NEF Scholarship Application Process

The application process for 2018-2019 will close on February 1st, 2018.

Notification of scholarship awards will take place in early May. Applicants MUST have a minimum of two semesters of study remaining after notification of award (i.e. summer and fall; fall and spring)

 

NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing.

Requirements
The following criteria must be met for eligibility:

  • MASTER'S STUDENTS

    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a professionally ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program

    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program at the time the application is submitted.

    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6

  • CLINICAL DOCTORAL STUDENTS

    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a professionally ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program

    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program at the time the application is submitted.

    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.

  • POST-BACCALAUREATE CLINICAL DOCTORAL STUDENTS

    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a professionally ACEN or CCNE accredited program in nursing

    • Applicants must have completed 45 credits of the program at the time the application is submitted.

    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6

  • DOCTORAL STUDENTS

    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a program in nursing.

    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program at the time the application is submitted.

    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6

  • Graduate students in a dual degree program are eligible if one of the degrees is in nursing and if both of the degrees are awarded at the same time at the end of both programs. An articulation agreement within the university or between two colleges where degrees are given at the completion of each program is not considered a dual degree program.

  • Students in post-graduate certificate programs are not eligible for an NEF Scholarship.

  • Proof of current citizenship is required. You will be asked to upload a copy of one of the following acceptable forms of identification as proof of citizenship:

    • The biographic page of your United States Passport.

    • Your Birth Certificate.

    • Your Naturalization Certificate from the USCIS.

    • If you are in the process of becoming a United States citizen, you are eligible to apply if you can show proof of your intent.

  • Current RN license from any state within the USA Required.

  • National professional nursing association membership - you will be asked to upload a copy of your membership card.

 

Instructions
When you open the online Scholarship Application you will be asked to:

  • Provide the e-mail address for three individuals whom you have asked to submit Reference Forms. An e-mail will be automatically sent to these individuals providing a link for submitting their references for your application. Three specific references are required: one academic, one employment, and one other professional.

  • Upload a Personal Essay and Goal Statement. The suggested length of the essay is 750 to 850 words. Your essay should state your professional goals and assess your potential for making a contribution to the nursing profession. Essays are rated on identification of your long-term goals, evidence of potential to meet these goals, and the clarity of your statements.

  • Submit a $20 application fee via PayPal

  • In addition you are requested to submit with your application UNOFFICIAL transcripts from your current program and all the colleges/universities you have attended. Please be sure the name of the University is clearly documented on the first page of the unofficial transcript. Should you be awarded a scholarship you will then have to submit official graduate transcripts. This can be done electronically or by mail (seal unbroken) directly from the school. The NEF email for the school is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the mailing address is Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., 137 Montague Street, Ste. 144, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

  • Should you have any questions or concerns about the Application process, contact the NEF Office at 917-524-8051 for assistance.

  • Please make your reference choices aware of the necessity of a prompt response before the application deadline.

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Thank you.