Anyone know of a good nursing scholarship?

  1. [font="arial"][font="arial black"]future student here looking for a scholarship that will help pay for nursing school coming up. it's very expensive! if you know of any please write to me and let me know. any thing helps, even websites..... thanks.
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  3. by   Jessy_RN
    look at scholarships.com

    Good luck
  4. by   danu3
    Quote from texas1011
    future student here looking for a scholarship that will help pay for nursing school coming up. it's very expensive! if you know of any please write to me and let me know. any thing helps, even websites..... thanks.
    take a look at fastweb.com
  5. by   Annabelle57
    [font=lucida sans unicode]i think the best scholarship resource i've found is at www.discovernursing.com. you can search nursing/healthcare scholarships by state, gpa requirements, minority (some scholarships are only for minorities), and all sorts of factors.
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    [font=lucida sans unicode]many hospitals will also offer to pay tuition for you, up to a certain amount, in exchange for 1-2 years of service. the benefit of this is that you get the money you need and have a guaranteed job when you graduate. the downside is that you are obligated to an employer - if you don't like it there, you're either stuck or required to pay back every penny if you don't fulfill your obligation. if you know a hospital well and they offer this sort of program, then i would say go for it. otherwise, proceed with caution and research every option well.
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    [font=lucida sans unicode]also, don't be afraid to take out a loan. not only are there scholarships out there, but there are also many loan forgiveness programs for those pursuing a nursing degree. hrsa has one that requires you to work at a "critical shortage" healthcare facility - mostly hospitals, and there are tons of them all over the country - and they pay back like 80% of your student loans or something.
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    [font=lucida sans unicode]good luck!

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