HomeCare.com’s mission is to “Empower nurses to make a living doing what they love, when and where they want”. HomeCare.com has partnered with Nurses Against Racism (NursesAgainstRacism.com) to promote the scholarship.
Nurses dedicate their lives to public service and providing for local communities through their practice, but unfortunately, many prospective nurses don’t have the opportunity to graduate with a degree debt-free, particularly nurses of color.
Today, 51% of Black students use student loans to fund their education, and 32% of them borrow $40,000-$59,999 cumulatively. Black nurses currently represent 10% of the nurses in the US and with this scholarship we hope to encourage more to apply. The US is expecting a nursing shortage to continue while aging Baby Boomers retire in record numbers during the next 10 years.
The HomeCare.com Nursing Scholarship is designed to provide equitable opportunities for prospective Black nurses to excel in their studies. All prospective nursing majors, CNAs, LPNs, or RNs are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please submit a 400-600 word essay sharing who or what inspires you in your nursing career, and how you will apply your motivation to serve the public through your practice.
What or who has inspired you in your nursing career? How will you use their inspiration to serve the public through your practice?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $8,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.