Scholarships and Awards
Students are encouraged to research grant and scholarship opportunities through resources outside Immaculata University. Many nursing societies and associations, private organizations, and businesses offer grants to all students (including students that are not eligible for need-based financial aid).
The Wagoner Nursing Medal (R.N. to B.S.N. students only)
The Wagoner Nursing Medal is awarded annually by the Immaculata University Division of Nursing. It is presented at commencement to a deserving graduate in the nursing program who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community and the nursing profession.
Students can nominate themselves or a colleague. To do so, please fill out the online nomination form. The selection committee will notify students of their nomination. It is then the student’s responsibility to complete the application process and submit the required documents. Even if you are unsure of your nominee’s eligibility for graduation, please nominate them anyway. Completed nomination packets will be saved until the student’s graduation year.
External Scholarship Resources
- Air Force Nurse Corps - Offers various two-, three-, and four-year scholarships for nursing majors pursuing a B.S.N. degree. Upon graduation, recipients are commissioned as a second lieutenant with an active duty service requirement of at least four years.
- Alma Newlin Educational Fund - Encourages and assists high school students, graduates and returning students from the sourthern Chester County area to be prepared for and to gain employment in medical or health care related endeavors.
- American Arab Nurses Association - Offers various scholarships for current nursing students, practicing nurses, and students interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
- American Assembly for Men in Nursing - Provides scholarships for male students of all races and ethnicities who are seeking a pre-R.N. licensure or graduate degree in nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Also offers a $500 essay contest scholarship open to both male and female pre-licensure.
- American Cancer Society - Multiple scholarships available for cancer survivors and graduate nurses focusing on cancer care.
- American Holistic Nurses' Association - Must be a current member of AHNA enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program related to holistic nursing.
- American Nephrology Nurses' Association - Various scholarship opportunities for ANNA members pursuing a B.S.N. or advanced degree in nursing. Must be a current full member of ANNA for at least two years and be currently employed in nephrology.
- Army Nurse Corps Association: 2013 scholarship information
- Army ROTC Nurse Program Scholarship - Offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students who are U.S. citizens.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - This initiative funds tuition for low-income minority students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship - this scholarship is for non-tradional nursing degree students. See link for details.
- Brandywine Foundation Scholarship
- Chi Eta Phi Sorority - Scholarships available to African-American students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in nursing. Applicant must be referred by a Chi Eta Phi chapter.
- Cherokee Uniform Scholarship Inspired Comfort Award - Cherokee Uniforms recognizes the compassion, competence and skill of those who take care of our sick and injured.
- Egoville Nursing Scholar Award: Given to junior level nursing student in the Immaculata University pre-licensure program. Deadline is typically in early April.
- ENA Emergency Nurses Association - For undergraduate, advanced practice, doctoral, and faculty doctoral students.
- ExceptionalNurse.com - Offers various undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time nursing students with a documented disabililty.
- Fastweb - A scholarship search that is a comprehensive source of local and national college-specific scholarships.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund - With major corporations HSF is the nation's largest provider of scholarships and financial aid to Latino/Latina students.
- Independence Blue Cross; Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation - The Nurse Scholars Program provides grants or scholarships to graduate-level nursing students pursuing studies that will qualify them to become nurse educators. Must be attending an accredited graduate nursing program in southeastern Pennsylvania.
- Indian Health Service (IHS) - The Health Professions Scholarship Program is open to full- or part-time American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking an undergraduate or graduate education in the health care field; priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level undergrad students. Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe and agree to serve one year in an IHS facility or other program serving Indian people for each year of financial support. Pre-nursing scholarships are also available.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing - This is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's programs.
- Martin De Porres Foundation: Applicants must be African American, active members of the Catholic Church, applying to a local Catholic College or University.
- Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program - Open to racial and ethnic minority nursing students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an accredited four-year B.S.N. program or in an accelerated program leading to a B.S.N. degree or an accelerated master's entry nursing program that bypasses the traditional B.S.N. degree (such as a B.A.-to-M.S.N.). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) - NAHN provides scholarships and financial aid based on academic standing and potential to be a role model for future nursing students.
- National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse: $5000 to assist with non-tuition school related costs.
- National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) - NBNA provides scholarships to current students with at least one year left in a nursing program. Applicants must be members of MBNA and be associated with a local chapter.
- National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations - Awarded to B.S.N. and master's degree nursing students who are members of one of the five NCEMNA member associations: Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Black Nurses Association and Philippine Nurses Assocation of America. Scholarship recipients must be nominated by the association.
- National Health Service Corps (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - In exchange for at least two years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays full tuition, educational costs, and provides a monthly stipend.
- National Institutes for Health (NIH) - The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH.
- National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) - Offers various scholarships to Italian citizens from certain regions in Italy.
- National Student Nursing Association Scholarship: Deadline January 2013. For all levels of nursing students, including R.N. to B.S.N. and master's students.
- Washington Metropolitan Area Navy Nurse Corps Association - Deadline April 2013