If you are a nursing student and want to gain a practical knowledge in your field, there is a chance to get “NURSE Corps Scholarship”. The scholarship program is administered by “Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)”. The program is open to students who are accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program in a school of nursing located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory. The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.Winners will receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs and a monthly stipend of $5,328.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency. The agency’s aim is to improve health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
To be eligible for the Scholarship program, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), national, or lawful permanent resident
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at an accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
- Begin classes no later than September 30, 2017
- Be free from any federal judgment liens
- Not delinquent on a federal debt
- Be free from existing service commitments
How to Apply
In order to apply, the applicant may register and create a NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application account through the given link:
Along with the application form candidates must also submit following documents (All supporting documentation must be uploaded in PDF format):
- Authorization to Release Information Form
- Proof of Citizenship
- Verification of Acceptance/Enrollment Verification Form of Good Standing
- Current Tuition, Fee Schedule
- Official Student Aid Report
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Transcript
- Recommendation letters
The Nursing Scholarship Program will provide:
- Tuition and other required fees
- Other reasonable costs including required books, clinical supplies, and laboratory expenses
- Monthly stipend for living expenses ($1,334 for the 2017-2018 academic year).
The application form with all supporting documentation must be uploaded no later than May 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
If you have any questions, call1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910)