Nurse Corps Scholarship 2016-2017 - page 51

Greetings! After binge reading the thread for 2015-2016, I decided it's time to start one for this year. I am a single mother opting to pursue a BSN after a post-quarter life crisis. Because I have... Read More

  1. by   starz_girl_1
    I am a current nurse, willing to do your interview.
  2. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    This scholarship cover your tuition and other things. It is complicated and requires a lot of planning and patience.

    http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships...g/guidance.pdf

    Start here, this will answer the majority of your questions about the scholarship.

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    I am curious to know how much of your schooling the scholarship will cover? Obviously, anything is super helpful, but curious nonetheless!
  3. by   Jotb33
    Quote from starz_girl_1
    I am curious to know how much of your schooling the scholarship will cover? Obviously, anything is super helpful, but curious nonetheless!
    It covers your entire tuition (if they approve you for all years of your program).
  4. by   Sofia15
    When are you guys supposed to hear back? I am thinking about applying for this scholarship the next round.
  5. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Everyone has been notified for this year. All notifications go out by 9/30. I would look through the thread, it will show you a lot about the timeline of the entire process. Good luck next year!


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    When are you guys supposed to hear back? I am thinking about applying for this scholarship the next round.
  6. by   mandea101
    Hi! Does anyone know when the scholarship program pays the tuition for fall? Thanks!
  7. by   kathysp
    Hey, They payed my tuition a week ago and I got the stipend as well
  8. by   AmaniNurse
    Hi All!
    I am applying to the Nurse Corps when they reopen in 2017. I am stressing very hard about getting money for school. I am considered a dependent, however, NO one is helping me pay for my ABSN+MSN program. Has anyone every been elected for the program with a high EFC?
  9. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    How high? I think around 5k is the max.
  10. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Depends on when your school invoiced. A lot of schools have already been paid
  11. by   kmn1
    Did anyone who got the scholarship this year apply last year and not get it? If so, what did you change about your application?
    Any advice appreciated. Thanks folks
  12. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    I did get it, but from what I've seen for the past two years worth of threads is that the essays make or break your application. I worked on mine for 2 months. From a scoring stand point they are worth 15 points each. So really really put a lot into that! Good luck!

    Quote from kmn1
    Did anyone who got the scholarship this year apply last year and not get it? If so, what did you change about your application?
    Any advice appreciated. Thanks folks
  13. by   dianearc
    Quote from kmn1
    Did anyone who got the scholarship this year apply last year and not get it? If so, what did you change about your application?
    Any advice appreciated. Thanks folks
    I applied one time, last year and, thankfully, got it. The application requires discipline and strategy. I spent a lot of time reading/researching the threads from the previous year for guidelines. I was legitimately taking mental notes that were pertinent to my application from those threads including timeline dates. I also looked at the HRSA guideline, the page that outlines all the application requirements as they are needed. Plan yourself! I'm not sure if you have to be as detailed but I wrote detailed essays that included some citations & strictly followed 6th ed. APA format. However, the most important was the essay content. Answer those questions as asked without bubbling emptiness- if you know what I mean. And of course PROOF-READ! I proof-read all my essays probably 5 times (on different days). This was excessive, but I knew I didn't want to apply a second time. I think 2 or 3 times are fine. Alternatively, you can have someone proofread them for you- they may pick up on a mistake you missed. But I believe that if you want to get things done right, do it yourself. Submit a good formatted resume (I'm sure they'll know if you didn't put effort and just submitted that 5year old, poorly formatted, resume you uploaded from your desktop, lol). I am hoping your GPA is decent or good- but I have heard this is not too much of a big deal. Mine was a 3.3 from grad school but there were people with much higher than that from the threads I read & there were others in the mid to higher 2s. Alternatively you can look this up- what minimum do they require on their guideline, etc. Ensure you know that your recommenders can write you good, if not great, recommendation letters. Make sure you guide them by nicely sharing the information the HRSA is looking for so they are aware of what to write in those letters. They shouldn't just be writing whatever comes to mind, as it may not be applicable to this specific scholarship- Remember, HRSA wants to know your potential and commitment as a future nurse, your reliability or dependability (can you NOT breach a contract) and your passion to assist the underserved. Make sure your recommenders can hit on these points. So I picked recommenders who had at least known me consistently for 2+ years. Another thing, I hope your EFC is 0 or within the range that is indicated on their guideline.

    There is also a scorecard- I was not familiar about this until after I applied but since you are planning to apply- I would suggest that you find it and see how they grade/rank applications based on what tier you'll fall in- RN, NP etc

    And this last one comes without saying- DO NOT wait until the deadline to edit or submit your application. Computer glitches and everything wrong may happen on that last day that can hinder you from uploading all your requirements.

    I hope this helps or sheds some light. ps-If you are applying for the first time- put in all your effort this first time. The process is too tedious to be doing it over and over again. Good luck!

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