Grants & Scholarships


Nursing School Scholarship offers a yearly a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program.

Application Deadline: August 31 (yearly)


Graduate Partnerships Program

The NINR Graduate Partnerships Program is a doctoral fellowship training program for PhD students attending a school of nursing. It provides funding and training to encourage nursing doctoral students to undertake careers in basic or clinical research. Students complete all required coursework at their academic institutions before conducting dissertation research within the Intramural Research Programs of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015


Multi-Site Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health Services

The NIMH-funded (T-32) two-year postdoctoral training program in Geriatric Mental Health Services Research is a multi-site collaborative project that brings together expert faculty mentors from four leading centers of excellence in geriatric mental health services research: University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Washington.

This postdoctoral research fellowship offers a unique opportunity to build a research career in the context of a newly-funded mental health intervention for older adults impacted by Super Storm Sandy.



Nursing Scholarships Database

A searchable scholarship database created specifically for nursing students. The scholarships listed are provided by nursing associations, educational institutions, foundations, for-profit/non-profit organizations, etc. They are relatively non-competitive scholarships compared to general/non-major specific scholarships.



PCORI Funding Opportunities

PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) are issued to support a portfolio of comparative clinical effectiveness research based on PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. The organization will award $12 million for up to 14 contracts that collaborate with patients and stakeholders advance address knowledge gaps and advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research.



The Title VIII programs bolster nursing education at all levels through scholarships and programmatic support, from entry-level preparation through graduate study, and provide support for institutions that educate nurses for practice in rural and medically underserved communities. This brochure provides information regarding nursing student demographics, monetary support levels for nursing students, Title VII funding programs by state, and a wealth of additional information.

Download a pdf of the Nursing Workforce Development Programs brochure



Scholarship for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

The U.S. Army has expanded the educational programs covered under its F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) to  include funding for those seeking a masters degree to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

For those planning or currently pursuing a career in nursing, the Army’s scholarship program provides benefits while in school and after graduation. In addition to paying the full cost of tuition, the program pays for required books, non-expendable equipment and most other academic fees.  HPSP students receive a monthly stipend of $2,088 for 10-and-a half months of each school year which is adjusted each year to allow for cost of living increases. The remaining six weeks of the year are dedicated to hands-on training during which program participants receive officer’s pay as a first lieutenant. To learn more about the Army Nurse Corps, visit


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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.