I am currently a freshman in college and, after volunteering for the Red Cross for many hours, I have finally chosen my career path: Nursing! Such a noble profession. Well, my current college doesn't have a nursing major, so I am going to stay at this school for my first two years and take all of the required courses, and then transfer to a different school for my last 2 years.
Okay, now my dream school is NYU School of Nursing. I have the stats to get accepted (most likely :-)) but I definately don't have the money. I want to go to NYU because I plan on working in NYC after graduation anyway...I love the city and all of my relatives live there. Unfortunately, NYU has a terrible rep for financial aid...
I am looking for scholarships
, but I pretty much need close to a full ride (I can probably only afford $10K/year, including room and board!) I was looking at Rush University in Chicago and they have a scholarship
where they will pay for your last 2 years of nursing school if you agree to work in their hospital for 2 years after graduation. This sounds like a great deal for me, except that I want to attend NYU. Does anyone know of any scholarships like this, other than Rush, that will allow me to attend my last 2 years for free in exchange for 2 years of service in an understaffed hospital? I contacted NYU about this, but I haven't gotten a real answer yet...they keep putting me on hold and passing me off to different people who don't know how to answer my question. Should I contact Bellevue or Mt. Sinai or St. Vincent's and ask them if they'd be willing to pay for nursing school if I agree to work at their hospital?? I don't even know who to ask there! Is this even heard of?!
Please, please, please...I am begging for a response! If you know ANYTHING about this, please respond! And I know that some of you might want to suggest other schools, but (for now at least) I want to focus on my dream school. Thank you so much, everyone! I am very grateful for your help!!