Open Now: 2021 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Application Cycle

Kathryn Bubrig

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has opened the 2021 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (SP) application cycle.

Nurse Corps SP provides financial support to students enrolled in nursing degree programs in exchange for a commitment to serve in high-need areas across the country. Scholarship support includes payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, as well as a monthly living stipend. After graduation, scholarship recipients fulfill their service commitment at an approved health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

HRSA has received a historic increase in funding this year under the American Rescue Plan. With this additional funding, Nurse Corps anticipates making significantly more awards overall, including in the following areas:

  • Up to 20 percent of total awards to nurse practitioners (NP) specializing in psychiatric mental health
  • Up to $5 million to women’s health NPs and certified nurse midwife advanced practice nurses and registered nurses (RNs) who wish to pursue a career in women’s health
  • Up to $2 million for career pathway/entry-level health professionals such as certified nursing assistants, home health aides, medical assistants, and licensed practical (vocational) nurses seeking degrees to become RNs

Visit the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program and Nurse Corps Facebook pages to learn more.

Before applying, review the Application and Program Guidance (APG) for information on eligibility and requirements.

The application cycle closes on May 6.

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