Minority Nursing Scholarships
The profession of nursing is in trouble. There are over one million open positions to be filled, and nowhere near enough nurses to fill them. Obviously nursing, like every other legal profession, could use the help of some more minority students. Going to school anywhere can seem like an expensive proposition especially if you’re used to struggling to get by.
Minority students who want to study nursing will find many doors opening to them. There is a desperate need in nursing for more educated and qualified nurses in every imaginable area of medicine. Sometimes these scholarships are offered by the schools themselves, in an effort to attract more minorities to their student body. Other times scholarships are offered by private and public organizations. Big business is also another area to look for scholarship help.
The American Indian Nurse Scholarship awards scholarships to Native American students who are studying nursing. These scholarships range from $500 to $2250 dollars and can be reapplied for every year. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited program and show academic excellence.
The Minority Nurse Scholarship program awards scholarships to minority nurses that are working on a bachelors degree. Four scholarships of $1000 dollars and one scholarship of $500 are awarded each year. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program. Applications due by June.
Minority nurses of African-American descent can become eligible for several scholarships by becoming members of the National Black Nurses Association. Members can receive up to seven scholarships in amounts between $500 and $2200 dollars per year. More information is available by contacting the association.
Minority nurses of Arab descent can apply for a $10,000 dollar scholarship by becoming members of the National American Arab Nurses Association. The deadline to apply is July first. Applicants must be enrolled in a nursing degree program, and also must be Arab.
The Kaiser Permanente College To Caring Program is for eligible Hispanic nursing students. This award is for up to $8000 dollars a year. The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited institution and have a GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline for this scholarship is on March fifteenth.
Nursing students of Hispanic origin can also become eligible for other scholarships by joining the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. This award can be up to $1000 per year. Applicants must file for this scholarship by April fifteenth. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program to be considered. More information is available from the Association.
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