Grants & Scholarships

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

30 undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate students will receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA and a trip to the APNA 32nd Annual Conference.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Best Nursing Degree

Best Nursing Degree Scholarship

Awarded quarterly, this scholarship gives $2500 to entry level nursing students or nurses who are attending school to expand their practice.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 - NOW CLOSED

Minority Nursing Scholarship

An award of $2,000 is given to the winner of an yearly essay contest.  Applicants must be students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) and enrolled full-time in a graduate level Nursing program by November 1, 2018

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Lantern Review

Lantern Review PMHNP Scholarship

This biannual scholarship awards $500 to nurses who are currently attending or planning on attending PMHNP graduate school within 6 months' time. Applicants must submit a no more than 750-word essay on the topic of non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in older adults residing in long term care. From the pool of applicants, 3 finalists will be selected one month before the winner is announced on June 1 and December 1.

Application Deadline: May 1 and November 1 (yearly)

Duke-Johnson & Johnson

Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program
This program is designed to offer Advanced Practice Nurses the opportunity to become leaders of new models of care. This one year program includes onsite leadership retreats, distance-based learning sessions, and opportunities to receive individualized executive coaching and small group mentoring. It offers innovative and integrated training in the areas of leadership, management, organizational development, business, community engagement and population health. The program is structured to provide the health care clinician a program rich in content and opportunities for professional development. Cost to program participants is very nominal due to the generous support of Johnson & Johnson.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017 - NOW CLOSED

University of Minnesota

Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Reasearch
The University of Minnesota Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research is soliciting applications to begin a fellowship in the summer of 2018. This NIMH-funded post-doctoral T-32 fellowship is located at three sites: The University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, and the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute/University of North Dakota. Post-doctoral training is available in a wide variety of areas of eating disorders research with a diverse group of mentors across the three sites.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until slots are filled.


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 7, 2017 - NOW CLOSED


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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