Nursing: Outside
Financial
Resources

Faculty and Staff

Outside Financial Resources

Loans

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Applicant must be a licensed Registered Nurse (includes nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses) or nurse faculty, have completed training and be employed full-time (at least 32 hours per week) at an eligible critical shortage facility. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Education must be from an accredited school of nursing in the U.S. The application does include a contract that obligates you to serve two years at the critical shortage facility listed in your application. If you do not fulfill your obligation, you will face serious financial consequences.

Details and application:
www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)’s  purpose is to assist the state in meeting nursing shortages by providing financial assistance to students enrolled in approved post-licensure nurse education programs in Ohio. NEALP provides at least $5,000 or more (depending on the number of eligible applicants) per year. In exchange, to qualify for loan cancellation, recipients must be employed as a faculty member instructing licensed practical nursing and/or registered nursing course work to future nurses in the State of Ohio for a minimum of four years after graduation.

Application deadline:
January 1–July 15 annually

Details and application:
www.ohiohighered.org/nealp

General Nursing Scholarships

Akron General Nursing – Service League Nursing Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded based on a candidate’s scholarship and financial need. Candidates must be accepted in a BSN Program in Ohio and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Finalists must interview in person. Applications are available around January 1 of each year. For additional information contact Nurse Recruitment at 330-344-6867 or access the website below and select the “For Professionals” option for more information.

Application deadline:
January 1–March 1 annually

Details and application:
www.akrongeneral.org

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Sponsored by B4 Brands, this scholarship is awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled.

Application deadline:
Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2013

Details and application:
www.b4brands.com

Cherokee A Nurse I Am Scholarship

Cherokee Uniforms offers scholarships to students enrolled in the nursing major. Applicants are required to watch the "A Nurse I Am" video (about 60 minutes) and submit an essay that addresses two specific assigned questions related to culturally competent care. For up-to-date information, interested applicants are encouraged to follow the Twitter and Facebook links below.

Application deadline:
November 1, 2013–March 1, 2014

Details and application:
http://facebook.com/cherokeeuniforms
http://twitter.com/inspiredcomfort

Christiana Care Health System – Nurse Scholarships

This scholarship helps nursing and allied health students prepare for a challenging career and ensures employment after graduation. The program offers financial assistance to students currently enrolled in nursing and selected allied health programs. Scholarships cover tuition and textbooks and are offered in return for a commitment to work for Christiana Care after graduation. Applicants must provide a completed application, a resume, a typewritten statement of your professional goals and aspirations, official transcripts from your school and two letters of recommendation, preferably from a clinical instructor or employer.

Details and application:
www.christianacare.org/NurseScholarships

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. The Foundation awards scholarships from $1,000–$5,000 annually. Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, books and academic fees only. Applicants are asked to document evidence of involvement in nursing student organizations, community activities, honors and awards. Scholarships available include:

  • Career Mobility Scholarships: Awarded to nursing or pre-nursing students who are registered nurses enrolled in a RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs; or licensed practical/vocational nurses enrolled in programs leading to RN licensure. Must submit a copy of current licensure
  • Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships: Awarded to individuals who are of racial and ethnic minorities under-represented in the nursing profession. Awards are given to students committed to providing quality health care services to underserved populations and who possess the necessary leadership skills to influence the delivery of quality care
  • Specialty Nursing Scholarships: Awarded to students interested in pursuing specialized area of nursing practice
  • McKesson Scholarships: Open to all students enrolled in accredited programs leading to RN licensure

Details and application:
www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAScholarships

HRSA Grant-Funded Nursing Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

  • Must be a pre-nursing or nursing student enrolled at Lourdes University
  • Must be full-time minimum 12 credit hours
  • No application is needed; the University will determine eligible recipients
  • The University will notify recipients via the Financial Aid Award Letter
  • It is highly recommended that students report demographic information via Web For Students (Portal) and the FAFSA (i.e. minority/ethnicity/race status, high school attended)

Deadline:
FAFSA needs to be completed no later than April 1 for students starting Fall 2013 and December 1 for students starting Spring 2014.

Just Home Medical Health Care Leaders Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in health care. To apply, students create a short video answering the question “What are your long and short term goals as a future health care professional?”

Application deadline:
December 31

Details and application:
http://justhomemedical.com/health-care-leaders-scholarship

Ohio Nurses Foundation

The Ohio Nurses Foundation has scholarships available for undergraduate nursing students:

  • Minority Scholarship: For students who are pursuing their first degree that leads to RN licensure; live in the state of Ohio; and are of a minority race
  • Hayward Memorial Scholarship: For RNs preparing to teach nursing
  • Traditional Nursing Student Scholarship: For students who do not have breaks longer than two (2) years in their formal education (from high school to college) and have not yet obtained a degree
  • Students Returning to School for Nursing Scholarship: For students who have been out of school more than two (2) years and are not RNs
  • RNs Majoring in Nursing: For students who are already RNs who want to advance the profession of nursing in Ohio

Details and applications:
www.ohionursesfoundation.org

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Tylenol awards a total of $250,000 in scholarships to forty healthcare professionals each year. Applicants are required to complete an essay and are encouraged to supply information in regard to volunteer experience and memberships in health-related activities/groups. To obtain updates on the scholarship program and information about next year’s application, access the website below and follow it to the Facebook page.

Application deadline:
April 15–June 15

Details and application:
www.tylenol.com/FutureCareScholarship

Minority Nursing Scholarships

American Heart Association’s Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be of Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin; be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident of the U. S.; be currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or allied health institution in the U.S.; have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and complete an essay and submit two letters of recommendation with the application. The application is available at the website below.

Details and application:
www.GoRedForWomen.org

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association awards scholarships to qualified nursing students annually. Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, books and academic fees only. Applicants are asked to document evidence of involvement in nursing student organizations, community activities, honors and awards. Scholarships available include:

  • Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships: Awarded to individuals who are of racial and ethnic minorities under-represented in the nursing profession. Awards are given to students committed to providing quality health care services to underserved populations and who possess the necessary leadership skills to influence the delivery of quality care

Details and application:
www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAScholarships

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, BSN and graduate nursing programs. Selection is based on need, academic standing, U.S citizenship/permanent resident status and additional criteria. Application packet must include: the application form, two letters of recommendation from two faculty members, an essay, a resume, an official transcript from applicant’s college, university or college of nursing, and verification of membership in NAHN (must be a member for at least six months). A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

Application deadline:
May 1 annually

Details and application:
www.nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html

Ohio Nurses Foundation

The Ohio Nurses Foundation has scholarships available for undergraduate nursing students:

  • Minority Scholarship: For students who are pursuing their first degree that leads to RN licensure; live in the state of Ohio; and are of a minority race

Details and applications:
www.ohionursesfoundation.org

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing

The goal of this program is to increase the diversity of registered nurses at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in the community. The program grants awards annually to assist with tuition and fees for persons who are preparing to be pediatric registered nurses that provide direct patient care. The applicant must be from a underrepresented group in the registered nurse profession, must be enrolled in a professional BSN or MSN program at an accredited school of nursing on a part-time or full-time basis, must be seeking licensure in Ohio as a registered nurse and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. (Cincinnati Children’s employees must not be eligible for benefits under the Medical Center’s Tuition reimbursement policy). Scholarships will be evaluated on the contents of their application and completion of one group interview.

Application deadline:
April 30 annually

Details and application:
www.cincinnatichildrens.org/careers/nursing/default.htm

Request Help From a Writing Tutor

For assistance writing essays that are part of many scholarship applications, students can email a request to the Academic Support Center to set up an appointment.

Contact Us


Judy Didion, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean, College of Nursing
Letter from the Dean

St. Clare Hall 251
419-517-8919
800-878-3210
nursing@lourdes.edu