Scholarships and Loan Repayment (Multiple Deadlines)

The following scholarships and loan repayment programs have upcoming deadlines. Please pay special attention to each individual deadline.

Indian Health Service

Deadline: March 28, 2017

For members of federally recognized Tribes and villages. You must be enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program.

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Deadline: Multiple deadlines. Follow hyperlink for more information

All scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).

  • Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.

  • Attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU member institutions, please click here.

  • Before starting the online application process we recommend you print these instructions first. Click here for the instructions.

  • Scholarships are ONLY for enrolled college students. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying. High School students are not eligible to apply. 

AAUW Lombard Area Branch Scholarships

Lombard Area AAUW is offering one $1600 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Women are eligible who meet these three criteria:

  • Reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison,
    Glendale Heights 
    or Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
  • Are continuing Higher Education after a significant interruption, and
  • Are pursuing a certification program, undergraduate or graduate degree, not including a doctoral program.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: April 6, 2017

Primary care medical, dental and behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at NHSC-approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.

NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: April 6, 2017

Health care providers can receive up to $70,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment at NHSC-approved sites as they work to address the health effects and risks associated with Zika.

Annual Senior Care Scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2017

A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.  As the North America's largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders.

This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on life lessons learned from a senior.

Arlington Heights Nurses Club - email for an application

Deadline: April 8, 2017

The Arlington Heights, Illinois Nurses Club provides scholarship assistance to students who are residents of Arlington Heights and are currently enrolled in a National League for Nursing (NLN) and/or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE) approved nursing program for the upcoming school year. This includes students enrolled in BSN completion programs if it applies to your institution. The applicant must currently demonstrate a minimum B average in all college level coursework as well as financial need. In addition, they must have successfully completed at least one clinical rotation in nursing, or be a CNA or LPN. To obtain a scholarship application email us at and we will email an application form to you.

National Health Service Corps

Deadline: April 27, 2017

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Nursing.  This program will help alleviate the health care workforce shortages in VA by obligating scholarship recipients to complete a minimum 2-year service obligation at a VA health care facility after graduation and licensure/certification.

The Scholarship awards provide for the payment of a monthly stipend, tuition, required fees, and other reasonable educational expenses, including books and necessary equipment.  The benefits are exempt from Federal taxation. 

Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship 

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship to students who are planning to work with the adult mental health population in the state of Maine.The program is intended for students who are matriculated into their second year of the MS in Nursing program, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration or the MSW program. The purpose of the program is to help those students who are a Maine resident with a demonstrated financial need. The winners of the scholarship will receive $2,000 award for the academic year.

The University of Southern Maine is a multi-campus public comprehensive university and part of the University of Maine System. USM’s three primary campuses are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston in the U.S.


  • Must be matriculated into either the MS in Nursing program, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration or the MSW program
  • Must be in the second year of graduate program
  • Must be a Maine resident with a demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to students who plan to work with adults in the public sector of the State of Maine

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Students applying for the scholarship must have the following credentials: 1. Illinois resident 2. Registered nurse 3. University Nurse Practitioner Program acceptance

Based upon selection by the Scholarship Committee, a grant award of $4,000 shall be paid directly to the recipient’s educational institution offering the approved nurse practitioner curriculum.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 11, 2017

As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In exchange you must work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses-a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)-upon graduation.

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

Deadline: May 15, 2017

2017 AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students is available for the full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators. It is also for the doctoral students who are enrolled or will pursue a course related to doctorate.


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