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Scholarships

Because of your interest in nursing, we are pleased to offer you a nursing scholarship based on your GPA and ACT scores.

  1. Apply to Belhaven to begin the process of your acceptance to the University.
  2. Submit/report your high school GPA and either your ACT or SAT test scores. Based on this information, we will offer you a nursing scholarship that recognizes your academic achievement.
  3. Plan a campus visit to meet with our nursing faculty.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will let us know how much federal assistance OR Belhaven need-based assistance you are eligible to receive. Regardless of what you think your family might qualify for from the federal government, we STRONGLY encourage you to complete the FAFSA, as Belhaven’s grants are typically more generous than the government estimates.
  5. When we have all your information (academic record, portfolio, and FAFSA), you will receive a comprehensive financial aid package influenced by all three of these factors.
  6. Feel free to contact the admission office at any time at 1-800-960-5940 or admission@belhaven.edu to learn more or to meet with an admission counselor.

 

Mississippi Nursing Scholarships/Grants

Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship BSN (NELB)

Program Overview
The primary objectives of this program are to provide education opportunities to students who wish to become nurses and address Mississippi’s nursing shortage by providing a constant source of qualified nurses. NELB awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing at one Mississippi institution of higher learning in exchange for employment in professional nursing in the State of Mississippi.

Important Dates
Online Application Deadline: March 31
Document deadline: April 30, except for the Letter of Acceptance, which may be submitted through June 30.
The dates are important as the number of awards and recipients are dependent upon available funds

Eligibility
You are eligible if all the following apply:

Award Amount

Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship RN to BSN (NELR)

Program Overview
The primary objectives of this program are to provide education opportunities to students who wish to upgrade their nursing degree and address Mississippi’s nursing shortage by providing a constant source of qualified nurses. NELR awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing at one Mississippi institution of higher learning in exchange for employment in professional nursing in the State of Mississippi.

Important Dates
Application dates: January 1 – March 31
Document deadline: April 30, except for the Letter of Acceptance, this may be submitted through June 30
The dates are important as the number of awards and recipients are dependent upon available funds.

Eligibility
You are eligible if all the following apply:

Award Amount

 

Hearin Scholarship Fund
Offers full tuition scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students selected on the basis of academic record and documented financial need. This is a service scholarship and requires the student serve two to five years (depending on length of the scholarship) as a full-time nurse in the State of Mississippi immediately following graduation.


Trustmark National Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student with outstanding performance in nursing of children as demonstrated by excellence in academic, clinical, and overall performance.


William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, this is an endowed scholarship awarded as a recruitment scholarship to an ethnic minority student who is a US citizen and Mississippi resident seeking a traditional undergraduate nursing degree in the School of Nursing who has demonstrated financial need and has a pre-entry GPA of 3.0 or above. Although a recruitment scholarship, it is awarded upon successful completion of the first semester in the School of Nursing.


The Georgia Ann Benard Hall Award of Excellence
This $500 scholarship is given in honor of Georgia Ann Benard Hall to a Mississippi nursing student every year. The deadline for submission is October 31. A student will be awarded by December 1.
Criteria – GHall

 

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Car Tag Stipends

Criteria

Application Process
Application and attachments must be received in the Foundation office by Friday, June 14.

Award Process

Stipends by July 14.

*Past recipients cannot receive the award within the last five years.

 

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Scholarships

$1,000 scholarships for Nursing Students enrolled in an accredited Associate or Baccalaureate Nursing Program in Mississippi

Criteria

Award Process

 

Nursing Scholarships Outside of Mississipppi

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Book Award
This scholarship provides an opportunity to an undergraduate student who has successfully completed at least one year of a nursing program and demonstrates high academic standing and commitment to the profession.

 

CertifiedBackground.Com Scholarship
This new scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions.  Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS (see https://portal.nursingcas.org).

 

Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship
Hurst Review Services, the fastest growing NCLEX Review Company in the country, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing are pleased to announce a new partnership awarding scholarships to students pursuing professional nursing degrees. The new scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly. The deadlines each year are January 15 and July 15. Winners will be announced within 60 days of each deadline. 

 

Army Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria

Students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who are:

General Information
Scholarships are $3,000 per selected applicant. Deadline for receipt of all complete applications is 15 April; the ANCA Education Committee will only review complete submissions. Selected students and their school will be notified within a few weeks. Scholarship funds are sent to the school on behalf of the student and not given directly to the student. Prior arrangements will be made with the student and the school to ensure availability of funds to the student. The application process requires close collaboration between the student and the school. The Army Nurse Corps Association does not have an official relationship with the US Army, the Army Nurse Corps or the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Therefore, there is no military service obligation for the student who receives this scholarship.

 

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund
The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.
One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter.
Nursing Scholarship Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

 

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
For 23 years, the makers of TYLENOL® have awarded more than $8.9 million in scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. We are proud to support those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others. Go to the Tylenol web site for scholarship and application information.