The following information is a brief description of some of the financial aid available. It is by no means a complete listing, but will help with the initial process of applying for financial aid. You will also find it helpful to visit your local public library for an in depth listing of financial aid available from private organizations, foundations, and other facilities capable of providing assistance. Also, talk to your high school counselor or college admissions representative for more information.
There are several types of financial aid available. It is important to know that not all schools take part in all of the available programs. To find the financial aid available at a particular school, contact your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the institution.
Nursing Scholarship Program
HRSA has just posted the application for the FY 2007 nursing scholarship. Through this program, nursing school students can receive scholarships to pay for their tuition and fees, as well as a $1,200/ month stipend. Upon graduation, these nurses must work full-time in a facility deemed to have a critical shortage of nurses – for at least 2 years.
Applications must be received by HRSA by June 30. It would be great if you could help spread the word that the applications are now available.
For more information please visit http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship/
Spine Education and Research Institute
Each year, the Spine Education and Research Institute (SERI) awards College Science Scholarships designed to support young, enthusiastic individuals pursuing careers in the specialties of medicine (i.e. medicine, veterinary, biology, chemistry). The awards are intended to allow individuals to initiate and/or sustain a career in the aspects of a health care discipline.
This year, up to ten (10) awards will be given at a $500 minimum. Please submit the application provided through the link below by the end of May.
For more information please visit SERI at www.spine-education.org/ and click on scholarships.
American School Health Association (ASHA) Scholarship
Be a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled full-time at an institution of higher education; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; Have a declared major related to one of the following areas of specialization: School Health Education, School Nursing, or Pediatric or Adolescent Medicine or Dentistry. Other school health specializations (nutrition, counseling, etc.) will be considered only if the application is accompanied by letter from the student’s academic advisor written on official letterhead and stating the academic program’s relationship to school health; Have not received an ASHA scholarship in the past.
ASHA awards three scholarships of $500 annually, one each to students specializing in school health education, school nursing, and pediatric or adolescent medicine or dentistry.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications (Due January 21, 2011) More Information
Types of Financial Aid:
- Do not require repayment.
- Are borrowed money that you pay back at low interest rates after you have graduated or if you withdraw from the institution.
- Allows you to work to earn money to aid in paying for school.
- Do not require repayment; however, there may be a service obligation once education is obtained.