Nursing Scholarships

Opportunities for Nursing Students

After College/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

After College-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration given to students with goals of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies; Sept, Dec, March, June

UWB General Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

General scholarship application for UWB students, awarded based on financial need and merit.

Amount: $750.$3,500

Deadline: Nov, April

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Various scholarships available for occupational nurses

Scholarships to attend National Professional Conference

Amount: $1,500-$2,500

Deadline: January

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Applicants must be currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing with financial need

Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: January

WSNA (Washington State Nurse Association) Association

Undergraduate Students

Scholarships to students preparing for a career as registered nurses in Washington state. Undergraduate and graduate applicants must be enrolled/ admitted in an approved program leading to an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree

Amount: $1,000 (Minimum)

Deadline: February

A Nurse I am Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Cherokee Uniforms offers up to 10 scholarships annually for nursing students

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March

Ebony Nurses Association of Tacoma

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Applicants must be of African-American heritage and Washington state residents

Applicant must be enrolled in the School of Nursing. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March

Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program

Undergraduate Students

Scholarship opportunity for undergraduate student at an accredited institution pursuing health related career. Demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship

Graduate Students

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds

Applicants agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time; preference is given to students in doctoral programs.

Amount: $18,000

Deadline: May

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Dr. Ilduara Murillo-Rode Scholarship Award

Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Various need based scholarships available for Hispanic students

Students must be NAHN members currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program with at least 3.0 GPA

Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May, March

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program–funding in exchange for 2 years of service in a critical shortage facility exchange after graduation, may pay for full cost of college education. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents

Priority given to applicants with the greatest financial need

Amount: Full tuition/fees and stipend

Deadline: May

King County Nurses Association

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Twelve scholarships awarded. Be currently enrolled in nursing program as described in the categories above.Maintain a minimum an average 3.0 GPA. Maintain a permanent address in King County or be enrolled in a nursing program located in King County

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Honor society for nursing students

Offers multiple scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

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Washington Women in Need

Grants up to $20,000 to women in financial need over the age of 18 who are U.S citizens, permanent residents or refugees.

Seattle Milk Fund

Offers Child Care Grants and accompanying education grants to families with at least one parent in school full time. Each family receives a $300 grant and up to $1,300 per child for child care. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents and must maintain a 2.0 GPA each quarter.

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