The following web sites offer suggestions and assistance with tuition for nursing education
- http://www.nursingsociety.org (Sigma Theta Tau)
- http://www.iowacollegeaid.org (Please note that Iowa currently offers loan forgiveness for nurses who work in Iowa upon completion of their education – more details, including the amount of loan forgiveness available, are listed on this website.)
General Resources for Tuition Assistance:
Local and regional healthcare facilities also frequently offer tuition assistance programs to both the public and to their employees.
Clarke University offers the following Awards and Scholarships
Catherine Dunn Award for Excellence in Nursing. Established in 1994 by the Clarke University Board of Trustees, this award pays tribute to a decade of extraordinary leadership provided by President Catherine Dunn, BVM. It is presented annually to a nursing student whose academic record and community service have demonstrated excellence.
Nursing and Health Leadership Award. Established in 1999 by the Faculty of Nursing and Health, this award honors a student who has a consistent record of exceptional leadership in the nursing program and in community endeavors. It may be presented annually.
William and Ivanelle Murray Nursing Scholarship. Established in 2001 by the seven children of William and Ivanelle Murray, this scholarship pays tribute to their parents who demonstrated a lifelong commitment to caring for others. It is presented annually to an incoming senior majoring in nursing who has a grade point average of 3.0 or above and who has demonstrated a commitment to the nursing profession through academic and clinical performance.
Mercy Alumni Nursing Scholarship. Established in 2002 by the alumnae of the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, this scholarship is awarded to a Clarke University nursing student who has completed the second semester of study in the nursing major. Provided the student maintains the required GPA and good standing in the nursing program the scholarship is for a 2-year period.
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FOR NURSING STUDENTS
Information provided by American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Campus RN/AACN Scholarship Fund is available to support students who are seeking baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees in nursing
The Peterson’s Guide to Nursing Programs provides information on specific nursing schools and the Web site maintains a link to financial aid help
Resources for Undergraduate Nursing Students
Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. awards $50,000 annually in scholarships at the national, regional, and local levels to minority nursing students.
ExceptionalNurse.com awards a $250 scholarship to a qualified student with a disability. Preference is given to undergraduates.
The Indian Health Service (HIS) administers a program to help repay undergraduate and graduate loans of health professionals in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) awards $2,000 annually to students earning a master’s degree in a maternal-child nursing program and $1,000 to student members enrolled in any level nursing program, including baccalaureate.
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) offers scholarships for members pursuing a BSN or graduate degree in neonatal nursing or nursing administration.
Sigma Theta Tau International offers a list of scholarships available through organizations and specific nursing schools.
U.S. Department of Education is a potential source of financial aid.