2012-2013 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application - page 2
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The application process hasn't even started yet but I didn't even find out about last year's scholarship until a couple days before the deadline. I did get my application in on time but was not fortunate enough to be a recipient.... Read More
- 0Jan 23, '12 by karamarie91Quote from JeffCDo you think they look into how long you have volunteered for?Hi everyone:
I got the scholarship this past August...Let me know about any questions you have.
GPA: 3.9, 2.5 years of HIV education and prevention volunteer work, etc.
I definitely think they look at GPA...if they didn't, they wouldn't ask. They also, of course, look at one academic and one non-academic reference letter, and three essay questions. If you don't have volunteer work serving the underserved, get some ASAP. Groups I would consider would be any group that is historically underserved: gay and lesbian, African American, Latino, etc. as you will, once you are done with school, be serving in underserved communities where there is a nursing shortage to fulfill your scholarship obligations.
When you write your essay, be sure to mention your commitment to serving the underserved, play up all of your accomplishments in school, extra-curricular activities, etc. You should also ask anyone who writes your reference letters to do the same.
Good luck, everyone! Again, if you have questions, let me know.
- 0Jan 23, '12 by JeffCI'm not sure if they do or not, to be honest, but it would make a degree of sense if they do. I think, more than anything, they just want to see that you are committed to serving the underserved... Any volunteer experience demonstrating that is going to look better than not having any at all.
- 0Jan 23, '12 by karamarie91Quote from JeffCthanks!I'm not sure if they do or not, to be honest, but it would make a degree of sense if they do. I think, more than anything, they just want to see that you are committed to serving the underserved... Any volunteer experience demonstrating that is going to look better than not having any at all.
- 0Mar 4, '12 by bless1014Jeff, thanks for your advice .. I would like to volunteer this summer to be a part of the underserved communities. Congrats to you on receiving the scholarship. I pray to be a recipient. I had to come out of school due to financial aid but I am saving more funds now and with the help of the scholarship I hope to return as my grades and GPA were good