2017 NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses Now Open

The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based on merit and financial need.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year college or university pursuing a Bachelors, Associate, or L.P.N. degree with at least one year of school remaining. Applicants need to be active in student nursing activities as well as African-American activities in the community. Scholastic achievement is important.


The scholarships are funded by the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., founded in 1971 as a non-profit organization in the state of Ohio. The purpose of the organization is to support the educational and professional advancement of ethnic minority nurses, and to research and educate the general public and well as healthcare members on health issues pertaining to ethnic minority groups.

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. has 76 chapters across the country. The organization serves the needs of over 150,000 African-American nurses in the U.S.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 – $5,000.

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