I'm frustrated! I spent over 2 hours last night trying to find any info on scholarships, but they are all so specific! There is nothing available for a white, middle class, non genius student. Everything is so specific, and if not, incredibly competitive and intense! I don't have time to research and submit a cure for AIDS, nor am I an descendent of so and so studying geography at a school in Northern California (just examples).
Does anyone know of a non specific scholarship for nursing students, or am I looking at the wrong time? Is there a good site besides fast web?
I'm not wealthy or well off, but money is an issue although I'm not below the poverty level. Gahhh
Oct 6, '07
Have you investigated what kind of loan/scholarship programs your state might offer? Several (many?) states have programs to encourage people to study nursing, that offer either low-cost/interest loans or loans that you can "work off" after you graduate and get licensed.
I know that my state has more than one program like that, designed to increase the number of nurses, science teachers, and math teachers in my state. When I went to graduate school, I was able to get money from the state that was technically a loan, but I was able to "repay" it simply by working in my state one year for each year they funded me in grad school (two years, in my case). And I didn't have to work for the state; I simply had to work in the state (for nearly any employer I wanted to; there were v. few restrictions), which I was planning on doing anyway! It was a great deal, and I'm v. appreciative. The loan program was not competitive at all; it was simply "first come, first served" for as long as the $$ appropriated by the state legislature lasted each year.
Your state may offer a similar program. Best wishes with your search!