Most scholarships listed here are offered every year.

SON Scholarships

Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships

Application will go live June 2024

Eligibility requirements are listed on the applications.

  • You must have established merit within the School of Nursing in order to be eligible for these scholarships.  If you have not yet completed a semester within the School of Nursing then you are not eligible.
  • These scholarships are for the FALL 2024 – SPRING 2025 SEMESTERS ONLY.  If you will not be enrolled in courses during the FALL 2024 semester please do not apply.
  • These scholarships CANNOT be applied to the SUMMER 2024 semester.

If you have any questions please address them to

The Evelyn Marguiles Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: Deadline TBD

Please see the link below for a brand new scholarship opportunity being offered only to first-year nursing students!  The Evelyn Marguiles Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded to a first-generation traditional undergraduate student in their first year of nursing school.  The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for four years!  Once selected, the recipient will receive this scholarship annually as long as they maintain the required GPA.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!  .  Late applications will not be accepted. 

New Jersey Health Foundation Scholarships

The application for the New Jersey Health Foundation Scholarships is now live!  These scholarships are external scholarships The application for the New Jersey Health Foundation Scholarships is now open!  These scholarships are external scholarships provided by the NJHF for current students within the School of Nursing.  The application is due by end-of-day Monday, December 4, 2023.  No late applications will be accepted.  In order to be eligible for these scholarships you must have already established academic merit within the School of Nursing.  Please be sure to look through the application thoroughly, as some scholarships have specific requirements and require supplemental documents.

Dr. Dorothy J. DeMaio Nursing Research Fellowship

The application for the Dr. Dorothy J. DeMaio Nursing Research Fellowship is now open!  This scholarship is presented to an outstanding student in one of the School of Nursing’s Ph.D. programs whose dissertation/proposal targets a contemporary health care issue of significance in nursing.  Please be sure to review the eligibility requirements listed on the application.  All applications must be submitted by December 11, 2023.

Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarships

Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students based on academic performance and need. 

Do not miss out on the opportunity for scholarship funds to help offset the cost of your education and provide monetary support along your journey to becoming a Rutgers Distingushed Nurse. 

Follow the link below to submit your application. The deadline for submission is September 21, 2022. 

Use this application to apply for…

  • Aspire to Inspire Scholarship
  • Caruso Family Scholarship
  • Elizabeth M. Fenlason Awar
  • Nancy M. Valentine Endowed Scholarshipd
  • Rutgers University College of Nursing Class of ’70 Endowed Scholarship
  • RSONAA Scholarship Award
  • Scarpa Family Memorial Scholarship

If you have any questions or concerns with regard to alumni scholarships please e-mail us at

Outside Scholarships

Most scholarships listed here are offered every year.

QGenda, a leader in healthcare workforce management solutions, approached the Foundation for Academic Nursing about providing support for nursing students in areas of significant need. The QGenda-AACN Scholarship will be awarded to students in three categories: entry-level baccalaureate programs, accelerated programs for college graduates transitioning into nursing (baccalaureate and master’s), and graduate nursing programs (master’s and doctoral). To apply, students must complete an online application, provide demographic information and details on academic achievement, and submit a short essay outlining their career goals after graduation. Applications are being accepted now for the first award to be presented in July 2023.

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Deadline: March 15, 2022

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN-New Jersey members enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Recipient selection is based on financial needs, current academic standing, and criteria listed below. Nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursingstudents are considered. The number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount in the scholarship fund. Students from all years or levels, even those soon to graduate, are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: February 3, 2023
The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) is excited to announce a new $1,500 scholarship for nursing students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a strong commitment to pediatrics for their future! Faculty and others in contact with nursing students, please share this announcement.

About PNCB’s Investing in Pediatric Nursing Diversity RN Scholarship:
This scholarship supports the education of an undergraduate nursing student who:
– Identifies with an ethnic or culturally diverse background, racial diversity, gender diversity, disability, or otherwise a member of a historically marginalized community and
– Is pursuing a degree to become a registered nurse and
– Has a strong interest in pediatric nursing for their future.

Apply here.
Deadline 3/6/2023
The Middlesex Regional Black Nurses Association Scholarship is awarded to individuals who are currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelors or Associates degree nursing program. Individuals applying for the scholarship should exhibit attributes of leadership and the desire to further advance the Black community through healthcare.

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Deadline in October 5, 2022
The fund provides financial support to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level nursing students who are of Chinese heritage and demonstrate a strong commitment to nursing and Chinese American health.

This year, two scholarship recipients will be chosen and each recipient will receive $2,000 for the scholarship award, and continue to support CANA events.

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Deadline 8/30/2023
We invite you to apply for one of the $1,000 New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) 2023 Scholarship Awards.
Please review the scholarship program overview and defined criteria carefully for eligibility and submission details. The deadline for submitting all documents is no later than Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Note: Only fully completed application submissions that meet the criteria will be considered.
The scholarship awards are selected by the New Jersey League for Nursing Scholarship Committee. All of the details regarding the program are provided in our overview, defined criteria, and application documents, which are available on our website.
The scholarship awards will be presented in person during our NJLN Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Awards Event on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.
We would like to thank all of those who make this scholarship award program possible through their generous donations. We could not administer these awards without your continued support of excellence in nursing education.
Questions? Email

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Deadline: MARCH 1, 2022
Rutgers School of Nursing received a $5000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation.  This money will be used to provide scholarships to 5 Family Nurse Practitioner students.  Student applications are due March 1, 2022 to Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN, FAANP, Interim Specialty Director FNP Program and Specialty Director AGPC NP Program.  

Apply HERE
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2022

All applicants must be New Jersey residents and must be enrolled (not waiting to hear) in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or masters nursing program located in the State of New Jersey or in a nursing doctoral program or a related field, preferably located in the State of New Jersey. RN’s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (please attach a copy of membership card).

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, grade point average, and leadership potential. The Institute awards scholarships ranging $500-$1000 annually.  Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, books and academic fees only.

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The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Undergraduate General Scholarship and Promise of Nursing Programs awarded over $500,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year!

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Deadline: December 7, 2020

This application form is for scholarships that are being offered to School of Nursing students through the New Jersey Health Foundation. These scholarships are external to the School of Nursing.

Only current School of Nursing students who have already established academic merit within the School of Nursing are eligible to apply. Some scholarships below do have specific criteria for eligibility so please be sure to read carefully.

All applications and materials are due by Monday, December 7, 2020. Please contact with any questions.

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Deadline: November 27, 2020

The Mid- State Black Nurses Association of New Jersey is offering scholarships to outstanding minority students enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should rank within the top third of their class or have a G.P.A of 3.0 or above in the nursing curriculum.

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Completed application and related materials should be mailed to:

Darlene Kornegay
Mid-State Black Nurses Association of NJ
Scholarship Committee
1078 Oakcroft Lane
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in April 2021:

     Spring 2021
     Application deadline: 31 March 2021
     Results: 25 April 2021

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at:
Deadline:November 1st, 2020
2020 Essay Contest – $1,000 Scholarship Stipend
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As Chair of the New Jersey Myalgic Encephalogmyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association’s Medical Education Committee, I am pleased to announce this year’s expansion of the NJME/CFSA Scholarship Program to include students enrolled in Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs.
Our 2020-2021 Program will run from July, 2020 through January 31, 2021.  Prospective applicants as detailed on the attached flyer, may be medical students, medical residents, physician assistants, physician assistants enrolled in post baccalaureate programs, nurse practitioner students, nurse practitioners enrolled in post baccalaureate programs in New Jersey, or any New Jersey resident enrolled in such a program anywhere.
Applicants are asked to write a scholarly paper (and this year create a Powerpoint presentation) addressing a specific question concerning ME/CFS.  By so doing, the applicant becomes familiar with the disease and becomes better able to diagnose and to treat ME/CFS patients and those afflicted with similar long-term chronic illnesses.  The best written essay will be our ME/CFSA Scholar of the Year, and receive a $5,000 tuition remission (if enrolled as a student), or a $5,000 stipend to cover educational expenses (if a graduate).

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NJHA and HRET are offering three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to be awarded to individuals pursuing: a graduate degree; a bachelor’s degree; or certification training in a healthcare occupation such as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or home health aide, among others.

Deadline: October 4, 2020
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Deadline: June 30, 2020
A $500 scholarship is available for students affected by COVID-19
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Scholarship Amount: $1000

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Eligibility: Students must currently be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year university, community or junior college, or graduate degree program. Students must be U.S. citizens.

Guidelines: To apply, write an essay on one of the following topics:

» “Why Research into Organic Products Is Essential for Society
» “Why Health Is More Important Than Ever Before”

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The purpose of our scholarship program is to benefit undergraduate nursing students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded on a biannual basis to students attending nursing school in NJ and PA.

Deadline: June 30 and December 30

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The Julie Queler Scholarship was created to help students defray the high cost of university tuition. Julie believes that everyone who seeks high education should be able to do so. The Julie Queler Scholarship is the result of her commitment.

Scholarship Amount: $1000 applied to 2019 cost of tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Eligibility: You must be an enrolled college student not in your senior year or a high school senior who has been accepted into a college or university.

Guidelines: Please answer the following question in the form of a 5-minute video:

Be the change you want to see – an idea whose time has come. What is the change you want to see and how would you make it happen?

The Julie Queler Scholarship Committee will review all applications in August 2019. Julie Queler will pick a winner from 10 applications the committee selects to award the scholarship.

View scholarship details is pleased to announce scholarships that recognize outstanding nursing students in the United States.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Eligibility: Recipients need to demonstrate dedication to nursing’s evolving role in the healthcare system, the drive to make nursing a lifelong career, and a commitment to outstanding patient care. available annual scholarships:
» Registered Nursing — This annual scholarship recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
» Nurse Practitioner – FNP — This scholarship recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited nurse practitioner program.
2- and 3-year scholarships are available for the following specialties with a guaranteed job after graduation:

» Mental Health Nurse
» Nurse – Midwife
» Family Nurse Practitioner 
» Nurse Anesthetist
» Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
» Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) benefits include:
Money in your pocket: Nurse Practitioner/CRNA School is expensive. Earning your NP or CRNA takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice. With a scholarship through the Air Force HPSP, you can smile while we pay the bills. You can stay focused on school with no financial worries. The scholarship pays for full tuition and all required fees. That includes reimbursement for textbooks, small equipment items, and supplies needed for your study. You’ll also receive a $2,200/month stipend for living expenses.
Continuing education: Throughout your Air Force career, you’ll be encouraged to continue your nursing education through in-house training, correspondence, military-sponsored short courses, and by attending national meetings and conferences. The Air Force also offers 100 percent tuition assistance so you can continue your post-graduate studies. 
Job satisfaction: As an Air Force Nurse, you enter a world class hospital with the best healthcare team in the world. There’s no need to worry about HMO’s, malpractice insurance, and other red tape that’s common in civilian practice.
Your obligation: After practitioner school, you’ll be fully commissioned as a captain in the Air Force Nurse Corps. You’ll have a year-for-year commitment based on your scholarship, with a minimum obligation of three years.

Scholarships get filled quickly, so if you have any questions contact me at your earliest convenience. We can sit down and go over the information with no obligation to you. Get everything you need to make an informed decision.

For more information, please contact:
TSgt Scott M. Thomson
318 Air Force Recruiting Squadron
1150 First Ave., Ste 502
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Cell: 610-930-6079
Office: 610-491-9717
Fax: 610-491-9712
Scholarship Amount: Up to $34,000 while finishing nursing school, an amount that includes an initial grant of $10,000 payable directly to you to use as you see fit and a monthly stipend of $1,000 for up to 24 months to help cover living expenses.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
» Be a U.S. citizen
» Be a student or graduate in good standing of a U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science degree and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
» Be licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)
» Be willing to serve a minimum of 4-5 years of Active Duty
» Be between the ages of 18 and 41
» Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

There is no military obligation until after your schooling is complete.

For additional program information, please contact:
Chief Diego Diaz
10 Woodbridge Center Dr., Suite 630
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (201) 850-2148
Scholarship Amount: 2 scholarships ranging between $500-$1000 each

Deadline: July 31 every year

Eligibility: Awards are available to undergraduate, graduate, certificate-level, nursing and non-nursing students.

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Scholarship Amount: AACN and AfterCollege award two (2) $2500 scholarships every quarter to students who are seeking baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing.

Deadline: January 31, April 30, June 30, and October 31

You may view prior winners and eligibility requirements and access the application by clicking on the link below. They also offer several $500 scholarships.

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Deadlines: May 15, August 15, November 15, and February 15

The Omprakash Volunteer Abroad Grant supports travel and living expenses for qualified, energetic, and entrepreneurial individuals who want to volunteer abroad within its international network of grassroots health, education, and environmental “Partner” organizations hosting social projects in more than 30 countries ranging from Ecuador to Kenya to India and beyond. While the majority of volunteers are required to cover their own travel and living expenses, the competitive grant program enables Omprakash to enlist inspired individuals who are poised to contribute to its mission but would be unable to pay their own way.

The program has three basic aims:
» To provide talented young people with educational and empowering experiences of global citizenship
» To provide its Partners with needed support
» To expand the scope and depth of our impact by recruiting volunteers who exhibit the intention and capacity to make a long-term contribution to its international network

The Volunteer Abroad Grant program is open to all, regardless of age or nationality. Omprakash reviews four cycles of grant applications each year. In addition to grant-supported travel, Omprakash offers volunteer opportunities with no administrative fees for those who can support their own participation.

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