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To accommodate as many applicants as possible, we have extended the submission deadline for the 2017 RN-to-BSN Scholarship to December 31. All applications submitted online by 11:59pm PT that evening will be duly considered when the scholarship committee meets in January 2018.

We are thankful for the hundreds of applications received thus far, and we appreciate the time and energy that applicants have clearly put into each submission. We look forward to reviewing these and all new applications received between now and the end of the year.

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For your reference, please find all of the original scholarship competition details copied below.

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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 nursing student to pursue baccalaureate education through an RN-to-BSN program. Applicants should demonstrate:

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

We encourage applicants to read the competition guidelines on this page in their entirety before completing the online application.

Competition eligibility
This scholarship competition is open to graduates and current enrollees of any prelicensure RN program, including associate's degree and diploma programs. In particular, students who have already completed a prelicensure program and are currently enrolled in an RN-to-BSN program are eligible and welcome to apply.

Applicants must already possess a valid RN license or be on track to graduate from an accredited prelicensure program by the summer of 2018. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

Important dates
December 31, 2017: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
January 2018: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
February 2018: 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.