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Nursing Scholarships for Online Learners

NurseJournal Staff
Updated December 5, 2022
    Learn about undergraduate and graduate nursing school scholarships for online students, including where to find scholarships and how to apply.
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    Are you ready to earn your online nursing degree?

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    This guide describes scholarships for online students in nursing school, including graduate and undergraduate nursing scholarships. While nursing school typically requires a significant financial investment, scholarships can help reduce tuition costs and education debts.

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    Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

    In addition to scholarships from schools, prospective enrollees can research scholarships from other organizations, including nonprofits and foundations. Professional associations also deliver scholarships for online learners.

    Graduate Nursing Scholarships

    Graduate school can often cost even more than undergraduate programs — especially for nurse practitioner programs. Fortunately, online graduate students at accredited nursing schools can pursue helpful scholarships.

    Frequently Asked Questions: Scholarships for Online Learners

    When should I start applying for scholarships?

    Scholarships have varying application deadlines, so you should search and apply year-round. Some scholarship programs require that you already attend school, while others offer scholarships for online students enrolling in their first year. Most scholarships require that you have at least one year left in your studies.

    Can you get scholarships for online colleges?

    You can apply for any college scholarship that does not specifically call for on-campus attendance. However, scholarships that deliver funds specifically for room and board or other costs associated with on-campus expenses may not apply to online learners, though some scholarships for online students do include a living stipend.

    Can I get financial aid for online courses?

    Most scholarships for online students cover tuition for full-time students rather than for individual courses. However, some associations offer professional development funding for specific courses, and some education providers offer reduced costs for learners with financial needs.

    Can you go to nursing school online?

    Online nursing schools typically feature the same curriculum for online and on-campus students, often helping to arrange clinical placements in your local community. However, many schools include some on-campus requirements for onboarding or parts of certain courses, so you may still have travel expenses. Scholarships for online learners rarely cover these costs.

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    Are you ready to earn your online nursing degree?

    Whether you’re looking to get your pre-licensure degree or taking the next step in your career, the education you need could be more affordable than you think. Find the right nursing program for you.