External Scholarships from Sources Outside Vanderbilt

The applicant is responsible for contacting all potential external scholarship sources. Resources include local libraries, searchable web sites, the internet, federal and state government programs, religious organizations, community organizations and civic groups, foundations, fraternities, sororities, and clubs.


Alaska Tribal Health Facility

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) recruits for all the Alaska Tribal Health System facilities in Alaska associated with the Indian Health Service. 

Phone: (800) 528-6680 or (907)729-1900



American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

This website lists different types of scholarships, financial aid resources, and loan repayment programs. 

Phone: (202) 463-6930



American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Applicants must be members; applicants may join at time of application.


AANP Foundation
Scholarship and Grants Program
P.O. Box 10729
Glendale, AZ 85318-0729
Phone (623) 376.9467
Fax (623) 376.0369
Email: foundation@aANP.org


American Cancer Society

RNs enrolled specifically for education in oncology nursing.


Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Director of Nursing Programs
1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329


American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Scholarship awarded to candidates who have completed at least one semester in an ACNM-accredited education program, obtained two faculty recommendations, been approved by the program director, demonstrated financial need and the potential to be a future leader and be a member of the ACNM.


Nurse-Midwifery Scholarship Committee
Boston University School of Public Health
80 E. Concord Street, A 206
Boston, MA 02118


American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)

Fellowships offered based on American Indian heritage and financial need.

American Indian Graduate Center

4520 Montgomery Blvd NE Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291
Phone (505) 881-4584
Fax (505) 884-0427
Marveline Vallo, Academic Advisor
Email: Marveline@aigc.com


Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)

Applicants must be RNs and members of AORN.


AORN, Inc Scholarship Board
2170 South Parker Road, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80231-5711
Phone (800) 755-2676



BrainTrack's Nursing Schools Scholarship offers a winning and second place award every semester. The scholarship essays submitted by entrants are designed to help others consider becoming a nurse or advancing their nursing education and career options.




CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.

Apply for the CampusRN - Tennessee Nursing Scholarship
Tennessee Nursing Scholarship
Visit CampusRN to apply for the $2500.00 regional scholarship.



Community Foundation of Middle TN

There is a list of scholarships for students in all types of degree programs.

Phone: (888) 540-5200 or (615)321-4939


Discover Nursing

Here you'll find everything you need to start or continue your nursing career, including information on nursing programs, scholarships, and schools.



Diversity Nursing

A company that lists various scholarship and employment resources. 

Pat Magrath

Phone: (781)248-3446



Fast WEB (financial aid search via the web)

Search for scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. 



Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association

Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. 


Phone (718) 210-0705  

Fax (718) 797-1186 

Email nsna@nsna.org



Hispanic Scholarship Fund

College scholarship program for Hispanic students.
Phone: (310) 975-3700



Indian Health Service (IHS)

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) and its subsequent amendments of 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996 authorize the IHS to conduct three interrelated scholarship programs to train the professional health personnel necessary to staff IHS health programs serving the Indian people. Both full and part-time student opportunities are available. If you would like further information regarding the benefits, policies and application information please contact our office at the number below. Applicants must be American Indian or Alaska Native.


Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville MD 20852
Phone (301) 443.6197
Fax (301) 443.6048


International Student Scholarships

The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.



March of Dimes Nursing Scholarships

Four $5,000 scholarships awarded annually to RNs enrolled in graduate programs in maternal-child nursing. At lease one academic term must be completed after May, 2001. Applicants should be members of ACNM, AWHONN, or NANN.


Education Services Department, March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
Phone (914) 997.4456
Email: Profed@modimes.org


Mary Guild Minority Scholarship Program

The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing or rehabilitation therapy programs.


Phone: (616) 493-9752




This website offers a list of funding from many different resources-most of them being available only to minority students.  All awards have various criteria for recipients, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service. In addition, some awards require the recipient to work in a specific location-often a medically underserved area-after graduation. Contact the sponsoring organizations   listed on the website for more detailed information.




For MSN and DNP.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents enrolled in nationally accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctor’s programs. To be eligible, students must be in programs leading to licensure as an APRN with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty or other special interest in community or public health. High academic performance and strong community involvement will be taken into account.




National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Open to Hispanic students.  U.S. citizens or legal residents.  Open to students enrolled in nursing school and must be a member of NAHN.  

Phone: (501) 367-8616



National Black Student Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA)

The NBNA offers various scholarships each year ranging from $500-$2,000. 


Phone: (301) 589-3200


National Health Service Corp (NHSC)  

Loan repayment and Scholarship - http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment and http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html


The National Health Service Corp offers financial alternatives to students who are majoring in Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse-Midwifery programs.  The NHSC offers a scholarship program that pays tuition, books, and fees and includes a monthly stipend.  Student contacts the NHSC for a scholarship application. The NHSC also offers a loan repayment program (NELRP) to which you apply right before the completion of your program.  Both programs require at least a two-year working commitment in one of the Eligible Health Facilities.  The NHSC is looking for students that have experienced or want to work with underserved populations in the United States.  You must be a citizen or national of the United States.  (800) 221-9393


The National League for Nursing (NLN)

NLN has scholarships based on a student’s commitment to become faculty upon graduation from a masters   program or doctoral program.



National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards


Phone: (202) 337-2288

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


 Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR Chapter.


Phone: (202) 628-1776



Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Scholarships and awards are for graduate nurse practitioner students (Masters, Doctor of Nursing, PhD) and/or practicing nurse practitioners. 


Phone: (425) 861-0911



NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.


Phone: (800) 221-9393



Nurse's Educational Funds, Inc.

Applicants must be RNs seeking an advanced degree and belong to a national nursing organization.


555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 399.1428


East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

Must be pursuing a career in public health or be pursuing continuing nursing education. TN residents only. Must reside in certain counties in TN. Must be either a currently employed public health nurse or a public health nursing student. 


Deadline: March 1

Phone: (877) 524-1223 or (865) 524-1223



Scholarship America

By involving communities, corporations, organizations, and individuals in the support of students through its three major programs: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services and ScholarShop, Scholarship America strives to strengthen the world, one student at a time. 


Phone: (800) 537-4180 or (800) 279-2083


Student Scholarship Search

Search for scholarships here, and submit links to ones you've found on your own!



Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) - Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program


The Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are registered nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs. . (800) 342-1663 or (615) 741-1346        


United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Student and Extern Program (COSTEP)

A scholarship for students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Correctional Health specialty. Participants will receive pay and allowances of approximately $2,300 per month. For every month that the selecting agency funds the student, a two-month obligation for service in that agency is incurred.


Phone (877) 463.6327
(select option # 1 then dial 43360)
www.usphs.gov/ (click on the "Applications" link)


Washington Student Achievement Council Loan Repayment for Health Professionals



The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program encourages licensed primary care health professionals to serve in Washington's critical shortage areas. (360) 753-7794



The Washboard.org

We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE. Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. The WashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.
Phone: (888) 535-0747 Option #8



Searchable Web Sites for Finding External Scholarships