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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.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Grants

Deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 (letter of intent)
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017 (application)

The purpose of the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Grants Program is to support oncology nursing research. Research projects may include investigator initiated research, pilot or feasibility studies, supplements to currently funded projects or developing a new aspect of a program of research. Funding preference is given to research that addresses the ONS Research Priorities and the ONS Research Agenda. Research grant funding for PhDs is $25,000. Membership in ONS is not required for eligibility.

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Health and Wellness Scholarship

Deadline:  Aug. 31, 2017

The Health and Wellness Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have at least a 3.4 GPA and submit an essay of 800-1000 words, promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during college years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. Additionally, you must demonstrate detailed knowledge of health and wellness and discuss why healthy living is a lifetime endeavor to be eligible for this award.

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Lois Price Spratlen Foundation

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017

Lois Price Spratlen Foundation invites graduate students in psychiatric mental health nursing in Washington to apply for a $2,000 Lois Price Spratlen Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The purpose of the scholarship is to support graduate research and projects that promote advanced practice psychiatric nursing.

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2017 TA Conference on Teaching and Learning

Enrollment deadline:  Sept. 10th

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate School are pleased to invite you to the 2017 TA Conference on Teaching and Learning. The conference will be held Monday-Wednesday, September 18th-20th.

The TA Conference aims to help prepare graduate students for their teaching assistant (TA) roles: Providing new TAs with specific strategies and practices that support their Work, connecting new TAs to campus resources that sustain them and their instruction, and assisting new TAs in developing questions about norms, practices, and resources within their departments.

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ANNA Career Mobility Scholarship

Deadline:  Oct. 15, 2017

The ANNA Career Mobility Scholarship is available to students pursuing a BSN or advanced degree in nursing. You must be a full member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association to be eligible for this award. Award is for $2,000.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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