Find grants for nursing students by checking with the National Health Services Corps, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The military also provides service-based grants.
If you plan to become a primary care specialist after graduation, you may find grants through the National Health Service Corps. Most of its grants depend on your agreement to work in high-need areas of the community or high-need institutions.
The Health Resources and Services Administration provides aid to students pursuing careers as resident nurses and who are willing to serve in high-need or underprivileged areas for at least two years after graduation.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation has scholarships and grants specifically for students studying to become a nurse practitioner. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides grants and scholarships to students pursuing a career in mental health, while the American Association of Colleges of Nursing provides scholarships to those seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in a healthcare field.
For those willing to serve in the military after graduation, there are substantial aid opportunities available through the Army Nurse Corps, the Army ROTC Nursing, and the Navy Nurse Corps. Qualified students may also pursue grants through the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award, and the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.