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Nursing Scholarships Around the World

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Planning to study nursing and need some additional funding? Luckily there a wide range of scholarships available to help aspiring nurses achieve their ambitions. Check out these nursing scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by region…

Nursing scholarships to study in the US and Canada

United States

  • NURSE Corps Scholarship Program – Enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation. Applicants must be US citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents.
  • A Nurse I am Scholarship by Cherokee Uniforms – Awards up to 10 scholarships, each worth US$2,000, to nursing students.
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) – Offers Continuing Professional Development Scholarships to help members acquire knowledge and skills beyond traditional academic nursing education. A limited number of scholarships for specific academic courses will continue to be awarded.
  • American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation – A new US$1,000 scholarship program for male students pursuing qualified nursing education programs.
  • National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) – Offers annual scholarships for students who are NBNA members or local chapter members, currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program, and have at least one full year of study remaining. Awards range from US$1,000 to $5,000.
  • MinorityNurse.com – Lists scholarships and fellowships for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in nursing.
  • Northern Illinois University – Various scholarships available to study nursing. Only admitted nursing majors are eligible.
  • Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Scholarships Database – Search and find scholarships in the US by state, study level and requirements with this handy tool, which lists over 370 nursing scholarships.
  • Delta State University – A variety of scholarships on offer to study at the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.

Canada

Nursing scholarships to study in Europe

United Kingdom

  • The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) – The RCN Hettie C. Hopkins Geriatric Nursing Scholarship is open to applications for a project or course of study that will promote the advancement of geriatric nursing in Wales. The applicant must work in Wales and hold a statutory qualification in nursing.
  • The Barbers' Company Clinical Nursing Scholarship  – Offers up to £7,500 to a student pursuing a career in clinical nursing by studying a related master’s in an academic department in the UK or at an approved academic department of nursing overseas.
  • Glasgow Caledonian University – Available for self-funding international or home students studying MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice, either full- or part-time.
  • Margaret Parkinson Scholarships – Up to £2,000 per annum is available for graduates of a non-nursing degree who wish to begin training to become a nurse. Only open to students based in the UK.
  • Cavell Nurses’ Trust – The Outstanding Student Nurse Award gives a tailored travel scholarship amount of £1,500 (and runners-up will receive a laptop or tablet). You should be in your second or third year of a BSc in Nursing, or in year two of a postgraduate diploma in nursing. A similar award is available for midwifery students.
  • Buckinghamshire New University Nursing Bursary – UK and EU students studying nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate level can have their tuition fees paid in full if they win a bursary from the Department of Health. Eligible students are also able to apply for a non-means-tested annual grant of £1,000 from the NHS Bursary Scheme.

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Nursing scholarships to study in Australia or New Zealand

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Hello, Iam an enrolled nurse in Uganda, I Would Like to further my studies but no tuition. How can I get a scholarship.

Hi Tumusiime, our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad can help to get you started. :)

I am a diploma nurse in Ghana . I want to pursue BSC nursing abroad. Do I qualify for full scholarship and how do I apply then

Hi Daniel, to check whether you're eligible and how to apply for each scholarship, please see the external websites of the scholarship providers linked above - full details should be available there. You might also be interested in applying for the new QS Undergraduate Scholarship, which awards up to US$10,000 for one winner to study a bachelor's degree at any QS-ranked university. :)

Please i have a diploma in midwifery and a Ghanaian. I want to further my education in a tuition free university which offers nursing or scholarship. Can you please help me with some of it without writing any Sat. Thanks

Hi,I am a nurse in Kenya with a diploma looking for a full scholarship for my undergraduate studies how can i apply