Deadline: June 1, 2011
HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
Nursing Scholars fulfilling their service commitment receive a competitive salary and benefits package, which they negotiate directly with the employing facility.
The purpose of the Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Scholarships are awarded competitively and consist of payment for tuition, fees, other reasonable costs and a monthly support stipend.
Recipients of the NSP award are required to fulfill their NSP service commitments within the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Service: NSP provides nurses with an opportunity to increase access to care by delivering nursing services in eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses.
Scholarship: NSP provides:
- Funds to support nursing school tuition and fees;
- an annual payment for other reasonable costs to cover expenses for books, clinical supplies, and instruments; and
- monthly stipends to cover living expenses.
- Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. national, or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full or part-time student in an accredited nursing degree program.