American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

🏆 Available:
💰 $1,500
⏳ N/A

Scholarship Description

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided scholarship awards since 1928 to assist students of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian heritage pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care.

Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely populated by American Indians. Intended originally to benefit females only, the program has expanded to include males and the career goals now include not only nursing careers, but jobs in health care and health education, as well.

The current goal is to grant a $1,500 scholarship each semester, as long as the student remains in academic good standing. The scholarship money is restricted to tuition and specific academic expenses. To meet the financial demands of their education, many students seek additional government grants and subsidies and maintain part-time jobs.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the candidate must be

• Enrolled in a tribe or village. If not enrolled, the student may be considered if he or she can prove direct tribal ancestry.

• A high school graduate, in the last semester of high school, or have equivalent education

• Enrolled in an accredited school

• Enrolled in the health professional program, having achieved good scholastic standing in prenursing, pre-med; or, enrolled in a health care or health education program

• Expected to graduate two years after enrollment if in an Associate Degree program

• Expected to graduate in four years if pursuing a B.S.

• Postgraduate students are also eligible

• Maintaining the scholastic average required by the school

• Recommended by their counselor, teacher, or other school official

• In need of financial assistance

• Focused on a career goal directly related to the healthcare needs of the American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native community

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Entry in a contest required
  • Photograph required
  • biographical statement, educational background, career goals, special achievements or other pertinent information

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Donor: The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country. The NSCDA is a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites.