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Association of periOperating Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Grant
Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Research Services
550 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Eligibility: Applicants must be a registered nurse with current license in perioperative nursing or have made significant contributions to the practice. Students must have a minimum of a master's degree in nursing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nursingsociety.org

Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and legal residents of the state of Maryland. They must be degree-seeking graduate or professional students in nursing, veterinary medicine, law, social work, medicine, dentistry or pharmacology. They must be enrolled at one of the following schools: University of Maryland; Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine or an eligible Maryland institution that grants a graduate degree in nursing, social work or pharmacology (first professional degree only). Selection is based on financial need.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Application is made by completing the FAFSA and contacting the school's financial aid office.
Website: http://www.maryland.gov

H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Colorado Nurses Foundation
2851 S. Parker Road
Suite 1210
Aurora, CO 80014
Eligibility: Applicants must be Colorado residents who are planning to practice nursing in Colorado. They must be juniors or seniors working towards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Registered Nurses (RNs) pursuing the bachelor's degree or higher in a school of nursing; practicing RNs pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing or second- or third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and graduate students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Selection is based on GPA, financial need, recommendations, community involvement and commitment to professional practice in Colorado.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, schedule of classes, two recommendation letters, financial need statement, transcript and personal essay are required.
Website: http://www.coloradonursesfoundation.com

Health Research and Educational Trust Health Career Scholarships
Sponsor: New Jersey Hospital Association
760 Alexander Road
P.O. Box 1
Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students enrolled in a nursing, allied health professions, healthcare administration or hospital administration degree program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the quality of the personal essay submitted as part of the application.

Amount: At least $2,000
Deadline: June 15
How to apply: Application instructions are available online. Applicant contact information, a personal essay, an official transcript and proof of financial need are required.
Website: http://www.njha.com

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship
Sponsor: Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania
2400 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Eligibility: Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a Pennsylvania nursing program in licensed practical nursing, registered nursing or graduate-level nursing practice. They must have completed at least one course in nursing and must have a B average or better. Previous recipients of this scholarship are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and professional dedication to nursing.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 14
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two recommendation letters, a copy of the applicant's nursing program acceptance letter, a personal statement and a research proposal abstract (Ph.D. applicants only) are required.
Website: http://www.nightingaleawards.org

Nursing Economics Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Nursing Economic Foundation
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08701
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or entering an accredited master's or doctoral nursing degree program. Students must be registered nurses (RN).

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nursingeconomics.net

Nursing Education Loan
Sponsor: North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Eligibility: Applicants must be existing nursing students and residents of North Dakota. Students must provide a non-refundable application fee, official transcripts of all college credits, co-signer information, three references and verification of acceptance and enrollment into a board certified approved nursing education program dated after March 1. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ndbon.org

Phillips/Laird Scholarship
Sponsor: Minnesota Nurses Association
345 Randolph Avenue
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who are enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who live or work in MNA District 13. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, stated career goals and leadership.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: June 1
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the MNA. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: http://www.mnnurses.org

Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award
Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Research Services
550 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Eligibility: Applicants must be a registered nurse with current license, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and possess a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Students must be ready to begin research once funding is received and complete the project within a year of funding. Applications must be submitted online. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nursingsociety.org

South Carolina Nurses Foundation Nurses Care Scholarship
Sponsor: South Carolina Nurses Foundation Inc.
Chairperson, SCNF Awards Committee
1821 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Eligibility: Applicants must be South Carolina residents and be enrolled in an undergraduate registered nurse (RN) degree program or a graduate degree program in nursing. They must be in good academic standing, have plans to practice nursing in South Carolina after graduation and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, transcript and two recommendation letters are required.
Website: http://www.scnursesfoundation.org

Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: NADONA/LTC
1329 E. Kemper Road, Suite 4100A
Springdale, OH 45246
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited nursing program who will make a commitment to practice in long-term care or geriatrics for two years following graduation. Students may submit applications electronically at info@nadona.org. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nadona.org