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Who can apply for scholarships?

The School of Nursing has several scholarships available to students formally admitted into any of the nursing programs. Nursing students are NOT eligible for these scholarships until formally admitted into the program.

Are there other scholarships available besides these on the website?

Throughout the year professional organizations and institutions may send information about scholarships they are currently offering. When received, information and copies of applications will be available via My.GeorgiaSouthern email notifications. You should check periodically for new scholarship opportunities that have become available if you are interested.

What are awards based on?

Scholarships are based on specific scholarship criteria outlined on the website and financial need. The data needed to meet these criteria is provided in the MyScholarships application portal. Be sure to complete ALL areas of the application.

What can I apply for?

Once the application is completed, you are automatically matched with the awards for which you qualify. Students may go in and make updates to the application at any time.

How do I submit an application?

In order to apply for scholarships, you are required to complete the online scholarship application through the MyScholarships link by the deadlines posted below.

When are applications due?

Please note the following application periods and deadlines for scholarships available only to nursing students:

  • Students beginning Fall Semesters: March 1 – May 31
  • Students beginning Spring Semesters: November 1 – December 15
  • Students currently enrolled in all programs: March 1 – May 31
  • Students enrolled in summer courses: : March 1 – May 31

How and when will I be notified of an award?

Letters of notification will be emailed during the summer months, most likely in mid-to-late July.

How and when will I receive my money?

The foundation office will be informed of scholarship recipients in the summer at the same time you receive your notification letter via email. If you have an outstanding balance when fees are due, the award amount will be credited to your account. If you have no outstanding balance or a balance less than your award, you will receive a refund check at your Landrum box or home address (for students without a Landrum box). This should be expected sometime after the second week of the semester.

Do I need to reapply for scholarships every year?

Yes, receipt of a scholarship is for the current academic year ONLY. You need to resubmit an application each spring.

What if I am graduating mid-year?

If you are planning to graduate mid-year (December), go ahead and complete an application indicating you are a Senior II or are a RN-BSN, MSN or DNP student graduating in December. You will be considered for Fall semester financial aid.

Last updated: 11/2/2017

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