2023 Scholarship Frequently
Can I apply for all NFP scholarships?
According to the criteria established by each scholarship’s founding organization, applicants may apply to only one NFP scholarship each year.
However, eligible military Pennsylvania members may apply to the Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship, even if they have applied for another NFP scholarship.
View Criteria to review all eligibility requirements for this military scholarship.
I have previously received an NFP scholarship. Can I apply again?
Previous recipients of an NFP scholarship are welcome to apply again, provided they select a different scholarship.
For a full list of the NFP’s scholarships, click here.
Which NFP scholarship is best for me?
While all NFP scholarships are open to nursing students, most have specific eligibility criteria (for example, residency requirements). In contrast, others give special consideration to specific groups (for example, family members of past alumni). We encourage you to review each scholarship’s criteria carefully prior to applying.
Can I save my progress and return to my application later?
Our current scholarship system requires that applications be completed in a single session.
Can I submit my application and provide the supporting documents later?
NFP strongly encourages scholarship applicants to provide all supporting documents at the time of application submission. However, letters of recommendation that come directly from the letter’s signer may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents must be received no later than March 31, 2023.
Which NFP scholarships are open to high school students?
The following NFP scholarships are open to high school students. Before applying, please review each scholarship’s criteria to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements.
- Alumni Association Scholarship of the (Former) Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Scholarship
- Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center Nursing School of Philadelphia
- JoAnne Goss Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Tubman Scholar Scholarship
- Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Which NFP scholarships are open to nursing students pursuing MSN or doctorate degrees?
The following NFP scholarships are open to nursing students who already hold a BSN and are continuing their nursing education beyond the baccalaureate level. Before applying, please review each scholarship’s criteria to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements.
How do I apply for an NFP scholarship?
Applications for NFP scholarships must be completed and submitted via the NFP website by completing the following steps:
- Visit thenfp.com/scholarships and click on Apply Now for the intended scholarship
- Complete the online form in its entirety.
- Attach all of the following to the form, where indicated:
- Two letters of reference, with at least one being an academic contact (letters should describe the applicant’s scholastic abilities, leadership qualities, and community service on official letterhead). The maximum file size for each is 300 MB.
- Two essay responses, as outlined on the application form. Recommended professional review of grammar, content, professionalism, etc.
- Official transcript of most recent grades. (If the applicant is a second-degree student, a copy of an acceptance letter into an accredited BSN program). The maximum file size is 300 MB.
- High-resolution headshot of the applicant in professional attire for possible publicity use by PSNA/NFP. Accepted file types: JPG, PNG, minimum 300 dpi. The maximum number of files accepted is 2. The maximum file size for each is 300MB. (NOTE: Selfies and low-resolution cell phone photos are not acceptable)
- Submit a completed online application no later than the deadline of March 31, 2023.
What are the eligibility requirements for the NFP scholarships?
All applicants must meet the below-listed criteria and the criteria listed under the specific scholarship to which they apply.
Criteria For All Scholarships
- Applicants should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
- Applicants are required to attest to their financial need by providing information about all federal and state grant(s) and loan(s), as well as any formal documentation which demonstrates the need (for example, a letter from financial aid officer regarding work-study).
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited school located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and pursing a degree in the nursing field.
- Membership in the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) or the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is highly recommended for applicants currently enrolled in nursing pre-licensure programs.
- Membership in the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is required for applicants who are currently RNs.
- Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for the same scholarship.
- Applicants may only apply to one NFP scholarship per calendar year.