Scholarship Program

THE 2024 NBNA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN!

The National Black Nurses Association provides scholarships to students at all levels (LPN to Doctorate).
 
You MUST be an NBNA member to applyJoin Now!

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The National Black Nurses Association offers various scholarships each year including:k
  • Abbott Scholarship Fund
  • Arizona College of Nursing Scholarship
  • Aya Healthcare Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship
  • BAND AID® BRAND Black Healthcare Heroes in Nursing Scholarship
  • Dorothy B. Martin Scholarship 
  • Dr. Daisy Harmon-Allen Scholarship
  • Dr. Eric J. Williams Scholarship
  • Dr. Kenya Williams Health Policy Leadership Scholarship
  • Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship
  • Dr. Lola Denise Jefferson Scholarship
  • Dr. Martha A. Dawson Genesis Scholarship
  • Dr. Millicent Gorham Scholarship
  • George E. McGuire Memorial Scholarship
  • JAYHAL Foundation Scholarship
  • Mrs. Ola Lofton Scholarship
  • Margaret Pemberton Scholarship
  • Maria R. Dudley Advanced Practice Nurse Scholarship
  • NBNA Board of Directors Scholarship
  • NBNA Ebi Porbeni Memorial Scholarship by Be The Match
  • NBNA Social Justice Scholarship
  • NurseThink.com Scholarship
  • Supplemental Health Care (SHC)
  • The Lifepoint Health Equity in Nursing Scholarship
  • United Health Foundation for Diversity in Health Care Scholarship
  • VITAS Healthcare / Esther Colliflower Scholarship
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These scholarships will range from $1,000 - $15,000
 
NBNA scholarships are presented each year to the Awardees at the Annual Institute & Conference. 

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT ONLINE VIA COMMUNITYFORCE:  MARCH 15, 2024
 
SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  1. Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50- mile radius of your location you may join NBNA as a Direct Member. 
  2. Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (LPN/LVN, ADN, RN-BSN, Generic BSN, Masters, Doctorate) and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.
  3. Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining.
Must Provide:
  1. Official Transcript(s) from an accredited School of Nursing
  2. Two-page / 500-word maximum Personal Statement / Essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (1) from Dean/Faculty member (must include enrollment and expected date of graduation), and (2) from Chapter President/Vice President (validating the application information is correct)
  4. Resume or CV (5-page maximum)
  5. Letter from the Registrar verifying enrollment and expected graduation date
  6.  A clean/clear professional headshot.
  7.  Additional items to accompany the application in support of the candidate's eligibility and desirability may include documented evidence of:
    •  participation in student nurse activities, and
    •  involvement in the African American community, i.e., letters, news clippings, awards, certificates
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
  1. Documents related to completing the scholarship application
  2. 2024 Scholarship Application via CommunityForce
  3. 2024 Membership Application (before completing the application, please review the Chapter Directory located under the Membership tab to locate your State and a chapter in your area).
  4. 2024 NBNA Membership Honor Pledge
 
Your completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted online and received by March 15, 2024. 
If you have questions, please email staff@nbna.org.
 
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS and TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL.