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2015 Nursing School Scholarship
Aug 31 all-day is offering a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. This award is given out once every year.

To qualify, student must be currently enrolled or enrolling in the next 6 months in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing education program.

Nursing ladder programs or transitional programs such as LPN to BSN or RN to BSN qualify for this scholarship. Online schools, four-year colleges, training institutions are all eligible. Master’s and Doctorate level programs also qualify for this scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship award is to help nursing students to pay for the costs of education, based on merit.

Selection Criteria

The winning applicant will be selected based on the merit of their application and scholarship essay. The winner will be selected by the administrative staff of, based upon the merit of their application package. Approximately 1/3 of the weight will come from the formal application and 2/3 of the weight will come from the essay. The formal application criteria are a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities and employment history (if applicable). The criteria considered in the essay is the author’s ability to present a meaningful answer that speaks directly to the essay question and provides insightful facts to support their claims.

Essay Question

The 600-800 word essay for the 2014 Nursing School Scholarship (deadline August 31st 2014) will ask the student to address the following:

Please choose one current issue that you feel is most important in nursing today and describe in several paragraphs what the issue is and why you feel it is important.

Announcing the Winner

The winner will be notified via email and regular mail within 30 days after the application deadline. After a winner is selected the candidate will be asked to furnish a transcript from their most recent academic institution to verify their stated GPA. If the candidate is unable to provide such documentation or if the actual GPA differs from the GPA stated on their application reserves the right to revoke the award and present it to another applicant. The award must be paid in one full payment via check directly to a qualifying educational institution. The award must be paid out within 6 months of notification. Scholarship recipient’s name, photograph, city and state will be posted on on a page of the site dedicated to showcasing previous scholarship winners.

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Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
Sep 15 all-day

Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship

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Application Deadline and Timeline

  • Applications are not accepted prior to July 31st, 2015.
  • All applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2015.
  • Scholarship awards will be announced on September 30th, 2015.

Congratulations to our Three 2014 Scholarship Winners:

  • Bryan Polkey
  • Lisa Schuster
  • Rosella Marie Sanchez

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, is awarded each year to non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing.  All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled.

Undergraduate nursing programs are those offering an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Non-traditional students are those students who postponed the pursuit of a college degree after high school, or had their college careers interrupted, and instead entered the workforce, or military or fulfilled a family or non-profit obligation.

About Barbara Rhomberg

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, was founded in 2013 in loving memory of Barbara Rhomberg.  Barbara was raised in rural Iowa and graduated from high school in 1954.  After high school, she attended the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.  Barbara’s college education was delayed after her sophomore year, when she fell in love, married and devoted her full attention to her expected family, church and community.

After raising eight children and spending over twenty-five years in the home, Barbara sought to complete her nursing education and begin her career.  She went back to school and earned her nursing degree in 1981.  As a Registered Nurse, Barbara worked at the local hospital and medical clinic in Elkader, Iowa.  She was well known for her skillful nursing, extraordinary compassion, loving smile, and generosity with her time and talents to the whole community.

Barbara Rhomberg was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in 1994 and passed away in 1995 at the age of fifty-nine.  Although her time on earth was short, she positively impacted many, many lives.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a full time undergraduate nursing program working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Non-traditional student, defined as a student that did not immediately continue their education after high school (at least a 3-year gap between high school and enrollment in a college or university)

Note: Past winners and applicants of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply in future years.

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About the Sponsor

Over the past ten years, B4 Brands has grown from an idea into a thriving organization. At B4 Brands, we believe that it is possible to blend environmentalism with wellness and infection control; to use the earth’s natural chemistry to protect people against illness.

In 2012, B4 Brands launched its Eco-Premium™ line of products. These products are the result of years of research, development and testing and represent the most environmentally-sensitive and high-quality line of hand hygiene products available today. The combination of the Eco-Premium and Original lines allows B4 Brands to offer comprehensive hand hygiene solutions for institutional customers in a wide variety of markets, including the healthcare industry. From hand sanitizer, soap and lotion to our line of manual and touch-free dispensing units, we are the environmental choice for your infection control needs.

Join us in the effort to limit the spread of illness-causing infections, to improve wellness, and to end the use of chemicals that threaten the health of our environment.

@ AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund
Sep 30 all-day

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund


The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter.

Nursing Scholarship Deadlines:
March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Please note that all applicants must already be enrolled (not just accepted) at an AACN member institution. To check if your school is a member, see AACN Members.

Only finalists are contacted and may be asked to submit letters of recommendation, published articles, awards/honors, etc. to the selection committee. Recipients will be announced within one month of each deadline and contacted to redeem the award. Check out this list of past scholarship recipients.

Have questions about this scholarship? You can reach us at, and visit our Official Scholarship Rules for full details!

About AfterCollege:
AfterCollege has been connecting students and recent grads with employers hiring for internships and entry-level positions since our inception in a Stanford University dorm room in 1999. AfterCollege gives new job seekers a competitive advantage by tapping into valuable professional networks with a patented job search algorithm and career-building tools to help land that all-important first job. AfterCollege proudly offers scholarships to help deserving students cover expenses during school and propel them forward into rewarding careers after college.

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship
Sep 30 all-day
  • Scholarship Criteria

    All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:1. Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.

    2. Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with (see OR have submitted your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS (see

    Due to the volume of applications received, only winners will be notified of final decisions. All winners will be announced in the AACN News Watch e-newsletter and posted on the AACN Web site.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Oct 15 all-day

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists. Initial awards are made for up to two years with the possibility of a two-year renewal. There is a stipend of $15,000 per year. Grant applications must be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL.

On August 11, 2015, a webinar was held for prospective applicants for the Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing. The program director and other ACS staff described program requirements and how to use proposalCENTRAL to create and submit an application. If you would like a copy of the webinar, please contact Shannon Pair at

Application Deadline: October 15

Policies and Instructions (PDF)

DSCN Sample Application (PDF)

Submit Applications Electronically on proposalCENTRAL Application System

Note: Grant application materials become available July 1.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing — Renewal

Eligible applicants are recipients of an initial 2-year Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing who demonstrate satisfactory progress in their doctoral programs in cancer nursing research. The grant provides up to two additional years of funding with an annual stipend of $15,000.

Application Deadline: October 15

Policies and Instruction (PDF)

DSCN-R Sample Application (PDF)

Submit Applications Electronically on proposalCENTRAL Application System

Note: grant application materials become available July 1.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Scholarships
Oct 15 all-day

Educational Scholarships & Grants

Each year ANNA offers scholarships that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education. ANNA also offers grants for clinical research projects and patient or staff education programs. The recipients of these scholarships and grants are recognized at the National Symposium.

The deadline for the current scholarships and grants cycle is October 15, 2015. For NIWI Grants (#306) and Research Grants (#310-#313, #317) only, the application submission deadline is November 15, 2015.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, click on a scholarship or grant in the list below.

Caring Nurse 2015 Scholarship
Nov 1 all-day

The caring nurse scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program or a high school student that has been accepted into a school with an undergraduate nursing program. Applicants must submit a 300-400 word essay explaining why they want to be in the field of nursing and how they intend to make a positive impact on the lives of the patients they care for. The deadline for applicate submission is Nov 1st 2015. To submit your application, please send an email to for application instructions with the subject (Caring Nurse Scholarship)

Nurses are by nature caring people that have a drive to help others. Nursing is a highly challenging yet rewarding carrier path to choose. It takes a special person to be a nurse. Unfortunately, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing we have a shortage of nurses in this country which effects patient care. The United States is in need of hard working and caring nurses to fill this gap which will result in better patient outcomes and a better overall healthcare system.

Cristia Medical Supply, a leading wholesale retailer of medical supplies and medical equipment works closely with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home healthcare agencies. We deal with all types of healthcare professionals including nurses on a daily basis. We have seen firsthand how hard working and caring the people in the nursing profession are. That is why we are excited to offer the caring nurse 2015 scholorship to aspiring nurses. We know that nurses make a tremendous impact on the lives of the people they care for so we want to offer our support in anyway we can.


Applicants must be 18 years of age and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program at an accredited college or university or must be a high school student that has been accepted into a school with a nursing program and plans to attend their nursing program.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a legal US citizen or provide proof of a valid student Visa.
The winning applicant must provide verification of enrollment at an undergraduate school with a nursing program or acceptance into a school with an undergraduate nursing program.
We would also ask that the winning applicaint provide us with a photo and short Bio that can be posted on

Application Deadline – Nov 1st 2015

Winner will be selected – Dec 1st 2015

Winning applicant will receive a check for $500 from Cristia Medical Supply, Inc. upon verification of enrolment.

For more information please feel free to use our contact info and contact form below.

Cristia Medical Supply, Inc.
6282 S Military Trl Ste. 703
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Toll Free: 800-288-5954
Fax: (561) 537-5744

To apply please go to the link below and fill out the application. Send completed application to

Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship
Nov 15 all-day

The Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to ARIN members who have returned to school to advance their nursing education. The recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $600.00. Individuals who have been members of ARIN for at least three years are eligible to apply for the Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship.

Dorothy (Dot) Budnek began her career as a Radiologic Technologist. Dot strongly believed in the importance of the nurse’s role in radiology and returned to the University of South Carolina to pursue her BSN degree. She faithfully supported ARIN and attended classes at USC throughout her battle with breast cancer. In the memory of Dot, a faithful ARIN member and nursing education advocate, ARIN is proud to award a scholarship to a radiology nurse who is continuing his/her education.

Deadline for application submission is November 15.

Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship Application

My Heart Scholarship
Nov 15 all-day

MyHeart Scholarship

To encourage the pursuit of knowledge in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, and exercise science, MyHeart is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for two students in post-secondary education(including medical school). MyHeart is specifically interested in providing scholarships to those with a passion for protecting America’s future generations from cardiovascular disease, although we will consider applications from students pursuing all areas of healthcare.

The Purpose of MyHeart

MyHeart is a collaboration of well-respected physicians and internationally known scientists dedicated to educating the public about cardiovascular disease and general health and wellness. MyHeart empowers subscribers to take control of their health by providing access to free online resources such as high-quality medical articles, patient narratives, and physician Q&A.


To be eligible for the MyHeart Scholarship, you must be:

  • Interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree

How to Apply

The application process is simple…accurately complete the application form below.

Applicants must also submit an essay explaining either a.) what you hope to accomplish with a career in healthcare OR b.) why you want to pursue a a career in healthcare in 500 words or less. Essay submissions exceeding 500 words will not be considered. This is intended to be a challenging and thought provoking exercise and will be the sole criteria for choosing the winning applicant(s). Please direct any questions to

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2015 so we can choose a winner and disperse the funds in time for the Spring ’16 semester.

Health Wonk Scholarship
Nov 30 all-day

The 2015 Health Wonk Scholarship

As one of the longest running sources of in-depth information about the American health insurance industry and how it affects the U.S. healthcare system, understands keenly the critical need for individuals who are dedicated to better understanding the system’s challenges – and who are active in pushing for improvement in that system.

For this reason, is pleased to announce the 2015 Health Wonk Scholarship, an award that recognizes the work of students in many disciplines who are working to improve population health and improve the quality of health insurance coverage for all Americans.

By disseminating the contributions of scholarship entrants winners, also seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of expanding access to affordable, quality health insurance coverage.

How to apply

Applicants should apply by emailing the following to

  1. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. A 500-word personal biographical statement describing career objectives related to health.
  3. A 1,000- to 2,000-word essay on any topic pertinent to clinical care, public health research, health policy, or advocacy that describes opportunities for the improvement of health coverage, health care, and population health in the United States. The list below offers examples of potential essay topics that would be appropriate:
  • Barriers to primary care within state Medicaid programs.
  • Lessons learned assisting homeless individuals obtain psychiatric care in Boston.
  • The impact of the Affordable Care Act on depression and hypertension among the previously uninsured.
  • Medicaid-supported housing for “frequent-flyer” patients utilizing emergency department care.
  • Improving quality and cost-effectiveness of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans.

Entrants authorize to publish any portion or all of their submitted essay, regardless of whether the applicant is selected as a finalist or winner.

Who can apply?

Any current, full-time master’s and doctoral student working in medicine, public health, nursing, and related fields at an accredited U.S. university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Limited to U.S. residents.

When is the deadline to apply?

Entries must be submitted by November 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. The winning applicant will be selected January 5, 2016. The scholarship will be applied to 2015 spring semester (or quarter, if applicable) tuition.

Do I have to currently be enrolled in school to qualify?

Yes. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the winning candidate’s institution.

Award amount

Two gifts totaling $4,000 will be awarded. A Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the winning student in the amount of $2,500, and a Silver Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500.

Selection process and notification

A panel of judges will determine the winner. Harold Pollack will be the chair of the panel. Leading figures in medicine, public health, and health policy journalism will be chosen for the panel in consultation with Winners will be notified by e-mail.

Other questions?

Applicants can submit questions to