If you’re an aspiring nurse who is looking for a scholarship, you should be aware of the Nursing Scholarship Program. In exchange for at least two years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays just about all the costs involved with getting nursing degrees, including:
- required fees
- other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc.
- monthly stipend ($1,326 for the 2010-2011 academic year)
Nursing Scholarship Program Eligibility
- U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
- Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited school of nursing in a professional registered nurse program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma)
- Begin classes no later than September 30
- Free from any federal judgment liens
- Free from existing service commitments
- Not in default of any federal debt
Preference in the Nursing Scholarship Program is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate nursing program. For more info, go to the following link: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship.
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