New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Type Scholarship
Amount -


The RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program is designed to alleviate the nation’s nursing shortage by dramatically expanding the pipeline of students in accelerated nursing programs. Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to 1,500 entry-level nursing students over the next three years. Preference will be given to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from a disadvantaged background.

Through the program, funding will be available to schools of nursing with entry-level accelerated programs at the baccalaureate and/or master’s degree level(s). By bringing more nurses into the profession at those levels, the new scholarship program also hopes to address the nation’s nurse faculty shortage. Data from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration show that nurses entering the profession at the baccalaureate level are four times more likely than other nurses to pursue a graduate degree in nursing, which is the required credential to teach.


    Other Restrictions

    Applications to this program must be made only through the RWJF Grantmaking Online system at

    More Information

    Alexa Tehansky
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing

    Phone: 202-463-6930. ext. 265