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Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our inaugural RN-to-BSN Scholarship. We will award a $2,500 scholarship for a current or aspiring nurse to pursue baccalaureate nursing education starting in the fall of 2017. Applicants should demonstrate:

  • A track record of academic excellence in a prelicensure RN program
  • A passion for leadership in nursing and the overall field of healthcare

Competition eligibility
This scholarship competition is open to graduates and current enrollees of all accredited prelicensure registered nursing programs, including associate's degree and diploma programs.

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Applicants must already possess a valid RN license or be on track to graduate from an accredited prelicensure program by August 2017. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

Important dates
August 31, 2017: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
September 2017: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
October 2017: Winner will be notified and $2,500 scholarship will be awarded.

Application form
Interested applicants may find the complete scholarship application form here. We recommend composing the 500-word essay in your favorite word processor and then pasting the finished product into this form.

Terms and conditions
One scholarship winner will be selected to receive a one-year, non-renewable $2,500 scholarship. Scholarship recipient will be chosen at the sole discretion of the RN-to-BSN Scholarship committee.

Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies, or any other direct education expenses. Scholarship recipient must provide proof of acceptance and enrollment in an RN-to-BSN program.

Once submitted, all essays are property of Nursing Schools Almanac and may be published at its discretion. Nursing Schools Almanac will announce the scholarship winner on its website and through its media outlets.

All personally identifiable information is collected solely to conduct the scholarship competition. Applicants' information will never be used for marketing purposes or shared with any third party.