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Scholarships and Awards

Students enrolled in the Department of Nursing are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships.
All scholarships have a deadline of April 1st.

Deadlines and amount of monetary award are subject to change and should be confirmed with the agency or group awarding each scholarship.

The Ellen S.Brady Nursing Scholarship

The Ellen S. Brady Scholarship has been established, by her family, to remember Ellen's contributions to the field of nursing and to the local community. Ellen was a graduate of Rogers High School, and University of Rhode Island's College of Nursing. She worked for twenty-six years at Newport Hospital as a member of the IV therapy team. She was an active member, and officer of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Newport, and also an officer at the same level of the LAOH.

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited nursing program in Rhode Island. Students enrolled at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels are eligible to apply. Candidates must also be sponsored by a member of the AOH or LAOH.

Coursey Enterprises Student Scholarships

We at Coursey Enterprises are offering first year nursing students a scholarship. We are offering (1) $250.00 Fall scholarship and (1) $250.00 Spring scholarship for 1st year semester RN students and (1) $250.00 Fall semester and (1) Spring semester scholarship for PN students. Students who wish to apply must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen
  2. Submit Name, Address, Phone Number
  3. Submit School Name, Address, and Phone Number, Graduation Date
  4. Write a 200 word essay on "Why I Want To Be A Nurse".
  5. Send a picture of yourself when your essay is submitted.
  6. Agree to allow Coursey Enterprises to use your name and picture on our website.

Those who apply for the Spring scholarship must apply between Sept. 1st through Dec. 1st . The scholarship will be awarded on Jan. 1st .
Those who apply for the Fall scholarship must apply between Feb. 1st through May 1st . The scholarship will be awarded on June 1st

Please submit applications to:
Coursey Enterprises
Marked RN or PN scholarship.
P.O. Box 683
Idabel, Ok 74745.

Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship 2013 Call for Applications

The Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship awards financial support to single mothers who are transitioning off public assistance to begin or continue studies in higher education.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2013.

For a description of these awards, along with required criteria and an application please visit our website: Outside

End of Year Cash Scholarship

ANY College Student (grad or undergrad) may apply for the Feb. 15th, 2013 deadline. It is a new year and applicants are needed for College Improvement's Cash Scholarship. Students may apply directly and get details at Outside Link or students may print the attachment.

AACN Student Scholarships

Hurst Review Services and the AACN are partnering to offer a scholarship program to recognize and reward outstanding students in pre-licensure nursing programs. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be distributed each Fall and Spring to students enrolled in AACN member institutions at Outside Please forward this information to your students so they may apply.

Army Nurse Corps Association 2013 Scholarship Program

In 2013, The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) will be selecting up to 15 baccalaureate or higher degree nursing and anesthesia students to receive $3,000 scholarships.

To be eligible, applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia students who are serving or have previously served any branch of a component of the US Army (Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve).
  • Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse Anesthesia program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Enlisted soldiers serving in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing or nurse anesthesia program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Nursing or anesthesia students whose spouse or either parent is serving of has served in a component of the US Army.

For 2013, the scholarships will be presented in memory of Captain Bruce K. Clark, a member of the United States Army Nurse Corps who, in May 2012, gave his life in service to his country while deployed to Afghanistan. He was a graduate of The College of Brockport, State University of New York and served previous assignments at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI and William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.

The SNARI/RISNA Partners in Nursing Scholarship

Through a generous donation from the Outside LinkRhode Island State Nurses' Association, the Outside LinkStudent Nurses' Association of Rhode Island is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded in time for application toward the Spring 2013 semester.

Requirements include:
  • Enrollment in a school of nursing in the state of Rhode Island
  • National Student Nurses' Association membership
  • 300 word essay on the topic "The Role of Professional Organizations in Nursing Practice Today"

Additional information and application procedures available at Outside

All applications AND essays must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Please contact Meghan Butka at or with any questions.

Arbour Health System

Five private psychiatric hospitals offer tuition support up to $1250 per year in return for a commitment of one year of full-time employment up to $5000; over two years in return for four years of full-time employment. During the school year the student nurse will be employed in one of the hospitals (closest in South Attleboro) as a mental health counselor with benefits. Contact the Director of Nursing Development at 1-617-390-1437 or email to
Website: Outside

Army Nurse Corps (ANCA) Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund is to award scholarships to students attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing and anesthesia programs. Other non-traditional nursing programs may also be eligible. Scholarship funds are sent to the school to be managed for the student and not sent directly to the student.

Outside LinkClick here for application and information.

Mary Brunell Scholarship

The Mary Brunell Scholarship Fund has been established within the Rhode Island College Foundation by Mary Brunell, Ed.D., RN. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist nursing students who have demonstrated interest in gerontological nursing. During her tenure as the Vice President for Patient Services at Roger Williams Medical Center, Mary Brunell enjoyed a strong professional relationship with the Department of Nursing at Rhode Island College and, in recognition of her own commitment to and interest in gerontological nursing, endowed the scholarship to provide financial help to students who shared that interest.

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Karla Carroll Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Karla Carroll was a graduate of the Rhode Island College nursing program. She loved nursing and dedicated herself to helping people. She was killed in a plane crash. In her honor, her mother has funded the Karla Carroll Memorial Nursing Scholarship. An annual award of $1000 will be made to a junior or senior level nursing student who loves nursing and helping people as Karla did.

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William F. Ciambrone Memorial Endowed Scholarship In Nursing

$100-$300 awarded annually to a declared nursing major enrolled full time. Criteria include Rhode Island residency, financial need as determined by RIC Office of Financial Aid, GPA > 3.0. Contact the Department of Nursing for an application.

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Connecticut Native American Intertribal Urban Council

This scholarship was developed to assist Native American students residing in and attending school in Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island. The applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to a Nursing or Pharmacy Program. This scholarship is being funded by CVS Pharmacy

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Debra A. Dumont Memorial Scholarship

Up to $300. awarded annually to a junior or senior nursing student who is working in health care while completing his/her degree. Selection is based on commitment to nursing as reflected in an essay, work status and R.I. residency.

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The Kristen A. Dupré Memorial Scholarship

In 2011, the family and friends of Kristen Dupré established the Kristen A. Dupré Memorial Scholarship Fund. Kristen, a third generation nurse, worked in the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island until July 2007 when her life was cut short due to illness at the age of only 26. This is the same hospital in which her Mother and Grandmother also practiced nursing.

While at Rhode Island College, Kristen worked two jobs until she successfully received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004. Her passion for helping others in need was part of her character throughout her entire life. Kristen left a lasting impression on the many lives that she touched, and a legacy of compassion, ambition, and inspiration that encouraged others to join the nursing profession.

The Kristen A. Dupré Memorial Scholarship will assist a student as they pursue their dream of becoming a nurse. All recipients will demonstrate a similar spirit and passion for the nursing profession that Kristen possessed.

  • The student must be enrolled in the basic baccalaureate nursing program with the intention of achieving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time at Rhode Island College.
  • The student must submit an essay why he/she qualifies for the scholarship.
  • The student must demonstrate need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Delta-Upsilon-At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International

Offers an annual award of $1000 to a full-time student who is or is about to become a member of Delta Upsilon and has completed two or more clinical nursing courses at Rhode island College. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, creativity, evidence of professional commitment, and financial need. Contact: Dr. Maureen Newman (401) 456-9543.

Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship

Awards three (3) $500 scholarships to individuals who have been employees of long term care facilities for at least 2 years and currently enrolled in an RN program. Contact RI Long Term Care Association, 57 Kilvert Street, Suite 200, Warwick, R.I. 02886-10009 for applications.

Mary E. Love Scholarship

Two awards annually to full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted into the Nursing major at RIC. Applicants must be eligible for enrollment in junior level nursing courses the semester following award of the scholarship or must be eligible for enrollment in senior level nursing courses the semester following award of the scholarship; one award to be given to a student at each level and the student may receive an award more than once. Must have an overall GPA of 3.2, a 3.00 GPA in each nursing course taken, above-average clinical evaluations, evidence of involvement in School of Nursing activities and of service to the college and community, and may be required to participate in an interview at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

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Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation

(MassLTC) Scholarships up to $2000 for enrolled nursing students who are currently working in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and have worked there for at least one year. Applications can be obtained on line at Outside Link Search under Education for the scholarship application.

Massachusetts/Rhode Island League For Nursing

Awards an annual scholarship to a junior or registered nurse student who has lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least 4 years. The one-time award is based on financial need, ability to maintain a satisfactory academic standing, and ability to contribute to the nursing profession. Call 1-617-242-3009 to request an application packet. Request an application from the MARLIN Office (617)-242-3009.

Doris Mathewson Award

Awards $1000 to a part-time or full-time student in the nursing major at Rhode Island College. Criteria include minimum GPA of 3.0, and 3.0 in each nursing course, evidence of Department activities and service to the College and community and an essay.

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Minority Nurse Scholarship

Up to $3000. Criteria and applications available on line:

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Frances L. Moore Scholarship

Available to student enrolled in a nursing program at any accredited School of Nursing. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also, you must demonstrate financial need and membership in the National Student Nurses' Association to be eligible. Scholarship is $2000.


National Association Of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship

Awarded to an Hispanic baccalaureate nursing student who is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Criteria include minimum 3.0 GPA, potential for contribution to the profession (evaluated by essay) and financial need. Applications available on line at Outside

National Student Nurses' Association

Awards a scholarship of up to $2500 to an eligible student enrolled as a nursing major. Outside LinkInformation available on the website (Click on "Foundation").

Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Awards up to $34,000 to finish your degree. The Navy offers an excellent opportunity for nursing students. For details Outside Linkclick here. E-mail
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New England Navy Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship awarded to a student who has successfully completed at least one clinical nursing course, GPA > 2.3. Two recommendations from faculty or professional nurse and a 500 word personal statement stating why you are qualified for a scholarship, your career goals and potential for contribution to the profession. Applications are available in the School of Nursing.

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Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

Available to full and part-time registered nurse students who practice in Rhode Island and/or an undergraduate student entering junior or senior year.

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Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island

Scholarships of $500-$1000 are awarded to undergraduate nursing students, preferably juniors or seniors. Criteria include: GPA > 3.0, clinical proficiency, enthusiasm and motivation.

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Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships offer tuition, required fees, books, etc. and a monthly stipend of approximately $1000 in exchange for 2 years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. For more information, visit their website Outside Link

Eleanor M. Olson Scholarship

Awards up to $300 to a Rhode Island resident with a GPA > 2.5 who is a full or part-time student at any level of Rhode Island College nursing. Applicants must write a 500 word essay on why they chose nursing as a career. Preference is given to descendants of graduates of Pawtucket Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

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Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarship

A $2000 award to a student currently in the clinical component of a nursing program who has an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. At the end of the year of scholarship participation a report will be submitted describing education activities in which he/she participated. Applications can be downloaded from Outside Link

Rhode Island College Alumni Association

Offers annual scholarships of $250 or more to full time undergraduate students presently enrolled as freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Selection is based on GPA of 2.75 or higher and personal statement. Contact the R.I. College Alumni Office at 456-8086.

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, is awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled. The deadline for application is Aug. 31, 2013. 
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St. Anne's Multicultural Scholarships

Six $500 awards are made to bilingual and bicultural Portuguese, Cambodian, or Latino residents of the greater Fall River area planning or pursuing a degree in nursing or related profession. Call 1-508-674-5600 for an application.


Eligible applicants must be women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for her family (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Have financial need
  • Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program

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Sorrentino Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to applicants 25 years of age or older enrolled in a degree-granting educational institution who demonstrate financial need. A completed application, two references and a one to two page statement.

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Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship

One $1000 award/year with a two year maximum awarded to an individual who has been employed at R.I. Hospital for at least 2 years who is enrolled in an accredited educational institution. The award is based on: personal statement, financial need and references. Applications are available from the UNAP office: 831-3647 or from the web: Outside Link

Joan Medberry Memorial Scholarship

Up to 3 $1000 scholarships for UNAP members or a child of a UNAP member (under the age of 25), enrolled in a degree granting institution and credit classes. Student must be enrolled at least half time. Essay required.

Tylenol Health Education Scholarships

$1000 - $10,000 awarded. Criteria and applications available on line at Outside

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For information about other funding sources, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (401) 456-8033.

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