$1,000 Future of Healthcare
Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship
2019 GraduateNursingEDU.org $1,000 Future of Healthcare
Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship
We all know that NPs and other advanced practice nurses are key to solving many of the problems facing the American healthcare system. They’re stepping into primary care roles, alleviating the physician shortage in many parts of the country, and increasingly being allowed to practice and prescribe independently. There’s no question that advanced practice nurses are going to be a big part of the future of healthcare in America.
With a master’s degree being the standard requirement for board certification, becoming a nurse practitioner or other APRN isn’t something that’s going to come cheap. But if you’re the type that’s dedicated enough to step into an advanced practice role and commit yourself to specializing in the patient population closest to your heart, you’re not likely to let the cost of earning the degree you need stand in the way. In fact, it’s that very can-do attitude that brought you here looking for ways to make earning your MSN more affordable.
We’re glad to be able to get you a little closer to being able to cover the cost of that degree with our Future of Healthcare Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship.
GraduateNursingEDU.org is now accepting applications for our first annual scholarship essay contest – worth $1,000!
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Any recently accepted or currently enrolled first or second year grad student in a qualifying MSN program for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or Certified Nurse-Midwives.
All current grad students must provide proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their graduate studies. All recently accepted students looking forward to enrolling in an MSN program must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying program, and proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their undergraduate studies.
Scholarship Application Requirements
You will need to submit just four items to meet the scholarship application requirements:
- Complete application form
- 100% original essay of 2,500 words or less that addresses the topic below
- Proof of being enrolled in or accepted to a qualifying MSN program (letter of acceptance or another verifiable document with university letterhead)
- Proof of meeting minimum GPA requirements (transcript or other verifiable document on university letterhead)
The application form, required documentation, and essay must all be submitted at the same time.
Plagiarized content on the essay, or false or inaccurate information on the application form are grounds for immediate disqualification.
Selecting the Winner
The editorial staff here at GraduateNursingEDU.org will review all submissions that meet the basic requirements and select a winner based strictly on the strength of the essay.
The essay topic is all about your personal experience and your own subjective thoughts and opinions. So naturally, there is some subjectivity to our selection process. This means that everyone with a qualifying GPA who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a qualifying MSN program has an equal shot at winning, regardless of background, employment history, or extracurriculars. We feel this is the most equitable way to approach the selection process.
We know that many applicants will be deserving of the award, but we’re limited to choosing just one winner per year.
Announcing the Winner
We will announce the winner of the Future of Healthcare Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship within 30 days of the close of the application window on September 1st 2019.
We will start by contacting the winner by phone or email to deliver the good news. At that time, we will ask for proof of current enrollment and transcripts covering the period of time that may have passed since submitting the application. No further documentation would be required for students who submit their essay and application within the summer quarter/semester immediately preceding the September 1st deadline.
If the selected recipient is unable to supply the required documentation, or if the GPA has dropped below 3.5 since submitting the application, we reserve the right to rescind the award and give it to another applicant.
We will ask the winner to provide a picture of themselves along with a few words that we will publish right here on GraduateNursingEDU.org.
We will then make our official announcement to share the good news with our readers.
Paying Out the Award
We will make out a check for the full $1,000 award and send it directly to the winner in one lump payment immediately upon making our official announcement.
The winner is free to use the proceeds at their discretion to apply toward tuition, books, housing or any other expenses they need to cover during their graduate program.
GraduateNursingEDU.org does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, disability status or sexual orientation. All qualified applicants are given equal consideration and are assessed strictly based on the strength of their essay. It is at the sole discretion of our staff to select the applicant we feel best exemplifies the traits and values of a great APRN.