Discover Scholarships and Financial Aid for Nursing Students
Georgia Southern University provides a variety of scholarships to eligible students through Georgia Southern’s MyScholarships online scholarship application portal. Through this portal, you can easily search, review requirements, apply and accept awards for available scholarships. Participants will get email notifications if further steps such as recommendations, resumes or additional questions are required.
All scholarships are awarded annually during the summer months for both fall and spring semesters. All students will be able to apply for scholarships at the beginning of their first semester.
How to Apply
In order to apply for scholarships, you are required to complete the online scholarship application through the MyScholarships link by the deadlines listed below. 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. If you wish to narrow your application to scholarships available only to nursing students, type “Nursing” in the search box to filter your results.
Those receiving a scholarship will be required to submit a thank you note through MyScholarships. Your application is good for one year.
Current Students: Students currently enrolled at Georgia Southern must complete the scholarship application through MyScholarships to receive consideration for general scholarships and major specific scholarships. Departmental deadlines vary, see below.
Need Based Students: To receive consideration for need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Transfer Students: Incoming transfer students accepted for admission to Georgia Southern must complete the scholarship application through the MyScholarships link by May 1st to receive consideration for any merit-based scholarships. Departmental deadlines vary, see below.
Please note the following application periods and deadlines for nursing scholarships:
|Nursing students currently enrolled (in all programs):||Apply between August 1-August 31 / Awards for the academic year will be made by September 30|
|Students beginning fall semesters:||Apply between April 2-June 1 / Awards will be made by June 30|
|Nursing students beginning spring semesters (Junior I only):||Apply between January 1 – January 31 / Awards for spring semester will be made by February 28|
|Students taking summer nursing courses:||Apply between March 1-April 1 / Awards will be made by May 2|
Financial Aid Facts
If students have transient permission from Georgia Southern University’s Registrar’s Office to take core courses at another institution, the Financial Aid Office can process a consortium agreement with the other school and process the student’s financial aid. Students must be prepared to pay the fees up front and get reimbursed after the semester is over. The disbursement of financial aid for that semester is done after the grades have been received and posted in our Registrar’s Office.
Grades must be received within a reasonable time frame. If the funds are reconciled for the academic year (July 15th for HOPE, September 30th for federal aid) and the grades are received after that date, we can not disburse the aid. Note that UGA independent study allows students a full year to complete the course, but the student would have to complete it within the normal semester time frame in order to receive the financial aid.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities*
- Visit nurse.org to apply for the Recurring Annual Nursing & Health care Scholarship ($1000 Award)
- Visit the College Resource Network to explore additional Nursing Scholarships
- Visit Discover Nursing to explore resources on how to pay for nursing school
- Scholarships for Nursing Students
- Nursing Scholarships via United States Navy
- Hurst Review/AACN Nursing Scholarship
- Visit Affordable Colleges Online to explore additional student resources
- Visit Hospital Careers to apply for the Future Nurse Scholarship Program ($1000 Award)
- Visit Healthline to apply for the Healthline & NAMI Stronger Scholarship ($5000 Award)
- Visit Accredited Schools Online
- Visit nursing.org
*Georgia Southern is not affiliated with these links and they are posted as a resource only. If you have any questions about the scholarships posted, you will need to contact the scholarship provider.
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Georgia Southern University School of Nursing
Melissa Garno. Ed.D.
Last updated: 1/30/2023