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
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.
January 1–July 15 annually
Details and application
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.
January 1–March 1 annually
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.
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:
$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?”
The Ohio Nurses Foundation has scholarships available for undergraduate nursing students:
Details and applications
RN to BSN
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.
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:
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.
May 1 annually
Details and applications
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.
April 30 annually
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.
Judy Didion, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean, College of Nursing
Letter from the Dean
St. Clare Hall 251
Email College of Nursing