Nursing Scholarships And Grants Question

  1. Hello, I wasnt sure where to post this, but am planning on starting nursing school in Jan 2010, and figured it is never too early to search for a way to pay for school. Getting my ADN, does anyone know of the best place to search for grants or scholarships? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Periop RN; from WA , US
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  3. by   Prettyladie
    start with the fafsa. go to go to the department at your school and fill out scholarships there. thats all i can think of.
  4. by   Reno1978
    I would call the financial aid office at the school you plan on attending and ask them questions about how much scholarships and grants they have available for nursing students.

    I went to school in NV and I received enough grants and scholarships to cover tuition and books without doing anything but applying for financial aid through my school.
  5. by   Prettyladie
    u go to dcccd right? i went to eastfield and richland. they have a book full of E A S Y scholarships. meaning if you qualify you will get it.
  6. by   techraider77
    Yeah, plannng on going to Brookhaven, finishing up all my support courses.
  7. by   Prettyladie
    okay, but yeah they have TONS of scholarships. just for have a 2.0, or taking a nite class, or being a health major. there is a alot. and are you classified as a independent student or dependent. the federal pell grant was raised to 4050.
  8. by   techraider77
    independent student, already have my bachelors in history so this is a second career for me
  9. by   Prettyladie
    hmm..well you wont get any pell grants. so just apply at the school for scholarships, and take out loans if no other options.
  10. by   TennNS
    I will also be starting school in August. Already filled out the FAFSA and I am getting some grants but...... I am a single mother with two children and I have heard about how hard nursing school is so.....I would like to work as little as possible therefore......I would like to get enough funding to be able to support me completely. I know that people do this and of course I would like to get as many grants and scholarships as possible. I do know that I will have to take out loans as well. Anyone have any good suggestions on scholarships? Or is there anyone out there that quit their job and went to nursing school full-time???
    I am on the Fastweb site already for scholarships!!!
  11. by   Reno1978
    I quit my job for almost 2 years while I did my last semester of prereqs and the 16 months of my actual nursing courses. I didn't apply for any scholarships/grants above and beyond the general scholarship/grant application for the university I went to and I received enough in scholarship and grant money to satisfy my tuition and fees. However, I had a mortgage and bills to pay, so I took out loans so I'd have about $1500/mo. to live on, ending up with about $30k in loan debt. Now, I'm about to send off at least $2000/mo. towards my debt, so if I remain frugal, I'll be able to pay it off in much less time than the 10 year term of my student loans.