Deadline: February 1, 2012
Nurses will always be valuable members of any health care team, regardless of their educational backgrounds. Yet, the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in
nursing may offer the most professional opportunities. That’s why Minority Nurse offers an annual scholarship to help outstanding nurses of color complete their studies toward a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing.
To date, we have awarded more than 40 students over $35,000 in scholarships, honoring their commitment to the profession, academic excellence, and community service. We are currently accepting applications for our 13th annual scholarship competition, consisting of two $1,000
awards and one $3,000 award. Scholarships will be paid in summer 2012 for the fall 2012 academic term.
Who Is Eligible:
(Please read carefully. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualifi ed.)
To apply for this scholarship, students must meet all four of the following criteria:
o Be a racial or ethnic minority
o Be enrolled (as of September 2012) in either the third or fourth year of an accredited B.S.N. program in the United States OR an accelerated program leading to a B.S.N. degree (such as R.N.-to-B.S.N. or B.A.-to-B.S.N.) OR an
accelerated master’s entry program in nursing for students with bachelor’s degrees in fi elds other than nursing (such as B.A.-to-M.S.N.). Graduate students who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing are not eligible.
o Have a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale)
o Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
How to Apply:
(Please read carefully. Applications that do not include the required documentation will be disqualifi ed.)
Complete and return this form along with all three of the following documents:
o Transcript or other proof of GPA
o Letter of recommendation from a faculty member outlining academic achievement
o A brief (250-word) written statement summarizing your academic and personal accomplishments, community
service, and goals for your future nursing career
Important: An English translation must be provided for any documentation that is not in English.
Return application form and documentation to: Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship,
Alloy Education, 2 LAN Drive, Suite 100, Westford, MA 01886