school is expensive. The expenses of textbooks, tuition,
lab fees, housing and gas to and from clinicals, can translate
into big bills. Here's some information on ways to help
pay for your education.
will continue to update our scholarship page and we encourage
your submissions as well. You'll be notified when this
area is updated through our newsletter.
Scholarship/Work Repayment Programs
Resources and Services Administration has
three scholarship programs, one loan program and one
loan repayment for nursing students and nurses. Find
information on all at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/aid.htm.
Nursing Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens or nationals enrolled or
accepted for enrollment as full-time or part-time students in an
accredited school of nursing in a professional program (baccalaureate,
graduate, associate degree, or diploma). Pays tuition, fees, other
reasonable costs and a monthly stipend in exchange for at least 2
years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage
of nurses upon graduation. To apply for this scholarship, go to http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship.
for Disadvantaged Students for full-time, financially
needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds. HRSA awards
funds to schools. Schools select scholarship recipients,
making reasonable determinations of need, and providing
scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance
(tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable
To apply for this scholarship, contact the student financial aid office
at the school where you intend to apply for admission or where you are
Nursing Student Loan program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans
to full-time and half-time financially needy students pursuing a
course of study leading to a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or
graduate degree in nursing.
schools select loan recipients and determine the amount
of assistance a student receives. To apply for this loan,
contact the student financial aid office at the school
where you intend to apply for admission or where you
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program repays registered nurses' educational
loans in exchange for service in critical shortage facilities located
in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. HRSA accepts applications
annually. For complete eligibility and application information, http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm.
Health Service Corps loan repayment for primary care
nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who
have qualifying educational loans and serve in a community
of greatest need. For complete information, http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/join_us/lrp.cfm
above information was taken directly from the HRSA web