Students receive scholarship money in exchange for agreeing to work as nurses in the State of Indiana upon graduation.
To be eligible students must:
- Be admitted to an approved institution of higher learning as a full time (12 hours or more) or part time (6-11 hours) nursing student.
- Be an Indiana resident and a US citizen.
- Agree, in writing, to work as a nurse in an Indiana health care setting for at least the first two (2) years following graduation, as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse providing direct patient care in the following locations:
(A) an acute care or specialty hospital;
(B) a long term care facility;
(C) a rehabilitation care facility;
(D) a home health care entity;
(E) a hospice program;
(F) a mental health facility; or
(G) a facility located in a shortage area (as defined in IC 16-46-5-6);
- Demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship.
- Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 or the equivalent, or meet the minimum GPA requirements established for the college's nursing program.
- Not be in default on a state or federally sponsored student loan.
- Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Meet all other minimum criteria established by SSACI.
Check with your chosen college to see if their programs are approved for the Nursing Scholarship Program; not all programs at all colleges are approved. Colleges are responsible for making the actual awards. Scholarships are non-transferable between universities. Students must re-apply if they transfer.
Complete the nursing program within six (6) years from the time the first scholarship is received.