Top 5 nursing scholarships for military spouses

Military Spouse Scholarships For Nursing Schools

Top 5 nursing scholarships for military spouses, how to apply and how much?
Military spouses are eligible to receive free education money from either the United States government or independent educational organizations. If your husband or wife is military service personnel who is still active or at least has one year remaining on active duty (or otherwise specified by the granting organization), you can apply to be a grantee. The following are top 5 nursing scholarship for military spouses that you can apply for.

1. ThanksUSA Military Dependents Scholarships

ThanksUSA has been providing scholarships not only to the spouses of the United States military service personnel, but also to their children. Application is accepted through ThanksUSA’s website each year before May 15th, so the opportunity is always open to everyone who is interested in it. The amount granted is worth $10 million for more than 3000 grantees. Having at least 2.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale is the primary requirement for the grant.

2. National Military Family Association Scholarships

NMFA grants scholarship to spouses and dependents of military personnel who are still in their active duty or survivors, have retired, and work in the National Guard and Reserve. The amount granted ranges from $500 to $1,000. Qualification is determined through a series of tests in the form of survey questions, short-answer questions, and essay questions.

3. Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship grant is $3000, which is granted annually to eligible applicants who are spouses or children of military personnel in Active Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve and are enrolled in a bachelor’s or graduate nursing degree program. The deadline for the 2014 scholarship has passed. Interested applicants can visit the ANCA website in the next summer to get information about the 2015 scholarship and its application procedure.

4. Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship

No application is necessary for candidates who are interested to receive this scholarship, which is provided by the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, because this grant is only provided to those nominated by the dean or the department head of the school the candidates study at. The application for this scholarship will end on April 2015. The amount of the grant is $1000. Aside from being military spouses or dependents, candidates must be Pennsylvania residents and enrolled in any undergraduate nursing degree schools in that state.

5. Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholarship

Pat Tillman Foundation has invested more than $4 million in scholarship for 290 eligible candidates, which include military personnel and their spouses (including surviving ones). The scholarship is granted to full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree in any fields, including nursing. To apply for this scholarship, documentation describing military service or status as military spouse, résumé, and response paper completion are required. Visit the foundation’s website to learn more about the application procedure.

Those are five scholarship programs that are available for military spouses pursuing a nursing degree. All of them are provided annually. Therefore, even if their application deadline for this year has already passed, there is still opportunity for you to apply for it next year.

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