American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program will award scholarships to students of American Indian descent who are pursuing careers in nursing. Upon graduating, students are expected to work to improve health care for American Indians, either on reservations or in hospitals that serve significant Indian populations.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled in a tribe or village. Students not enrolled
may be considered if they can prove direct tribal
- A high school graduate, in the last semester of high
school, or have equivalent education
- Enrolled in an accredited school
- Enrolled in the health professional program, having
achieved good scholastic standing in pre- nursing,
pre-med; or, enrolled in a health care or health
- Expected to graduate 2 years after enrollment in an
Associate Degree program or 4 years after enrollment in a
- Maintain the scholastic average required by the
- Recommended by a counselor, teacher or other school
- Demonstrate need of financial assistance
- Focused on a career goal directly related to the
healthcare needs of the American Indian, Alaskan Native,
or Hawaiian Native community
Post-graduate students are also eligible.
Amount of funding
$1,500 per semester for tuition and other academic
Scholarship funding will continue each semester as long
as the student remains in good academic standing.
A link to the
application is available on the
Completed applications must be mailed to:
Attn: Indian Nurse Scholarship
2715 Q Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007-3071
Applications are accepted at two times during the year,
with a deadline of June 1 for fall semester and December
1 for spring semester applicants.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Nurses · Scholarships for health careers
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