Merit-Based Scholarships for Nursing Students

If you are interested in becoming an RN or an advanced practice nurse but paying for school has kept you from pursuing your dreams, our merit-based scholarships can help ease the financial burden associated with obtaining a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing. We are currently offering $4,500 in scholarship money for nursing students to help reduce student loan debt and make paying for a degree simpler and more affordable. Our goal is to help aspiring RNs and advanced practice nurses spend less time worrying about how to pay for school and more time learning to provide the best possible patient care to the millions of patients across the country depending on them.

Important Notice: Due to continued COVID-19 related nationwide educational disruptions, we have decided to further extend the application deadline for all three of our scholarship offerings. The new application deadline is May 30, 2021, at 11.59 pm Pacific Standard Time. This is our final extension, and there will be no further extensions.

Why Are We Offering Scholarships to Nursing Students?

When it comes to healthcare, there are no health professionals more committed to their patients' health, safety, and dignity than nurses. They work tirelessly to ensure that their patients receive the very best care possible, and we believe they deserve the very best education possible. We are offering these scholarships for three very important reasons.

1. Heart and Soul of Our Healthcare System

Of all the healthcare professions in the United States, nursing is the largest by far. There are an estimated 3.0 million RNs and 246,000 APRNs working in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and doctors' offices across the nation. Nurses are the biggest percentage of hospital staff, they are the primary providers of hands-on patient care, and they are the faces the sick and injured turn to when they have questions or concerns about themselves or their loved ones.

Nurses are more than just healthcare providers. They are the heart and soul of the American healthcare system. They not only provide quality healthcare in many settings but also teach, innovate, think critically, and advocate for their patients' and fellow' nurses' rights. Nursing was ranked as the most ethical profession by a recent Gallup poll, and it is the single most trusted profession in the country. It is our goal to give back to the people who make up the very backbone of our healthcare system and help them see their true potential as caregivers.

2. Our Nation Is on The Verge of a Major Nursing Shortage

As the American population continues to grow, and as more people than ever before continue to gain access to affordable health insurance that allows them access to innovative treatments for an increasingly wide number of illnesses and injuries, the demand for nurses will only continue to grow. What's more, the American population is aging, which is driving even more demand for quality medical care in our country. In fact, although nursing remains one of the fastest-growing career options in the country, that growth is being seriously outpaced by demand.

By 2028, there will be some 400,000 new registered nursing positions required to be filled up throughout the nation. To further complicate matters, roughly one and half million RNs reach retirement age within the next decade, leaving an even bigger hole to fill. In order to fill this gap left behind by newly created and retiring positions, around 200,000 RNs must join the workforce every single year through 2028. When it comes to advanced nurse practitioners, each year through 2028, around 20,600 new positions are required to be filled up that are left open by retirements and an increase in demand.

Meanwhile, enrollments in nursing schools after a dramatic growth over the recent years have started to level-off. This imbalance has brought us on the verge of a major nursing shortage. With our scholarship, we hope to incentivize bright, compassionate souls to become nurses.

3. Rising Cost of Nursing Education

Finally, even as the demand for nurses - especially registered nurses and advanced practice nurses - continues to grow, the sheer cost associated with obtaining an education to become a nurse has increased significantly over the last two decades. Unfortunately, it is only expected to keep climbing. In 20 years, the cost to attend a private nursing school has increased 154%, and the costs associated with attending a public nursing school has even more - between 181% and 221%, depending on whether you are in-state or out of state. For a four-year degree, nursing students spend $40,000 to $200,000 on tuition, fees, books, and supplies. When it comes to an RN to BSN program, the cost varies between $20,000-$100,000, whereas a master's or doctoral student spends anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000.

The climbing costs associated with attending nursing school have created a serious barrier between bright, compassionate aspiring nurses and a future in healthcare ahead of them. We believe money should never be the reason a student gives up on his or her dreams of becoming part of the very backbone of today's healthcare system.

Is There Any Cost Involved in Applying for Our Scholarships?

There is absolutely no fee or charge of any kind to apply or win our scholarships. The only cost you will incur is in terms of your time and efforts in proving your potential as the most deserving applicant.

What Can the Scholarship Money Be Used For? issues a check that is directly made payable to the college or university you are attending and not directly to you. The winner can use the scholarship money to pay for direct educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies. It cannot be used to pay for board and travel.

What Scholarships Are We Currently Offering?

Staying committed to our cause to make paying for a nursing degree more affordable, we are currently offering three scholarships

Secure Your Future Scholarship Award

This scholarship contest is open to all registered nurses with an active RN license who are currently enrolled in an ACEN or CCNE accredited RN to BSN bridge degree program.

Award Amount: $1,500

Number of Awards Each Year: 1

Applications: Open Now!

Applications Close: May 30, 2021

Winner Announcement: July 15, 2021

Check this Scholarship Page for Complete Details »»
Health is a Right Not a Privilege Scholarship Award

This scholarship contest is open to all Graduate Nursing students who are currently enrolled in an ACEN, CCNE, or COA accredited Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthesia degree program.

Award Amount: $1,500

Number of Awards Each Year: 1

Applications: Open Now!

Applications Close: May 30, 2021

Winner Announcement: July 15, 2021

Check this Scholarship Page for Complete Details »»
A Step Towards Making a Difference Scholarship Award

This scholarship contest is open to all students of Hispanic heritage who are currently enrolled in an ACEN or CCNE accredited traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

Award Amount: $1,500

Number of Awards Each Year: 1

Applications: Open Now!

Applications Close: May 30, 2021

Winner Announcement: July 15, 2021

Check this Scholarship Page for Complete Details »»


Scholarship Terms and Conditions

The following general terms and conditions apply to all applicants of the Scholarship program. By submitting the application for our scholarship, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

• will accept only one application per person. Any attempt to enter with multiple email addresses or under multiple identities will result in immediate disqualification.

• No Purchase is necessary to apply or win our scholarship.

• Current employees of and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings, and children) are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

• You will not be asked to provide any sensitive information for your application or to claim the award if you are to win the scholarship.

• To apply for this scholarship, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, be above 18 years of age and meet all the eligibility requirements, clearly mentioned on the scholarship page.

• The information being provided by you in the scholarship application must be accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge.

• reserves the right to verify that all data and documents submitted with your application are accurate. Any incomplete or inaccurate information will disqualify your application.

• Your essay should be original and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If your essay is found to contain plagiarized material, either full or in part, you will be automatically disqualified.

• All applications will be reviewed by our scholarship committee, and based on the selection criteria, which is clearly mentioned on the scholarship page, a winner will be selected. has complete discretion when selecting the recipient of our scholarship.

• The scholarship winner will be notified by email or telephone. If the recipient cannot be reached at the email address or telephone number submitted with the entry, the scholarship will be forfeited, and the next deserving applicant will be selected.

• If you have decided to attend a different college or university than what you listed on your scholarship application form, you need to inform us of this change in the event of you being selected as the winner. If your new chosen college/university still meets the scholarship eligibility criteria, we will send the check to the new college/university. If this changes your eligibility, we may be forced to revoke the scholarship.

• In the event of you being declared the winner, you agree to sign and submit an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release.

• In the event of you being declared the winner, you will receive the award in the form of a check that is made payable to the college or university you are attending and not directly to you.

• reserves the right to revoke the scholarship awarded if the applicant is discovered to be ineligible or has broken any of our scholarship rules.

• is not responsible for and cannot provide you with financial advice on taxation matters. Any tax liability associated with the receipt of the scholarship money is the sole responsibility of the winner.

• Your information is safe with us. will maintain the privacy of all scholarship applicants; your information will not be sold or distributed. All information (emails, telephone numbers, resumes, letters of recommendation, and essays) relating to all our applicants will be destroyed as soon as the winner is announced.

• reserves the right to change the scholarship program at any time, including available scholarships, deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amounts, or other details.

• All correspondence between you and will be primarily via email, with the option of telephone communication, based on our decision.