Regarding grants and scholarsships

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Hey Everyone,

I am currently pursuing a CNA certification as part of the pre-requisite for the nursing program of my local CC. I have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field from my native country.

Nursing is my second career choice.

So, I have to take almost all of the pre-reqs to be even considered for the program. I wanted to start that this Fall along with CNA classes, but due to financial reasons and a delay in filling out the FAFSA I could not.

So am looking to get started in Spring 2012. I filled out the FAFSA for spring already and my results came back about eligibility. It says I am not eligible for Pell Grant cause I have a Bachelor's but I can get loans.

I would ideally like to atleast know what are some grants and scholarships available to students like me, who have a Bachelor's degree already, who might not have necessarily completed that in America. I want loans to be an option definitely but not my first.

Is there anyone here in my situation? I cannot be the only such student!

It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks again!

on eagles wings, ASN, RN

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look at fastweb.com and zinch.com. you make profiles and according to that, you will have dozens and even hundreds of scholarship/grant matches. the hard part is actually writing the essays for them though lol. good luck =)

johnny depp23

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Hey Everyone,

I am currently pursuing a CNA certification as part of the pre-requisite for the nursing program of my local CC. I have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field from my native country.

Nursing is my second career choice.

So, I have to take almost all of the pre-reqs to be even considered for the program. I wanted to start that this Fall along with CNA classes, but due to financial reasons and a delay in filling out the FAFSA I could not.

So am looking to get started in Spring 2012. I filled out the FAFSA for spring already and my results came back about eligibility. It says I am not eligible for Pell Grant cause I have a Bachelor's but I can get loans.

I would ideally like to atleast know what are some grants and scholarships available to students like me, who have a Bachelor's degree already, who might not have necessarily completed that in America. I want loans to be an option definitely but not my first.

Is there anyone here in my situation? I cannot be the only such student!

It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks again!

I'm not going to sugarcoat this - It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find grants and scholarships if you already have a Bach degree. Not saying you can't find them, but it's hard. Your best bet is to take out loans (:crying2:) or work for that extra money.