Program Description

The purpose of this program is to increase the supply of registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in approved health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses by providing service-obligated scholarships to nursing students.

General Program Requirements

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a fully accredited academic institution with a graduate, baccalaureate, associate degree or diploma nursing program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory. The applicant must be free of any Federal judgment liens, not have breached a prior service obligation, is not excluded, debarred, suspended, or disqualified by a Federal agency, 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.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please visit the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program page.

Program Contact Information

Tracy L. Gray
Chief, Nurse Corps Scholarship Branch

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.303
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)396
Length of Program2 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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