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Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

There are many nursing scholarships available for nursing students at Delta College, from the Michigan Board of Nursing, Professional Nursing Organizations, Michigan State Government, and from health care agencies.  Every scholarship has certain criteria the candidate must meet. Some of these scholarships require actual enrollment in clinical courses to be eligible. They generally require an explanation of why you are going into nursing and what are your goals. When information comes to us on scholarships we will immediately update this page, so review this page frequently. 

Hint: When writing a scholarship paper, make sure it is written in a professional format and have someone proofread it. The Delta College Teaching and Learning Center, located in the Library, will also assist you in proofreading.

 We encourage you to reach out for financial aid/scholarships right here at Delta to assist you in obtaining your nursing education. You can investigate these scholarships and other financial assistance in D101.  A few of the scholarships that Delta College offers for nursing students through generous donators include:

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The National Association of Pro-Life Nurses will award a $1000 scholarship to be paid directly to the school n which the applicant is enrolled.  This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and/or supplies.  Any student currently enrolled in an accredited school of Nursing in the fall, winter, or spring of the 2013/2014 school year, including full-time or part-time is eligible.  Selection criteria include participation in pro-life activities, student's essay, academic proficiency, and demonstration of leadership.  Applications and essays will be judged by a panel appointed by the board of directors.  Winning essay will appear in the NAPN newsletter, PulseLine.  NAPN reserves the right to decline award of the scholarship in a given year if no applicants meets the criteria.  The application, must be completed and returned to NAPN by February 15, 2014, and must include a letter of recommendation regarding the student's pro-life leadership and/or participation, academic performance and commitment to excellence in nursing, and a typed essay consisting of 200-300 words in response to the following:  "What Nurses Can Do to Promote a Positive Respect for Life." Applications can be mailed to: NAPN Scholarship, PO Box 8236, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910. 

The North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in a health care field of study. The scholarships are limited to residents of the North Ottawa Community Hospital (Ottawa county) area and to students involved in pursuing a career in the health care field. Applicants should have completed their college prep courses (if required) and be studying in their major. Students can access the scholarship form online at Applications are due no later than March 5, 2014.

The Saginaw County Medical Society Alliance provides $500 nursing scholarships to Saginaw County residents.  Interested individuals should be residents of Saginaw County who are currently enrolled in a nursing program and have a GPA no lower than 2.79.  You must complete the entire application form and include a letter describing your career goals and financial need.  In addition, you need to submit two (2) written references from past or current teachers or professors.  Students who reside in Saginaw County only to attend Delta or SVSU are not eligible.  High School students are also not eligible to apply.  Please complete the application and return with your letter and two written references by March 31, 2014. 

The Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids offers annual scholarships for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing, neuropsychology, orthotics, prosthetics and rehabilitation therapy programs.  The goal of the scholarship program is to promote academic achievement for outstanding students as they prepare for further employment in the health care field. The Guild is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 scholarship year, which will provide support for education related expenses.  You can pick up an application in the nursing office, or online at  Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014.

Johnson and Johnson has been very active and supportive of nurses and has worked hard to promote nursing through recruitment activities, including lists of scholarship opportunities. On this web site is listed a total of 167 different scholarship offerings, most with listed deadlines and application forms.

Michigan Works! offers local job seekers opportunity through limited scholarships, to those who qualify and meet program requirements, in many fields including health fields such as nursing (LPN or RN). Call the Michigan Works! Service Center, 3875 Bay Road, at: 989-249-5232. They will also help you put your resume online for future career positions. 

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