Scholarships and grants are two forms of financial aid that students, nurses, and health care practitioners can secure to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors.

Scholarships can be obtained through businesses, nonprofits, and, of course, academic institutions. These organizations set the selection criteria. Many times, an applicant’s academic performance or demonstrated financial need makes them eligible for a scholarship. Additional qualifying factors for scholarships may include national origin, clinical specialty, or level of education.

A list of resources for both students and practicing professionals in search of external nursing scholarships and nursing school grants, to assist with the cost of their education can be found HERE