Scholarship Bulletin Board
The Financial Aid Office has curated a selection of scholarship resources that are relevant to BSMCON students. Review each opportunity for specific criteria and deadlines. Most scholarship application deadlines typically fall between September and May.
Tools like www.fastweb.com can also be used to search for national scholarships. You should always maximize the amount of free money you use to pay for college before borrowing. Keep in mind national scholarships are much more competitive and often much harder to attain than local scholarships. Even though the awarded amounts on national scholarships may be higher, you most likely have a better chance of getting a scholarship from a local business or organization.
BSMCON BSN Students Only
The Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation: Each spring the Financial Aid Office will email a common application for all scholarships established by the College of Nursing through the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation Scholarship funds. These scholarships are intended to supplement other sources and may be awarded based on a variety of factors, including donor-directed criteria, academic achievement (merit), demonstrated financial need, leadership, community involvement, career goals, community of residence, and other factors. Scholarship funds do not require repayment and may be awarded for one or more years. The Financial Aid Office uses information provided by the FAFSA to calculate expected family contribution and eligibility for need-based scholarships and awards. Specific requirements for scholarships are provided in the college catalog along with a full list of available scholarships.
Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond: The Community Foundation is a leading partner and advocate for philanthropy and service in the Richmond region. Founded in 1968, they have built a strong legacy of helping people and institutions give back with passion and purpose. The Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships geared toward residents of Richmond and surrounding areas.
John Randolph Foundation: The John Randolph Foundation is proud to offer several scholarships for a variety of academic pursuits to local students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina.
United Way WomenRise Program: In response to the massive expense of childcare, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg launched WomenRise, a scholarship program that provides financial assistance to help single moms cover the cost of childcare while they work toward a post-secondary degree or credential. Applications open each spring.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing: As the collective voice for academic nursing, AACN serves as the catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice. The AACN maintains an extensive list scholarships and financial aid for nursing students.
American Association for Men in Nursing: The AAMN mission is to shape the practice, education, research, and leadership for men in nursing and advance men’s health. Through the generosity of donations by its members, AAMN awards scholarships annually to current AAMN student members who are nursing undergraduates.
F.A. Davis Scholarship: F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners. To stay committed to our goal of shaping the future of nursing and health science education, F.A. Davis is proud to offer annual scholarships to support those aspiring to work in healthcare.
Foundation of National Student Nurses Association: The vision of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association is to have a thriving, diverse nursing workforce leading healthcare to improve quality of life for all. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships, and other programs for student nurses.
Health Resources and Services Administration: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program: If accepted, HRSA will pay your tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In exchange, you agree to a minimum two-year, full-time service commitment (or parttime equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
National Black Nurses Association: The NBNA represents approximately 200,000 African American nurses from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 111 chartered chapters nationwide. The NBNA mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of health care for persons of color. The association provides annual scholarships for student members.
Virginia Department of Health: Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program: Virginia appreciates and thanks all its nurses as they work to provide quality patient care across the Commonwealth! Presently, the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity offers several scholarship opportunities to help pay for nursing education.
Virginia Nurses Foundation: The Virginia Nurses Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the nursing profession and improving the health and wellbeing of all Virginia communities. Every year, each Virginia Nursing Association local chapter provides a $1000 scholarship to a prelicensure nursing student who attends school in their area. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates commitment to their nursing education and involvement in their local and/or school communities.
Virginia Nursing Student Association: The VNSA is a student-managed organization representing future nurses from over 75 nursing education programs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VSNA fosters the professional and personal development of student nurses by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. There are a wide variety of scholarships that VSNA members can apply for. Visit our Student Organizations page for more information about NSNA and VSNA membership https://www.bsmcon.edu/student-organizations.
Citizens Scholarship: Entering gives students a chance to win $2,500 monthly and quarterly prizes and a $15,000 annual grand prize.
Discover Scholarship: Complete an entry and throughout the year, 12 winners will be randomly selected to receive a $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.
Sallie Mae Scholarship: Monthly opportunities to enter to win a $2,000 prize.
THIS BULLETIN BOARD IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, BSMCON DOES NOT ENDORSE OR AFFILIATE WITH THESE SCHOLARSHIPS.
*NEVER supply bank information when applying for a scholarship.