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 Michigan Nurses for Life offers an annual scholarship to students actively enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. The MNFL organization will award a $1000 scholarship to be paid directly to the school selected by the applicant. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and/or supplies. Any student enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the Fall, Winter, or Spring 2012/2013 academic year is eligible to apply. Selection criteria includes student essay, academic achievements, demonstration of leadership, and participation in pro-life activities. Applications and essays will be judged by a panel appointed by the board of directors. The winning essay will appear in the NAPN newsletter, PulseLine. Applications are available in the nursing office (F226) and must be completed and returned to the NAPN by February 15, 2013.
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, 2013.
The Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids offers annual scholarships for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing 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 2013-2014 scholarship year, which will provide support for education related expenses. You can pick up an application in the nursing office, or online at www.maryfreebed.com Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.
The KMMNBNA National Black Nurses Association is offering scholarships to current nursing students currently accepted/participating in nursing programs in Michigan. Last year, the KMMNBNA was able to grant three scholarship awards for $1000 each. KMMNBNA strives to present as many scholarships as possible, depending on the level of donations received from institutions, corporations, and individuals. A minimum cumulative gpa of 2.5 is required. Students must write an essay of 100 words or more on why you chose to purse a nursing career. Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 12, 2013. Selected recipients will be notified by Friday, April 19, 2013. Scholarship applications are available here or in the Nursing Office.
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses will award one $500 scholarship to a selected individual currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program. AMSN recognizes MedSurg Nursing as a specialty. This scholarship is aimed at nurses or students who are interested in a career in MedSurg Nursing. Applications are available on this site or in the Nursing Office, and must be postmarked by May 25, 2013 and sent to: Lisa Jones (chapter secretary) at 1331 N. Crestline Dr., Washington, MI 48095 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! is offering 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.