A recent Gallup poll listed nurses as the most honest and ethical profession, as more than 8 out of 10 Americans describe nurse ethics as “very high” or “high.” And, with a potential nursing shortage, earning a nursing graduate degree is a great way to enter this trusted field and become a valuable member of the health care industry, be it an MSN or a DNP!
However, the cost of earning a graduate degree in nursing can be high. In order to make finding and funding your nursing degree a little easier, GradSchools.com is proud to award a Minority Nursing Scholarship of $2,000!
Keep reading to see how you could be a winner!
Complete a Short Entry Form
We just need a little info about you. Click “Apply Now” to get started.
Write the Entry Essay
Submit an essay of 250 words or less in response to our prompt question.
Submit Your Entry
Deadline to submit online applications is July 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and the winner will be announced on or around Sep. 15, 2018
Apply for the Minority Nursing Scholarship
Are you interested in earning a graduate nursing degree to build upon your bachelor’s degree? Or, if you earned a bachelor’s in another field, are you interested in entering a direct entry nursing program? Or perhaps an accelerated MSN program? Or even an Online RN to MSN program?
Either way, earning a graduate degree can help improve your nursing resume. Our Minority Nursing Scholarship can help reduce your costs of earning your degree.
Applying is fast and easy! Plus, the only requirements are:
- You must be a student of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander)
- You need to be enrolled full-time in a graduate level Nursing program by November 1, 2018
- You are 18 years or older
- You’re a legal resident of the United States
- Submit an essay of 250 words or less that answers the following question: What personal or professional goals do you hope to achieve through a Nursing program?
Frequently Asked Questions about our Minority Nursing Scholarship Essay Contest
Here’s a list of the most common questions we receive about our Minority Nursing Scholarship. You can also refer to our complete list of scholarship rules for more information.
Once you have all your answers, get to work on your essay!
Why Was This Scholarship Created?
At GradSchools.com, we believe strongly in the value of higher education and making it easy for students to find a graduate school. To further support this cause, we created the Minority Nursing Scholarship.
Many students rely on student loans or pay for nursing school out of their own pocket. We hope that by offering a $2,000 scholarship to minorities looking to earn a nursing degree, we can eliminate some of that stress.
Who Is Eligible To Apply?
To be eligible for entry to win the $2,000 Minority Nursing Scholarship, you must be a student of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander), 18 years old at the time of application, and currently enrolled or enrolling in a graduate nursing program by November 1, 2018. Entrants must also be a legal resident of the United States and the District of Columbia.
Any current employees, officers, directors, and/or agents of EducationDynamics and its related companies, or members of their immediate families (defined as spouses, parents, siblings, and children), and persons living at the same address, are not eligible to enter or to win. Void where prohibited.
How Many Times May I Apply?
Who Manages The Contest And Chooses The Winner?
Judges come from GradSchools.com, Unigo, and from our in-house engineering and product teams. This allows us to internally manage the scholarship programs that we sponsor, which we’ve been doing to help students pay for higher education since 2007.
How Many Winners Will Be Chosen, And What Do They Win?
There will be one winner of the Minority Scholarship per year. The amount is $2,000.
How Can The Scholarship Be Used?
Scholarships are to be used by students for post-secondary education-related expenses, such as (but not limited to) tuition, fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board, and others.
What Is The Judging Criteria For The Graduate Scholarship?
Our qualified panel of judges will choose one (1) potential winner based on his or her writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%).
The panel will then nominate at least one (1) of the submitted applications as the potential prize-winning application. If there is a tie, we’ve got that covered too: The potential winner will be the one with the higher score for qualities of overall excellence.
Can I Enter If I'm A Part-Time Student?
How Do I Apply?
Receipt of your entry will be confirmed upon submission via on-screen message, as well as an automatically generated confirmation email. Make sure the confirmation email does not go to your spam filter, and add us to your address book to make sure you receive all future communication about your entry!
If I Win, Can I Apply Again Next Year?
Yes! You are free to submit one essay for consideration every year we are offering a scholarship, even if you win this year.
How Do I Accept My Scholarship?
The check is made payable directly to the institution. For EducationDynamics-sponsored scholarships, scholarship winners are usually contacted about 60 days after the deadline by phone, text, or email.
Winners are issued a scholarship voucher that is good until the posted expiration date. Once the scholarship winner is enrolled, he or she can submit the scholarship voucher to GradSchools for payment. The winner must also submit proof of enrollment (like a tuition bill, course schedule, or enrollment verification letter from the registrar).
A check is then issued as payable to the college on behalf of the student.