NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (ID 1459)
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- NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP) enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs (including Nursing Bridge Programs: RN to BSN; RN to NP and non-nursing Bachelor’s to NP) are eligible to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) upon graduation.
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master’s level nurse practitioner degree.
To learn more about program eligibility and requirements, visit: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/index.html.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join us for an application information webinar on March 20, 2013 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (7:00-9:00 p.m. Central/ 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mountain/5:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific) to support you as you complete the application process. You can join us either on the webinar using the URL below or via conference call.
Please note that the webinar has limited capacity and your participation on the webinar will be on a “first come, first serve basis.”
The webinar will:
•Provide an overview of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
•Highlight the key points to note in the Application Program Guidance (APG)
•Review “need-to-know” information and resources for participating in the program, if awarded
•Offer participants an opportunity to ask questions about the APG and service requirements via the webinar and the audio conference call-in line
**To login into the webinar, please use the information below:
Click on this link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nursecorpsspa/ and enter your name when prompted. Prior to the webinar, we encourage you to test your connection to ensure proper functionality and get a quick overview of Adobe Connect.
**To login into the audio conference call in line, please use the information below:
Call in number: 888-942-8140 Passcode: 7977304
- Eligible Applicants:
•U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
•enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
•begin classes no later than September 30
•free from any Federal judgment liens
•free from existing service commitments
•not delinquent on a Federal debt
- Special Criteria:
- Selection Criteria:
Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate nursing program or Master’s nurse practitioner program as full-time students.
In FY 2012, 264 applicants were selected to receive the NCSP scholarship.
In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program pays:
•other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
•monthly stipend ($1,289 for the 2012-2013 school year)