The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future funds scholarship for minority students in nursing. This scholarship is for PhD and Master studies$18,000 scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2013., Washington, 2013 2014
Scholarship Program: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program 2013-2014
Type of Award: Scholarships
Nationality: Scholarship is open for U.S. citizens.
Employer: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future funds scholarship program.
Level of study: This scholarship is for PhD and Master studies.
Subject(s): Scholarship in the field of Nursing.
Duration: Award duration is one academic year.
Number of awards: Up to five scholarships offered.
Am I eligible? 1) Be a member of an Underrepresented Minority Group, meaning those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the nursing profession relative to their numbers in the general population. In Nursing, this is typically defined as individuals from the following backgrounds: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Caucasian/non-Hispanic applicants are not eligible candidates; gender does not apply to minority status for the purposes of this scholarship.
2) Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or qualified immigrant. Qualified immigrants are defined under federal law: the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-208.
3)Be a full-time student that is enrolled or already accepted into an accredited doctoral nursing program (i.e. PhD, DNP) or clinically-focused nursing master’s program (i.e. MSN, MS).Agree to provide 6-month progress updates to AACN until teaching commitment has been fulfilled.Agree to work with a mentor throughout the life of the scholarship grant.
How do I apply? The mode of applying is By Post.
What does it cover? Five $18,000 scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2013; $1,500 of each award will be held in escrow to support travel/per diem/lodging costs for the awardee’s participation in AACN’s February 2014 Faculty Development Conference.
Scholarship Description: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is currently offering a seventh round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority (URM) nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Additionally, applicants must commit to becoming full-time faculty in an accredited registered nursing program after graduation. Mentorship and leadership development are important features of this program.
Application closing date: Application Deadline: May 31, 2013.