Nursing Scholarships

Explore this page for current scholarship offers and links to scholarship services.  Students should apply for University scholarships at https://www.southalabama. edu/departments/ financialaffairs/scholarships/.


▼   US Air Force DNP Scholarships

The Air Force Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP) can help you finish your Doctorate and achieve your goals without financial worries. See this flyer for information.

USAF DNP Scholarships

▼   US Navy Nurse Candidate Program

The Navy is currently accepting application for the "Navy Nurse Candidate Program Scholarship" for students starting Fall and Spring of this year.

USN Scholarship Flyer


This is a searchable scholarship database created specifically for nursing students. The scholarships listed here are provided by nursing associations, educational institutions, foundations, for-profit/non-profit organizations, etc. These are relatively non-competitive scholarships compared to general/non-major specific scholarships. Some of the scholarships give preference to minority, veteran and disabled students. If you belong to such groups, you have a good chance of securing fund for your education from this list. Good luck!

NursingExplorer Scholarships

▼   Nursing Educational Funds, Inc. 

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.

▼   Nursing Scholarship and Loan Repayment Resources

In today’s day and age many people are not in a position where they can afford a degree, and many young people find that the degree they have chosen does not lead to a job. This is not the case for those who wish to become Nurses.

Indian Health Service (IHS) has a scholarship and a loan repayment program:

Scholarship - There is an assigned scholarship coordinator for each region. Their contact information can be found on this website:

Loan Repayment Program -

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), another federal agency, also has scholarship and loan repayment opportunities:

Robert (Rob) Russell
Executive Director
Alabama Indian Affairs Commission
771 S. Lawrence Street, Suite 106
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-2831 Fax (334) 240-3408

▼ and AACN

The new scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS (see

To apply, visit

Visit AACN for more scholarship opportunities.

▼   AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship

AfterCollege, the leading employment website for nursing/allied healthcare students and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer this new scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. Scholarships will be in the amount of $2,500. There will be two winners with each application deadline. The deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

To access the application, you will need to have an AfterCollege account. For more information on AfterCollege, click here.