American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
$18,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarship recipients in good standing may be eligible for a second year of funding if funding is available. Please note: $1,500 of each award will be held in escrow to support travel/per diem/lodging costs for the awardee's participation in AACN's February 2016 Faculty Development Conference. Although the applicant's school of nursing is not required to provide matching funds, applicants who do have matching funds from the school of nursing will be given preference in the competitive selection process. Any dollars remaining after tuition is paid will be available for the student to use for fees, living expenses, and other costs related to their nursing education.
Five awards offered annually.
This scholarship program is designed to address the growing shortage of nurse educators while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the United States. In addition to seeking out individuals committed to careers in nursing education, this program also will expand the number of culturally-competent nurse educators available to teach an increasingly diverse student body. Each scholarship recipient must sign a letter of commitment in which he/she pledges to provide, for each year of scholarship support awarded, a one-year payback as full-time nursing faculty in an accredited registered nursing program in the United States. If payback requirement is not fulfilled, the recipient will be expected to reimburse program in full. If the student is receiving other forms of assistance that require a post-graduation service requirement, he/she cannot satisfy these obligations concurrently; instead they must be cumulative. Each recipient must also agree to provide six-month progress updates to AACN until teaching commitment has been fulfilled, and must agree to work with a mentor throughout the life of the scholarship grant. Each recipient must also attend AACN's February Faculty Development Conference to gain useful skills to increase effectiveness as a nursing faculty member and foster leadership development.
The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.