Nurse Corps Scholarship 2017-2018 - page 15

Hi everyone, I am interested in applying to the nurse corps scholarship 2017 2018 in order to pay for my accelerated program of sixteen months. I have a bachelors in sociology. I have done quiet... Read More

  1. by   FFNP89
    Is anyone else getting anxious every time they get an email from HRSA? I've gotten around 4 over the last few days about a virtual fair.
  2. by   FutureMs.NP
    Ok so I just called and spoke to a guy named Joel. He was unsure of the answers he was giving me. He stated that the credit checks, awards and review of applications are happing all at the same time. I was like how is that possible? I told him I though this whole process happened in phases: review of applications, credit checks, and then awards? I asked him was this a new process to do everything all at once and of course he was unsure. I asked him when was the deadline to have all application score cards submitted and he stated I should be notified by Sept 30. That's not what I asked u! He could not answer because he did not know. He did check the status of my application and said it's being reviewed. If it's being reviewed the how can they dispense award letters? This is a prime example of how unreliable their customer service phone representatives are. And of course this is so frustrating!!!!!!!
  3. by   melp4
    I wonder how much the reps are told with all the conflicting info. I've also been following the student doctor network thread about the NHSC scholarship and no one has posted anything about receiving an award yet.
  4. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from FutureMs.NP
    Ok so I just called and spoke to a guy named Joel. He was unsure of the answers he was giving me. He stated that the credit checks, awards and review of applications are happing all at the same time. I was like how is that possible? I told him I though this whole process happened in phases: review of applications, credit checks, and then awards? I asked him was this a new process to do everything all at once and of course he was unsure. I asked him when was the deadline to have all application score cards submitted and he stated I should be notified by Sept 30. That's not what I asked u! He could not answer because he did not know. He did check the status of my application and said it's being reviewed. If it's being reviewed the how can they dispense award letters? This is a prime example of how unreliable their customer service phone representatives are. And of course this is so frustrating!!!!!!!
    I posted about this last week. You are better off reading the threads from previous years. The BHW reps all give conflicting info. You will go bananas trying to make sense of it. If you read past years threads you'll see the time lines for everything are all consistent.
  5. by   hello33
    Quote from EBordoley
    I just called and they said they've already begun awarding scholarships. I think he was mistaken because he said credit checks are done as they review each application and that if I hadn't received one yet, its because they haven't reviewed mine. That also makes me question how they can give out awards without reviewing all the applications. I think someone else should call and see if they get a different response,
    Please try not call them I drove my self crazy by doing that because you can call 3x and get 3 different answers. They will literally tell you anything just to get you off the phone. Prime example of this:
    I asked them that on the website it says that on the previous years they were able to fund all Tier 1 applicants so I asked does that mean as long as I qualify I will get the schlorship. This question was answered 3 different ways. I have made up my mind not to drive myself crazy by calling.

    They also tell u u have 10% chance of getting the schlorship but based on the website regarding tier 1 is not accurate but every rep refused to admit or give an answer that makes sense. If everyone is funded on Tier 1 how is that 10% chance for tier 1 applicants?
  6. by   EBordoley
    Does anyone know if financial need is
    solely calculated by EFC? For example, assuming all things are equal between two candidates but one is going to a private school that cost 50k a year and the other is going to a school that costs 10k will they assume greater financial need to the candidate of the private school?
  7. by   FutureMs.NP
    Quote from FutureNurseEmilyP198
    I posted about this last week. You are better off reading the threads from previous years. The BHW reps all give conflicting info. You will go bananas trying to make sense of it. If you read past years threads you'll see the time lines for everything are all consistent.
    I agree with FutureNurseEmilyP198. I am going to go by the dates from previous threads and keep checking Credit Karma.
  8. by   FutureMs.NP
    Quote from EBordoley
    Does anyone know if financial need is
    solely calculated by EFC? For example, assuming all things are equal between two candidates but one is going to a private school that cost 50k a year and the other is going to a school that costs 10k will they assume greater financial need to the candidate of the private school?
    Good question. I am not sure...
  9. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from EBordoley
    Does anyone know if financial need is
    solely calculated by EFC? For example, assuming all things are equal between two candidates but one is going to a private school that cost 50k a year and the other is going to a school that costs 10k will they assume greater financial need to the candidate of the private school?
    It's just EFC
  10. by   starbucksandpink
    Do we know if all students with 0 EFC are awarded if they are working on MSN degrees to practice as an NP?
  11. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from starbucksandpink
    Do we know if all students with 0 EFC are awarded if they are working on MSN degrees to practice as an NP?
    No EFC alone is not factored. The essays, transcript, gpa, EFC etc are all scored and then they are tallied and those who have the highest tallies are offered first. That wave is give 72 hours to accept/decline the offer and submit the appropriate paperwork. After that is completed they do another wave and so on down the list until allotted funds are disbursed. Being an NP level NP puts you in first tier along with RNs that are full time students, and usually first tier is all their is funding for. But EFC is not the only consideration.
  12. by   starbucksandpink
    Great...looks like I'm not going to school.
  13. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from starbucksandpink
    Great...looks like I'm not going to school.
    Well I'm sure you still have opportunity? It's actually a good thing that its not just EFC because everyone has the opportunity to get offered, not just the lowest income people based on all of their submissions. Did you read the PDF when you applied? It explains how things are considered, also only about 10% of applicants receive the scholarship, did you have a back plan for funding? Its not over yet. I wouldn't throw in the towel.

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