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Higher education is essential for the personal development of a person and the development of a society as a whole. Everybody is aware of the importance of higher education but the increasing costs of higher education have forced many to quit their education. There are many organizations that provide assistance to deserving students to help them complete their higher education. One such scholarships org is called DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).
DAR offers various scholarships programs for talented students from many fields. The scholarships are awarded based on merit to students who have excellent academic background and a comprehensive involvement in their community or school. The organization runs following scholarships programs.
- Nursing scholarship programs: These programs offers financial assistance of $1000 to students from many fields related to nursing. The scholarships are made available to students by one of payment of $1000.
- Medical scholarship programs: The organization runs many different scholarship programs that provide aid to medical students from different fields of medical. These programs provide aid of up to $20,000 spread over four years period.
- Political Science, Government, Economics, and History Scholarship programs: The organization also runs scholarship programs for students from the fields of Political science, Economics, History and government administration.
- American Indian Scholarship program: This program provides aid to students from the Native American community. These scholarships are provided based on financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship program is open to students from all regions and all tribes.
- Specific scholarships: In addition to the above mentioned programs, DAR also runs various other scholarship programs based on varying criteria for specified individuals; for example there is a scholarship program specifically for the sons and daughters, or descendants of people that belong to the NSDAR. The organization also provides scholarships to students attending some particular colleges and universities.
Most of the scholarship programs offered by DAR are highly competitive. In order to apply the students will have to submit an application form together with an essay, letter of recommendations by teachers, and proof of their academic achievements. The programs that provide aid based on financial need will also require students to submit proof of financial need. All scholarship programs have different deadlines and different requirements, students can visit the website of The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program to view deadline for each program and to get further information. Many other scholarship org that provide aid to students can also be searched over the internet.
The demand for professional nurses is increasing rapidly in the job market. With increasing demand of the profession there general pay scale is also rising and so are the numbers of students planning to join a nursing program. Nursing is a field so diverse that it offers about 1500 hundred different courses to choose from. Nursing courses are expensive to pursue and a scholarship, grant or student loan is generally required by students to pay for their study costs. This article highlights some of the financial aids available to nursing students.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers scholarships to nursing students that cover tuition fees and some other expenses. You must visit the website of the association, as they also provide information on scholarship programs offered by all nursing colleges across America.
You can also apply for federal student aid program run by US Department of Education by filling the FAFSA Form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The scholarship covers your tuition fees.
The Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program offers scholarships to compensatory or pre-professional education to qualify for enrollment in a health profession school. The amount of scholarship is $1,160/month for 10 months.
Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards provide financial aid to Indian students pursuing nursing courses in America. The amount of this scholarship is $500 to $1,500.
If you belong to one of the minority communities (Hispanic or African American) living in United States you may also qualify for minority nursing scholarship programs run by some organization. If you apply for such a program you will be at advantage because you will face less competition. Some of the popular minority nursing scholarships are discussed below.
NBNA Board of Directors Scholarship offers financial assistance to nursing students from African American community. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 for one year of study.
Ethnic Minority Bachelor’s Scholarship in Oncology Nursing is a program that offers a $2000 scholarship to ethnic minorities interested in careers in oncology nursing each year.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship is a$1000 scholarship awarded to Hispanic students who are members of the association.
In addition to the programs mentioned in this article many nursing colleges also offer confirm discounts to every student joining a course in nursing at their college, but these discounts are only of 10% to 30% of the tuition fees. With some effort over the internet you can also find hundreds of other programs that offer assistance to nursing students.
During the last decade or so the amount of students interested in joining nursing profession has dramatically increased. One reason for it is the increasing demand of skilled nurses reported by health care segment, as in 2005 alone 100000 vacancies for nurses were reported in the US. The increasing demand for professionally qualified nurses have also caused their pay scale to rise, however nursing courses in most of the universities are not cheap. If you are planning to join a nursing course you may be looking for a scholarship to fund your studies.
Scholarships Nursing—How are They Awarded and Where to Look for Them
There are thousands of scholarships for nursing students offered by organizations and educational institutions world wide. You can use internet to search for these scholarship programs. It is a better option to search for these scholarships on a scholarship search site, which can provide you with information in an arranged form making the process of finding a scholarship less hectic. Many welfare organizations offer scholarships to nursing students, and in some countries where there is a need of skilled nurses’ government also run scholarship programs to encourage students to join nursing profession.
Most nursing scholarship programs will require you to go through a test. You will also be asked to submit the necessary documentation. In most cases the amount of scholarship is tied to the result of the test. If you are able score exceptional marks you may be given allowances towards tuition fees, laboratory materials, books, lodging, dorm facilities and food.
Moreover, your past academic achievements will also go a long way in winning you a scholarship; students with good grades may be awarded greater amount of scholarship. Some nursing institutions also offer you free education if you are able meet the criteria set out by their scholarship programs.
Go for An International Scholarship
If you are not able to find a suitable scholarship in your home country, it is a good idea to opt for an international scholarship. Many institutions and welfare organizations worldwide offer scholarships to nursing students. While searching for an international scholarship you should also analyze the cost of living in different countries as it is going to become the part of your cost of following the respective course. There are many websites that can offer comparative data on cost of living in different countries. Students from developing countries should also consider whether they will need a visa to go to the respective country before applying for a nursing scholarship program.