Additional Scholarships/Grants



2 Undergraduate Nursing Education-BSN Scholarships: $500 each                                

2 Graduate Nursing Education Scholarships:  $500 each                                                          

2 Masters Entry Program in Nursing Scholarships: $500 each

The 2021* Golden State Nursing Foundation scholarship applications are available now until June 30, 2021 at:

Important Dates

  • Applications and 2 Letters of Support are due this year by June 30, 2021.
  • Awards will be announced this year on August 15, 2021.
  • Awards will be distributed this year by September 1, 2021.

Golden State Nursing Foundation Scholarship information

Scholarships are awarded to nursing students from California who demonstrate the strong desire to promote the nursing profession through excellence in their studies, devotion to patient care and advancement of the nursing profession. Requirements for applying for a scholarship:

Applicants must be attending or be accepted to an accredited nursing school program for one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing –a BSN program
  • Master’s Entry Program Nursing (MEPN)
  • Advanced degree – Masters, Doctorate: must have their RN license and be attending or accepted to a masters or doctorate program in nursing

* Only applications received with 2 Letters of Recommendation by the due date, will be considered.

Scholarship/awards committee selection criteria

The Committee will review each application and assign points (1-30) to the following:

  • ANA\C, CNSA or other nursing organization membership and participation
  • Other school organization or club membership and participation
  • Contributions in healthcare & nursing through volunteer and employment
  • Prior healthcare leadership history
  • Nursing career goals
  • Publications & presentations
  • Strength of the 2 letters of support
  • Preference will be given to students attending or accepted to a California based school
  • Additional support information, awards, achievements, honors related to healthcare – excluding other scholarships    

 Please Apply at

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