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External scholarships and educational opportunities

Scholarships and grants

The following listings are outside (non-UW School of Nursing) scholarships and educational opportunities.

de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Scholarships

Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017

One of the major activities of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is to support research projects in the field of gerontology that focus on older adults. Each year, we invite scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate nursing students interested in completing a research project related to aging. Awards levels are based on generous support from our donors and community partners. Eligibility: Are enrolled at UW School of Nursing or one of the Nursing Programs at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, have a faculty mentor to guide the research or project, and a focus of application is not required to be student’s thesis or capstone. Research projects in aging to be completed by mid‐May 2018. AWARDS: BSN $2,000, Master: $5,000 and DNP/PhD: $7,500.

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AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

Deadlines:  Sept. 30, and Dec. 31, 2017

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter. Please note that all applicants must already be enrolled (not just accepted) at an AACN member institution. To check if your school is a member, see AACN Members.

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Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship

Deadline:  Oct. 31, 2017

This scholarship program provides two $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions.

All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended and 2) Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CastleBranch. Submit your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS (see Due to the volume of applications received, only winners will be notified of final decisions. All winners will be announced in the AACN News Watch e-newsletter and posted on the AACN Web site.

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NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Gastroenterology

Deadline:  Nov. 7, 2017

The NPHF/Procter and Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Gastroenterology is awarded to one nurse practitioner graduate student whose clinical and/or research interests are in the field of gastroenterology. One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded.

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Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant is available to current full member of ANNA. You must be actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services and has not attended NIWI in the past 3 years to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress.  Provided by the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

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Nurse in Washington Internship Grant

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017

Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant is available through the American Nephrology Nurses Association Nursing Organizations Alliance, the NIWI program provides nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory processes. Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress. Award is for registration for internship, reimbursement of expenses for travel, hotel, per diem and a plaque.

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Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations in child abuse and neglect prevention. These fellowships will be awarded to 15 exceptional doctoral students in various disciplines whose research focuses on enhancing child development and improving the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.  The seventh cohort will begin in the summer of 2018. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years.

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NPHF/Procter and Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service

Deadline: Dec. 5, 2017

The NPHF/Procter and Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service is awarded to one nurse practitioner graduate student who has made a significant positive contribution in school, in the community, or in patient care while in the pursuit of an advanced degree. One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded.

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WIN/CANS Dissertation Grant

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

WIN Research Committee, Anne Rosenfeld, Chair, Kathy Lee, Marty Lentz, Ginny Pepper, and Jennifer Peterson. WIN, in conjunction with the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, is offering a $5,000 Dissertation Grant. One such grant will be awarded each year. For the purposes of this award, biobehavioral research is defined as a study of the interaction of behavioral and biological processes involving application of biological methods and ideas to the study of behavior, incorporating at least one laboratory, electrophysiologic, or imaging measure. The grant application is open to PhD students who are members of WIN and enrolled in a nursing PhD program within a WIN educational member organization. Applicants must have a dissertation proposal approved by a doctoral committee, along with IRB/IACUC approval/determination.

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A Better America Scholarship Program 2017

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017

Global English Editing awards scholarships to students in the United States who intend to make a positive contribution to the country’s future. We award $1000 to one university student each year. We do this because as a company we want to reach out to the student generation and reward initiative, innovation and lofty idealism. Students today have the ability to seamlessly navigate the 21st century better than any previous generation. The world is shrinking, with globalization, speed of light communication and unprecedented access to knowledge via the Internet tearing down barriers to individual and community advancement.Open to currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States. A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card. International students studying in the United States are eligible, but they will have to demonstrate their intention to stay in the country after graduation and see through their change-making agenda.

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Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $25,000 for graduate students and $15,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States.  Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.  The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.  Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2019 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2019) are eligible for consideration for a 2018-2019 fellowship.

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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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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.

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