National League for Nursing (NLN) Health Carousel Nurse Educator Scholarship Award

The Health Carousel Foundation Nurse Educator Scholarship is a single $8,000 scholarship awarded to nurses that received their initial nursing degree outside of the United States but are now registered in the United States and pursuing advanced degrees to further their career as a full-time nurse educator.


  • Applicant must have completed their initial nursing degree from a school outside of the United States, but are now licensed in the United States.

  • Applicant must be pursuing education to become a nurse educator or already a nurse educator pursing additional nursing-education related degrees.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited advanced degree nursing program (e.g. master's, doctorate). 

  • Applicant must have completed at least one academic year by the application deadline (May). 

  • Applicant must complete the application as listed on the NLN website. 

  • Scholarship funds may go towards books, tuition, and research/project-related expenses. 

Application Requirements

Each proposal must include the below content areas. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. 

Scholarship Proposal Outline

  1. Introduction (Overview): Describe your need for support and clarity of purpose 
    • Max. 250 words
  2. Description of your Program of Study 
    • i.e. dissertation, capstone, scholarly project, pilot project; quality project; change initiative). 
    • Max. 500 words
  3. Include specific outline, timeline and projected graduation date. 
    • If you have completed a dissertation proposal defense or had a DNP project approved, please include defense date. If project has been IRB approved, please indicate.
    • Max. 500 words
  4. Describe how your study links to NLN’s mission statement and core values.
    • Max. 250 words
  5. Describe your background and how it has contributed to your goals as a nurse educator 
    • Max. 250 words
  6. 2 Letters of recommendation (addressed to the NLN Foundation).
    • Max. 500 words per letter
  7. Budget Narrative: Be sure that each line item on the budget is clearly justified.
  8. Bio sketch form

Please note that there is no specific application template, however, each application should attempt to follow the order of the checklist and use headings indicative of these requirements. 

2024 NFNE Scholarship Applicant Webinar:

United States
National League for Nursing
Special Requirements
Received initial nursing degree outside of US
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