A number of external scholarships are available to those pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree.
The Loan Repayment Program offers two levels of funding based upon the need of the community in which a provider works. The LRP will provide up to $60,000 to primary care providers practicing at an NHSC-approved site. Those practicing at a site with a HPSA score of 14 or above may receive up to $60,000, and those practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 13 and below up to $40,000. Review the Application and Program Guidance for additional information.
2012 Application Deadline: May 15
Nurses Educational Funds (NEF)
NEF scholarships are given for a full academic year and are nonrenewable. NEF Scholarships are for master's and doctoral degree study in Nursing. Master's and doctoral students must be enrolled full- OR part-time in a professionally NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited nursing program, completed at least 12 credits of the program, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6. Proof of current citizenship and national professional nursing association membership is required. Should you have any questions or concerns about the application process, contact the NEF Office at 212-590-2443 for assistance.
2012 Application Opens: October 1
: March 1 (completed application must include all support material)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Provides a list of scholarship opportunities available for nursing students.
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP)
The VCNP Nurse Practitioner Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a doctoral program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This one-time award is made to a student who has completed 50% of the required hours of graduate study and exhibits academic excellence and a commitment to advanced practice nursing with strong clinical and leadership abilities. Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Nominations Committee of the VCNP. All materials must be sent as one packet. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Annual Deadline: September 1
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
The AANP Foundation works to address the nursing shortage by forming strategic partnerships with nursing colleges and universities, seeking and providing support that expands programs and capacity in schools. Financial support is then provided through nursing scholarships for nurse practitioner preparation and education at all levels (including assistance with graduate degrees), assuring instructors for the next generation of nurses. AANP membership is required for eligibility. If you are not a member of AANP, please click here to join
. Your membership number will need to be available for use during the application process. If you would like to receive a notice by email when the next Scholarship and Grant funding cycle becomes available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org