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Nursing Scholarship Program

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Objectives:

To increase the supply of registered nurses (RN) in approved health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses by providing service-obligated scholarships to nursing students.

Funding obligations:

(Salaries) FY 09 $9,618,535; FY 10 est $27,785,951; FY 11 est $27,468,060

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Service-obligated scholarships are awarded to full-time and part-time students of nursing. Scholarships pay tuition and required fees to the school, a monthly stipend to students and a single annual payment to the student to assist with other reasonable educational expenses. Reasonable expenses include books, supplies, equipment, uniforms, travel, for the provision of clinical service, etc. The program requires a one year of service with a minimum 2-year service commitment post graduation. A maximum of four years of educational support may be awarded. Service obligation must be fulfilled at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. These facilities currently include Indian Health Service facilities, Native Hawaiian Health Centers, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, rural health clinics, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, State or local Public Health Departments, and ambulatory surgical centers.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$20,000 - $220,000; $49,383.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Each award covers one to four years of educational support, as requested. No awardees may receive more than four years of support. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See funding opportunity announcement.

Applicant Eligibility:

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a fully accredited US academic institution with a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree or diploma nursing program. The applicant must be free of any Federal judgment liens or service obligation, have not defaulted on a federal debt and have no conflicting service obligations. Financial need is also reviewed as part of the eligibility determination. The applicant must submit an application and a signed contract, agreeing to accept payment of scholarship funds and provide health care services in a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses for a minimum of two years.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

United States citizens or nationals enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a fully accredited graduate, baccalaureate, associate degree or diploma nursing program.

Award Procedure:

The NSP awards are very competitive and the Program anticipates more applicants for scholarship awards than there are funds available. The applications of individuals who meet the eligibility criteria are scored numerically. All applicants will receive a letter about their selection for a scholarship award. Applicants who will be notified of the disposition of their application.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Nursing Scholarship Program, Division of Applications and Awards, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Service Room 8A-55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-4829

Website Address:

www.hrsa.gov .

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