Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Type Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Duration 1 YearPlease contact the program administrator for more details.


Students receive scholarship money in exchange for agreeing to work as nurses in the State of Indiana upon graduation.

To be eligible students must:

  1. 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.
  2. Be an Indiana resident and a US citizen.
  3. 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);
  4. Demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship.
  5. 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.
  6. Not be in default on a state or federally sponsored student loan.
  7. Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  8. 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.


More Information

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
150 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
Phone: 317-232-2350
Fax: 317-232-3260