5 Great Scholarships for Future Nurses

The Top Scholarships Especially for Nursing Students with Deadlines Through 2021

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  1. TALSN Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistants
    Funded by
    TALSN Professional Services
    This scholarship will support everyday people to develop and grow into a profession of nursing without the financial burden.
    Funded by
    TALSN Professional Services
    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
    1
  2. HomeCare.com Nursing Scholarship
    Funded by
    CareSave
    In Review
    This scholarship is designed to provide equitable opportunities for prospective Black nurses to excel in their studies and pending career.
    Funded by
    CareSave
    In Review
    This scholarship is designed to provide equitable opportunities for prospective Black nurses to excel in their studies and pending career.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $8,000
    Scholarships awarded
    4 winners
    Deadline
    Jul 1, 2021
    In Review
    View scholarship
    Winner Announcement
    Jul 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. Black Nurse Magic Scholarship
    Funded by
    Monica Edwards
    Awarded
    To remember and honor the memory of Melinda Edwards-Jackson, this scholarship will support African-American, first-generation college students who plan to or are currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Prairie View A&M University.
    Funded by
    Monica Edwards
    Awarded
    To remember and honor the memory of Melinda Edwards-Jackson, this scholarship will support African-American, first-generation college students who plan to or are currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Prairie View A&M University.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,500
    Scholarships awarded
    2 winners
    Deadline
    May 29, 2021
    Awarded
    Winners
    2 Finalists
    4
  5. WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    Awarded
    The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is meant to support nurses and encourage more young people to consider a nursing career. The award will help current or aspiring nurses pay their student loans or tuition.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    Awarded
    The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is meant to support nurses and encourage more young people to consider a nursing career. The award will help current or aspiring nurses pay their student loans or tuition.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 14, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Hayley Parsons
    7 Finalists
    5

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 path 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!

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