Nurse Corps Scholarship 2017-2018 - page 55

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   PlasticJellyShoe
    I also received a welcome email today and access to the participant portal. Looks like in 2018 the scholarship will no longer cover the entire cost of tuition due to the FICA tax, leaving the student responsible for the balance.
  2. by   embrothers
    I too just got my official welcome email today! My timeline:

    Submitted application several days before the May deadline (can't recall exactly when)
    8/11: received finalist email
    8/13: submitted all documents
    Circa 8/15: double-checked the uploaded documents, and realized there were errors in the dates on my verification of enrollment forms. Called the helpline and gave them the correct dates. They said they would pass on the information to the NURSE Corps powers that be.
    8/17: received an email request to reply with corrected verification of enrollment paperwork. Emailed the corrected paperwork the same day.
    8/20: received confirmation that the corrected forms were received.
    9/5: logged into my portal and saw that my contract was countersigned.
    9/19: received the email about conference calls for new awardees. Called the helpline and was informed that the scholarship is still not guaranteed, and that I would received notice either way by 9/30.
    9/20: received two emails: one welcome email confirming my status as an awardee, and one notification to check my portal for a "new message". Like JHay220's experience, the paperwork stated that I became a participant on the date that my contract was countersigned (9/5).

    So now to return all that loan money I just accepted yesterday...

    Sending positive thoughts and support to all of you!!
  3. by   FuturenurseLove
    Hey All! So I got my rejection email today after months and months of waiting! Lol. I thought I would post for anyone who is feeling discouraged. I plan to apply to the loan repayment program in the future since I am doing a direct entry MSN program. Although I was not chosen, i've learned a lot about what I could do differently next time. Nursing is a great career and even if you were not chosen (even after having the infamous credit check) you still have the opportunity for a GREAT career and so many opportunities that will allow you to pay your loans back comfortably. This is how I have chosen to look at it. Lol. Congratulations and good luck to everyone!
  4. by   Dates
    Same here! Got my rejection email yesterday! At least now I can rest and prepare for next year!

    Congrats to all the 2017 participants!!
  5. by   NPLady
    Hello All! This post is for anyone in the coming years who will be stalking this thread as I did for previous years.

    I am in an accelerated BSN/MSN program with a declared Peds speciality.
    undergraduate GPA 3.5- Biology Major!
    EFC 0000
    Very active on campus- School ambassador w/ leadership positions within various organizations
    Volunteered through the Salvation Army & local organizations.
    AmeriCorps Service Member from from 2016-2017

    7/25 Credit Check
    9/6 Finalist Email
    9/21 Participant Email

    Like @FutureNurseEmilyP198, I hope to be active within next years thread to pass it on! So grateful for all of her help! If anyone has any questions before then, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! God bless! Ecc 3:11
  6. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from NPLady
    Hello All! This post is for anyone in the coming years who will be stalking this thread as I did for previous years.

    I am in an accelerated BSN/MSN program with a declared Peds speciality.
    undergraduate GPA 3.5- Biology Major!
    EFC 0000
    Very active on campus- School ambassador w/ leadership positions within various organizations
    Volunteered through the Salvation Army & local organizations.
    AmeriCorps Service Member from from 2016-2017

    7/25 Credit Check
    9/6 Finalist Email
    9/21 Participant Email

    Like @FutureNurseEmilyP198, I hope to be active within next years thread to pass it on! So grateful for all of her help! If anyone has any questions before then, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! God bless! Ecc 3:11
    Awesome!! That is my hope! With this being such a hard process, I think we are the best support system for each other! Glad to hear someone is going to pass it on. Best of luck nurses!! <3
  7. by   zeenurse100
    Hi I'm in the same situation. I received the email for the awardee conference call but I haven't received a participant email. Did you call the help line and ask? I plan on calling today.
  8. by   embrothers
    I called - they can't give you any new information about your application. If someone from the govt signed your contract (check in the application portal), it sounds like that's a pretty good indicator that you will get the scholarship. However, nothing is certain until Sept. 30th. Good luck!!!
  9. by   zeenurse100
    Does anyone know after receiving the participant email and portal access how do we send the invoice to our school to pay the tuition? Or does HRSA do it on its own? The website says to access the invoice but I couldn't find it anywhere. I called today but the wait was too long and I thought I would call back tmmw. I would really appreciate your help.
  10. by   embrothers
    Hi @zeenurse100! I contacted my school's fiscal services department, and they told me to send them my award letter, and that they would bill HRSA using that. Not sure how the nitty gritty works, but I just did as I was told haha
  11. by   FutureNurseEmilyP198
    Quote from zeenurse100
    Does anyone know after receiving the participant email and portal access how do we send the invoice to our school to pay the tuition? Or does HRSA do it on its own? The website says to access the invoice but I couldn't find it anywhere. I called today but the wait was too long and I thought I would call back tmmw. I would really appreciate your help.
    I would recommend joining the FB group. LOts of answers there!

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  12. by   zeenurse100
    Thank you so much Emily again, your so helpful and the best!
    Last edit by dianah on Oct 12

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