NEF Scholarship Application Process

The application process for 2019-2020 is open from October 1, 2018 through February 1, 2019.

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)

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

Requirements
The following criteria must be met for eligibility:

  • Graduate student in a dual degree program is eligible to apply if one of the degrees is in nursing and if both of the degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the program.

    An articulation agreement within the university or between two colleges in which degrees are given at different completion dates are ineligible.

  • Student in post-graduate certificate program is not eligible for an NEF Scholarship.

  • Master’s degree applicant must have:

    • Completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing. (or the equivalent requirement if an entry level Master’s program)

    • Enrolled either full or part-time in a professionally accredited nursing program (i.e. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE).

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

    • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.6.

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DNP, EdD) applicant must have:

    • Completed a Master's degree in nursing

    • Enrolled either full or part-time in a professionally accredited nursing program (i.e. ACEN or CCNE).

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

    • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.6.

  • Post-Baccalaurate Doctoral (PhD, DNP, EdD) applicant (includes student without a Master's degree in nursing)

    • Enrolled full or part-time in a professionally accredited nursing program (i.e. ACEN or CCNE).

    • Completed 45 graded credits of the program at the time the application is submitted.

    • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.6

  • Applicant must provide proof of current citizenship or legal residency status, such as:

    • United States Passport (biographic page)

    • Birth Certificate

    • Naturalization Certificate from the USCIS

    • Permanent Resident (Green) Card

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

  • National professional nursing association membership – such as the American Nurses Association, or specialty organization and / or evidence of international honor society membership (Sigma theta Tau International).

    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 917-524-8051 for assistance.

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