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					             Funding Resources

                                      for

                Graduate Studies

                          in Nursing




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                                                          Contents
Funding Resources – General Overview........................................................................... 4
  USF One Stop ................................................................................................................. 4
  School of Nursing scholarships ...................................................................................... 4
  Employer Assistance....................................................................................................... 4
  Military ........................................................................................................................... 4
Funding Opportunities for Nursing Students................................................................... 5
Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants .............................................................................. 5
  American Association of Critical Care Nurses............................................................... 5
  American Assembly of Men in Nursing ......................................................................... 5
  Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation ............................................................... 6
  Kaiser Permanente Deloras Jones RN Scholarships....................................................... 5
  Nurses Educational Fund ................................................................................................ 7
  The Nursing School Scholarship .................................................................................... 8
  Tafford Uniforms Scholarship Program ......................................................................... 8
  Tylenol Scholarship ........................................................................................................ 8
Loan Forgiveness................................................................................................................ 8
  Nursing Education Loan Repayment .............................................................................. 8
Funding for Graduate Study in General......................................................................... 10
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants ............................................................................ 10
  American Association of University Women ............................................................... 10
  Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarships......................................................................... 10
  Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship..................................................................................... 10
Loans................................................................................................................................. 10
  Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education ...................................................... 10
  Mary Ellen Warner Educational Trust.......................................................................... 11
Loan Forgiveness.............................................................................................................. 11
  AmeriCorps................................................................................................................... 11
  Peace Corps................................................................................................................... 11
Funding Opportunities for Minority Students................................................................ 12
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants ............................................................................ 12
  American Indian College Fund..................................................................................... 12
  The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC)............................................. 12
  The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)......................... 12
  Career Advancement Scholarship................................................................................. 13
  Hispanic Scholarship Fund National College Scholarship Program ............................ 13
  Hispanic Women's Council Scholarship Program ........................................................ 13
  Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship Fund......................................... 13
  The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans ........................................ 13
  Sequoyah Graduate Scholarships.................................................................................. 14
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  Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students..................................................................... 14
  United Negro College Fund (UNCF)............................................................................ 14
Funding for Doctoral Students ....................................................................................... 15
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants ............................................................................ 15
  Health Professions Education Scholarship Program..................................................... 15
  Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship ........................................................ 15
Loan Forgiveness.............................................................................................................. 15
  Assumption Program of Loans for Education (Graduate APLE) ................................. 15
  Faculty Loan Repayment Program ................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
  Health Professions Education Loan Repayment Program ............................................ 15
Additional Funding Websites .......................................................................................... 18




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                  Funding Resources – General Overview
This list of funding sources is designed as a guide for students in their search for loans,
grants, and scholarships for their graduate studies. Funding programs can vary greatly
from year to year (and even from semester to semester) in deadlines, application
requirements, and available funding, so students should check web sites frequently for
updates.

USF One Stop

USF’s One Stop: Financial Aid is students’ first stop in obtaining funding for graduate
study. Students will need to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
form to apply for loans from the federal government to apply toward the cost of study.
Federal aid for graduate students typically consists of both subsidized and unsubsidized
loans; work-study grants can be available. One Stop: Financial Aid also administers
scholarships and provides information on their web site.

School of Nursing scholarships

The School of Nursing has a limited number of merit scholarships available, and typically
awards them to students upon admission. Teaching and research assistantships may be
available to continuing students. When funds are available, the School of Nursing
Dean’s Office will distribute applications for funding.

Employer Assistance

Students who are currently employed in hospitals or clinics should contact their human
resources offices. Most health care employers offer tuition reimbursement and/or loan
assumption programs, often up to $5000 per calendar year. This goes a long way in
funding your program!

Military

Students who have served in the US military or reserves may be eligible for financial
assistance for graduate study.




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              Funding Opportunities for Nursing Students

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants

After College/AACN Scholarship
       AfterCollege, the leading employment website for nursing/allied health care
       students and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have
       partnered to offer this new scholarship program for students pursuing professional
       nursing education programs. This scholarship program supports students who are
       seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

       Special consideration will be given to students:
                  o Enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program with the goal of
                     pursuing a nursing faculty career;
                  o Completing an RN to baccalaureate program (BSN); or
                  o Enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree nursing
                     program.

       Nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree program
       in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Scholarships will be in the amount of
       $2,500. The deadlines for 2009 are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

       Go to: http://www.aftercollege.com/groups/aacn.asp?id=411111847

Winners will be announced within 60 days of each
deadline.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
      Educational Advancement Scholarships advance the art and science of critical
      care nursing and promote nursing professionalism. The scholarships support
      AACN members who are registered nurses completing a baccalaureate or
      graduate degree program in nursing. Award recipients receive $1,500 per
      academic year. The funds are made available in August through the financial aid
      office of the student's college or university. The funds may be used for tuition,
      fees, books and supplies, as long as the recipient is continuously enrolled in a
      baccalaureate or graduate program accredited by the State Board of Nursing
      within the student's state. Funds unused due to graduation or dropping out of the
      program will be returned to AACN by the college or university.

       Go to: http://www.aacn.org/

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       American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation and Johnson & Johnson’s
       Campaign for Nursing’s Future are offering a new $1,000 scholarship program for
       male students pursuing professional nursing education programs.

       Go to: http://www.aamn.org/aamnfoundationscholarships.htm

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
    Scholarships without essays or GPA requirements based on a series of quizzes on
    practical knowledge. See The National Nursing Scholarship.

       Go to: http://www.cksf.org

J. Patrick Barnes Grants
       The Daisy Foundation is offering grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-
       Based Practice Projects. The grants can range anywhere from $1,000-$5,000 for
       up to two years.

   • To be eligible, you must be a registered nurse with a current license
   • Research must impact patients or family members of patients with an auto-immune
       disease or cancer. Studies that will benefit patients both within and outside of
       your institution will receive priority.
   • You may apply for a
   • Small Grant – up to $1,000. These will be made to nurses undertaking clinical
       inquiry or evidence-based practice projects that directly benefit patients or family
       members of patients with immune-system related diseases or cancer.
     o Project timeline/funding period is up to one year
     o Final report will be due within 90 days of the end of the funding period.
     o An interim report is due after six month.
   • Larger Grant – up to $5,000. These will be made to nurses conducting documented
       patient-focused research or evidence-based practice projects that develop,
       implement, and evaluate nursing practice for the care and treatment of patients or
       family members of patients with immune-system related diseases or cancer.
     o Project/funding period is up to two years.
     o Final report will be due within 90 days of the end of the funding period.
     o An interim report is due after one year.

   • Applicants should be ready to implement their projects immediately following
      funding from The DAISY Foundation.
   • Only projects approved by your IRB or which have been exempted in writing by
      your IRB will be considered. A copy of your IRB approval will be required prior
      to our funding your grant. (You may, however, apply for a grant while IRB
      approval is pending.)
   • Funds may be used only for direct expenses, including:

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   • Printed materials (up to $250 for poster development/production)
   • Small equipment
   • Supplies (including software)
   • Subject compensation to participate in the study
   • Consultant fees up to $500, if justified
   • Funds may not be used for
   • Salaries or institutional overhead
   • Checks will only be written to your institution or a specified fund at your
       institution, not to an individual investigator.
Go to: http://www.daisyfoundation.org/patrick.htm

Kaiser Permanente Deloras Jones RN Scholarships

Scholarships of $1,000 - $2,500 are based primarily on financial need, and are available
to California nursing students in the following categories:

   •   Academic Excellence (minimum 3.9 GPA required for this category only)
   •   Graduate/Doctoral Studies (registered nurses pursuing an MSN, DNSc or PhD;
       minimum 3.0 GPA required)
   •   Underrepresented Groups in Nursing (minority and male students)
   •   Nursing as a Second Career
   •   Affiliate (one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded at each campus affiliated with
       Kaiser Permanente)

Kaiser Permanente employment is not required. Apply via the SON Dean’s Office.

       Go to: http://nursingpathways.kp.org/ncal/education/delorasjones.html

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
     The March of Dimes is offering several $5,000 scholarships to graduate level
     Registered Nurses to promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies.

       Go to: www.marchofdimes.com/scholarship

Nurses Educational Fund
      Nurses Educational Fund is a non-profit organization which seeks and distributes
      funds to baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who are in need of scholarship
      assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a board of directors
      comprised of prominent people in nursing, other professions, and in business.
      Nurses comprise the majority of board members.

       Go to: http://www.n-e-f.org


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The Nursing School Scholarship
      Apply online for the $500 Nursing Scholarship, offered four times per year.

       Go to: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/nursing

Tafford Uniforms Scholarship Program
      The Tafford Uniforms Scholarship program provides scholarships to nursing
      students enrolled in one of the following accredited programs: Bachelor of
      Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). Two
      scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed each academic
      semester for both the spring and fall semesters. Scholarship applicants will also
      receive 10% off their next nursing uniform order with Tafford.

       Go to: http://www.tafford.com/scholarship/scholarship.htm

Tylenol Scholarship
      The makers of TYLENOL are giving away $250,000 in scholarships to students
      pursuing careers in healthcare. Award amounts include ten 10K and thirty 5K
      scholarships which will be distributed in August.

       Go to: http://scholarship.tylenol.com

Loan Forgiveness
Nursing Education Loan Repayment
      NELRP is a competitive program that repays 60 percent of the qualifying loan
      balance of registered nurses selected for funding in exchange for 2 years of
      service at a critical shortage facility. Participants may be eligible to work a third
      year and receive an additional 25 percent of the qualifying loan balance.
      Authorized by Section 846 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the
      purpose of the NELRP is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional
      nurses dedicated to providing health care to underserved populations.
      Eligibility requirements include:
      •       Have received a baccalaureate or associate degree in nursing (or an
              equivalent degree), a diploma in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing
              from an accredited school of nursing in a State
      •       Have outstanding qualifying loans obtained for nursing education leading
              to a degree or diploma in nursing as specified above
      •       Have completed the nursing education program for which the loan balance
              applies
      •       Are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
      •       Are employed full time (32 hours or more per week) at a critical shortage
              facility

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       •      Have a current permanent unrestricted license as an RN in the State in
              which you intends to practice or be authorized to practice in that State
              pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact and
       •      Have submitted a complete NELRP Application, a signed NELRP
              Contract, supplemental forms and all required documentation by the
              NELRP application deadline.

       Go to: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm




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                 Funding for Graduate Study in General

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

American Association of University Women
      One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the
      AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe,
      teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their
      careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

       Go to: http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/index.cfm

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarships
       The scholarship amount is $1,000, offered four times annually. It's open to anyone
       currently attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school,
       technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program
       in the 2007-08 academic year. In addition, eligible students may not have already
       been receiving or awarded a full-tuition scholarship or waiver from another
       source. International students are welcome to apply.

       Go to: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/fridell/

Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship
      Award value: $1500. Any current student between the ages of 16 and 25 that is
      currently attending either high school or a post secondary institution is considered
      eligible. The Scholarship may be used for any type of costs associated with
      attending school. This may include, but is not limited to, books, rent, food,
      automobile costs, etc..

       Go to: http://www.leonardo-davinci.org/awards.php

Loans

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
       The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will
       of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate
       students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant
       financial need. Students seeking to qualify for a loan must:
       •    Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
       •    Qualify for financial need in the form of government grants (complete the
            (FAFSA).
       •    Be enrolled in a school in the state in which the student resides.
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       •     Demonstrate an outstanding combination of class rank and standardized test
             scores. Test scores must be in the top 10% of nation-wide scores.
       •     Not be seeking a law degree.

       Go to: http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org/index.html

Mary Ellen Warner Educational Trust
      The Trust makes loans at 6% interest. Interest begins to accrue the date the loan is
      taken out. Maximum loan is $10,000 per student. Eligibility requirements
      include: Attendance or acceptance in upper division or graduate level in the final
      two (2) years of formal education at a California accredited college or university;
      Permanent resident of California, which is defined as being a resident for a
      minimum of two (2) years, with resident student status for tuition purposes and
      registered to vote in California; Loan funds must be used only for tuition, books,
      fees and supplies. Demonstrated financial means and ability to repay the loan,
      starting within six months of graduation; Loan repayment must commence within
      three years of the loan; Personal meeting in Los Angeles with the trustees for
      determination of need and criteria compliance.

       Go to: http://www.mewtrust.com/

Loan Forgiveness
AmeriCorps
     After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members who are
     enrolled in the National Service Trust are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps
     Education Award. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay
     education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational
     training, or to repay qualified student loans. The award is $4,725 for a year of
     full-time service, and is prorated for part-time. You can access the award in full
     and part, and can take up to seven years after your term of service has ended to
     claim the award.

       Go to: http://www.americorps.org/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award.asp

Peace Corps
      Volunteers with Perkins loans are eligible for a partial cancellation benefit.
      Fifteen percent of your Perkins loans can be cancelled upon the completion of
      each 365 days of service during your first two years of service, and 20 percent can
      be cancelled upon completion of each of the third and fourth years. Therefore,
      four full years of service would equal a 70 percent cancellation of your existing
      loan.

       Go to: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.finben
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              Funding Opportunities for Minority Students

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

American Indian College Fund
      Scholarships are available to students of any Indian Nation, enrolled in any major,
      undergraduate, graduate or professional school, attending both tribal colleges and
      mainstream universities. Upon completion of their degree students are
      encouraged to work for their tribe or an Indian organization to help improve the
      livelihood of Native people.

       Go to: http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/graduateprogram.html

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC)
     The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization, was
     established in 1969. Founders Robert L. Bennett (Wisconsin Oneida) and John C.
     Rainer (Taos Pueblo) created a program to assist American Indian college
     graduates to continue their education at the masters, doctorate and professional
     degree level. AIGC was founded to help open doors to graduate education for
     American Indians and to help tribes obtain the educated Indian professionals they
     need to become more self-sufficient and to exercise their rights to self-
     determination.

       Go to: http://www.aigc.com

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
      The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is based in
      Washington, DC, and is the country’s largest non-profit organization devoted
      solely to providing scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Since
      its formation in 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $730,000 in one-time
      scholarships to high-school students in the United States, the Freely Associated
      States and the United States Territories who are entering college for the first time.
      APIASF is also the administrator of the Gates Millennium Scholars/APIA, which
      provides outstanding low-income Asian and Pacific Islander American students
      with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any
      discipline they choose. Supporters of APIASF include members of the general
      public and a wide spectrum of community and professional leaders, organizations
      and corporations.

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Career Advancement Scholarship
      The BPW Foundation established the Career Advancement Scholarship Program
      in 1969 to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged women seeking to further
      their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their
      careers, or are soon to enter or re-enter the workforce. The Foundation has
      awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, grants, and loans to over 8,000
      women seeking to improve their lives.

       Go to: http://www.bpwusa.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund National College Scholarship Program
      The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to
      community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage.
      Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

       Go to: http://www.hsf.net/scholarships/programs/co-programs/College/

Hispanic Women's Council Scholarship Program
      The Scholarship Program of the Hispanic Women's Council, Inc., provides
      scholarships on a yearly basis to Hispanic women who demonstrate a need for
      financial assistance to continue their education. Applicants must be 25 years of
      age or older, residents of Los Angeles, and must express a desire to continue their
      studies at a two-year or four-year college, trade or vocational school.

       Go to: (213) 743-2456

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship Fund
       The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Elizabeth and Sherman Asche
       Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to graduate and
       undergraduate students pursuing a degree in public health or science.
       Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring
       semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of
       the fall semester's grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship
       does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.

       Go to: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/elizabeth_asche.htm

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
      The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United
      States. The recipients are chosen on a nationally competitive basis. Thirty
      Fellowships will be awarded each year. A New American is an individual who (1)
      is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S.
      citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The
      Program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to
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       their country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intended to support
       individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principal
       residence and focus of national identity.

       Go to: http://www.pdsoros.org

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarships
      The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Sequoyah Graduate
      Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students in any curriculum. Disbursement
      in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters
      pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall
      semesters' grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship does not
      automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.

       Go to: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/sequoyah.htm

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
      Apply for this scholarship at the student financial aid office of the school where
      you are or intend to be enrolled. The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
      program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from
      disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs.
      Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making
      reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed
      the cost of attendance (tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable
      living expenses).

       Go to: USF One Stop: Financial Aid

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
      As the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance
      organization, the United Negro College Fund’s mission is to provide financial
      support to its 39 member institutions and increase minority degree attainment by
      reducing financial barriers to college. UNCF institutions and other historically
      black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 25 percent of
      African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 300
      programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship programs, mentoring,
      summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today,
      UNCF supports more than 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities
      across the country.

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                       Funding for Doctoral Students

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

Health Professions Education Scholarship Program
      The purpose of the Health Professions Education Scholarship Program is to
      increase the number of dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, certified
      midwives, and physician assistants who are practicing direct patient care in
      medically underserved areas of California. Scholarships are awarded to students
      enrolled in these specialties who have demonstrated financial need. Eligible
      applicants may receive up to $10,000 per year, and would have a service
      obligation of 2 years. This program is made possible by a grant from the Vitamin
      Cases Consumer Settlement Fund.

       Go to: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship
      The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is pleased
      to announce that the application for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty
      Fellowship is now available. If you are a licensed registered nurse and are looking
      to pursue a prestigious career in nursing education, then take advantage of this
      unique scholarship opportunity. Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500. Funding
      can be used to pay tuition, academic fees, and books. Eligibility criteria include
      but are not limited to the following:
        • Documented academic excellence;
        • Financial need;
        • Commitment to the nurse educator role and a plan to serve in this capacity
            upon completion of the program.

       Go to: http://www.nsna.org/foundation/scholarships/pon_fellowship.asp

Loan Forgiveness

Assumption Program of Loans for Education (Graduate APLE)
     The state-funded Graduate APLE is designed to encourage individuals to
     complete their graduate education and serve as faculty at accredited California
     colleges or universities. Under this program the California Student Aid
     Commission may assume a total of up to $6,000 in outstanding educational loans.

       Go to: http://csac.ca.gov/PUBS/FORMS/GRNT_FRM/APLE_GRAD.PDF



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State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE)
       The SNAPLE NF is a state-funded, competitive nursing educator incentive
       program administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). It is
       designed to encourage outstanding students to complete their baccalaureate or
       graduate degree and serve as nursing faculty at a regionally accredited college or
       university in California. Under the provisions of the SNAPLE NF program,
       CSAC may assume up to $25,000 of outstanding educational loan balances. To be
       eligible, participants must teach nursing studies at a regionally accredited college
       or university in California for three fulltime academic years or the equivalent.

       Go to: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1261


Health Professions Education Loan Repayment Program
      The purpose of the Health Professions Education Loan Repayment Program is to
      increase the number of dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, certified
      midwives, and physician assistants who are practicing direct patient care in
      medically underserved areas of California. Loan repayments are awarded to
      practitioners who are employed or who have a tentative offer of full-time
      employment in a medically underserved area of California to repay governmental
      or commercial loans incurred while pursuing their professional education. Eligible
      applicants may receive up to $20,000 over a two-year period, and would have a
      service obligation of 2 years. This program is made possible by a grant from the
      Vitamin Cases Consumer Settlement Fund.

       Go to: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education
      The Board of Trustees of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education has adopted
      diversity as a strategic goal and is offering two Minority Faculty Preparation
      Scholarships to be awarded in September 2007. These scholarships, worth $5000
      each, will provide financial support for students in graduate nursing education
      programs who are preparing for the nurse faculty role. In designing this
      scholarship program, the NLN Foundation collaborated with seven minority
      nursing associations, and these associations will be represented when applications
      are in and the decision making takes place. Applicants must be current members
      of one of the following associations:
        • National Black Nurses Association
        • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
        • National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
        • Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association
        • Philippine Nurses Association
        • National American Arab Nurses Association
        • American Association of Men in Nursing
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       Go to: http://www.nlnfoundation.org
Mental Health Services Act
      We expect that funds will be released for Psychiatric NPs in the next year or so.

       Go to: http://www.dmh.cahwnet.gov/MHSA/default.asp




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                        Additional Funding Websites


www.scholarshare.com     California Governor’s Scholarship Program
www.wiredscholar.com The planning for college destination
www.csac.ca.gov     California Student Aid Commission – making education affordable
www.ed.gov               US Department of Education
www.finaid.org           The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
www.salliemae.com Nobody lends you more support. Both grants and loans available
www.nasfaa.org           National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
www.fastweb.com          Scholarship and College search on the web
www.collegeboard.org     Inside source for connecting to college opportunity & success
www.scholaraid.com       Large database + advice on ways to pay for college
www.scholarship.com      Scholarship search & financial aid resource
www.collegenet.com       Profile search through $1.6 billion in scholarships
www.cgsnet.org         Council of Graduate Schools
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Educating minds and hearts to care for the world

				
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