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Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements


Currently, the nursing profession is a "hot" career choice. Most of the literature predicts that there will be a high demand for Registered Nurses for a number of years to come. Depending on which route students want to go, a person can obtain an associate degree in two to three years or a bachelor's degree in about four years. Whichever way you go, it takes MONEY to fund an education. With the economy being the way it is, more and more students are trying to help fund their education through the use of grants and scholarships. Loans are a possibility, BUT students have to pay back loans. Grants and scholarships for college are a preferred choice of alternate funding for many students.

There ARE nursing scholarships available. However, nursing scholarships are like just about any other type of college scholarship, in that, nursing scholarships are based on very specific, narrow, limiting eligibility requirements. Many scholarships are based on ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, field of study, military status, and more. We have seen A LOT of nursing scholarships limited to geographic location and a specific school.

The following information on this web page tries to list college grants and scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, or no restrictions, on who can apply for these nursing scholarships. Most of the following scholarships can be used for the school of YOUR choice.

We start out by listing nursing scholarships that just about any nursing student in the United States can apply for. Below this list will be a special list of nursing scholarships with some special or specific eligibility requirements. Towards the bottom of this web page will be more resources that can be found on the World Wide Web, including free scholarship search services, that can lead you to more nursing scholarships.

We have received requests from a number of people and organizations to list their forms of assistance for Nursing AND CNA students. For now, we have placed MORE sources of information for education and financial aid for nursing and certified nursing assistants towards the bottom of the page s under the heading: "Websites that List MORE Scholarships and Information for Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants."



We decided to write the following statement about being careful on applying for scholarships that MAY no longer be available. From our experience of trying to list scholarships that are currently available, we have found that many scholarships stay on the World Wide Web, although the organizations that at one time funded the scholarships, NO LONGER fund the scholarship. We have found that all the information is on the organization's web page, BUT, the date for applying for that scholarship may be a couple years old. Our best advice is that IF a scholarship is listed on a web page AND the date of application is more than a year old, then it is VERY PROBABLE that the scholarship is NOT AVAILABLE. Our best advice is that if you are interested in a scholarship that has older information, then PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT them to see IF the scholarship is currently being offered. Definitely, a number of organizations may delay funding a scholarship for a year or two. However, there are many scholarships that are found on web pages that have been there for years that have NOT been funded for years.


Nursing and Allied Health Grants and Scholarships

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association General Scholarship offers a variety of scholarships and just some of them are listed here. A couple of the scholarships seem to have open eligibility requirements. PLEASE contact this organization and see what is available for the upcoming application year. Information about their scholarships, as well as most scholarships, have a tendency to change from year to year.

"Since 1969, the FNSNA has sought to promote the nursing profession through scholarship, leadership and development.  Individuals  and organizations with an interest in nursing education have established scholarships within the FNSNA.  The FNSNA continues to expand its support for nursing education and the future of the nursing profession."

"Students currently enrollment and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic pre-licensure doctorate or generic pre-licensure master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program."​

"The FNSNA Foundation awards over $250,000 annually in the general scholarship and promise of nursing programs. Scholarship awards are up to $7,500."

Basically, the FNSNA provides undergraduate scholarships and graduate scholarships:

The General Scholarship Program

Promise of Nursing Faculty Fellowships



Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association "Promise of Nursing Scholarships"

These particular scholarships are available in selected regions of the United States. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code. This program is supported by fund-raising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Funds for this scholarship are supported by contributors in selected regions.

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are available in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code. A list of participating colleges can be found at:

Money: $7,500.

Contact Information:

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association
45 Main St. Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718-210-0705

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for Racial/Ethnic Minorities

We will keep this specific scholarship on this list, for now. As we have said on some of the other web pages on our website about scholaships is that specific scholarships seem to come and go. Organizations make changes to specific titles of scholarships and funding. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association funded this specific title of scholarship at one time and may continue to fund it at some other time?

Sponsor: Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are open to nursing or pre-nursing students who are from disadvantaged background (including students who are racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses).

Award Amount: $2000



Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

Sponsor: Bay Alarm Medical.

Eligibility: "To be eligible for one of our scholarship awards, you must be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly OR participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home. Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay contest. You must provide a photo of yourself and one of the seniors mentioned in your essay."

Money: First place is 1,000. Second place is $500.


The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Sponsor: The Expert Institute.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences AND have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Money: $1,000.


Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Sponsor: B4 Brands

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information:

Cascade Healthcare Solutions “Nurses Make a Difference” Scholarship

Sponsor: Cascade Healthcare Solutions

“The Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with an undergraduate nursing program. The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people's lives.”

Money: $1,000.


Sharps Compliance, Inc Spring Scholarship

Sponsor: Sharps Compliance, Inc.

Eligibility Requirements: "You must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and have been accepted to or be currently enrolled in an accepted university in healthcare-related studies." Topics for the essay are on the website.

Money: First prize is $1,500. Second prize is $1,000. Third prize is $750.

Contact Information with rules and topics for the essay are at:

Intermountain Vein Center (iVein) Health and Wellness Scholarship

Sponsor: Intermountain Vein Center

Eligibility: Any current full-time undergraduate/graduate student attending an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 is welcome to apply. This is an ESSAY contest and the specific topic is mentioned at their website. This scholarship is not just for healthcare students, but we added this scholarship to this list because your knowledge about health may help write a winning essay.

Money: "Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once."


Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Sponsor: rehabcenter by Vertana Health

Eligibility Requirements: "Graduate or undergraduate student enrolled full-time at a postsecondary institution in the U.S. Welcome to enter: U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. permanent residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Hatian entrants, Humanitarian parolees. At least 18 years of age at time of entry."

Topic of the ESSAY is listed at their website. MORE requirements are listed at their website.

NOT eligibile are: "Owners, employees, or direct family members of employees or owners affiliated with RehabCenter.Net. International students or temporary residents."

Money: First Place: $6000. Second Place: $3000. Third Place: $1000.

MORE information can be found at:


We are not sure if the following scholarship continues to be available, BUT we will keep it on this list, for now. Information about this scholarship is no longer on their main web page. The financial awards were generous and we want to think that maybe, one day, they will fund the scholarships again.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship


Eligibility Requirements: “The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.” “In our third year, the scholarship is being expanded to students in Canada (excluding Quebec).”

The following are ineligible to apply:

    Employees of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.

    An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of     
where they reside) of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place  
for Mom Canada, Inc.

    A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.


Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement. The topic of the essay can be located at their website.

Money: A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by staff.

Contact: Scholarship

Here is ANOTHER scholarship that we do not want to take off this list, yet. We will continue to mention this scholarship, for now. They DO provide a web page that lists scholarships for caregivers, BUT it appears that the scholarships mentioned are funded by other organizations and not The list is located at

ALSO, we found a web page at that makes a person question that they MAY want to continue this scholarship?

One of the scholarships featured on's website is's Scholarship.

The scholarship that WAS offered AT ONE TIME was:

Sponsor: Scholarship

At one time, SeniorAdvice offered more than one scholarship. The award for each scholarship WAS $1,000. However, now, it appears that one scholarship is offered worth $2,000. Part of the description on their website appears to be the same.

Eligibility Requirements: The student needs to be attending a two or four year college or university. The students needs to have been a caregiver to an adult relative. You will need to answer about five questions located at their website.

Old information wanted the answers to be in VIDEO format. HOWEVER, that requirement may have changed.

Please visit their website for more UPDATES about their scholarship.

Money: $2,000.

Contact Information is available at: Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship


Eligibility: For students attending a U.S. university or college who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Topic of the ESSAY is located at their website. A two-minute video is an alternative to the essay.

"We're looking for a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video addressing the following questions" and the questions are listed at their website.

Money: “ is offering two $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives.”




CNA Scholarship

Sponsor: CNA Free Training.

Eligibility: "To be eligible for the scholarship you will need to fill out all of the fields in our submission form. Winner will be based on our staff’s determination of the candidate with the most compelling story on why they would like to become a CNA and why they feel they deserve the award."

Applicants must be accepted into a state-approved CNA training/certification program by May 31, 2021. Applicants must be a US resident and over the age of 18.

Money: $500.

Contact: Scholarships

Sponsor: will provide their own database of scholarships. provides THREE different scholarships: “Bridging your Career: The RN to BSN Scholarship”, “Nurses First Scholarship”, “Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing.”
Each scholarship has different requirements. Each is an ESSAY contest.

Money varies per scholarship from $500 to $1,000.


IT IS QUESTIONABLE IF the following two scholarships are active, BUT we will keep them on this list, for now. The availability of the following two scholarships seems to come and go. Scholarship


$1,000 Nursing Program Scholarship – "Students participating in transitional programs such as RN to BSN or LPN to BSN qualify for this scholarship. Students enrolling or enrolled in nursing programs offered by online schools qualify also. Master’s and Doctorate level students do not qualify for this scholarship."

Money: $1,000.

MORE Information:


Nursing Scholarship


OLD information:

Okay, we are going to put this back on this web page. For awhile, it looked like this scholarship was no longer available, BUT apparently this is valid again. It seems to come and go so we will keep this on the list, for now.

" is offering a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. This award is given out once every year."

For MORE information, PLEASE visit this web page:

NICHE Scholarships


NICHE is a company that funds some scholarships itself while providing a search service for more scholarships. There is a lot of information here for a variety of scholarships. NICHE funds a number of scholarships such as: High School, Community College, Beauty School, Nursing, and MORE. There is a $500 Nursing scholarship.

Money: $500 Nursing Scholarship.


USA Medical and Surgical Supplies Scholarships

Sponsor: USA Medical and Surgical Supplies.

"USA Medical and Surgical Supplies is proud to provide a $1,000 scholarship for college and university students.  The scholarship application is open to College and University students studying medicine, therapy, emergency medical services, laboratory science, medical technology, nursing, health care, pathology, radiology, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, social sciences, and other health related disciplines.  The winner will receive $1000 to help with their educational fees and expenses.

Scholarship applicants are asked to write an essay on how medical supplies or medical equipment has the biggest impact on healing, improving, or extending human lives. The topics could range from how specific equipment helps provide better diagnostics, or modern infection control allows reuse of important medical instruments, or how enteral feeding pumps provide accurate, reliable nutrition to humans of all ages. Here are a few ideas to assist anyone looking for ideas: ECG machines, aspirator pumps, Kangaroo feeding pumps, mayo stands, and MEDIHONEY"

MORE information is located at their website.

Money: $1,000.


CampusRN Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: CampusRN.

CampusRN is known to provide six scholarships which is based on six regions.There are times that the information is difficult to find. Following are some web pages for accessing information about CampusRN.

Please view their website for updates:

"CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region. Deadlines vary. See site for full details."

Money: $2,500


Registered's $500 "RN to BSN/MSN Challenge" Scholarship

Sponsor: Registered

Eligibility Requirements: "RN to BSN/MSN SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: will post a question and entry form for candidates to fill out. The form(s) will be found on all applicable pages. Candidates will answer the question with a response of 500 - 700 words. will pick one winner with the best answer among all entrants. Entrants can only apply to one scholarship."

Money: $500.


RN to BSN Online Programs Scholarship

Sponsor: RN to BSN Online Programs

Eligibility Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old. Must be currently attending a college or will be attending a college. Topic of essay and more information about the application process is located at the website.

Money: $1,000


PLEASE NOTE that this website offers more than just scholarship information. This website tries to "to help sort through the information out there, we researched and created a website that candidly answers the questions that everyone wonders. We believe students are owed valuable insight into all the available education avenues, an objective understanding of the impact of tuition and financial aid, as well as true cost vs. benefit; including a realistic view of potential for career development."

AORN Foundation Nursing Student Scholarship

This scholarship is a good example of a number of nursing scholarships available for students looking to specialize in a specific area of nursing.

There have been changes to this scholarship over the years. It is best to access the website for more information.

"The AORN Foundation supports your professional goals and helps you maintain evidence-based knowledge and competencies. We have awarded scholarships to more than 3,000 nurses working to earn a degree, achieve advanced certification, and complete continuing nurse education."

Money: In the past, the finanical award has been between $1,000 and $5,000.

Contact Information:


American Addiction Centers Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE that according to their website that this scholarship is not going to be offered in 2020. They ask that you keep checking their website.

Sponsor: American Addiction Centers.

"In 2015, acknowledging the growing need for qualified addiction and mental health professionals to help those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders, American Addiction Centers (AAC) decided to launch an educational scholarship program to assist students who were enrolled in college programs in the area of Behavioral Health. We established our Behavioral Health scholarship awards to provide financial assistance that to would enable undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in the areas of behavioral health and addiction-related studies."

Eligibility Requirements: "Enrollment in academic program in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum focusing on treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. – GPA 3.2 or above – College Freshman as of Fall Semester 2019 – Open to full or part-time college undergraduate or graduate students."

Essay topic is located at their website.

Money: First place is $5,000. Second place is $2,500. Third place is $2,500.




The Heart of Healthcare Nursing Scholarship


It appears that Best Nursing has changed the name of their scholarship. It appears that they no longer offer The "Back to School" Nursing Scholarship Program. HOWEVER, they offer a scholarship that provides the same amount of money for its scholarship.

"The team is passionate about helping students who are inspired to make a difference in the lives of others by pursuing a career in nursing. It is our mission to provide you with valuable nursing resources and connect you with the ideal program or school to help you achieve your goals.

Eligibility requirements and the topic of the ESSAY are located at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information:


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

This organization will team up with other organizations to help fund scholarships. The scholarships can change from year to year which is a good reason to keep checking AACN's website for the most recent information and scholarships available.

Following are SOME titles of scholarships listed at their website. PLEASE visit their website for MORE information.


Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship 

"This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CastleBranch or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS

To apply, visit the Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship page."


CastleBranch–GNSA Scholarship 

"The CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of graduate nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership and mentoring and will award two $2,500 scholarships each semester to eligible GNSA members.

To apply, visit the CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship page."


Deborah E. Trautman Future for Nurse Leader Scholarship

"Funded by Liaison International, AACN’s partner in NursingCAS, this scholarship and leadership development program was created in honor of AACN’s President and CEO Dr. Deborah Trautman. This $3,500 scholarship is designed to recognize graduate nursing students who aspire to leadership positions in academic nursing. In addition to $2,000 to cover educational expenses which is sent directly to the student, scholarship recipients will participate in a one-on-one leadership development experience with Dr. Trautman at AACN’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Up to $1,500 of the scholarship award will be used to cover travel expenses for the three-day leadership development program."


AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program

"The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; completing an RN to BSN or MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated nursing program."

PLEASE visit their website for MORE information and titles of scholarships.



Uniform Advantage WITH The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarships (TWO Scholarships)

It has been difficult to try to keep track of the Tafford Uniforms Scholarship Program, BUT it looks like Tafford Uniforms, Lydia's Uniforms, and Uniform Advantage combined to become Uniform Advantage. IT APPEARS by the following description that Tafford, OR Lydia, OR is it Uniform Advantage, STILL offers a scholarship with the help of The American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Sponsor: Uniform Advantage.

Here is the description of this scholarship listed at:

Uniform Advantage (UA) has partnered with The American Association of Colleges of Nursing to help give graduate students an opportunity to further their master's or doctoral degree in nursing through The Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship Fund. Students must be members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy. UA believes strongly in giving back to their communities and with this scholarship, it will allow students to leave their mark on the future of healthcare. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to one winner each in the fall and spring semesters.

Only finalists are contacted and may be asked to submit letters of recommendation, published articles, awards/honors, etc. to the selection committee. The essay submitted by the scholarship winners will be published on the AACN and Uniform Advantage website along with a picture. For more information on entering the scholarship, please click here:

Money: $2,500. TWO scholarships per year.

Contact Information:


Hurst Review Services

"Hurst Review Services, the fastest growing NCLEX Review Company in the country, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing are pleased to announce a new partnership awarding scholarships to students pursuing professional nursing degrees."

Eligibility Requirements: The new scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools.

Money: Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly.

Contact and Application Information:


Johnson and Johnson Nursing Scholarships Web Page

The Johnson and Johnson website has a web page that will list a number of scholarships that may be of interest to healthcare students:



R & D Systems Scholarship

Sponsor: R & D Systems.

Eligibility Requirements:

"R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field (Life Science, Medical Science, Health Science).

A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester. *For universities within the US, Canada, and European Countries only.

Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field (Life Science, Medical Science, Health Science)
Open to all levels of education above high school
Open for students studying in a college/university within the US, Canada, and European Countries only.
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment at time of application (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma)."

Money: $1,500.

Contact and Application Process:


AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship

Sponsor: AfterCollege

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded EACH QUARTER.

Eligibility Requirements: Nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Money: Scholarships will be in the amount of $2,500. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded EACH QUARTER.


Tylenol Scholarships

Sponsor: Tylenol

Tylenol offers a variety of scholarships worth a variety of money. This information is subject to change.

There is a lot of information to take in, so please visit the following two websites. There is a lot of money being offered.®%20Future%20Care%20Scholarship%20FAQ%5B2%5D.pdf

Basically, here are the financial awards:

Up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
• 10 - $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
• 30 - $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.



Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution.

It appears that DAR has opened up SOME scholarships to NON-members of the organization.

There are a number of scholarships provided for a variety of healthcare professions:

PLEASE visit their website in order to see a variety of scholarships that may be available for you.

Here are ONLY two examples of MORE listed at their website:

The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship: "A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship is a general scholarship for the general public. This scholarship is worth $5,000.

Contact: Please visit the website at


Pure Path Scholarship

Sponsor: Pure Path.

Eligibility Requirements: "We welcome students from universities and colleges. If you are below 18 years old, or if you’re still in high school, make sure to get the consent of your parents or legal guardians first before joining. You must have a strong passion for making this world a better place for this generations, and those to come. We will be choosing a scholar who believes in the same vision and values as Pure Path."

"Pure Path is dedicated to making the world a healthier place through naturopathic health advice and sustainable living practices. We empower our readers and community with ways to live healthier, help fight chronic illness, and heal your body naturally."

This is an ESSAY contest and the topic can be located at their website.

Money: " A $1,000 Scholarship for Health, Nutrition & Sustainable Living Pioneers. "

Contact Information is available at:


Therapy Pet Scholarship

Sponsor: Therapy Pet.

Eligibility Requirements: "Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada. Must be enrolled and/or attending post-secondary education within the next year."

"Therapy Pet is a community focused organization, which aims to help connect pet owners with licensed therapists. We believe in the the true value of pet therapy. An increasing number of people who suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental heath issues find emotional comfort from their pets."

This is an ESSAY contest and the topic can be located at their website.

Money: $500.

Contact Information is available at:


Tutor the People Essay Contest

Sponsor: Tutor the People.

Tutor the People has changed the eligibility requirements to say: "Our current scholarship is offered for pre-medical students."

We know that a number of nursing and allied health professionals move on to become physicians, so we will add this scholarship to this list. At one time, Tutor the People Essay Contest was more open to all students, but as you can see at their website that there are limitations to who can apply for this scholarship, now.

This is an ESSAY contest and the topic is provided at their website.

Money: "$1,000 payable to your current undergraduate or future medical school tuition."




Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships with some Special or Specific Eligibility Requirements

We know that many of the following nursing scholarships will apply to only some nursing students. The following nursing scholarships have a few specific requirements.

Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Sponsor: The American National Red Cross

"The American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 in order to advance nursing as a career option and to promote the involvement of new nurses in the Red Cross."

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: VARIES. However, at one time, $3,000 was an award.



Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

ARN offers financial assistance in the form of a $1,500 scholarship to nurses working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Eligibility Requirements: Scholarship eligibility requirements include: membership and involvement in ARN; enrollment in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in good standing and successful completion of at least one course; current practice in rehabilitation nursing; a minimum of 2 years’ experience in rehabilitation nursing.   This association provides other scholarships, also.

Money: $1,500.

Contact Information:

SGNA RN General Education Scholarship (The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates)

Sponsor: The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

SGNA is dedicated to the professional development of gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses around the world. Through the following awards and scholarships, SGNA seeks to recognize those who have demonstrated a dedication to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing, to continuing education and to the goals of SGNA.

SGNA use to fund the RN General Education Scholarship which appeared to be open to any nursing student. However, it appears that scholarship is no longer offered, but a variety of other scholarships are offered by SGNA. It appears that the scholarships are awarded to nursing students with interest in gastroenterology and endoscopy. Please visit the website for more information.



Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Career Mobility Scholarship

(Once called their Career Mobility Scholarship).

Sponsor: Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Career Mobility

Eligibility Requirements: Please visit their website for an updated list of requirements and MORE scholarships. Must be a member of AMSN for at least one year.

Money: "Up to six (6) $3,000" may be awarded each year.

Contact Information:

Exceptional Nurse Scholarships

Sponsor: awards a number of scholarships to nurses who have a documented disability.

Please visit the following website for more information:

Contact Information:

AAMN Foundation Scholarships for Men (Multiple Scholarships)

Sponsor: American Assembly for Men in Nursing and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future

Money: Multiple scholarships worth different amounts of money are offered. PLEASE contact the website for more information.

Contact Information:



Emergency Nurses Association Scholarships

Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (ENA) is just one of a number of scholarships offered by the Emergency Nurses Association. More information including eligibility requirements for all the scholarships can be found at:

Sponsor: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Foundation

"Recognizing the importance of ongoing education and research opportunities in emergency nursing, ENA established the Foundation in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance emergency health services available to the public through education and research. This scholarship is awarded to a nurse (RN, LPN or LVN) who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This scholarship is named in memory of Charles Kunz, father of 2005 ENA President, Patricia Kunz Howard."

Money: $3000, BUT this amount may vary. The ENA provides more than one scholarship. The financial awards and requirements vary per scholarship. Please visit the website at

Please visit for more information:


Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program

PLEASE NOTE that as the following description mentions, Minority Nurse Magazine has provided funding for scholarships. We are not sure if they continue to provide a scholarship, BUT, we will keep this scholarship on this list, for now. Following is some older information.


Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available for racial and ethnic minority nursing students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an accredited four-year BSN program or in an accelerated program leading to a BSN degree or an accelerated master's entry nursing program that bypasses the traditional BNS degree (such as a BA-to-MSN). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. GPA: 3.0.

Money: One $3,000 scholarship and Two $1,000 scholarships.

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Black Nurses Rock Scholarship

"The mission of Black Nurses Rock is to inspire and empower innovative leaders who will serve and educate vulnerable communities. We do this in part by helping nurses aspire greatness and a percentage of all membership fees goes towards providing scholarships to driven nurses in financial hardship. All scholarships will be awarded at the Black Nurses Rock annual conference. Scholarship award amounts are dependent upon available funds and must be used towards educational expenses."

Eligibility Requirements: There are more requirements listed at their website, but here are a couple of requirements near the top of their list: "Must be an official paid Black Nurses Rock member (please add membership number. Must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (MSN, B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N./ L.V.N.) with a GPA 3.0 and above with at least one full year remaining."

PLEASE visit their website for MORE information:


National Association of Hispanic Nurses

National Scholarship Awards

Sponsor: National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are available to NAHN members enrolled in accredited associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate or LPN/LVN nursing programs; must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Money: "The number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount in the scholarship fund."

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Website: "is a social community website exclusively for nurses and healthcare professionals with the mission to provide comprehensive educational resources for those interested in entry-level or advanced practice nursing careers." provides a list of nursing scholarships that a number of organizations will fund.

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The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

"NEF's only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing."

A long list of scholarships is provided at their website. We know that many of the scholarships have specific requirement, BUT there are some healthcare and nursing professionals who may find the scholarships helpful.

Please visit their web page for their list of scholarships:

The U.S. Department of Education provides funding for several grants. The Pell Grant is one of the most popular grants that many, many students receive year-after-year. PLEASE do NOT underestimate the value of the Pell Grant as well as other funding opportunities listed at their website. Many students will qualify for, at least, some Pell Grant money. Some students will qualify for the maximum amount of Pell Grant money, which is over $6,000. The maximum amount of money may change yearly.

PLEASE visit a College Financial Aid Office for more information about Federal and State grants, scholarships, and financial aid.


Websites that List MORE Scholarships and Information for Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants:

Although Grants, Scholarships, and MORE cannot endorse any website, we honor the requests of organizations to list their programs so that students can investigate which programs may be right for them.


YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.

List of NO ESSAY Scholarships: Episode 1. Updated February 2019. We know that many students want scholarships with NO essay requirement, so we will mention this video, here. This YouTube video will provide information on ten scholarships for college that do NOT require an essay. These scholarships have a minimum amount of requirements, so almost any U.S. citizen may apply for these scholarships. Some of these scholarships ask you to fill out an online application while others request that you answer a short quiz or question. However, most people would consider the application process “easy.” Definitely, NO ESSAY is required for these scholarships

Fastweb is a free scholarship service that is free. Fastweb is one of the more popular and recognized free scholarship search services. You need to register and make a number of selections for your profile. Like most of the free search services, if you do not like the results, then go back and change (edit) some of your original profile criteria and then perform another search. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration. is an excellent site to find out all kinds of information about college, especially financial aid. Their free scholarship search service is located at It is free, but you do need to fill out a profile. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Michigan State University Libraries Grants and Scholarships Web Page for Nursing Students provides an EXCELLENT list of sources of scholarships for nursing students. The website is located at

ACLS Medical offers a list of medical-related scholarships. provides a free scholarship search service. The following link takes you to their nursing web page where you can find more information about nursing besides the search service. Please click on at provides a list of many nursing scholarships. has a very good website providing valuable information for a variety of ethnic groups.

College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements is a Kindle ebook that lists approximately 150 college scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, so that just about anyone can apply for these scholarships. There are only so many scholarships for a specific group of people, whether it is Hispanic, single mothers, women, nursing students, veterans, or other groups. This ebook will provide a list of more available scholarships. Some of these scholarships require writing an essay while others require filling out just an application. There are NOT many scholarships available without specific, limiting criteria. There are many resources that will list thousands of scholarships, but a majority of them will have very specific requirements that prevents many students from applying to most of the scholarships listed in the resources. However, this Kindle ebook lists scholarships that most people within the U.S. can apply for. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle Previewer in order to view Kindle books on your PC at OR . We know how difficult it is to format documents for the Kindle so the formatting might be kind of strange for some of the text. However, we find the text tolerable and the links work.

CNA Classes Buzz "provides inclusive guidance to those who are looking forward to pursue a rewarding career as a certified nursing assistant. We understand that searching for approved nurse aide classes and qualifying the CNA exam can be a taxing endeavor for a fresher. Therefore, we have furnished reliable, relevant and in-depth information related to this profession to assist you. Check out our various sections - Certification, Salary, CNA Classes, Free Training, Exams, Skills, and Guide, to get acquainted with all the minute particulars of certified nurse aide vocation in your state. Our useful resources will make it easy for you to arrive at the right decision, and prepare you before plunging in this fascinating but challenging field of nursing."

Family Nurse Practitioner Programs Online: "Family Nurse is the top guide for finding a Family Nurse Practitioner program online. We have searched the web, as well as sourced specific datasets, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the CCNE, and the ACEN, among others, to find all of the FNP programs online. We then visited each website, reviewed their program, and have provided a summary of the program highlights to help you make your decision in a more timely and informed fashion."

Free CNA Training has asked us to place this link on our website. Although we do not endorse any school, we understand how students can investigate sources on their own in order to judge which school can be right for them. This organization says: "On this site you can learn how to become a professional CNA! There are 2 sections on this site- free CNA training module as well as CNA schools module. If you are new to the field of nursing we suggest you going through the various free training materials offered on this website to better understand what it means to be a CNA."
This organization does offer a $1,000 scholarship :

Nursing Degree Guide: provides a database that "has been hand gathered, using resources from the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and other program specific accrediting boards responsible for program curriculum. There are a lot of nursing programs available - use our guide to figure out which path is the best for you."

RN to BSN Online offers a scholarship as well as information about nursing training and careers: "The RN to BSN degree path is strongly recommended by the two major accrediting bodies for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ACEN), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Research shows that nurses with the BSN are able to provide a higher standard of patient care and have a broader understanding of both the nursing profession and of broader community and public health concerns. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than three million registered nurses are employed in the U.S. The occupation is expected to grow 12% between 2018 and 2028, resulting in roughly 371,000 new jobs. This steady demand is due to an aging baby boomer population and a growing number of patients admitted to outpatient and long-term care facilities. The BLS also notes that competition for nursing jobs has increased and that candidates with at least a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) have the best employment prospects."


How to Apply for College Grants and Scholarships gives advice on the application process once you found the college grant and scholarship that meets your needs.

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