NBNA Scholarship Program for Nursing Students

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NBNA Scholarship Program for Nursing Students

National Black Nurses Association is calling applicants at all levels from LPN to doctorate, for its scholarship program. This program provides students with financial back and inspires them to seek advanced degrees in the nursing field to become an aspiring nurse. Applications are open to any individual who has completed their first year of university during the 2021 academic year. So, if you are a student who is currently enrolled in any course at the university and never shies away from doing what is right, this is an opportunity for you.

NBNA belief that “doing the right thing isn’t a catchphrase, but it’s in our DNA.”  Through this scholarship, the organization hopes to know the applicant’s “decision to do the right thing.” Each and every one of us faces a time in our life where we have to make a choice between doing the right thing and opting for an easier option. While the latter is easier, the former takes a very strong footing and a person whose ideals fall very much on the lines of what the organization’s goal is based on. This scholarship is a helping hand from NBNA for those who are passionate about nursing and helping others in need.

The National Black Nurses Association was established in 1971 by Dr Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing at Tuskegee University School of Nursing in Tuskegee, Alabama. NBNA is dedicated to educational excellence and offers year-round continuing education services for nurses and allied health professionals. The organization works with private and public agencies/organizations that share a common goal of improving the health of all communities, particularly African Americans and other minorities. The mission of the NBNA provides a forum for African American nurses to take collective action to serve and fight for and enact policies to ensure that people of colour have access to the highest standard of healthcare. The scholarship is a brainchild of this mission.

Brief Description

The following table provides an overview of the full scholarship:

Organization National Black Nurses Association
Educational Level Nursing program students
Subjects Nursing
Amount $1,000 – $90,000
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Maryland
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline April 15, 2022
Application Fees None
Requirement Transcript, 2 Essays and LOR

Who May Be Eligible

The applicants must qualify the below criteria:

  1. They must be a member of NBNA and a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If there isn’t a chapter within a 50-mile radius of your home, you will join NBNA as a Direct Member.
  2. At the time of admission, the applicant must be enrolled in a nursing program (BSN, AD, Diploma or LPN / LVN, Masters, or Doctoral) and good academic standing.
  3. Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must fill in the online application at the organization’s website. Click here to view the online application. The following supporting documents must be mailed to admin@nbna.org by the deadline.

Supporting Documents

  1. Official Transcript(s) from an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. Two (2) page Written Essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one from the applicant’s school of nursing and one from the local chapter, or a nurse in the area if a local chapter does not exist). Letters of recommendation and essay must be attached to the application.
  4. A clean/clear professional headshot.
  5. 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


The scholarship will provide all qualifying and eligible candidates with the amount ranging from $1000 to $90000. This amount is directly paid to the students, and depending on the amount, it can even pay for the student’s entire tuition fees. This will help the nurses in their journey to provide safe, quality care.

Application Deadline

The applications are open until April 15, 2022. To be considered for this scholarship, please send your entry by this date.

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