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Employment for Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) is expected to continue steady growth — meaning a great job market for students graduating with a nursing major. This high-demand industry also opens up even more opportunities for financial aid, as many colleges and organizations offer nursing scholarships and grants. We’ve compiled a list of scholarships for nurses in this Scholarship Directory. Check out all the available options to you and add to your college fund.

Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship

U.S. and international nursing students in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are eligible for this award. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted their application through NursingCAS.

Total: $5000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2018

June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are accepted or enrolled in a degree program in nursing. Students must reside and attend college/university in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Regeneron Science Talent Search Award

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who submit an independently developed research report in an area of science as designated by Intel.

Total: $250000 Awards:  300
Deadline:  November 14
2018

Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are pursuing a master's degree in nursing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2018

Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety

This award is available for female students pursuing a graduate degree in safety engineering, safety management, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, fire safety, environmental safety, environmental health or any other closely related fields. Applicants must enroll full time (nine hours or more) at an accredited college or university, and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2018

AvaCare Medical Scholarship

The AvaCare Medical Scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are majoring in or planning to major in a healthcare field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2018

CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate nursing students who are enrolled at an AACN member institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 30
2018

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

The AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship is available to U.S. graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing an education in nursing or a related healthcare field.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

This award is available for students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts. Eligible applicants must have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Davis Wright Tremaine Equity Scholarship

This award is available for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) students and/or children of GLBT parent(s). Applicant must be a resident of either northwest Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington or Yamhill counties) or southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, or Wahkiakum counties); and must pursue a career in law.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Dr. Benjamin G. Vasquez Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are pursuing an advanced medical degree. The applicant must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state, and preference is given to students who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019