Grants & Scholarships


Ann M. Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award

The Ann M. Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award will be granted to active and/or new Advanced Practice Nurses: Clinical Nurse Specialists in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who are working in private practice directly with clients, utilizing psychotherapy as their primary treatment modality. The nurse’s clients may be individuals, groups and/or families; adults, children or adolescents. Medication management and additional therapies may also be a part of the practice but must be in addition to psychotherapy.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 8, 2015



Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications. NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America's neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 26, 7:30 PM ET



APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for attendance to the APNA Annual Conference. The APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship includes free registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA Annual Conference. In addition, winners will receive one year complimentary membership to APNA.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a specialty in psychiatric nursing.

Application Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014 scholarship.



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)



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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