WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.
Graduating high school seniors are NOT eligible.
Students graduating prior to December 2016 are ineligible to apply.
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
The NSNA Foundation awards over $330,000 annually in the General Scholarship and Promise of Nursing programs. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,500.
Promise of Nursing Scholarships are available in selected regions of the US. Your school/college of nursing’s zip code determines eligibility for this scholarship program which is supported by fund-raising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Funds for this scholarship are supported by contributors in selected regions.
WHAT CRITERIA ARE USED FOR SELECTION?
The scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Additional criteria may be required by some sponsors.
WHEN WILL THE SCHOLARSHIPS BE AWARDED?
Scholarships are awarded in the spring of 2016 for use in summer school 2016 and the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
WHO CHOOSES THE RECIPIENTS?
A committee of faculty and students is appointed by the NSNA Foundation to select recipients.