The Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program provides doctoral scholarships for nurses focused on veterans’ healthcare needs-including mental health, traumatic brain injury and care coordination, among others-to achieve three major goals: To increase the number of advanced practice nurses serving as primary care providers for veterans; To increase nursing research to improve veterans’ healthcare; and to prepare academic faculty to educate future generations of nurses on veterans' healthcare needs. Information is available online.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program 2012 application cycle is open. Full-time students pursuing a career in primary care are eligible to apply. The NHSC Scholarship Program removes the burden of overwhelming educational debt, allowing them to pursue their passion for primary care and serving the underserved. For each year of financial support (up to four years), recipients serve one year (minimum two years) in an NHSC-approved site in high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the nation. Support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend (taxable). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school in Medicine: MD or DO; Dentistry: DMD or DDS; Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, or Women’s health); Certified Nurse Midwife; and Physician Assistant. Applications are due May 8. The program is expected to be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the NHSC will prioritize applicants who are from a disadvantaged background and applicants who demonstrate a commitment to continuing to serve communities of need after their service to the NHSC is complete. More Information
The 2012 Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) application cycle is now open. The NSP provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum two-year, full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible healthcare facility located in a primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Area. NSP participants receive tuition and fees, an annual payment for reasonable costs to cover expenses for books, clinical supplies, and instruments, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. The program is expected to be highly competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the NSP will prioritize applications based upon the level of financial need of the applicant. Deadline to apply is May 8, at 5:00 PM EDT. For more about eligibility and requirements, download information here.
The Secor Scholarship Fund, established in 2007, is made possible by a generous bequest by long-time NYSNA member Jane Secor, PhD, RN. Dr. Secor stipulated that the endowment be used for furthering nursing education. Two scholarships are awarded annually:
Details and additional information can be found on the following attachment. Application deadline for the 2013 Secor Scholarship is Monday, April 8, 2013. For an application, contact Tammy Denman at NYSNA headquarters: 518.782.9400, ext. 279.
Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarships aim to increase the number of educators and adjunct clinical faculty teaching nursing education in New York. Awards are made on a competitive basis to registered professional nurses enrolling in master's programs.
CampusRN, an employment Web site for nursing/allied healthcare students, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing offer a scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. The program supports students seeking a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in a master's or doctoral program with the goal of pursuing a nursing faculty career; completing an RN-to-baccalaureate program (BSN); or enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree nursing program.
Applicants must already be enrolled at an AACN member institution and hold a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 or greater. Information and application information is available online .
The Health Resources and Services Administration administers scholarships available under the federal Nurse Reinvestment Act. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and nationals enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional program as a full- or part-time student in an accredited school of nursing. Applications are available online .
The following contain information about scholarships, fellowship grants and loans for undergraduate and graduate education. While some are specific to health professions, others are applicable to all areas of study.
Scholarshiphelp.org - Educating students about scholarship access andnecessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid
Wiredscholar.com assists high school students and their families planning for college. The site provides resources for locating scholarships, evaluating award letters, comparing school characteristics, and much, much more.
www.hesc.com : The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the state agency that helps people pay for college by administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guaranteeing student loans, offering guidance and providing a top-rated College Savings Program for students and families. Other information/services include: NY Mentor, a service provided free of charge to help students plan and prepare for college. It is an online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance their college education; Mapping Your Future Chat Nights - these live chats, scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Eastern Time, provide an opportunity to receive advice on the college admissions and financial aid process. Mapping Your Future interactive chats are designed to help students understand career, college and financial aid information from the privacy and convenience of a personal computer; Parent/Student services; Financial Advisors; and much more. To find information about scholarships click on Schools and Lenders then Guide to Grant and Scholarship Programs, download Programs, Policies, and Procedures. There is also a search engine available on this site.
www.finaid.org : A comprehensive site providing free access to a wide variety of financial aid resources. There is also a search engine so you can put in key words and get information on aid for specific topics. A link to SRN (Scholarship Resource Network) gives even more scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
www.collegenet.com : In additional to being a guide to colleges and universities, there is a scholarship search engine. From the home page, click on "Scholarship" and follow the instructions.
www.salliemae.com : While Sallie Mae is the primary provider of loans to college students, the site offers financial aid information as well. To search for financial aid one has to click on scholarship and follow the instructions.
Contact Education, Practice and Research at 518.782.9400, ext. 282 or by e-mail.