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Diversity Scholarships

The Medical University of South Carolina has an Office of Financial Aid Services

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and have questions about FAFSA or Direct Student Loans, please contact the Financial Aid Office, at 843-792-2536 or

The College of Nursing has a scholarship program. To be eligible, admitted students must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic performance, and scholarship criteria. Please contactStudent Services

The site for information about College of Nursing scholarships can be found here.

The Internet has current information about loans, scholarships, and other financial issues:

If you belong to a particular ethnic, religious, or social group, you might qualify for minority nursing scholarships. These are some samples

American Assembly of Men (AAMN)

The American Assembly for Men also has two scholarships available to any pre-licensure nurse, male or female. Site for information

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Grant

The overall goal of this program is to produce primary care advanced practice nurses for rural and underserved areas in South Carolina and the nation. The objectives of the grant are to increase the supply of APRN’s in underserved areas and support students who currently live and work in rural or underserved areas. Each student selected for the grant will receive up to $22,000 if full-time and $11,000 if part-time divided and equally disbursed over the fall, spring, and summer semesters.Students accepting ANEW funding will be required to sign a statement of commitment to work as a primary care NP in rural, underserved or public health practice setting; and to provide follow-up data at one year regarding board certification and employment.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarship (NBNA) Program

Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 are available to members of the National Black Nurses Association. Minimum Scholarship Requirements: candidate must 1) 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-radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member. 2) Be currently enrolled in a nursing program(B.S.N., A.D., Masters , or Doctoral) in good scholastic standing at the time of application and 3) Have at least one full year of school remaining. For additional information, visit

National Association of Hispanic Nurses(NAHN) Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.Selection of recipients is based on many factors including need, current academic standing, and NAHN membership, course of study, supporting documentation and other factors. For additional information, visit

AACN Scholarship Opportunities

The AACN lists various scholarship opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate students, including those for underrepresented minorities:

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards

The deadline varies for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards of the Colonel Dames of America. This scholarship has helped students of American Indian heritage cover the cost of nursing school since 1928. For additional details please visit

Bachelor's, Master and DoctoralScholarships in Oncology Nursing

If you are an ethnic minority interested in pursuing a career in oncology nursing, check out thethe Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) FoundationScholarships in Oncology Nursing for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral (DNP and PhD) students. Awards range from $3,000 to $7,500 annually. The duration of the award is one year with a February 1st application deadline. To find out more about these exciting scholarship, visit page, phone (412) 859-6100 or contact: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15275.

Health Professional Preparatory Scholarship Program

Alaska Natives or American Indians needing pre-professional or compensatory education to qualify for enrollment in a health professions school may qualify for this scholarship program. The duration of the Health Professional Preparatory Scholarship Program award is up to 2 years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study. The awards is $1,160 per month for 10 months with a February deadline to apply. For additional details, visit, phone (301) 443-6197 or contact: Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852.

Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program

The Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship program is for members of minority groups working to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Four scholarships of $1,000 and $500 are awarded annually with a June application deadline. The award is for one year. To find out more, phone Pam Chwedyk at (312) 525-3095 or contact: Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship, Attn: Career Recruitment Media, 211 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606 or visit

Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Minority Students

They include: American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinos, Haitians, Filipinos, Malaysian, and other groups historically underrepresented students.