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The following listings are outside (non-UW School of Nursing) scholarships, educational opportunities and upcoming or available paid student positions.

Scholarships and grants

NURSE Corps Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Award amount: 100% of tuition

The NURSE Corps Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Recipients of this award must agree to work for at least two years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

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From Failure to Promise

Deadline: July 31, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA. To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics:

  • Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why
  • Which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to “professor”, and
  • How does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility

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Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2016
Award amount: 5 awards of up to $4,000

The Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest is open to full – time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university. To enter, you must submit a 1500 – to 5000 – word essay on the following topic, “Immigration is a controversial topic in American history, even more so in 2016. Citing examples from his writings, speeches, and policies; what was Abraham Lincoln’s position on immigration? Did it evolve? Is it relevant to our contemporary debate?”

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Nursing.Org Scholarships

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2016 is accepting applications through midnight PST on Aug. 1, 2016 for three nursing scholarships:

  •’s Nurses First Scholarship ($1000)
  • Bridging Your Career: The RN to BSN Scholarship ($500)
  • Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing ($500)

Students are allowed to apply to more than one scholarship — if they are selected to be finalists for more than one scholarship, they will be entered into the one with the highest purse, unless they choose otherwise.

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Solutionreach Scholarship

Deadline: August 7, 2016
Award amount: 2 awards of $4,000

The Solutionreach Scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of between 800 and 1200 words on the following topic in order to be considered for this award:

Discuss the advantages to providers and patients of an innovative patient relationship management strategy as supported by the cloud-based platform offered by Solutionreach and how they improve provider/patient relationships

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Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: August 15, 2016
Award amount: $3,000

The Future Leaders Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. You must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall and submit an essay of no more than 1000 words based on the questions posed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

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Deadline: January 17, 2017

Interested applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the healthcare field. Applications will be reviewed by the editorial staff at and selected annually.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss one of the following topics in their essay:

  • Why are you motivated to study nursing or medicine? Talk about an experience that drives you to pursue a health care career.
  • What do you think is the biggest challenge facing nursing and health students today?
  • Talk about a personal achievement that shows your commitment to nursing or health care.

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Scholarship matching clearinghouse

More than $50 million in scholarships is available on, a free, web-based scholarship matching clearinghouse for Washington residents. It is also featured in the Pay for School section of As many as 70 organizations representing 300 types of scholarships are listed.

AACN Nursing Scholarships

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has several scholarships available, including the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship, Certified Background–GNSA Scholarship, Uniform Advantage–GNSA Scholarship and Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship.

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Washington Women In Need (WWIN) Grants

Western Washington Women In Need Grant program application cycle is open. Washington Women in Need believes in the power of determined women to transform their lives and the course of their families’ lives for generations to come. WWIN address a deep need in society, providing women a hand up to improve their futures, in turn, strengthening their families and our societies as a whole. They make financial grants to low-income women in Washington State who are ready for transformational change in education and healthcare.

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Paid positions

TA Position(s) (25% FTE Autumn Quarter 2016)

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., July 28, 2016

A Teaching Assistant is needed in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems to teach NCLIN 306: Practicum: Basic Skills of Nursing Practice. This undergraduate course provides our students with opportunity to provide supervised beginning nursing care to ill adults and their families. Emphasizes communication, interviewing and health assessment, nursing care planning and documentation, and psychomotor skill development. The course is scheduled on Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

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TA Position (25% FTE Winter, 50% FTE Spring) – FCN, NSG 432

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., August 1, 2016

A Teaching Assistant is needed in the Department of Family and Child Nursing for NSG 432 Infant Resilience and will be responsible for assisting the faculty of record in coordinating and managing this course across two quarters. During winter quarter, the course is online; during spring quarter, there are two courses in a hybrid format. One meets Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-4:20 on the odd weeks of the quarter, and the second course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00—10:20 on the odd weeks of the quarter.

The TA is required to attend the School of Nursing TA Boot Camp September 16th and the Center for Teaching & Learning TA/RA Conference scheduled for September 19th and 20th.

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