College Scholarships for Nursing Students

If you plan to study nursing or a related health field in college, you'll find that numerous scholarship opportunities exist to support your studies.

The only way to win the money, of course, is to apply. Below is a sampling of 25 scholarships specifically for nursing students. Some are for current college students, while others are open to high school students. The awards range in value from $250 to $5,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services. You can also find many more scholarships at Cappex.

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A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

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• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology.
Administered by A Place for Mom
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A Nurse I Am Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Description: Applicants must enroll in an LVN/LPN, RN degree (ADN or BSN), diploma, or RN-to-BSN program.
Administered by Cherokee Uniforms
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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

• Award: $3,000
• Description: Applicants must be students studying nursing or anesthesia who are serving or have previously served in a branch of the Army.
Administered by the Army Nurse Corps Association
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Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must attend a school of nursing and demonstrate financial need.
Administered by the Daughters of the American Revolution
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Excellence in Science & Medicine Award

• Award: $2,500
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in a health sciences program with the intent to enter the field of oncology or neurology.
Administered by the Mary E. Smith Foundation
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ExceptionalNurse.com College Scholarships

• Award: $250 - $500
• Description: Applicants must be nursing majors with a documented disability.
Administered by ExceptionalNurse.com
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Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing a career in health care.
Administered by Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk
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Global Scholarship Alliance Scholarship Program

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be international students who are studying nursing at a US university.
Administered by the Global Scholarship Alliance
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Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund

• Award: $2,500
• Description: Applicants must be women from culturally diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds who are pursuing a degree in healthcare.
Administered by the American Heart Association
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Greta James Memorial Scholarship

• Award: $2,500
• Description: Applicants must attend nursing school.
Administered by Scrub Shopper
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IOKDS Health Careers Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, or medical technologies.
Administered by the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
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Islamic Development Bank/ISNA Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
• Description: Applicants must be Muslim students pursuing a degree in medicine or another approved field of study.
Administered by the Islamic Society of North America
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Lambda Pi Alpha Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
• Description: Applicants must be African-American nursing majors.
Administered by Lambda Pi Alpha
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March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must be enrolled in a maternal-child nursing program.
Administered by the March of Dimes
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Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship

• Award: $500
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in gerontology or geriatric nursing.
Administered by the National Gerontological Nursing Association
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Megan Sugrue Scholarship by CengageBrain

• Award: $2,500
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in pre-healthcare.
Administered by Cengage Learning
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NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing a nursing degree and plan to work in under-served communities.
Administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Nursing Economic$ Foundation Scholarship

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must be matriculated in or matriculating into a master’s or doctoral nursing program.
Administered by Nursing Economic$ Foundation
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Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essay Contest

• Award: $750 - $1,500
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing health care related studies.
Administered by Sharps Compliance
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Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be enrolled in a nursing program and plan to practice in long-term care or geriatrics.
Administered by the National Association of Directors in Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care
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CAN Thrive Thriving Care Givers Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
• Description: Applicants must be studying a nursing, LPN, or CNA program.
Administered by CNA Thrive
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TravelNursing.org Nursing Education Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a medicine-related program.
Administered by TravelNursing.org
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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

• Award: $5,000 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must pursue a career in the healthcare industry.
Administered by Tylenol
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WOCN Accredited Scholarship

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be nursing majors specializing in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing care.
Administered by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society
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Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Scholarship

• Award: $250
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in speech, physical, occupational, or music therapy; special education; or nursing.
Administered by Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc.
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