Nursing Scholarships

The purpose of the Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide academic financial assistance to individuals who demonstrate the desire and ability to pursue a professional nursing career in the Greater Houston community and who have demonstrated financial need.

Scholarships are awarded to support studies toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or advanced nursing degrees and are based on academics, leadership ability, community involvement, financial need, and commitment to pursuing a nursing career. Students selected may be awarded from $1,500 to $2,000 per semester to be used for tuition, books, and fees at Houston area colleges and universities. Applications from qualified individuals in the following categories are accepted during two annual application periods as indicated:

  • Traditional BSN – For undergraduates who are currently enrolled in classes leading to a BSN; and high school or other students who have been accepted to, or who have applied to, a college university to begin prerequisites. Candidates selected under this program would receive their first scholarship in the fall.
  • Accelerated BSN – For students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in a different field but are returning to college and have been accepted to, or have applied to, an accelerated program leading to a BSN. Candidates selected under this program would receive their first scholarship in the summer or fall, depending on the mandatory requirements of their degree plan.
  • Advanced Degree – For students who have been accepted to, or have applied to, a master’s or doctoral level nursing degree program. Candidates selected under this program would receive their first scholarship in the summer or fall depending on the mandatory requirements of their degree plan.

The 2014 Application Period is currently Closed.

The next application period will begin in January 2015.

Current eligibility requirements and application will be posted on the website in January for the annual Scholarship Application Period. For all questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator 713-802-7876 or via e-mail at info@hnef.org or scholarships@hnef.org.