For African American students pursuing a degree in nursing and dedicated to serving their ethnic community, the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. has a great opportunity. NBNA Scholarships are available to black students enrolled in a variety of nursing programs, including B.S.N., A.D., L.P.N., or L.V.N. You could win $500-$2,000.
How do you apply? First, you need to be a member of the NBNA. If there is a local chapter in your area, you will also need to be enrolled in that. You need to have at least one full year of school ahead of you. Fill out the application, and send it in along with an official transcript from your college or university. Obtain two letters of recommendation. One should come from your school, and another from the NBNA local chapter (or a local nurse if there is no chapter). Visit the NBNA website and look up the essay requirements for your two-page essay. You can also provide additional materials which demonstrate that you are committed to your community through active involvement (awards, certificates, newspaper articles, and so on). You must send in your application as well as all supporting materials by April 15th in order to be considered.