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Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.303
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 2, 2024

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The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides scholarships for nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible healthcare facility with a critical shortage of nurses.


To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional, accredited nursing program located in the U.S.including:
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor degree
    • Diploma
    • RN to baccalaureate BSN bridge program
    • Direct entry or equivalent master's degree program
  • Begin classes no later than September 30, 2024
  • Be free from any federal judgment liens
  • Be free from existing service commitments
  • Not be in default on a federal obligation
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

In exchange for at least 2 years service at a healthcare facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the scholarship covers:

  • Tuition and other eligible fees
  • Other reasonable costs including required books, clinical supplies, and instruments
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses ($1,599 for the 2024-2025 academic year)
Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording

Applicant Q&A webinar
April 25, 2024
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Scholarships for health careers

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