8 MSN Scholarships for Nursing Students
posted July 10th, 2014 by Tricia Hussung
One of the most important aspects of the decision to go back to school is making sure it fits into your budget. At King University, we strive to offer tuition that is both competitive and affordable. However, you may still be looking for ways to finance your education and if so, we have good news. There is a wide variety of scholarships available for nursing students like you, and many that are specifically for individuals who are pursuing a nursing master’s program. Going back to school shouldn’t break the bank.
As you work toward your degree, keep the following MSN scholarships in mind and see how they fit in with your advanced education plans.
Young Women’s Alliance Higher Education Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, which empowers tomorrow’s female leaders by awarding educational scholarships. Applicants must be women who are enrolled in graduate school or who are in the junior or senior year of college. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrated financial need, commitment to community service, academic achievement and leadership potential. Recipients must also participate in a community project during the semester in which they receive scholarship money.
Scholarships for Single Mothers
The personal injury law firm of Curiel & Runion offers two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to single mothers who are going back to school. Applicants must complete a 500+ word essay that discusses the advantages of continued education after experiencing motherhood. In the essay, address the following question: What tools have you learned as a mother that have prepared you for the challenges you will face as a student? Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital MSN Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a world-class, nonprofit hospital specific for the care of infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. Recipients must be currently enrolled students who are working toward an MSN degree. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and complete an AfterCollege profile. Average amount awarded is $500. The hospital has more than 650 physicians and 4,750 staff support and volunteers.
AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund
AfterCollege and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) partnered in order to offer the joint AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund. It is a quarterly award of $2,500 for students who are pursuing a baccalaureate, master’s or doctorate degree in nursing. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in a graduate nursing program and plan to pursue a nursing faculty career. Applicants must be enrolled at an AACN institution.
FrameMyFuture Scholarship Contest
For the Frame My Future Scholarship, students are asked to create a visual entry that demonstrates what he or she would like to do in their personal and professional life after college. Examples of possible entries include photographs, collages, paintings, illustrations, poems and stories. The theme for entries should reflect the topic “How I Frame My Future.” Winners receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000.
This scholarship program awards $5,000 to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions. Applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted an application through the centralized application service, NursingCAS.
Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
AACN and Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future are offering scholarship funding to underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after completing their degree. All applicants must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral degree program. Five $18,000 scholarships are awarded as part of this program, with $1,500 of each award help to fund the recipient’s participation in an AACN conference.
New Careers in Nursing
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN are partnering to offer the New Careers in Nursing scholarship for nursing students. The program is designed to address the nation’s nursing shortage by increasing enrollment in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs. The scholarship awards $10,000 to each of up to 400 nursing students. Preference is given to students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in nursing and those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
More information on all of these scholarships can be found by visiting the Discover Nursing and AACN websites. If you are ready to advance your career and meet your professional goals by earning an MSN degree, King University’s program may be right for you. We offer three concentrations that enable you to tailor your education to the career you want. Choose from MSN nurse educator, MSN administrator and a combination MSN/MBA. You’ll be positioned for advanced career placement, higher salaries and leadership roles. Find out more about what an online MSN degree from King University can do for you.