I'm hoping someone can answer this question for me. Are second degree students eligible for the HRSA scholarship program?
I was wondering because one of the schools I'm planning on applying to has an ABSN program that is fully paid for by the hospital I'm working at...I also get a $500 monthly stipend in exchange for a 3 year contract at that hospital.
After reading about the HRSA scholarship, I think I would like to apply for it instead. The problem is, I won't know whether or not I get the scholarship until September of next year (considering I won't apply for it until next year) The traditional BSN program here starts in August, and the ABSN program starts in January. If I can't get the loan for the ABSN program, should I apply for the traditional BSN program and hope to God I get it? Or do you think they'd look down on me because I already have a BS (literally) degree even if my EFC is 0?
Is there anyone in a similar situation as me who already has a bachelor's degree and was awarded the scholarship for either an ABSN program, Alternate Entry MSN program or a traditional BSN program?
Nov 4, '07
If you already will have your tuition paid for plus have a stipend, why do you want to go for the HRSA scholarship? Is it because you don't want to work for your hosp after graduation?
Nov 5, '07
Sorry, clicked on the wrong icon...Honestly, I'm not sure whether or not I want to stay in this area after graduating. I don't have a problem working for this hospital. I just feel with the gov scholarship, I'd have more places to choose from. I'd also get more of a monthly stipend. And...the length of my contract would be shorter. I'd really like to try travel nursing so with a shorter contract I'd be able to start traveling sooner.
Nov 5, '07
Ohh...ok, I understand...I actually looked into this scholarship as well, but after trying to look up hospitals in my area who were associated with it, I didn't see any hospital that I would be interested in working in...I'm still looking for a scholarship associated with a hospital I would consider working in
Dec 2, '07
"I was wondering because one of the schools I'm planning on applying to has an ABSN program that is fully paid for by the hospital I'm working at..."
Which hospital? That sounds like a great deal!
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