Nursing Scholarships

The Cost of Getting a Nursing Degree

Higher education is expensive. Tuition costs have risen 225% over the past 30 years and show little sign of slowing down. The cost of education shouldn’t be a barrier to your future success.

Our goal is to always provide informative, engaging and inspiring content. However, we understand that sometimes it takes more than these things to give you the support you need in your academic pursuits. So, at, we not only provide a database of nearly 300 national nursing scholarships, but we have decided to join in the effort to support up-and-coming nurses by offering our own nursing scholarships.

Please feel free to share these nursing scholarship opportunities with your friends and families — let’s help educate the next generation of nurses!

Our Scholarship Winners

Carly Hoekenga

Bridging Your Career: The RN to BSN Scholarship

Amount: $500

My name is Carly Hoekenga, I am 22 years old and live in Muskegon, Michigan. I completed my Associate’s Degree in Nursing in May of 2016 at Muskegon Community College. I currently work as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Health-Hackley Hospital on the Medical-Surgical Unit. I am enrolled in the online RN to BSN program at Michigan State University and hope to graduate with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in December of 2017. I have dreamed of becoming a nurse for as long as I can remember. I feel very blessed and fortunate to care for others during some their most vulnerable moments. I truly have a passion for nursing and hope to further my education to improve not only the patient care that I provide as an individual nurse, but also the field of nursing as a whole. I am so grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship to aid in realizing my goal of obtaining my BSN!

Lum S.B. Lentina's Nurses First Scholarship

Amount: $1000

Growing up in Cameroon, West Africa, I never really had the passion of caring for the sick and hurting. I was too busy hunting down squirrels and playing soccer with my peers to see the need. Being in America and working in hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes opened my eyes to how much nurses do for those in need. I love being there for my patients and offering them the best of me. My plan is to earn my Bachelors’ and Masters’ so that I can offer even more to my patients. One of my biggest visions for nursing is to alleviate nursing burnout. It is no secret that having stressed out and overworked nurses increases the frequency of medical errors. The problem may take a long time to solve, but when I become a Nursing educator, I intend to focus on stress management classes for healthcare workers; teaching nurses how to handle challenges in health care and how to be emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually healthy. This will improve patient outcome, produce healthier and happier nurses and reduce medical errors.

Carson Hagood

Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing

Amount: $500

My name is Carson Hagood, and I am a 21-year-old nursing student from Lewisburg, Tennessee. I will be graduating from the University of North Alabama with my BSN in May of 2017 and hopefully go on to work in critical care before applying for a nurse anesthetist program in the next two or three years. I am so blessed and honored to receive this scholarship that will help me to reach my goal of becoming a nurse. Nurses are so important because they are the men and women who heal the body, mind, and spirit of their patients through hands of knowledge, love, and compassion. I am so excited to begin working in this career field, care for my future patients, and further the horizons of males in the profession. The future of nursing is bright, but I desire to make it shine even brighter!

*2017 Applications will Open in January 2017.


All application materials must be received by August 1, 2016 at Midnight PST.

The team will review all application materials and the recipients of our nursing scholarships will be announced by September 2, 2016.

Selection Process

The team will choose the top applicants for each nursing scholarship based on the merit of their applications.

  • The formal application (35%) will be judged on academic standing, community involvement and motivation.
  • Essays (65%) will be judged according to the student’s ability to articulate their goals, motivation and vision for their career and the future of nursing as related to the prompt.

Application Status

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot manage individual inquiries regarding application status. Selected nursing scholarship recipients will be notified either by email or phone; it is critical that this submitted information is correct.

Once contacted, the scholarship recipient will need to provide a photo and go through two brief interviews with a representative: one upon receiving the nursing scholarship and one 6 months later. If you have not received notice from us by August 19, 2016, don’t be discouraged! We encourage you to re-apply for the next round of applications.

*These nursing scholarships are non-renewable. Please review our terms of service and disclaimer before submitting your application. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our terms of service.

General Terms & Conditions

  • All applicants must be US citizens to be considered for an award.
  • Applicants are permitted to apply for more than one scholarship. If they are selected to be finalists for more than one nursing scholarship, they will be entered into the one with the highest purse, unless they choose otherwise.
  • All contact information must be accurate so we may get in touch with you. Nursing scholarship nominations will be notified by email and/or phone. We are not responsible for mistakes or errors in contact details. If you cannot be contacted within 3 days of your nomination, you will be disqualified.
  • Any applications found to contain false or misleading misinformation will be immediately disqualified.
  • All essays must be the original work of the applicant, any essays found to contain plagiarized material, either full or in-part, will be immediately disqualified.
  • Nursing scholarship recipients are performed at the sole discretion of staff.
  • Winners must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Finalists will be required to provide proof of enrollment and GPA — if you are a first-time college freshman, high school GPA is acceptable. Nursing scholarships funds will be paid directly to the school.
  • The student must submit a payment form indicating exactly where the funds should be sent. Failure to properly complete this form could result in scholarship disqualification.
  • Nursing scholarship recipients will be required to submit a current photo and sign a release granting the right to use this information on their site. By applying for one of’s scholarship, the applicant agrees to allow to use their name, photo, an approved biography, and any question responses from their application materials on their website in the event they are selected. Quotes and/or original transcript from scholarship interviews are the property of; reserves the right to publish portions or full copies of the interview.
  • retains the right to change award requirements at any time.
  • promises to maintain the privacy of all scholarship applicants; their information will not be sold or distributed.
  • Refer to the eligibility requirements for more details.
  • In the unlikely event that no applicants meet the set criteria to qualify for an award, reserves the right to withhold all prize amounts until next year’s competition. does not discriminate based on race, creed, sexual orientation, age or disability status. All applicants will be judged according to the merit of their submitted materials.

Nursing Scholarship Database

While we are proud to offer our own nursing scholarships, we understand that there is much more need for aid than we can offer alone. That is why we offer a searchable nursing scholarship database. There are an incredible number of opportunities available, and we encourage students to apply for as many sources of funding as they can. Use our customizable filters below to discover the scholarships available to you.

Increasing awareness of the importance of nurses in patient outcomes has lead to skyrocketing demands for nurses. Because of this increased demand, there’s been a surge of funding opportunities for current nursing students. Luckily because you’re pursuing a nursing degree, it’s highly likely you’ll get a job after graduation and make a return on your investment.

Nursing Scholarship Database