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Employment and community funding sources

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 percent 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.

Learn more Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

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

Teaching assistant (TA) – Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

Deadline: 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 2016

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (BNHS) has one section to be staffed, 25 percent for NCLIN 302: Practicum: Health Assessment. This course, which is the first in a series of clinical courses, emphasizes beginning nursing skills in using the nursing process, communicating, interviewing, and performing a health assessment of the individual and an introduction to family assessment. This section is scheduled for noon to 3:20 p.m. Wednesdays. Students in this course are baccalaureate nursing students in first quarter of the curriculum.

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Graduate research assistant – de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

Deadline: 5 p.m. Aug. 29, 2016

A 50 percent FTE Graduate Research Assistant position with the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging in the School of Nursing is available Autumn Quarter 2016.

This position involves providing research support to de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging initiatives. The incumbent will assist the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging to establish a community-based Wellness Network.  The Wellness Network involves establishing (or enhancing) wellness centers in communities throughout the Puget Sound region.  This project will involve collection of common data elements related to healthy aging, providing research (and clinical) experiences for students, develop a mechanism for other researchers to build on the core dataset (and utilize student/staff resources) for their own research projects, and provide targeted wellness services for older adults in these communities.

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