Why apply for scholarships?
Scholarships can help ease the financial burden that can come with school. There are so many scholarships available, and the hardest part is sometimes finding them. Listed here are a few scholarships that may help you in your journey. The Latina, RN nurse scholarship is in the works, so definitely keep your eye out for that!
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships
The NAHN awards $1,000 scholarships to college students of Hispanic descent who are enrolled in a nursing program working toward any degree level. Award winners are chosen based on financial need and academic standing, as well as a potential for leadership. www.thehispanicnurses.org
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations Scholarship
This scholarship awards Hispanic students working towards a bachelors or masters degree in nursing with $1,000. Hispanic nursing students must be a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) to qualify for this scholarship. Contact the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association for more information. www.ncemna.org
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship (AACN)
In an effort to assist nursing students from an ethnic minority background, the AACN and the California Endowment present a scholarship to eligible nursing students living in California. www.aacn.nche.edu
The Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program
This scholarship is sponsored by Minority Nurse Magazine and is open to any minority student pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing. The four awards given each year are for $1,000 and $500 each.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholarships
These scholarships are for students whose families are seasonal migrant workers in agriculture. More than 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded to students pursuing a bachelors degree at a CAMP school. www.campaa.org
La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc.
La Unidad Latina Foundation sponsors a scholarship for Latino students who are working towards a bachelors or masters degree. Awards are between $250-$1,000. Undergraduate students must complete one full-time year of college prior to applying for this scholarship. Graduate students must complete one full-time semester of study to apply. Applicants must also have a grade point average between 2.80-3.60. Grade point averages under 2.80 and over 3.60 do not qualify for this scholarship. www.lulfoundation.org
SallieMae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program
This scholarship is open to any student who is the first person in his or her family to attend college and earn a 4-year bachelors or a 2-year associates degree. salliemae.org.