12 Awesome Nursing Scholarships for RN to BSN Students
posted November 6th, 2013 by King University
Nationwide health care institutions are making a notable shift in educational requirements for its largest employee group––nurses. More and more facilities are seeking nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) locking associate-prepared or licensed nurses out of new career opportunities and potentially knocking them out of a job. Many nurses are turning to RN to BSN online programs to stay ahead of this trend and stay competitive in the growing field.
Paying for this new degree can be made easier with the help of nursing scholarships, which are available to both online and traditional nursing students. King University accepts all forms of financial aid, including scholarships. Take a look at this comprehensive list of scholarships available to nurses seeking their BSN.
1. AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund
Nursing students seeking an RN to BSN program or who are in an accelerated undergraduate or graduate degree receive special consideration for this quarterly scholarship award. Applicants must be enrolled in an AACN member institution to be eligible. Scholarship deadlines are June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 30 and March 30 annually. Visit www.aftercollege.com for more information.
2. American Holistic Nurses Association Research Grants
AHNA members conducting Holistic Nursing-centric research are eligible for grants worth up to $5,000. The application deadline is March 15. For more information on this grant, visit www.ahna.org.
3. American Mobile Healthcare Annual Scholarships Program
Travel nurses seeking continued education through a BSN or MSN program are eligible for this scholarship program. For more information on this program, visit www.americanmobile.com.
4. ANNA – Alcavis International, Inc., Career Mobility Scholarship
Current ANNA members seeking a BSN or advanced degree in the nephrology nursing field are eligible for this scholarship. The annual application deadline is October 15. For more information on this scholarship or ANNA, visit www.annanurse.org.
5. Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
B4 Brands sponsors the annual Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship that is eligible to non-traditional, full-time nursing students seeking a BSN degree. Five students are chosen each year to receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000. Non-traditional students are considered to be those students who postponed the pursuit of a college degree after high school or did not complete their degree and, instead, entered the workforce or military. For more information about this scholarship, visit www.b4brands.com.
6. Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Scholarships
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Foundation has multiple scholarships for nurses which include the following:
Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: RN, LPN or LVN nurses pursuing their baccalaureate degree are eligible for this scholarship and is a $3,000 scholarships given annually.
Karen O’Neil Endowed Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship: This scholarship supports the pursuit of advanced education for RN, LPN or LVN emergency nurses. Recipients are awarded $3,000.
Margaret Miller Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: The ENA also provides a $3,000 scholarship award to RN, LPN or LVN nurses pursuing a BSN.
Application deadlines are June 1. For more information, visit www.ena.org.
7. Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Scholarships
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association has multiple scholarships for nurses which include the following:
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association General Scholarships: Nursing students enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate degree program are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award is $1,000 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is January 13.
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Promise of Nursing Scholarship: Nursing students in select regions, including Tennessee are eligible for this annual scholarship valued at $1,000 to $2,500. Nursing students must be enrolled in an accredited BSN program.
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Current nursing professionals seeking their BSN who are currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program are eligible for this scholarship value at $1,000 to $2,500.
For more information, visit www.nsna.org.
8. Guardian Angel Scholarship
Certified nursing assistants in the long-term care sector who have completed the NADONA/LTC Guardian Angel program are eligible for a scholarship to be applied to the cost of their nursing degree. For more information, visit www.nadona.org.
9. Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship
Recognizing the difficulties for single parents pursuing a BSN, specifically in affording a nursing degree, this scholarship provides a one-time reward of $500 to the winner of the scholarship essay contest. Applicants must be a single parent and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Deadline for application is June 15, 2014. For more information on this scholarship, visit www.onlinenursingdegrees.org.
10. NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The U.S. Government offers a robust scholarship program for nursing students continuing their education through a RN to BSN program, RN to NP and non-nursing bachelor’s to NP program. Recipients will receive funding for tuition, fees and other expenses in exchange for working at a designated Critical Shortage Facility after graduation for two years. Learn more about this scholarship program by visiting www.hrsa.gov.
11. Oncology Nursing Certificate Corporation Bachelor’s Scholarship
Licensed nurses with an interest in oncology nursing and who are pursuing their BSN are eligible for this scholarship. Nurses must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Nurses can be awarded up to $2,000 through this scholarship. The application deadline is February 1. For more information, visit www.onsfoundation.org.
12. Shore Medical Center Academic Nursing Fellowship
Nursing students enrolled in an accredited BSN program are eligible for this fellowship program. This is a competitive, merit-based program that provides tremendous assistance for its recipients. The award amount ranges from $2,000 to $7,000 annually. For more information, visit www.shoremedicalcenter.org.
An RN to BSN is a long-term investment in your future as a nursing professional. These and other scholarships can help ease the burden of tuition and expenses associated with continued education. Apply early to scholarship programs for premium consideration. And, complete the FAFSA form in order to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional financial assistance using our unique school code: 003496.