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NEF Scholarship Application Process

The application process for 2015-2016 will open on October 1st, 2014 and closes on February 1st, 2015.

NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Application process, contact the NEF Office at 212-590-2443 for assistance.

The following criteria must be met for eligibility:

  • Master's Students
    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program.
    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program (at the time of application).
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.
  • Doctoral Students
    • Enrolled full- OR part-time in a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program in Nursing or a nursing related field.
    • Completed at least 12 credits of the program (at the time of application).
    • Students going directly from a BS to a DNP must have completed 45 credits.
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.
  • 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.
  • RN License Required.
  • National professional nursing association membership - you will be asked to upload a copy of your membership card.

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 references are: academic, employment, other.
  • Upload a Personal Essay and Goal Statement. The suggested length of the essay is approximately 800 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 all the colleges/universities you have attended. Should you be awarded a scholarship you will then have to submit official transcripts. This can be done electronically or by mail (seal unbroken) directly from the school. The email for the school in This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and the mail address is Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., 304 Park Avenue South, 11th floor, New York, NY 10010.
  • Application will not be considered complete and may not be submitted until all three references are in. Please make your reference choices aware of the necessity of a prompt response.

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