2012-2013 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   jtboog2003
    They have cut down the amount of time to complete the application significantly from last year. Last year it started around March 1 and they had until about July 1. We have a little over a month this year. Guess they are trying to weed out people even more now.
  2. by   kevsgirl1
    The scholarship is open! I am wondering how you guys are going to do your transcripts. I have a previous bachelor degree and have some not so great grades. My GPA for my nursing degree is very high though. I was thinking I would send my transcript with only nursing degree classes. What do you guys think?
  3. by   sdlane
    Wow ! Love the advice here for NSP.
  4. by   JeffC
    I think (check to be sure!) that last year you were ineligible if you already had a bachelors degree... but again, check to be sure!

    Good luck to everyone!
  5. by   kevsgirl1
    I am not ineligible because this is my first nursing degree. It is my second bachelor degree and does not count as a graduate degree. I think the issue is when it is a graduate degree for nursing. I also checked with my local representative to make sure before starting the application process. Thanks for the heads up!
  6. by   hihopes22
    kevsgirl,

    In the guide, I am pretty sure it says to send transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. :-/ I probably would not take the chance. Good luck though!
  7. by   kevsgirl1
    I am agreeing with you. I do not want to risk it! I am going to send all transcripts. Thank you for your input
  8. by   JeffC
    In your letter to the scholarship, I would definitely point out that your grades have improved since you have been back and point out why (not as responsible before, etc.)....my grades improved substantially 12 years after the first time I tried going to college and made sure to point out that (in my case) I was too interested in going out to party!
  9. by   kevsgirl1
    I know that we write 3 essays, but when do we write a letter to the scholarship? That will be great! I was a young, single mother who worked full time and went to school full time. I have had a 4.0 the last 4 semesters though. I will make sure to point this out. You are extremely helpful JeffC. THANKS!
  10. by   JeffC
    Sorry, not a letter.... but in one of the essays (extremely tired from an all night study session). I can't remember what our three essays were about when I applied, but in one of them (I think it was something about "How would you sacrifice to ensure you do well in the program") I mentioned that I used to be a bit of a screw up, but have since improved my GPA my doing blah blah blah.
  11. by   pixiestudent2
    I am looking all over for the HRSA website and Info document for the essay questions that they ask. What are they and where can i find them at? Do i have to start the application in order to see?
  12. by   kevsgirl1
    You do not have to open the application to see. Here they are though:

    Essay 1: How will you contribute to the mission of the Nursing Scholarship Program in providing care to underserved communities?
    Essay 2: What defines an underserved community? What experiences have you had that have prepared you to work with underserved populations?
    Essay 3: Please discuss your commitment to pursue a career in nursing.

    Each can only be 2500 characters.
  13. by   JeffC
    I think those were the same exact ones from last year! Good luck, guys!

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