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Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program
May 1, 2016
Minority Nurse has teamed up with NCEMNA to co-sponsor an annual scholarship to help outstanding nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing. To date, we have awarded scholarships to more than 40 students, honoring their commitment to the profession, academic excellence, and community service.nWe are currently accepting applications for our 16th annual scholarship competition, consisting of two $1,000 awards and one $3,000 award. Scholarships will be paid in summer 2015 for the fall 2015 academic term.nWho is EligiblenTo apply for this scholarship, students must meet all four of the following criteria:nnBe a minority in the nursing professionnBe enrolled (as of September 2016) in either the third or fourth year of an accredited BSN program in the United States OR an accelerated program leading to a BSN degree (such as RN-to-BSN or BA-to-BSN) OR an accelerated master’s entry program in nursing for students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing (such as BA-to-MSN). Graduate students who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing are not eligible.nHave a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale)nBe a U.S. citizen or permanent residentnnHow to ApplynComplete and return this form along with all three of the following documents:nnTranscript or other proof of GPAnLetter of recommendation from a faculty member outlining academic achievementnA brief (250-word) written statement summarizing your academic and personal accomplishments, community service, and goals for your future nursing careernnImportant: An English translation must be provided for any documentation that is not in English.