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Scholarship Opportunities Available for Student Nurses

June 2013

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year! Scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and students currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate and generic master's programs.

The FNSNA awards more than $345,000 annually in scholarships, and individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 each. Applicants are judged on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to healthcare.

Completed applications must be submitted by January 14, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.nsna.org.

Nurse Practitioner Student Scholarships

Nurse practitioner students – looking for ways to reduce your educational debt while giving back to those in need? The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP) and the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NURSE Corps SP), administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, award annual scholarships to nurse practitioner students in return for a commitment to provide healthcare in a community with limited access to care.

The scholarships include payment for tuition, required fees and other reasonable educational costs; a monthly support stipend; and assistance in finding a practice site. Upon receipt of the scholarship, students commit to a minimum of two years service at an eligible healthcare facility in a Health Professional Shortage Area upon graduation and completion of training.

Both scholarship programs accept applications from nurse practitioner students. The eligibility requirements and funding preferences vary by program. For more information about the scholarship programs, visit www.nhsc.hrsa.gov.

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