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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

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. This selective program of the U.S. Government 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. As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master's level nurse practitioner degree.

If awarded, you will receive financial support, including:

eligible fees;
annual payment for other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms; and
a monthly stipend ($1,344 for the 2017-2018 academic year).


Applications accepted in the spring

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any level

Graduate: At any level

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident; not delinquent on a Federal debt

Last Updated:
June 14, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17