Are you a student of American Indian heritage pursuing a degree in nursing? If so, apply for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards program for a chance to win $500-$1,000 per semester. This award is offered by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. The program has been helping aspiring minority nurses to afford their educational expenses since 1928. Both male and female students are eligible to win this award. If you do win, you are required to use the money on tuition or fees. You may continue to re-apply each year.
To be considered, you must be enrolled in a tribe or be able to prove your tribal ancestry. You need to be a high school graduate and be enrolled at an accredited nursing school. The program may be either two years or four years. Your GPA needs to be at least average as defined by your school, and you will have to get a letter of recommendation from a school official. The scholarship is needs-based, so you will have to prove that you have financial need. You also need to demonstrate a commitment to serve the Indian community after you graduate. The application deadline varies, so check in with the society directly to find out the next deadline.