The HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program accepted applications for its nursing scholarship program with a deadline for the HRSA Nursing Scholarship of May 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Audio Conference Call for Questions and Answers About Nursing Program
In March and April, 2013 the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program offered audio conference calls that focused on the following:
- An overview of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
- Highlight the key points to be aware of in the Application Program Guidance (APG)
- Review “need-to-know” information and resources for how to participate in the program, if awarded
- Offer participants an opportunity for interesteed candidates to ask questions about the Application Program Guidance (APG) and service requirements for the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
There is an audio recording of the Webinar questions and answers which took place March 20th, 2013. For further information about the program, it is also a good idea to check out the 2013 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Video.
About the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application Process
This is a need-based nursing scholarship. An applicant’s financial need is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is provided on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is generated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Those with an EFC between $0 and $5,550 are considered to have the greatest financial need. Those applying for this scholarship will want to understand the procedures of how to get a college grant. It is also worth looking into other ideas to apply for nursing grants or nursing scholarships.
For questions relating to your HRSA application, please contact 1-800-221-9393 or e-mail GetHelp@hrsa.gov Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm EST.
The full pdf file on the rules and eligibility is available online.
The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) offers scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum commitment of two years, full-time or the part-time equivalent. Participants will work at an eligible health care facility that faces a critical shortage of nurses. The scholarships cover tuition payments, fees and other reasonable costs and include a monthly stipend of $1,289. The stipend is considered taxable income. For further details see your tax account regarding tax regulations for scholarship awards and stipends.
Eligibility Requirements of the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be a U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident of the United States.
(2) Be enrolled or accepted to study for an accredited nursing degree program at one of the following in the United States and its territiories:
- An Associate Degree School of Nursing
- A Collegiate School of Nursing
- A Diploma School of Nursing
- Master’s of Nursing
- Doctor’s of Nursing
(3) Begin the nursing program on or before September 30th, 2013.
Priority will go to qualified applicants who are studying full-time for an undergraduate degree or master’s degree. Second priority will be given to full-time students studying for a doctor’s of nursing degree, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse anesthetists. Tertiary priority will be given to part-time students.
In addition to the above, academic performance, essay questions, resume and recommendation letters will all factor in.
The scholarship is highly competitive. For example, in 2011, there were 2,922 applications received and only 395 initial awards were made.
How to Apply to the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
The online application and all supporting documents must be submitted to this web address. It is recommended to submit all documents in pdf format to apply for the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program. To learn further details about program eligibility and requirements, visit: http://www.hrsa.gov/