Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Stipend


Click here to access the application (98.8 KB) and instructions (223 KB). "The purpose of the AENT Program is to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to practice as primary care providers and/or nursing faculty to address the nurse faculty shortage that inhibits nursing schools from educating the number of nurses need to meet demand.  This purpose is met by providing grant funding for traineeships that will pay all or part of the costs of the tuition, books, and fees of the program of advanced nurse education, and the reasonable living expenses of the individual during the period for which the traineeship is provided." Click here to visit the HRSA website.

Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF)

"Established in 1987, the Foundation is the  state's only non-profit foundation statutorily created to encourage persons  from underrepresented communities to become health professionals and increase  access to health providers in medically underserved areas. Supported by grants,  donations, licensing fees, and special funds, the Foundation provides  scholarship, loan repayment and programs to students and graduates who agree to  practice in California's medically underserved communities. Housed in the  Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the Foundation's track  record of delivering health providers to areas of need has resulted in  approximately 5,400 awards  totaling more than $47 million to allied health, nursing, mental health and  medical students and recent graduates practicing in 57 of California's 58 counties." Click here to visit their website

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

***NOTE: This grant is still pending approval for the 16-17 AY and therefore scholarships are not guaranteed.

The application period for the 2016-2017 AY is closed.

You are eligible to apply for this scholarship for the 2016-2017 AY at the Fresno State School of Nursing if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • A Full-time student enrolled in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.
  • Are from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
         “An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; and comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs.”
  •  “A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia.”

 “This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number (Peding) and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

NURSE Corps Scholarship Application

"NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program to receive funding or tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarships recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire."

Please visit the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program website for further details. 

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Accepting Applications for Scholarship Awards

 "The mission of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to raise, steward, and distribute funds that promote excellence in nursing education and help build a strong and diverse nursing workforce.

To that end, the NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators and will award scholarships of up to $8,000 to assist in the completion of their graduate education. Funds can be used for tuition, support for a dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes.

To be eligible, applicants must be nurses pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be a NLN member, either through individual dues or through their institution."

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the NLN Foundation website.

" is a career portal for nurses who are seeking adventure and fun in addition to a great career in one of the nation's fastest growing, and most in demand, industries. Travel nursing is an exciting career path which enables licensed nurses to travel the country while doing what they love and helping others. Because of the current high demand, nurses have the opportunity to travel and work in a variety of locations on short-term assignments and decide the location and specialty they prefer the most."

The Nursing Education Scholarship is now open and will close May 17,2016. For complete scholarship information click here.

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Continue to check this webpage for scholarship opportunities.