Help with grants!

  1. hi! my name is trista
    i was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on getting grants. i've tried fastweb.com and that seems to be no help, i've tried looking on the internet and i can't find anything. i'm a senior in high school right now and i want to become an e.r nurse.
    thanks alot! :roll :roll :roll
    Last edit by Tkb_2003 on Jul 30, '02
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Check w/the financial aid department of the college you are attending. They usually have lots of resources and people to help point you in the right direction, as well as help you fill out the necessary paperwork.

    Also--don't forget, public and college libraries have books in their reference sections that outline grants, loans, and scholarships available and what the necessary qualifications are. Check it out! Ask the librarian about where these references are and how to use them. I wish you good luck!
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Trista,

    If you contact your school financial aid office they will be able to give you info. I think one of the most common grants given to Undergrads is the Pell Grant.

    See this website for more info.

    http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/Stud...pellgrant.html

    Good Luck,
    Col
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    TONS OF SCHOLARSHIP INFO at Discover nursing.com


    http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarship_search.asp
  6. by   Mkue
    trista.. i didn't have any luck with fastweb either... the above posters have good advice.

    also try scholarshipcoach.com.. this guy wrote a book after he got tons of money for school. i think the site may give you some ideas, i hope.


    good luck, it's frustrating i know.


  7. by   researchrabbit
    Don't forget that the Reserves and the armed forces can be a good way to get your education paid for. Check with hospitals in your area too. Some of ours offer scholarships if one agrees to work for them after graduation...
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by tkb_2003
    hi! my name is trista
    i was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on getting grants. i've tried fastweb.com and that seems to be no help, i've tried looking on the internet and i can't find anything. i'm a senior in high school right now and i want to become an e.r nurse.
    thanks alot! :roll :roll :roll
    hello and welcome, trista!
  9. by   waicurn
    Hey Trista! Welcome! I'm pretty green too... infact, more like a sprout!

    Found a link for you:

    http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/default2002.htm#nursing

    You already went to your school Financial Aide Office and fill out the federal forms already right? I did it online... it's much easier if you're comfortable with the internet.
  10. by   psychonurse
    Back in the Dark Ages when I finished high school we had counselors that would help you with finding money for college. But the other posts are very good to find money especially the Pell Grants are great. Welcome to the world of nursing also!!!!!!
  11. by   mattsmom81
    What are the qualifications for a Pell grant? I knew some single moms attending a local MA class...who were managing FT school because of the grant..some were even still working on their GED's. I just used student loans...low interest and payments don't start til after graduation and you're working....

    Good luck and welcome to nursing...you're in at a good time...Bush recently signed the Nurse Reinvestment Act and increased funding should be available soon!!

    Ask the Dean of Nursing's office about scholarships and grants....she should know of specific nursing monies!
  12. by   Tkb_2003
    I want to thank everyone who has wrote back to me, it really means a lot to me ane thanks for all the help.
    love ya!

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