College scholarships and grants for nursing
Nursing is a fine profession that requires compassion, intelligence and strength. Going through the training and educational process is not easy. To help obtain the finances to make it through the years of study, nursing scholarships are available for those who qualify. A written essay is a very important element of the application process. Some scholarships are chosen exclusively on the contents of the essay that addresses the concerns of the program.
Write the essay according to the instructions on the scholarship application. There should be a clear outline with an introduction, body and conclusion. Introduce the topics to be discussed, go into the discussion and conclude with the points of what was discussed. Answer any questions or concerns expressed by the program. If necessary have the writing edited by an English teacher.
Avoid anyone asking for a credit card number, charging a fee or promising that some kind of scholarship is sure to be won. There are scams which appear to be offering scholarships. No one can guarantee a scholarship will be obtained. Do not go to a motel room to pick up a financial aid package unless you want to hear a long sales pitch on a scholarship search service.
The student must make a decision to go for an Associate degree which takes about 2 to 3 years or a Bachelor’s degree which takes 4 to 5 years. Job opportunities will be about the same coming out of college, but more opportunities are available for the Bachelor’s degree graduates later on in a career. A Masters degree can be obtained for the Advanced Practicing Nursing degree (A. P. N.) which allows for diagnosis of medical conditions and prescribing medicines much like a doctor.
Writing the scholarship essay should include personal goals and forward looking statements in the nursing field. Answer any questions thoroughly adding individual personality and charisma. Show the judges that you are a unique person who desires to be of service in the nursing profession. Be serious about the goals ahead and be original with each essay written for each scholarship. Good luck! There are more state by state nursing scholarships. College nursing scholarships for single mothers are listed too.
College nursing grants
ABELL-HANGER FOUNDATION NURSING AWARDS
Provides financial assistance to students who participate in programs of the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation and plan to study nursing.
Amount of Award & Duration: $8,000 each, payable $2,000 each semester of the first two years
Number of Awards: 1/year
Attn: Brenda Baxendale, TILF Scholarship Coordinator
P.O Box 8028
Austin, Texas 78713-8028
Phone: (512) 232-4937
WILLIAM FOSTER TICHENOR TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS
Provides nursing scholarships to Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students
Amount of Award: Varies. Full Scholarship
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Deadline: September of each year
Attn: Financial Aid
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: (859) 256-3100