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On average, an online education on average will cost less than a private education, but going to school is still expensive! Be sure to check with your employer to find out if they offer educational assistance programs, and make use of those whenever available. Luckily there are a number of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities that provide millions of dollars each year for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare!

The best investment you will ever make will be on your education, so here are a few scholarship resources we believe will be helpful:

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  • Minority Nurse Scholarship Program- Offers two $1,000 awards and two $500 awards annually to minority nurses enrolled in a program leading to a BSN degree. Online nursing degree programs including accelerated programs such as online RN to BSN completion programs are acceptable.

  • Mount Sinai Hospital's BSN Student Scholarship/Work Repayment Program- Offers up to $3,000.00 per semester for senior nursing students within a BSN Program, in association with a work commitment. Applicant must accept the work commitment at The Mount Sinai Hospital as a Registered Nurse subsequent to graduation

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program- Offers full-time family nurse practitioner, (FNP), students, physician assistant students, and medical students up to four years of tuition, paid education-related fees and expenses, and a monthly stipend. Recipients must promise to serve in an area identified as a health professional shortage area.

  • National Nursing Education Initiative - A national VA scholarship program aimed at supporting associate degree and diploma registered nurses obtain their BSN degrees.

  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program- Offers individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds scholarships of up to $20,000 per academic year to study subjects that prepare students for professions needed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In return, students must work at the NIH full-time for 10 weeks every year while in school and, after graduation, for at least a year for every year of the scholarship.

  • Nurse Options Registered Nurse Academic Scholarships- Scholarships are awarded quarterly based on a combination of factors including grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities. Any Registered Nurse student in their final 6 months of study (meaning that they are eligible for employment within 6 months) or previous graduates who have not commenced employment, and possess at least a 3.0 grade point average are welcome to apply.

  • Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship (DAR)- The Daughters of the American Revolution offers one time awards of $500 students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy or physical therapy.

  • Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarships- The candidate must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Bachelors scholarships awarded annually at $2,000 each; three (3) are ethnic minority scholarships. Annually, one bachelors scholarship is available to a LPN/LVN.

  • Patricia Smith Christensen Scholarship- Offers a $1,000 biennial scholarship to assist a graduate nursing student who is pursuing her/his nursing education in the area of maternal-child or pediatric nursing.

  • Registered Nurse Education Scholarships & Loan Repayment- Awards scholarships up to $10,000 over two years to associate and baccalaureate degree nursing students. The Foundation provides loan repayment to nurses that have completed a baccalaureate degree. Awardees of the Foundations scholarship and loan repayment programs must agree to practice nursing in a medically underserved area of California for a minimum of two years.

  • The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship of Excellence Award - The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in its member schools. The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

Non Healthcare Specific Scholarship Sources For Adult Students

  • AAUW Career Development Grants- The American Association of University Women Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning.

  • American Legion Auxilliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarships- The applicant also must be a student who has had at least one year of college, is a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.

  • The Business and Professional Women's Association Career Advancement Scholarship Program- provide financial assistance to disadvantaged women seeking to further their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their careers, or are soon to enter or re-enter the workforce. The Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, grants, and loans to over 8,000 women seeking to improve their lives.

  • Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship Program - Awards scholarships to adult students at transitional points in their lives. Applicants may be single parents, individuals just entering the workforce or displaced workers.

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