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Blog Post

By: Jersey College // August 09, 2015

Searching for Scholarships?

Paying for school can be tough. Luckily, there are many options for scholarships out there that can help ease the financial burden so you can focus on what’s important: becoming the best nurse you can be!

            DiscoverNursing.com has roughly 370 scholarships available, for nurses in all programs. The site allows you to enter your qualifications, including the program you’re attending, the state you’re from or studying in, and even your ethnicity and current GPA. A look at programs for undergrads yielded 71 scholarships in New Jersey and 70 in Florida. Students should visit the site and look at the options for scholarships and see which ones fit them best. Visit https://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filters to see all available scholarships.

            Many nursing publications and publishers offer scholarships.  Numerous scholarships are annual, meaning if you missed this year’s you can apply next year. The journal Minority Nurse offers a full calendar of available scholarships. To see what’s coming up, visit http://minoritynurse.com/scholarships/.

            The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association will be offering its 2016 scholarship program from September 2015 to January 2016. There is $330,000 available for many scholarship winners. For more information on how to apply, visit http://www.forevernursing.org/.

In addition to what’s available online, scholarship opportunities can be found in many other places . If you’re already working in healthcare, check with your employer to see if there are any scholarships available. Other places to look include local hospitals in your area and other healthcare facilities.

            With all the options out there, finding a scholarship can be the easy part. The trickier part is getting your application in and on time. Here are some tips for making a mark on the organizations that decide whether or not you should win that scholarship award:

Read the instructions – To start, make sure you qualify for the scholarship before you apply. Make sure you have filled out everything you are expected to fill out. Some scholarships will ask for personal essays, letters of recommendations, transcripts, etc. Make yourself a checklist of everything that’s needed and don’t submit your application until every item is checked off that list.

Give yourself time – Be aware of deadlines for scholarships, as they often vary. Write down the date each scholarship is due and try to get everything done before that date. This can require a lot of planning. For example, if you need a letter of recommendation, your instructor or supervisor needs time to write it. The same goes for transcripts. Make sure you give everyone enough notice and that they keep to a deadline, too!

Go over your essay – If you have to write an essay for the application, make sure it is free of grammar mistakes. If writing isn’t your strong suit, ask a friend, instructor, librarian, etc. to read it over for you. You want to make a good impression, so having a strong essay that shares your personality while being clear and easy to read is very important. In fact, this applies to the rest of your application. Have someone you trust go over each item in your application so you can be sure that it is all filled out.

Strength in numbers – It may be time consuming, but the more scholarships that you apply to, the better your chances are of earning one. Once you have an essay and your transcripts available, it’s simply a matter of filling out application forms and sending them out on time.

            Get out there and apply! Good luck!