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Scholarship award is based on the student’s previous Full Time Semester GPA. Student must be full-time in the semester the scholarship is awarded. The values below are based on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Amount Per Semester Required Semester GPA
$4,000 3.8 or greater
$3,000 3.5 – 3.79
$2,000 3.0 – 3.49
$1,000 2.8 – 2.99

Students are not required to submit a scholarship application. Once it is determined that criteria are met, students are informed of the award amount.



Private Grants and Scholarships

Scholarship  Description Due Date
Hurst Review Service and American Association of Colleges of Nursing The new scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools.  Visit http://www.hurstreview.com/AACN/ to learn more.

Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly.
Two deadlines each year: January 15, July 15. 
CertifiedBackground.com-AACN Scholarship 

All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.

  2. Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com (see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/CBSchools.pdf). OR have submitted your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS (see https://portal.nursingcas.org).

Two $5,000 scholarships for top nursing school applicants four times each year.

January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 
Community Memorial Foundation Community Memorial Foundation has several scholarships available for students who meet the criteria outlined in the application.  High school and college transcripts are required with application submission, along with financial aid award information, and 2 letters of recommendation. March 1, 2014
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Scholarship Waukesha Memorial Hospital is offering scholarship awards of $1,000 for the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Scholarship and $3,000 for the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Diversity Scholarship. Applicants must be a resident of Waukesha County OR a current ProHealth Care employee OR a graduate of any Waukesha County High School. Complete the application and submit official transcripts. March 15, 2014
AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund  The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

Click here for more information.

One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 awarded each quarter.
March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Fort HealthCare Woody Finn Memorial Award Fort HealthCare is offering one $2,000 award to a nursing student who: is a WI resident that resides in Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater, has a minimum GPA of 2.75, and has written documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service in past 12 months.  Preference will be given to those currently involved in the healthcare field and students with financial need.  Requires: Application form, two letters of recommendation, current transcripts, and documentation of volunteer service hours. Click here for more information. April 1, 2014 
Fort HealthCare Advancing Education Scholarship   Fort HealthCare is offering two $2,000 awards to nursing students who: are WI residents that reside in Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater, must currently hold a certification or degree in healthcare field, and preference is given to students currently employed in healthcare field.  Requires: Application form, two letters of recommendation, and current transcripts. Click here for more information. April 1, 2014
Diversity Nursing   Diversity nursing is offering a $5,000 scholarship.  You must be a U.S. Citizen, and enrolled either part or full time in an accredited school of nursing.  To apply, visit: http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=918 May 6, 2014
AACN Excellence in Academic Nursing Scholarships A partnership between Lydia’s Professional Uniforms and the American Association of Colleges in Nursing,. Students must be either juniors or seniors pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, have a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Download the application at the American Association of Colleges in Nursing website.

Two scholarships worth $2500 each.
August 1, 2014 
American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Scholarships  The AAMN offer scholarships based on the availability of funds. Visit the American Assembly for Men in Nursing website. Varies based on funds availability-Currently low on funds.
Scholarship Search Links Deadlines vary, check the website materials for the specific scholarship. 

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