2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program - page 2

I know it is entirely too early but I wanted to get a thread going for all of you who are planning to apply for the NSP this upcoming year. I know it is becoming more and more popular and there are... Read More

  1. by   Miiki
    I start nursing school this spring, and I plan on applying.
  2. by   Cuteypie504
    I am looking forward to applying AND hopefull receiving it. Boy, do I NEED it!!!!
  3. by   ccummings8
    To all that plan on applying,

    Make sure you do!! Don't let this opportunity pass you bye. I am a recipient of the NSP and it is worth all the trouble. Get your ducks in a row now. Plan on who you are going to ask to write your two letters of recommendation. Those letters need to be top notch. The people you ask need to be excellent writers. If you don't currently do any volunteer work, START!!! There will also be a tab to upload extra info about yourself that is optional, make sure you upload all the awards, certificates or any other info that you think they should know. Many did not do that and those of us who did seemed to get the scholarship. Just remember this is a nursing scholarship where everyone applying has good grades, excellent letters of recommendation and should be able to write a decent essay. Put forth your best effort and make sure you have someone proof read your essays and go over everything 10 times before you upload it. Good luck to you all!!!!
  4. by   Julesmama28
    Thanks for the tips! I can't wait till application time!
  5. by   salinn
    I will be applying to the scholarship as well! Although my school starts before the notifications go out. Can't wait until the application opens in March!
  6. by   driven2012
    Hi Salinn

    I am also anticipating the HRSA application for the 2013-14 school year! I just wish that the notifications went out sooner but they also deal with hundreds of apps. My program begins the beginning of September but I will probably have to take out loans to cover the first semester as my school requires we figure out our financial aid during the summer. Glad to have another applicant on the thread I hope this can become a support system for all of us applying! Nice to meet you!
  7. by   salinn
    Nice to meet you too driven! What nursing school will you be going to?
  8. by   driven2012
    Nice to meet you as well. I'm going for a masters at Samuel Merritt University in California.
  9. by   hellosun
    I know it's been a while since anyone's posted on here but I just did some more research on this scholarship after the admissions adviser to my accelerated bsn program mentioned it to me last summer. I was just accepted into the program and will be starting in May.

    As for the scholarship, does anyone have an idea of how competitive it is? Do you think they would award it to someone who is pursuing nursing as a second degree?

    Thanks for any information you might have!! Good luck everyone =)
    Last edit by hellosun on Feb 27, '13 : Reason: wrong word
  10. by   driven2012
    Hey

    I definitely believe they do award to individuals pursuing nursing as a second degree or career change. You are eligible as long as your are accepted/enrolled in an accredited nursing program (including accelerated BSN). I just got into an entry level masters program for nursing and completed my undergrad in another non nursing degree. If you go to the HRSA website they have all the information regarding the scholarship for the 2012 cycle. The 2013 application should be available sometime in March. Good luck to you and congrats on getting into your program!
  11. by   AmyWynn
    Well I finished my application tonight for the HRSA, I sure hope this goes well in my direction. I have three children two of which are in college now and I Need to assist them with college and having a large student loan hinders the ablitiy of helping them get their lifes started in the educational fields. Also, I have a precious 1yr old grand-daughter I would love to start saving for her education as well. Nursing has been a great blessing to me. I dearly love being a nurse practitioner and helping patients out. To see my patients return to my office with good news that their sugars are down or their BP is better or they lost weight all from the education they received from me at their previous appt. Nursing is a great rewarding career. I wish everyone luck and remember to say a Prayer. We all need it.
  12. by   AmyWynn
    Has anyone else applied for this years 2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program? No one has posted. I wish everyone luck but this sure would help me out tremidously, I seen a recent post with tips and I didn't do all of those tips so I hope my application doesn't get over looked. I really need the assistance. Good luck to everyone.
  13. by   AmyWynn
    Has anyone else applied for this years 2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program? No one has posted. I wish everyone luck but this sure would help me out tremidously, I seen a recent post with tips and I didn't do all of those tips so I hope my application doesn't get over looked. I really need the assistance. Good luck to everyone.

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