Scholarships in USA 2014 – HRSA NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Course Level: Scholarship is available for diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate program at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
Scholarship Sponsor: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
-U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
-enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
-begin classes no later than September 30
-free from any Federal judgment liens
-free from existing service commitments
-not delinquent on a Federal debt
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of USA can apply for the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program.
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
Number of award(s): For the 2014-2015 academic year, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is expected to be highly competitive. The program anticipates more applicants for scholarship awards than there are funds available. It is expected that approximately 235 awards will be made for the 2014-2015 academic year. In the past, NURSE Corps Scholarship Program funds have only allowed for funding of individuals in the first funding preference. As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master’s level nurse practitioner degree.
Duration of award(s): The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program award and contract is for the 2014-2015 academic year (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015). Any funding provided after June 30, 2015, is considered another 10 contract year. Support will be provided during the academic years agreed to in the executed contracts (not to exceed 4 years), beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year and will be based on the cost of the initial school of record (i.e., the school attended at the time the initial contract is executed). Application funding may not be deferred. Awards are for consecutive academic terms.
Scholarship cover: In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program pays:
-other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
-monthly stipend of ($1,302 for the 2014-2015 school year)
Selection Criteria: Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate nursing program or Master’s nurse practitioner program as full-time students.
Notification: Awards are subject to the availability of funds. Applicants selected for an award will receive notice no later than August 31, 2014. Applicants not selected for an award will be notified no later than September 30, 2014.
Applying: The mode of applying is online. The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application consists of (1) an online application, (2) required supporting documentation, and if applicable, (3) additional supporting documentation. Applicants should keep a copy of the application package for their records. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application. It is required that the information in the online application match the submitted supporting documentation. Application packages will be initially reviewed to determine their completeness. Application packages deemed incomplete (e.g., missing, illegible, or incomplete application materials) as of the application deadline will not be considered for funding.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 22, 2014.