External scholarships and educational opportunities

Scholarships and grants

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

Roberta Smith Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

The Washington State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority is sponsoring the Roberta Smith Nursing Scholarship in the amount of $500 that will be awarded annually to a student actively enrolled in an accredited or certified school of nursing in a registered nursing program or post graduate program in the field of nursing. This scholarship will be limited to schools and students who are residents of the State of Washington. The scholarship shall be awarded without regard to race, religion or national origin.

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Outstanding Service Award

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2017

The Outstanding Service Award will recognize students at Washington Campus Compact member institutions who are engaged in current service projects addressing the critical issue areas. Outstanding Service Award winners will receive a $7,500 award divided equally between the students, their institution, and community partner for current service projects addressing critical issues in Washington.

Submission through the UW’s online application process will provide students with the opportunity for feedback and support in crafting the strongest application possible.

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Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017

Col. Charles McGee and his fellow airmen made history as the first African-American aviators in the United States Armed Forces. They were among more than 14,000 members of the African-American U.S. Army Air Corps, all pioneers who overcame tremendous odds and barriers. With the support of these men and women, the Tuskegee Airmen earned a reputation for being some of the most highly respected fighter pilots and aviation crews of World War II. Their success – through courage, dedication and ingenuity – also paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.

Is there a particular African-American who inspires you because of the significant achievements in our society that he or she has been responsible for? Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you, and you could win a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Your essay should, in 500 words or less:

  • Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life
  • Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you

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King County Nurses Association

Deadline: March 1, 2017

King County Nurses Association (KCNA) is proud to help ensure the future of nursing in our community by offering scholarships to qualified nursing students. Fifteen scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded in the spring of 2017 for summer 2017 through spring 2018 school terms. Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a nursing program for the summer 2017 through spring 2018 school year. If you have applied but have not been accepted, you are ineligible and should wait until the following year to apply for the scholarship.

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Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes US $5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to SRCD. For details and application procedures, see the link below.

Applications must be sent via email to Patrice.Engle.Grant@srcd.org. Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 30, 2017. Questions can be directed to Patrice.Engle.Grant@srcd.org.

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Scholarship matching clearinghouse

More than $50 million in scholarships is available on thewashboard.org, a free, web-based scholarship matching clearinghouse for Washington residents. It is also featured in the Pay for School section of CareerBridge.wa.gov. 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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