Nursing Scholarships

The Thomas Edison State College Foundation manages or provides the funds for the following scholarships to be awarded to nursing students at the College.

Other Nursing Scholarships offered by other organizations and specifically directed toward nursing students are listed below:

2014-2015 Scholarship Application Period is Closed

The scholarship application period for the 2014-2015 General Award Cycle is closed. The next application period will open June 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Award Year. Please view our scholarship information and schedule.

If you have questions about our scholarships, please email the Scholarship Committee.

Please check the many scholarships listed on our Outside Scholarships page, including the sfex site for Military/Family Members scholarship opportunities.

 

 

 

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

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A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship: Five $1000 scholarships are available to students enrolled in an associate?s, bachelor?s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing,social work, sociology, or long-term care administration. Deadline is April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details can be found at http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

If you have any questions please contact Angel Ridout at [email protected]

AfterCollege and AACN Nursing Scholarship

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Deadline: October 31

AfterCollege.com and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing provide $20,000 each year toward nursing scholarships. Four times each year, they give $2,500 to 2 students who are seeking a BSN, MSN or a Doctorate in Nursing, and the next application deadline is coming up soon.

View additional scholarship information.

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

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The scholarship program is for baccalaureate or higher degree nursing and anesthesia students. In 2015, ANCA will be selecting up to 15 students to receive $3,000 scholarships.

For 2015, the scholarships will be presented in memory of Captain Bruce K. Clark, a member of the United States Army Nurse Corps who, in May 2012, gave his life in service to his country while deployed to Afghanistan. He was a graduate of The College of Brockport, State University of New York and served previous assignments at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI and William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.

View the ANCA website for more information.

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

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The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing 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.

Undergraduate nursing programs are those offering an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Non-traditional students are those students who postponed the pursuit of a college degree after high school, or had their college careers interrupted, and instead entered the workforce, or military or fulfilled a family or non-profit obligation

View additional information and eligibility criteria scholarship information.

CampusRN Scholarships - Annual

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CampusRN’s nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites.  CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.  Thomas Edison State College is registered with CampusRN for scholarship purposes.

Application deadline: May 1st each year

Download the Rules, Regulations, and Application.

Community VNA 9th Annual Nursing Scholarship

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Applicants must be a resident of Somerset County, New Jersey, and be enrolled in a National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited nursing program within the State of New Jersey. The student must also have completed at least one semester of Nursing with an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award will be based on evaluation of academic achievement, letters of recommendation and personal essay.

Applicants are instructed to visit Community Visiting Nurse Associations' website application. The scholarship program can be found under the Specialty Programs tab.

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship

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To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal-child nursing.

Visit marchofdimes.com/scholarship for more information and to apply.

Marcia Granucci Memorial Nursing Scholarship

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Applications are being accepted for the Marcia Granucci Memorial Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is open to New Jersey residents who hold part-time or full-time graduate status at a National League of Nursing (NLN)-accredited educational institution, current licensure, and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

The Marcia Granucci Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 to continue the professional legacy of its namesake by providing scholarships to graduate nursing students who intend to pursue an educational concentration in psychiatric/mental health, community health nursing.

Information is available at www.vnahg.org.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Association - NJ Chapter Scholarship

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The National Association of Hispanic Nurses Association® (NAHN) New Jersey Chapter is pleased to announce the availability of nursing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

The scholarship awards are open to nursing students of all backgrounds attending nursing school in New Jersey and it is not exclusive to hispanic background.

Criteria for scholarship include:

  1. The NAHN- NJ Chapter scholarship application form with all sections completed by the student and submitted by deadline date (postmarked by September 15, 2014).
  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from faculty members; one from a clinical instructor and one from an academic instructor outlining the applicant's future professional contribution to the nursing profession and potential to act as a role model for other aspiring nursing students. Note: The Letters of Recommendation must be the original copy in a sealed envelope with faculty member's signature across the sealed flap (no exceptions).
  3. A word processed essay (300 words maximum)
  4. A current resume, which includes earned certificates, awards, and special awards.
  5. An official transcript from College or Nursing Program.
  6. Academic excellence (minimum GPA of > 3.2 preferred)
  7. List of volunteer/civic work
  8. Verification of active membership status in NAHN NJ Chapter.
    Attached you will find the scholarship application. Scholarship application deadline is September 15, 2014, application and documents must be postmarked by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please contact Claudia Pagani MSN, RN-BCBoard Member NAHN-NJNursing Education Specialist for more information at [email protected]

National Health Service Corps

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The National Health Service Corps is a program where a Nursing student can apply for scholarship while in school or can apply for loan repayment after graduation. They must work in a medically underserved area of the country and in turn they will get their loans repaid tax free. They can choose where in the country they wish to work. The PDF file provides an overview of the programs.

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarships pay for tuition, fees, a monthly stipend, and other reasonable educational expenses for up to four years. After graduation, students serve at least two years at a National Health Service Corps approved site in a high-need area.
  • The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program has an initial award of up to $60,000 for two years of full-time service a National Health Service Corps approved site in a high-need area. After the initial two-year commitment, providers may be eligible to receive additional support in exchange for continued service; up to $170,000 for five years of service. With continued service beyond five years, clinicians may be able to pay off all their student loans.

View the National Health Service Corps website for more information.

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships

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Scholarships are available from the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.

The NLN Foundation awards scholarships to encourage more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators.

Awards range from $4,000 to $8,000. Candidates must be NLN members.

Visit NLN Foundation for details and to apply. For more information, email [email protected].

Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship

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The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. has announced that the faculty fellowship is open to all baccalaureate prepared nurses who are looking to pursue a career as a nurse educator and who are currently enrolled in state approved Master's or Doctoral programs within the state of New Jersey.

Applications can easily be downloaded at www.nsna.me/fellowship-app

Please contact Jasmine Melendez, MA at [email protected] with any questions regarding the application.