident and have financial need. Preference is given to students with a veteran in their immediate family.

  • Award Amount: $500
Contact Information:

America Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of Arizona
4701 North 19th Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85015
602/241-1080
If you qualify for this scholarship, you may also want to look into other nationwide military scholarship programs.

Arizona Nurses Foundation Academic State Nursing Scholarships

The AzNF is a resource dedicated to furthering the nursing profession in Arizona by providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a nursing career.

    • Award Amount: $500-$1,000
    • Number of Awards: 18
    • Duration of award: Renewable up to 4 years
    • Deadline(s): March 1st  fall semester, October 1st spring semester
Contact Information:

Arizona Nurses Association
Attn: Arizona Nurses Foundation
1850 East Southern Avenue, Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85282-5832
Phone: (480) 831-0404 x100
Fax: (480)839-4780
Email:carol@aznurse.org
Link to the scholarship application may be found on the association’s website at http://www.aznurse.org.

California

American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of California:  Past Presidents’ Parley

These scholarships are presented annually to veterans or members of their families who are planning on entering into or continuing their pursuit of a nursing degree.

  • Amount of Award: $2,000
  • Number of Awards: Some smaller awards may also be presented; dependent on funds available.
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadline: April 15
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of California
Veterans War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102-4586. Phone: (415) 861-5092
Fax: (415) 861-8365
Email: calegionaux@calegionaux.org
http://www.calegionaux.org/scholarships.htm

Emergency Nurses Association: Bryan Stow State Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is provided in honor of Bryan Stow, a San Francisco paramedic, who was severely beaten at a Dodgers game for being a Giants fan.  Award is given to an EMP or paramedic in pursuit of a nursing degree. 

  • Amount of Award: $5,000
  • Number of Awards: 1 per year
  • Deadline: June 1

For complete details and application information visit the website at http://www.ena.org/foundation/Pages/default.aspx.

Colorado

American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of Colorado:  Past Presidents’ Parley

Veterans who served during specific eligibility periods and their descendants who reside in Colorado and who are in pursuit of a career in nursing may be eligible for these scholarships.  Applicant must be a high school senior, and application must be submitted through a local American Legion Auxiliary unit.

  • Amount of Award: $2,500 to $5,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year – non-renewable
  • Application Deadline: March of each year
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Colorado
National President’s Scholarship
1765 East First Ave., Suite D
Denver, CO 80230
Phone: 1-800-477-5201  Fax: (303) 366-7618
More details may be found at their website http://www.coloradolegion.org.

Daughters of the American Revolution:  Virginia Leyda Roberts State Nursing Scholarship

The DAR annually presents this scholarship to a graduating Colorado high school senior who plans to major in nursing.  Scholarship funds may be used at any accredited school in the United States.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 per year
  • Deadline: January 15th
Contact Information:

Daughters of the American Revolution-Colorado State Society
c/o Marilyn Fishburn, State Scholarship Chair
1546 West 28th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
Additional details are on the website:  http://www.coloradodar.org/resources/scholarships/.

Connecticut

Western Connecticut State University

http://www.wcsu.edu/scholarships/

Note:  Listed below is just a sampling of what can be found on most university websites if you look.  These are all nursing scholarships offered by WCSU for various levels of study.
New Beginnings Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Millicent Ratta for undergraduate nursing majors. The recipients are either incoming students or those entering their junior or senior year. They must be considered nontraditional (older) students, Connecticut residents and demonstrate financial need.

Professor Albert “Tuck” Alciene Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a registered nurse who is a student in the RN-BSN Program at WCSU in memory of Tuck Alciene, who was a professor in the nursing department. He is remembered for his great insight into human behavior, an uplifting sense of humor, strong commitment to classroom and bedside teaching, caring encouragement to nursing students and devotion to the nursing profession.

Dr. Joseph B. Cherry Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to Greater Danbury area nursing students with a minimum 3.1 GPA. The student must have a conscientious commitment to nursing and have a caring and holistic approach to patients and their care.

Tom & Lois Crucitti Nursing Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time nursing student with a minimum 3.0 GPA in his/her core curriculum that has completed at least 30 credits at WCSU, and must exhibit some financial need.

Paul L. Jones Nursing Scholarship

This competitive scholarship, supported by an educational trust, supports scholarships for graduates of Connecticut high schools who reside in the state and are enrolled in WCSU’s nursing program.

Delaware

Delaware Nursing Incentive Program – State Nursing Scholarships

Not a scholarship but a merit-based recruitment program whereby Delaware residents enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN may receive funds for school, but, upon graduation, have their debt forgiven in exchange for one year of employment at a state owned hospital or clinic for each year of school loan received.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration: Dependent upon years of loan
  • Deadline: March -- you can apply online beginning January by completing the Common Merit Application on the Delaware Higher Education Office's secure Student Account Access site at https://dheo.doe.k12.de.us/dhec_student/login.aspx.
Contact Information:

Delaware Higher Education Commission
Carvel State Office Building, 5th FL
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3509
Phone: (302) 577-5240; (800) 292-7935
Fax: 302-577-6765
Additional details may be found at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/dheo/default.shtml.

A. Stafford State Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship provides funds to residents of Delaware who have been accepted into an accredited college or university's nursing program either in the state or elsewhere.  Financial need is a primary consideration.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1 per year
  • Duration of Award: Non-renewable
  • Deadline: March
Contact Information:

Richard Gentsch
Delaware Community Foundation
Phone: (302) 504-5222
Email: rgentsch@delcf.org
Website: http://www.delcf.org/

Florida

Florida Nurses Foundation

Students who receive these funds must have already completed one semester of an accredited nursing program in Florida by the June 1st application deadline; must live in the state during the term of the scholarship and attend school in Florida; and must have been a resident of Florida for at least one year.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 semester or year
  • Application Deadline: June ; applications accepted from January
  • Funds Distributed: September
Contact Information:

Florida Nurses Association
Attn: Florida Nurses Foundation
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985
Phone: (407) 896-3261
Fax: (407) 896-9042
Email: foundation@floridanurse.org
For more information go to http://www.floridanurse.org/foundationGrants/index.asp.

Jennet Colliflower Keys State Nursing Scholarships

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Jennet Colliflower Keys who dedicated her life to nursing and the care and wellbeing of children.  Junior and senior level undergraduate full-time nursing students are eligible.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 2 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: April

Complete information including application may be found at https://miamifoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=429.
Applications should be mailed to:
The Miami Foundation
Jennet Colliflower Keys Nursing Scholarship Fund
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505
Miami, Florida 33131
If an application is missing information, our offices will not inform the applicant. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Georgia

American Legion Auxiliary:  Department of Georgia – Past Presidents’ Parley – State Nursing School Scholarships

These scholarships are given to wartime veterans and their descendants in the state of Georgia who are preparing for a career in nursing.  Applicants must be sponsored by a local chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Application Deadline: May of each year
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of Georgia
3035 Mt. Zion Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281-4101
Phone: (678) 289-8446
Email: amlegaux@bellsouth.net
Complete details may be found on the website at http://www.galegion.org/.

Hawaii

Hawaii Student Nurses’ Association

These funds are given to Hawaiian resident students preparing for careers in nursing.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: February
Contact Information:

Hawai'i Community Foundation
Scholarship Department
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808)566-5570; (888) 731-3863
Email: scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org
Details may be found at http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

Illinois

Center for Rural Health Nursing Education Scholarship

This program was created to increase the number of nurses available for employment in Illinois by helping defray the costs of education.  Students in pursuit of an associate degree in nursing, an associate degree in applied sciences in nursing, a hospital based diploma in nursing, a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a graduate degree in nursing or a certificate in practical nursing may apply.

  • Amounts of Awards: Ample and vary widely
  • Number of Awards: Vary
  • Duration of Awards: Renewable
  • Application Deadline: May 31 of the current year
Contact information:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Nursing Education Scholarship Program
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Telephone: 217-782-1624
TTY(hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
Full details and application information may be found at the website:  http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/rural_health/rural_NESP_more_details.htm.

Northern Illinois University Nursing Scholarships

http://www.chhs.niu.edu/nursing/scholarships/index.shtml

Note:  These are a few of the scholarships offered at NIU in DeKalb, and are included as an example of what might be available at ANY  public university in ANY state.  The NIU School of Nursing offers many scholarships for nursing students only.
Finney Nursing Student Scholarship

Both undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a record of academic success and demonstrable financial need may apply.

Frank Nursing Student Scholarship

This scholarship was established to help undergraduate nursing students fund their nursing education.

Frerichs Nursing Student Scholarship

This scholarship was also established to assist undergraduate nursing students obtain a nursing education.

Sarah S. Fuller Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who are conducting clinical research for their graduate thesis.

  • Amount of Awards: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Awards: Varies
  • Application Deadline: February
Contact Information:

NIU School of Nursing
(815) 753-1231
nursing@niu.edu

Indiana

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Indiana:  Past Presidents’ Parley –

http://www.indianalegion.org/

Only female nursing students need apply for this scholarship.  To be eligible they must be daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of members of the American Legion Auxiliary.  They must be residents of Indiana, and plan to study nursing within the state.    Other factors are also taken into consideration in determining the recipient.

  • Award Amount: Dependent on funds available
  • Number of awards: 1 per year
  • Duration of award: 2 years
  • Deadline: March annually

Further information regarding this scholarship program may be requested by contacting:
American Legion Auxiliary
Indiana Department
8945 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46360
Phone:  (317) 569-4500

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund

This program was established in 1990, and offers annual monetary awards that can be renewed for up to three additional years to Indiana residents who wish to pursue careers in nursing. In exchange the student agrees to work for a healthcare institution within the state of Indiana for two years following graduation.

  • Amount of Award: Maximum of $5,000 per year
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Awards: must reapply each year
  • Deadline: February

Further information concerning this scholarship program can be obtained from:
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI)
150 West Market Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  (317) 232-2350
You can find complete details on their website:  http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2343.htm.

Indiana State University

Note: ISU oversees the administration of many scholarships and grants and helps their nursing students with, among other things, completing the application process. The programs offered through the university include those listed below.  To find out more about these and many others, contact them:

Indiana State University
200 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 1-800-468-6478
website http://cms.indstate.edu/
or https://indstate.academicworks.com/opportunities
The Mildred R. Bennett Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship should be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and must have already completed 60 credit hours. Financial need is a consideration for selection. Preference is given to applicants desirous of specializing as an operating room nurse, a nursing education administrator or a teaching nurse.

The Marie Bettenbrock Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student enrolled in a nursing bachelor’s degree program.  This is a renewable scholarship that, if a student’s academic records warrant it, may be continued to the fourth year of the bachelor’s degree.

The Elizabeth V. Dempsey Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship may be either junior or senior nursing students.  Funds received may only be used for tuition fees.

The Lois E. Graesch Nursing Education Scholarship

Applicants for this award must already be enrolled in one of the nursing programs offered at ISU, and should have demonstrated consistently high grades.  This recipient must have demonstrated a strong desire to be of assistance to others and must be incredibly passionate and caring.

Iowa

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Iowa:  Past Presidents’

The American Legion Auxiliary provides this scholarship in order to support dependents of Iowa veterans and veterans who are pursuing a career in nursing.  Applicants must reside in Iowa and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a nursing program in the state. Selection is based on character, Americanism, activities, and financial need.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: May each year
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Iowa
Attn: Education Committee
720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-5457
Phone: (515) 282-7987
Fax: (515) 282-7583
http://ialegion.org/ala/

Justine E. Granner Memorial

This is an annual scholarship given to an American Indian or other ethnic minority student preparing for a career in nursing or other health-related field at a college or school of nursing within the State of Iowa. Preference is given to graduates from Iowa high schools.  Financial need is a consideration.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: March 15th – no exceptions
Contact Information:

Iowa United Methodist Foundation
2301 Rittenhouse Street
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (515) 283-1991
Fax: (515) 288-1906
The website http://www.iumf.org/generalscholarships.html will take you to detailed information and an application for this scholarship.

Kansas

Nurses Foundation -- State Nursing Scholarships

One of the purposes of this foundation is to further the education of nursing students in the state of Kansas.  The foundation offers a number of scholarships spanning from undergraduate to graduate awards.

  • Amount of awards: Varies
  • Number of awards: Varies
  • Application deadline: June/li>
Contact information:

Kansas Nursing Foundation
P.O. Box 3899
Topeka, Kansas  66604
Telephone: 785-233-8638
Email:knursesfdn1@ksna.net
If you would be interested in more details regarding the scholarships offered by the foundation, visit their website at http://www.ksnurses.com/ or http://www.ksnurses.com/page/39/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=39.

Wesley School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

This is one of the scholarships provided and overseen through the Kansas Nurses Foundation noted above. The unique eligibility requirement for this award is that the applicant must be a graduate, or the child or grandchild of a graduate, of the Wesley School of Nursing.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadline: June

Contact Information: Same as above
http://www.ksnurses.com/ or http://www.ksnurses.com/page/39/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=39

Kentucky

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to residents of the state of Kentucky who are enrolled in approved undergraduate nursing programs (15 hours per semester) or graduate nursing programs (9 hours per semester). The terms of the scholarship require that upon graduation the recipient must work as a nurse in Kentucky for one year for each academic year funded.  If recipient does not complete the nursing program, or does not complete the required employment, they will be expected to repay any NISF monies awarded, plus accrued interest.  Financial need is a consideration.

  • Amount: $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester) which may be used for living expenses as well as school expenses
  • Applications: Accepted postmarked from January 1st through June 1st

For further information visit the website http://www.kbn.ky.gov/education/nisf/.

Maryland State Nursing Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Maryland:  Past Presidents’ Parley –

http://www.mdlegion.org/

This scholarship provides funds for female descendants of Maryland veterans to pursue careers in nursing.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years
  • Deadline: April of each year
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of Maryland
1589 Sulphur Spring Road, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 401-242-9519

Missouri

Note:  The Missouri League of Nursing oversees the three scholarships listed below.  All applications MUST come from your dean.  Applications submitted directly will not be considered.  In addition to the information noted below, more details will be posted in August on the MLN website:  http://www.mlnmonursing.org/Scholarships.

Erby Young Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an LPN enrolled in an RN program and who is above the freshman level in associate degree/diploma programs or above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs.  Grade point and financial need are considerations.
Missouri residency of at least one year is required.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies

Contact Information and Deadlines:
Contact the Dean of your school.

Memorial Scholarships

There are two memorial scholarships available -- in honor of Margo Ballard and Vivian Meinecke.  These are awarded to LPN students, RN students above the freshman level in associate degree/diploma programs, RN students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs, or MSN candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of the courses required for the advanced degree and who hold an active license in Missouri.  Grade point average and financial need are considerations. Missouri residency of at least one year is required.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies

Contact Information and Deadlines:
Contact the Dean of your school.

MLN Scholarship

These scholarships are available to LPN, RN or MSN students who are enrolled in Missouri schools of nursing. Academic record and financial need are considerations.
Missouri residency of at least one year is required.

  • Amount of Award: None to exceed $1,000
  • Number of Awards: Dependent on funds available

Contact Information and Deadlines:
Contact the Dean of your school.

New Hampshire State Nursing Scholarship

Alice M. Yarnold & Samuel Yarnold Scholarship –

This scholarship is offered to students majoring in nursing, medicine or social work. Students must currently be enrolled at least part-time at a two or four-year technical school or university. They must also be a U.S citizen and reside in New Hampshire.

  • Amount of Award: $2,000-$5,000 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 to 3 years
  • Application Deadline: April of each year.
Contact Information:

Alice M. Yarnold & Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust
P.O. Box 2303
Dover, NH 03821-2303
No website available. Check with your Financial Aid Office for scholarship application. http://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/YarnoldScholarship.pdf

New Jersey

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of New Jersey:  Past Presidents’ Parley

This scholarship is presented to provide funds for the nursing education of children and grandchildren of New Jersey veterans.  It is intended for use during the freshman year at a two or four-year technical institution or university in the state of New Jersey.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: March and annually
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary, Scholarship Coordinator
Department of New Jersey
1540 Kuser Road, #A-8
Hamilton, NJ  08619
Phone: (609) 581-9580
Fax: (609) 581-8429
http://www.alanj.org

North Carolina

The Great 100 Scholarship Program

This program is open to students already working on a nursing degree, LPNs who wish to become RNs, and RNs who wish to pursue further education in nursing. There are funds available to support study for an associate degree in nursing, a diploma in nursing, a bachelor's degree in nursing, or a master's degree in nursing. In exchange for scholarship funds recipients must agree to work full time as a nurse in North Carolina for two years following graduation.  Non-traditional applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 4 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:

Contact the Dean of your school.
For more information about the Great 100 Nurses: http://www.great100.org.

Ohio

Service League Nursing Scholarship

The Service League of the Akron General Medical Center provides this scholarship to nursing students from Ohio who are working on a baccalaureate degree.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: 1 or more
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: March 1 each year
Contact Information:

Akron General Medical Center
Attn: Human Resources Department, Nurse Recruitment
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: (330) 344-6867
Email: rkovalchik@agmc.org
If you would like more information regarding this scholarship’s eligibility requirements visit the Akron General Medical Center’s website at: http://www.akrongeneral.org/portal/page/portal/AGMC_PAGEGROUP/physicians_and_nurses/NURSES0/NURSES5/service_league_scholarship.

Oregon

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Oregon

This scholarship provides financial assistance for nursing education to the wives, widows, and children of Oregon veterans. Selection is based on ability, aptitude, character, determination, seriousness of purpose, and financial need.  Applicants must have been accepted by an accredited hospital or university school of nursing in Oregon.

  • Amount of Award: $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 1 each year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year; renewable
  • Application Deadline: May of each year
Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Oregon
30450 S.W. Parkway Avenue
P.O Box 1730
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Phone: (503) 682-3162
Fax: (503) 685-5008
http://www.alaoregon.org/

Lawrence R. Foster Memorial

This scholarship is awarded annually to a nursing student who is preparing for a public health career.  Student must be a resident of Oregon and high school seniors are not eligible.  Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a four-year accredited public educational institution.  Financial need is a consideration as are applicants from diverse environments.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadline: Early bird deadline February 16; Final deadline March 1
Contact Information:

Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Attn: Grants and Scholarships Division
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Phone: (541) 684-7395; (800) 452-8807 x 7395
Fax (541) 687-7419
http://ophi.org/founding-programs/foster-scholarships/

Oregon Nursing Services Program

This is a student loan repayment program benefiting registered nurses (RNs) who enter into agreements to practice in "nursing critical shortage areas" in Oregon upon graduation. The program is open to students enrolled in the last year of an RN program, recent RN graduates, and RNs currently practicing. Oregon residency is not required when applying.

  • Amount of Award: Varies each year.
  • Application Deadline: Contact the commission
Contact Information:

Oregon Student Assistance Commission
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Phone: (541) 687-7387; (800)452-8807 x 7387
Fax: (541)687-7414
http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/

Pennsylvania

Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to provide funds to further the nursing education of veterans, active-duty military personnel, and the children and spouses of veterans and active-duty military personnel. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and currently enrolled in an undergraduate professional school of nursing in the state. Recipients are selected by lottery from among the qualified applicants.  Awards presentations are made at the VFW Convention.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: a minimum of 2 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: April of each year
Contact Information:

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania
Attn: Awards Committee
2578 Interstate Drive
PO Box 68525
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 657-1222
Fax: (717) 657-3796
http://thenfp.webs.com/scholarships

Big 33 Scholarships

These are scholarships for high school seniors in Pennsylvania who plan to major in nursing in college.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000 to $1,600
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadline: February of each year.
Contact Information:

Big 33 Scholarship Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
511 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 213
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Phone: (717) 774-3303
Fax: (717) 774-1749
Email: info@big33.org
http://www.big33.org/big-33-scholarships/apply-for-scholarships

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

The Nightingale Awards are presented annually by a not-for-profit foundation created to help recruit and retain nursing professionals.  The scholarships are provided to residents of Pennsylvania who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing at an institution in the state.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: 1 or more
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: March
Contact Information:

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania
2090 Linglestown Road, Suite 107
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 909-0350
If you would like more information regarding the Nightingale Awards, visit the website:
http://www.nightingaleawards.org/scholarships/.

Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship

These scholarships are given annually to deserving undergraduate nursing students in the state of Pennsylvania by the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania. 

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 5 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: May of each year
Contact Information:

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania
2578 Interstate Drive, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 657-1222
Fax: (717) 657-1222
http://thenfp.webs.com/scholarships

Rhode Island

Note: All three of these state nursing scholarships are administered by the Rhode Island Foundation and students should carefully review the criteria for all three nursing scholarships (Albert & Florence Newton, Edward & Virginia Routhier, and Willard & Marjorie Scheibe) and apply for only one of them.

Albert E. & Florence W. Newton

This scholarship is available to licensed RNs seeking a baccalaureate nursing degree, a student enrolled in a baccalaureate program, a student enrolled in a diploma nursing program, or a student in a two-year degree nursing program. Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents committed to practicing in Rhode Island. Financial need is a consideration.

  • Amount of Award: $500 to $2,000
  • Duration of Award: Renewable
  • Deadline: April
Contact Information:

Complete details and application instructions may be found on the website at http://www.rifoundation.org/. Apply on line.

Edward J. & Virginia M. Routhier

Licensed RNs seeking a baccalaureate or graduate nursing degree in Rhode Island or students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program in Rhode Island may apply for this scholarship. Financial need is a consideration.

  • Award: $500 to $3,000 range
  • Duration of Award: Renewable
  • Deadline: April
Contact Information:

Complete details and application instructions may be found on the website at http://www.rifoundation.org/.

Willard & Marjorie Scheibe

Rhode Island resident students in pursuit of an LPN, RN or advanced nursing degree may apply for this scholarship.  Financial need is a consideration.

  • Duration of Award: Renewable
  • Deadline: April
Contact Information:

Complete details and application instructions may be found on the website at http://www.rifoundation.org/.

Texas

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Texas: Past Presidents’ Parley –

This scholarship is provided for children and grandchildren of Texas veterans who are pursuing studies in nursing or other health care fields.

  • Amount of Award: $500
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadlines: Between November 1 and April 1 – annually
Contact Information:

Contact your local Texas American Legion Auxiliary Unit or
American Legion Auxiliary -- Department of Texas
Education Chairman
P.O. BOX 866813
Plano, TX 75086-6813
Email: alatexas@txlegion.org
http://www.alatexas.org

Texas Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition & Forgiveness Loan Program

This is a loan forgiveness program that allows rural communities to grow their own nurses and other health care professionals.  The state matches community funds providing student loans that are paid back upon graduation when the student works one year in the community for each year of loan received.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies each year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadlines: Applications accepted all three semesters; Fall Semester - Third Friday in May; Spring Semester - Third Friday in September; Summer Semesters - Third Friday in January;
Contact Information:

The application is available on the Program web site: http://outstanding-rural-scholar-recognition-program-orsrp.rdon.aidpage.com/. If you have trouble downloading the application, please contact Ada Grant at 512-936-6715.

Utah

Utah Nurses Foundation Grant-In-Aid

This scholarship is designed to provide scholarships to Utah residents who are interested in a career in nursing. The recipient must agree to join the Utah Nurses Association within 6 months of graduation at the reduced rates.  Applicant must reside in Utah and have been accepted to an accredited RN program. Recipients must agree to work for a Utah health care facility or Utah educational institution as a full-time employee for at least 1 year (2 years if part time) after graduation.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Duration of Award: 1 year; renewable
  • Deadline: June 1 or October 1
Contact Information:

Utah Nurse Foundation
4505 Wasatch Blvd. Suite 330B
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
PHONE 801-272-4510
Fax 801-272-4322
http://www.utahnursesassociation.com/?page=A9

Vermont

Vermont Educational Loan Program or Nurses

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Nurses is funded by the State of Vermont through the Department of Health, and is administered by the University of Vermont College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. The goal of this program is to ensure a stable and adequate supply of nurses and other health care workers to meet the health care needs of Vermonters.

  • Amount of Awards: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Deadlines: applications available August
https://www.uvm.edu/medicine/ahec/?Page=educationloanrepayment5.html&SM=programssubmenu.html

Virginia

Virginia DAR

This scholarship will be presented to a high school senior residing in Virginia who will continue her/his education at an accredited nursing school in Virginia. Financial need is a consideration.

  • Amount of Award: First Place -- $2,500
  • Second Place -- $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 2 per year
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: January of each year
Contact Information:

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution
Email: renoirpl@cox.net
If you would like more details, visit the website at: http://vadar.org.

Washington

Washington State Nurses Foundation

The Foundation annually awards scholarships to qualified students pursuing careers in nursing in the state of Washington.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited course of study leading to associate or baccalaureate nursing degrees, and must have completed at least 12 nursing credits. Graduate student applicants must be admitted to an approved graduate nursing program to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

  • Amount of Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 4
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Application Deadline: February 10 annually
Contact Information:

Washington State Nurses Foundation
575 Andover Park West, Suite 101
Seattle, Washington 98188
Phone: (206) 575-7979; (206) 575-1908
Email: wsna@wsna.org
For more information visit the association website: http://www.wsna.org/wsnf/.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin League of Nursing with Blue Cross/Blue Shield Wisconsin

This program offers scholarships annually to help address the critical nursing shortage and provide financial assistance to aspiring nurses throughout the state. The scholarships are for Wisconsin students who have completed at least one half of the credits necessary for graduation from NLNAC accredited BSN, ADN or LPN programs in Wisconsin. In order to apply for the scholarships, students must contact their dean for an application and further details.

  • Award Amount: $500 to $1,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Deadline: February 15 annually

Submit to Dean/director's office at your school.
Only high school seniors submit application directly to WLN (see section below)

Contact Information:

The website http://www.wisconsinwln.org/t/Scholarships can provide more information.

Wisconsin League of Nursing High School Senior

The WLN also awards one Wisconsin high school senior who will be pursuing a
nursing career. The senior must have been accepted by a Wisconsin NLN member or NLNAC accredited school of nursing, have financial need, demonstrate scholastic excellence and leadership potential. The graduating senior MUST SUBMIT THE APPLICATION TO THE WLN OFFICE by mail. The $500.00 scholarship award to the recipient is sent directly to the school of nursing which has accepted the student with designation that it be used for tuition purposes.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Duration of Award: 1 year
  • Deadline: February 15 annually

Application MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE WLN OFFICE by mail.

Contact Information:

You may obtain an application from:
Wisconsin League for Nursing, Inc.
c/o Mary Ann Tanner
P.O. Box 136
Long Lake, WI  54542-0136
Toll Free Voice/Fax 888.755.3329
info@wisconsinwln.org
Additional details and applications may also be found at the website:
http://www.wisconsinwln.org/t/Scholarships.