All funding opportunities should be pursed to meet your educational costs. There are organizations that provide scholarship awards ranging from $100 to full tuition and stipend awards. Begin your search early. Application deadlines are typically 6-9 months in advance of the academic year.
Scholarship and Grant Programs
For Maryland residents, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) provides funding to support full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. MHEC offers several programs to support nursing study including need-based, occupational and merit based awards. Application for most programs requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st of each year. Additional application materials may also be required. Eligibility and application criteria
Central Scholarship Bureau
Provides interest-free loans and scholarship assistance to Maryland residents.
Non-Maryland residents should contact the designated state agency for information on funding opportunities available through their state of residency. State Higher Education Agencies
National Health Service Corp
Provides full tuition and stipend scholarships with a service pay-back commitment through employment with the National Health Service Corp.
U.S. Public Health Commission Corps
Provides assistance through the Junior and Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Programs.
Nursing Scholarship Program
The Nurse Reinvestment Act provides scholarships through the Nursing Scholarship Program. Funding preference is given to qualified bachelor's students who demonstrate significant financial need.
Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association
This non-profit foundation awards scholarships for undergraduate nursing study.
Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc
This non-profit foundation awards scholarships for graduate nursing study.
AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
This program supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing.
Provides educational awards in return for work in community service.
Apply for the CampusRN - Maryland Nursing Scholarship
Visit CampusRN to apply for the $1000.00 scholarship.
Some employers offer loan repayment assistance or sign-on bonuses to assist you with your nursing education loan debt. Inquire about this benefit when you interview.