Nursing College Grant

In the United States healthcare is a rapidly growing field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth of more than 30 percent through 2020 in most healthcare occupations, whereas the national average is around 10 to 15 percent growth.

There are not enough educated nurses to fill the current demand for nurses, so in order to encourage more students to enter into the nursing profession, numerous organizations offer financial aid to reduce the cost of college tuition. Here are some key college grants for nursing students:

  • American Indian Students United for Nursing, sponsored by the Arizona State University, provides nursing education grants and scholarships to Native Americans students who would like to obtain a nursing degree.
  • Emergency Nurses Association grants graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral nursing students finanicial aid for nursing school.
  • Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC): Bachelor's level undergraduate scholarships are available to students interested in becoming an Air Force nurse. Students must be U.S. citizen and high school graduate and recipients must enlist as cadets in the Air Force Reserve.
  • American Cancer Society offers a grant for $10,000 annually for up to two years (master's); $15,000 annually for up to four years (doctoral) for future oncology nurses.
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Foundation offers a grant for students pursuing LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, BSN-to-MSN or MSN-to-doctorate programs. Students must be a member of AMSN for at least one year.
  • Nursing Scholarship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers grant and scholarship awards to qualifying recipients. The program was enacted to help illeviate the nursing shortage in America.

Tuition should not be a barrier into nursing school, as there are multiple ways students can alleviate their tuition. The first step you should always take is to research. For more information on college grants, visit, or search our network of financial assistance for more opportunities.

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