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 $2,000 to $2,500 per semester to be used for tuition, fees and books while attending Houston area colleges and universities. During the annual spring application period that runs generally from January through mid-March, applications are accepted from qualified individuals in the following categories:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advanced Degree – For students who have been accepted to, or have applied to, a master’s or doctoral level nursing degree program.

The 2016 HNEF Nursing Scholarship Program will accept applications
beginning January 8.
The deadline for submitting complete application materials is

5:00 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016.

Please see current application and eligibility requirements posted below.
For questions, please contact


  • Transcripts and letters of recommendation must be sent directly to HNEF. These documents should be requested as soon as possible to be received by the deadline.

  • The most recently-filed tax return(s) reflecting household income including W-2 forms must be submitted. If you plan to submit a tax return for 2015 income, it must be filed prior to the March 11 deadline. See application for more information.

Click here for HNEF Scholarship Application and more information.