Nursing Disability Scholarships
|October 6, 2011||Posted by admin under Disability Scholarships|
If you are a student with disabilities who is considering pursuing a career within the nursing field, it is a good idea to look for nursing disability scholarships to help you fund your higher education. While advancing your education can be expensive, scholarships can help to defray the cost of your education and allow you to enter a rewarding and exciting career as a nurse sooner.
Many Nursing Disability Scholarships for Disabled Students
You may be surprised to find there are actually many scholarships available specifically for nursing students with disabilities, including the Peter Gili Scholarship Award. This $500 scholarship award is given to nursing students with disabilities and was donated by friends and family members in the memory of Peter Gili.
The Mary Serra Gili scholarship award is given to disabled nursing students and is worth $250. The funds for this scholarship were donated by Thomas Gili.
The Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship award is also given to nursing students challenged by disabilities. This is a $250 scholarship award with preferences given to undergraduate students who are of Scottish descent and who have demonstrated a commitment to working with others with disabilities.
The ExceptionalNurse.com scholarship award is worth $250 and is given to a qualified student facing disabilities who wishes to pursue their education in the nursing field. Undergraduate students receive priority for this scholarship award. Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to excelling in a career as a nurse. This scholarship is only awarded once and is not renewable.
The Jill Laura Creedon Scholarship is worth $500 and is given to a nursing student with a medical challenge or disability. The award is sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future as a memorial to Jill Laura Creedon.
The Anna May Rolando Scholarship Award is also given to nursing students with disabilities. This $500 scholarship offers preference for graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with individuals with disabilities.
The Bruno Rolando Scholarship award is worth $250 and is given to students who are pursuing nursing as a profession and who have a disability. Preference is given to students who are also employed at a Veteran’s hospital.
The Genevieve Saran Richmond Award, worth $500, is also awarded to a nursing student challenged by a disability. Funds for the scholarship were donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur.
Eligibilty Requirements for Nursing Disability Scholarships
To be eligible for these disability scholarships, applicants must be able to document their disability and must have applied to or have already been admitted to a university or college nursing program on a full-time basis. Applicants must also submit three recommendation letters from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s personal character and academic abilities. All applications must be received by no later than June 1st for consideration.
DAR Scholarships for Disabled Nursing Students
The Daughters of the American Revolution provides a variety of nursing scholarships, including the Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship and the Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship. DAR also offers the Madelein Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship. In order to qualify for the scholarship applicants are required to be sponsored by a member of a Daughters of the American Revolution chapter and also to be a member or a descendent of a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. These nursing disability scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 each. Applications must be received by no later than February 15th.
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship for Disabled Nurses
Students interested in nursing disability scholarships may also wish to apply for the Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship. This scholarship program provides for up to $3,500 in annual scholarships for nursing students provided they are committed to working as a LPN or RN in Kansas. The scholarship does involve a one-year employment agreement. Applicants must have been accepted into a nursing program located in Kansas. They must also have obtained a commitment from a sponsor who agrees to pay half of the nursing disability scholarship funds and will provide full-time employment within a six month period of the date the student becomes licensed.