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Top 25 undergraduate nursing scholarships

Pursuing a career in health care? Consider these scholarships to reduce your student debt.

It takes heart and a dedication to helping people to want to pursue nursing. But it shouldn’t take all of your savings to become an RN, LVN or LPN.

Nursing school can run you $40,000 to $100,000 a year, leading to a lot of debt at graduation. To keep what you owe from becoming an emergency, we researched scholarships offered by more than 300 corporations, colleges and nonprofits across the United States to build list of the top 25 out there for future nurses.

MajorSponsorNameAmountRenewable?Who’s it forLink
NursingHRSA Health WorkforceNURSE Corps Scholarship ProgramTuitionYesUndergradLearn more
NursingUnited States Air ForceAir Force Health Professions Scholarship ProgramTuitionYesUndergradLearn more
NursingUniversity of MarylandConway ScholarshipTuitionYesUndergradLearn more
Nursing/OtherNational Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health$20,000YesUndergradLearn more
NursingUniversity of Southern CaliforniaYellow Ribbon Program$20,000NoUndergradLearn more
Nursing/OtherTylenolTylenol Future Care Scholarship$10,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingAmerica’s Navy — Navy.comAmerican Nurse Candidate Program$10,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingFoundation of the National Student Nurses AssociationUndergraduate Scholarship Program$10,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingFoundation of the National Student Nurses AssociationPromise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program$7,500NoUndergradLearn more
NursingNational Black Nurses Association2019 NBNA Scholarship Program$6,000YesUndergradLearn more
NursingAlice M. Yarnold and Samuel YarnoldAlice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust$5,000YesUndergrad/GradLearn more
NursingEmergency Nurses AssociationElizabeth B. Moore Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship$5,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingAmerican Association of Colleges of NursingGeraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship$5,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingUniversity of Southern CaliforniaThe Nurse’s Float Scholarship Fund Graduate$5,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingNew York State Nurses AssociationNYSNA Secor Scholarship$5,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingJohnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Scholarship$5,000YesUndergradLearn more
NursingMichigan State GovernmentMichigan Nursing Program$4,000NoUndergradLearn more
Nursing/OtherConcord HospitalConcord Hospital Trust Scholarship$3,000YesUndergradLearn more
NursingEmergency Nurses AssociationBoard of Certification for Emergency Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship II$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingEmergency Nurses AssociationCharles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingEmergency Nurses AssociationENA Foundation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingEmergency Nurses AssociationENA Foundation Undergraduate State Challenge Scholarship$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingAmerican Red CrossJane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
Nursing/OtherNational CPR AssociationNational CPR Association Scholarship$3,000NoUndergradLearn more
NursingArmy Nurse Corps AssociationArmy Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program$3,000NoUndergrad/GradLearn more

*In November 2018, we manually compiled online data on scholarships offered by more than 300 corporations, colleges and other nonprofits, ranking them by aid value.

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