Scholarships

SON Scholarships

Deadline: July 2, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Eligibility: You must be a Rutgers School of Nursing student in Newark, Blackwood, or New Brunswick to be considered.

Guidelines: The School of Nursing offers scholarships to students based on academic performance and need.

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Deadline: September 15, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Guidelines: Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association offers scholarships to students based on academic performance and need. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the information provided in this form. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please contact rsonaa@rutgers.edu with any questions.

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Dr. Dorothy J. DeMaio Nursing Research Fellowship

Professor and Dean Emerita Dorothy DeMaio, EdD, RN, FAAN, was a distinguished nurse leader who left a legacy of extraordinary contributions to nursing education at Rutgers, where she served nearly 33 years. As an advocate, policymaker, researcher and practitioner, she made a lasting impact on the nursing profession in New Jersey and far beyond.

Dr. DeMaio established this fellowship to be awarded annually by the Rutgers School of Nursing to an outstanding student in the Rutgers School of Nursing PhD program in nursing whose dissertation/proposal targets a contemporary health care issue of significance to nursing. Rutgers School of Nursing matriculated PhD doctoral students who have successfully completed the qualifying examination are eligible for this fellowship. Eligible candidates must submit a cover letter and up to a three-page, double-spaced, description of the research problem or area of investigation including its significance to nursing. In addition, candidates must provide a copy of their transcript of doctoral courses completed to date.

Elizabeth M. Fenlason Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is established by the Estate of Elizabeth M. Fenlason to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the graduate program of the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. This scholarship is to be awarded to full time graduate students in the School of Nursing based on academic merit, specifically a student who has achieved 3.4 GPA in his/her senior year at the School of Nursing, or a student entering the graduate program with a 3.4 cumulative average. The award may be renewed for an additional year after the first year for a total of two years as long as the student maintains a 3.4 cumulative average in the program.

Kenneth and Jane Charlesworth Endowed Nursing Fellowship

This endowed fellowship fund is established by Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Jane Charlesworth to provide financial assistance to a student or students enrolled in the Master’s Program at the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. This fellowship is to be awarded to Master’s student(s) in the School of Nursing based on academic merit, specifically the achievement of a 3.4 cumulative average at the undergraduate level. If a Master’s student qualifies who is already in the Master’s program at the School of Nursing, that student must have completed at least one semester with a 3.4 cumulative average in the program. The award may be renewed for an additional year after the first year for a total of two years as long as the student maintains a 3.4 cumulative average in the program.
Dr. Maureen DeMaio-Esteves Scholarship for Baccalaureate Traditional Students

Dr. Marueen DeMaio-Esteves was an advanced practice nurse, a nurse educator, and Associate Dean of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at the School of Nursing. Dr. DeMaio-Esteves was strongly committed to the nurturing of students, helping them become outstanding individuals, caregivers, leaders, and role models. Throughout her career she was recognized for her leadership in nursing education and outstanding mentoring of students.

The Dr. Maureen DeMaio-Esteves Scholarship for Baccalaureate Traditional Students is established by gifts from Mr. Raymond Esteves, Dr. Dorothy DeMaio, and numerous friends and family. Scholarship recipient will be selected from full-time undergraduate students entering the School of Nursing BSN program directly from high school based on academic merit and financial need. The award will be in the amount of $2,000 and distributed to one student per academic year. This scholarship award is not renewable.

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Please send any questions to sttialphatau@gmail.com.

Augusta Dutka Harcar Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is established in memory of Augusta Dutka Harcar by her daughter Sharon J. Harcar, and her granddaughter Christina A. Harcar. They established this scholarship in her memory to support nursing students in perpetuity, particularly those students who might be interested in geriatric or hospice nursing care. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate or graduate nursing students at Rutgers School of Nursing. This scholarship is to be awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students showing an interest in geriatric or hospice nursing care. Awards will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Nursing Scholarship

The Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Nursing Scholarship for the School of Nursing is established by a bequest gift from the Estate of Jane E. Deed. Scholarships are to be awarded to students beginning with their matriculation and continuing through graduation provided that they maintain a “B” or numeric equivalent, and active student status. Any number of scholarships in any amount may be awarded each year up to the amount of fund income available for spending. Provided that recipients otherwise maintain eligibility, scholarship awards may be renewed for up to three years (or four years if the student is enrolled in a five year program).

Kenneth and Jane Charlesworth Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is established by Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Jane Charlesworth to provide financial assistance to a student or students enrolled in the Undergraduate program at the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. This scholarship is to be awarded to full-time undergraduate student(s) in the School of Nursing based on academic merit-specifically, to a student who has achieved a 3.4 cumulative average in his/her freshman year at the School of Nursing or to a transfer student coming in as a sophomore with a 3.4 cumulative average. Qualified students must submit the university-approved financial aid form (FAFSA) each year to be eligible for an award. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years (four years if a five year program).

Samuel and Kathleen Barone Family Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is established by Michele Barone to provide financial assistance to students enrolled at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing who are residents of New Jersey, based on academic merit as determined by the program administrator with an emphasis on financial need as determined by the financial aid office. Qualified students must submit the appropriate university-approved financial aid form (FAFSA) each year to be eligible for the award. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years (four if a five year program).

Patricia Scola Memorial Scholarship in Nursing

This endowed scholarship is established in memory of Patricia Lee Scola, Administrative Assistant in the School of Nursing, by her husband, A. Frank Scola, and family and friends. It is established to provide financial assistance to a student in the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. This scholarship is based on academic merit and/or need, and may be awarded to any student(s) in good academic standing according to the University criteria. Awards may be renewed up to three additional years as long as the student(s) remain in good academic standing.

Zullo Family Endowed Fund

This endowed fund is established by Dr. Robert J. Zullo to provide financial assistance to a student, or students, enrolled in the undergraduate program at the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students, who are residents of New Jersey based on academic merit. Qualified students must submit the appropriate university-approved financial aid form (FAFSA) each year to be eligible for an award.

Victoria Caballero Van Allen Scholarship Fund – School of Nursing

The Victoria Caballero Van Allen Scholarship Fund at the School of Nursing is established by Colonel William G. Van Allen in loving memory of his wife. The scholarships will provide financial assistance to students at the School of Nursing, with a preference to students of Hispanic descent, who display the intellectual and personal qualities that are so prized among members of the nursing profession. Candidate(s) must be a full time student at the School of Nursing and maintain, at least, a satisfactory overall grade-point as determined by University officials. The selection will be based on financial need, with a strong preference to students of Hispanic descent.

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students
This endowed scholarship is established by HSBC Bank, USA, N.A., as Trustee of the Helene Fuld Health Trust, to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the baccalaureate degree nursing program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students based on academic merit as determined by the program administrator and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Qualified students must submit the appropriate University approved financial aid form (FAFSA) each year to be eligible for an award. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years. Any number of scholarships in any amount may be awarded each year.

Outside Scholarships

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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 Minc Law Scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who wants to continue higher learning, and attend college, should get the chance to do so. Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to their college tuition bill.

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Eligibility: Current U.S. enrolled college students going into their freshman, sophomore, junior, or Senior year in the fall of 2019. Undergraduate and graduate students.

Guidelines: There are two options to apply for the Minc Law Scholarship. Applicants can provide an essay up to 1000 words answering the qualifying question or create a 3-5-minute video response. The video will need to be published on YouTube or Vimeo and the link shared on our application page. The essays will be judged by the quality and substance of the answer to the question as well as correct grammar, spelling and properly cited resources. The video will be judged on the factors presented in the essay question, as well as creativity, and quality of the presentation.

The winner will be selected by the foundation panel by August 31, 2019. The winning submission will be published on our website along with information about the scholarship recipient.

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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.

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RNCareers.org 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.

RNCareers.org 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
Email: diego.diaz@navy.mil
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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