Financial Aid and Scholarships
Nursing Student Assistance Program
A program established in 1982 to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN or MSN degrees. The scholarship loan is repaid by practicing nursing in Oklahoma, with emphasis placed on Rural communities. Between 250-300 nursing students receive scholarship loans each year. From its inception 4,188 nursing students have received scholarship awards.
Sponsored by the state of Oklahoma through the Physician Manpower Training Commission.(PMTC)
To provide assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN or MSN degrees and who are interested in practicing nursing in Oklahoma communities, with emphasis placed on rural communities.
Applicant must have been unconditionally admitted as a student in an accredited program of nursing study. Applicant must also be a legal resident of Oklahoma and a citizen of the United States.
Amount of Loan
Matching Scholarship (Annual Minimum)
All levels of nursing $500/$500
MinorityNurse.com Scholarship Listings
Minority Nurse Journal provides updated information about scholarships available for nursing students. It is well worth your time to review this list. While some scholarships are specific to certain states and locales, type of nursing program, or to ethnic background, others are open to any student enrolled in a nursing program. The scholarship amount varies from $500 to over $10,000. For example, Tylenol Brand annually offers up to $250,000 in funds awarded as 10 grants at $10,000 and 150 grants at $1,000. Eligibility for this scholarship is enrollment in an accredited nursing program. Each listing includes contact information and most have electronic links. Most scholarships require submission during the spring, but quite a few are accepted throughout the year.
Find Help: Financial Aid for Health Professions Students & Practitioners
Students who are interested in becoming future Nurse Corps Officers, the U.S. Navy offers two outstanding financial incentive programs. First, the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) currently offers a one- or two-year opportunity to financially assist nursing students. Students accepted into the NCP program earn a $10,000 sign-on bonus and a stipend of $1,000 per month while attending nursing school. After the student successfully completes his or her BSN program, he or she earns a commission in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and serves in a Navy medical treatment facility. Students can keep any other scholarships or grants that they may have or receive, as long as they do not incur obligated service in any other organization. For those student nurses who only have a few months to graduate or who have recently graduated, we offer the Nurse Corps Accession Bonus. Qualified applicants receive a sign-on bonus of $15,000-$20,000 base on the length of obligated service they request.
National American Arab Nurses Association
Offers various scholarships for current nursing students, practicing nurses, and students interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
Phone: (313) 982-4070
Web site: www.n-aana.org
Deadline: July 1, but may vary from year to year
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Open to NAHN members enrolled in accredited associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate or LPN/LVN nursing programs; must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Web site: www.thehispanicnurses.org
Deadline: April 15
Nursing Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources for Students