The 2016 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 5th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please refer to the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 559 KB) for all of the program requirements.
Applicants are encouraged to participate in two application technical assistance conference calls with program staff. Prior to the calls, applicants are also encouraged to view the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program 2016-2017 Application Technical Assistance Webinar with more information on the application process and service requirements.
The Technical Assistance conference call is available on the following date:
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master’s level nurse practitioner degree.
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program provides nursing students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve at least two years in a qualifying NURSE Corps site.
Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited nursing program or nurse practitioner program as full-time students.