Health is a Right Not a Privilege Scholarship Award

A merit-based scholarship for students currently enrolled in an accredited nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesia graduate degree program.

Everyone around the world deserves the highest quality healthcare that can be provided to them, but with the US's shortage of primary care providers expected to grow, and with more than 58 million Americans affected by a lack of primary care services in their area, it seems that healthcare is more of a privilege for some than a right. Advanced practice nurses are some of the most important primary care providers in the US today. They are responsible for much more than the delivery of quality healthcare; they also educate other nurses, advocate for patients, research cures for far-reaching conditions, and act as mentors for others entering the profession. Americans visit NPs more than a billion times each year and are incredibly satisfied with their experiences. What's more, the quality healthcare provided by advanced practice nurses is more accessible and can even lower healthcare costs for patients. With the costs of pursuing APRN education ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 or more depending on the institution, we hope that this scholarship will offset some of these costs and encourage more nurses to go into advanced practice nursing to become nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists.

Scholarship Award Amount

The winner of "Health is a Right Not a Privilege Scholarship" will receive a one-time award of $1,500. The check will be written directly to the winner's college or university. The scholarship money can only be exclusively used to pay for costs that are directly related to your education, such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The money cannot be used to pay for board and travel.

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants of "Health is a Right Not a Privilege Scholarship" must meet the following eligibility criteria -

• The applicant must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.

• The applicant must have completed an ACEN or CCNE accredited BSN or MSN degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above on a 4.0 scale.

• The applicant must be holding an active Registered Nurse (RN) license.

• The applicant must be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in one of the following academic disciplines:

ACEN or CCNE accredited Nurse Practitioner program at either the MSN or DNP degree level.
COA accredited Nurse Anesthesia program at either the MSN or DNP degree level.

(Students accepted into a program but not yet enrolled are also eligible to apply, provided they enroll by the scholarship application deadline of September 30th, 2020.)

• The applicant must have at least one full semester of academic studies left to complete following September 30th, 2020.

Amount: 
$1,500
Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
GPA: 
3.5-4.0
Residency: 
United States
Organization: 
Nursing Process
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