Grants & Scholarships

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

New Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19.

Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Address Health System Responsiveness to COVID-19.

The American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program

Leadership And Education Advancement Program (LEAP) For Diverse Scholars

Established for individuals who have attained their doctorate degree in a social/behavioral science field who show promise in research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission and in leadership. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

Mentors For Leadership And Education Advancement Program (LEAP) For Diverse Scholars
For mid- and advanced level scientists in a social/behavioral science field with research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission and a leadership position in higher education and/or an association. (Rolling applications).

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Ten winners will receive a full scholarship to the Student and Early Career Professional Workshop, which will take place virtually from August 2-4, plus a private question and answer session with Drs. Aaron Beck and Judith Beck. Students and clinicians with less than five years of clinical practice are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 19, 2021.

Best Nursing Degree

Best Nursing Degree Scholarship

Heart of Healthcare nursing scholarship: Scholarship Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses

Application Deadline: Now May 15, 2021 


Health Resources & Services Administration

Loan Repayment Program
View fact sheets and applications for current loan cycle for National Health Service Corps.

Scholarship Program
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program
In this year’s cycle, special funding will be allocated to graduate programs in Behavioral and Mental Health. (Deadline to apply was March 3, 2020)

NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a new program for providers working to combat the opioid epidemic in the nation’s rural communities. Application deadline May 6, 7:30pm Eastern.

Nursing Track

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)


National Institute of Nursing Research

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 3, 2020 - NOW CLOSED


Nursing Explorer

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.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PCORI Funding Opportunities

The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas outlined in PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Healthcare Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.

Key dates for Cycle 1 2021: Letters of Intent are due Tuesday, February 2, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. ET.
Full applications will be due Tuesday, May 4, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. ET.



Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs

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


US Army

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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