5 Great Scholarships for Future Nurses

The Top Scholarships Especially for Nursing Students with Deadlines Through 2021

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  1. Simmons Online Master of Science in Nursing Scholarship
    This scholarship is for prospective nurses who are interested in a program that takes pride in preparing the next generation of nurses to deliver skillful and compassionate care to your community.
    This scholarship is for prospective nurses who are interested in a program that takes pride in preparing the next generation of nurses to deliver skillful and compassionate care to your community.
    Education level
    Undergraduate
    Amount
    $5,000
    Deadline
    Jan 28, 2022
    1
  2. TALSN Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistants
    Funded by
    TALSN Professional Services
    In Review
    This scholarship will support everyday people to develop and grow into a profession of nursing without the financial burden.
    Funded by
    TALSN Professional Services
    In Review
    This scholarship will support everyday people to develop and grow into a profession of nursing without the financial burden.
    Education level
    High School, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,610
    Scholarships awarded
    2 winners
    Deadline
    Oct 1, 2021
    In Review
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    Winner Announcement
    Oct 31, 2021
    2
  3. National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses
    Funded by
    Breanden Beneschott
    This grant will go to an aspiring or current nurse to aid with the cost of their tuition or student loans. Current nursing students, recent nursing graduates, or aspiring nursing students are all eligible to apply.
    Funded by
    Breanden Beneschott
    This grant will go to an aspiring or current nurse to aid with the cost of their tuition or student loans. Current nursing students, recent nursing graduates, or aspiring nursing students are all eligible to apply.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,000
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 16, 2022
    3
  4. HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship
    Funded by
    HSINTELLIGENCE
    This scholarship seeks to encourage the next generation of nurses who hope to address the COVID-19 pandemic through their careers.
    Funded by
    HSINTELLIGENCE
    This scholarship seeks to encourage the next generation of nurses who hope to address the COVID-19 pandemic through their careers.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Mar 15, 2022
    4
  5. WiseGeek Nursing No-Essay Scholarship
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    This scholarship is designed to support students dedicated to providing equitable healthcare opportunities for all people across the nation.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    This scholarship is designed to support students dedicated to providing equitable healthcare opportunities for all people across the nation.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Dec 1, 2021
    5

About scholarships for nursing students

Nursing is a critical profession, a fact only accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the essential work that nurses perform each day, their contributions often go unacknowledged, and students may not feel encouraged to pursue a career in nursing.

Demand for nurses is expected to increase by 15% in 2024. Meanwhile, a growing nursing shortage threatens the public health of the United States.

As many nurses from the Baby Boomer generation retire, not enough new nurses are entering the field to replace them. There are currently around 3.9 million nurses, and by 2030, almost 1 million of them are expected to have retired. Encouraging undergraduate nursing students and students in graduate nursing programs to continue on their career paths is imperative to providing adequate healthcare to all Americans.

For context, in Intensive Care Units with a below-target amount of nurses, mortality rates rose by 2% to 7%, and mortality increased by 12% for non-ICU patients. A shortage of nurses also creates overcrowding in emergency rooms, a problem that 92% of emergency departments are already experiencing, which leads to longer waiting times that can prove to be fatal for patients in need.

To slow this growing shortage and to incentivize prospective nursing students to continue on their path, there are numerous nursing scholarships available to support high school, undergraduate, and graduate nursing students looking to supplement their nursing education.

To help you and other students pursuing a career in nursing, we’ve created this list of exclusive scholarships available on Bold.org. To get started on your path to financial success and public health, click on one of the above scholarships, create your unique Bold.org profile, and start sending in your applications!