Scholarship Bulletin Board

The Financial Aid Office is periodically contacted by outside parties regarding scholarship opportunities.  They will be posted here and updated regularly.

You can also use tools like 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 times 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.

Discover student loans Scholarship award Sweepstakes

  • 12 monthly opportunities to enter to win a $5,000 scholarship
  • Awarded monthly through January 31st, 2023
  • Easy registration form - no essays, no report cards required
  • Open to high school seniors, undergrad students, and parents
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time in a bachelor’s degree program within one year of winner notification

For more information please visit:

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship offered by CastleBranch

  • Awards to be granted: 2 awards of $5,000 each four times each year.
  • Application Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.
  • Winners will be announced within one month of each deadline and contacted to redeem the award. Funding is non-recurring and for one semester only.


  • Must be in good academic standing and maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.
  • Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CastleBranch.

Short essay: In 250 words or less, write about your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship.

Questions should be directed to Cat Proulx at  Or visit their website:

Apply Now:

John Randolph Foundation

The John Randolph Foundation offers several nursing scholarships for residents of Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina.

Access their list of scholarships here:

Pacific Bay Recovery Scholarship

  • One $1,500 award to be granted
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2022
  • Winner announced January 15, 2023

The purpose Pacific Bay Recovery yearly scholarship award will help raise awareness and understanding of rehabilitation options while also positively impacting a student and their pursuit for academic success. If you are a college-bound or enrolled college student who is considering academic scholarship assistance options, and you show an interest in substance rehabilitation services, then we encourage you to apply for this unique scholarship opportunity!


  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must be an American citizen.
  • Applicant must possess a GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must show proof of current enrollment at a university or accredited college OR provide proof of acceptance from a university, or accredited college.
  • Applicant will submit a 1000+ word essay that is 100% unique and original by the deadline of December 31, 2022.
  • Applicant meets the Pacific Bay Recovery regulations and obeys the essay submission requirements that are listed below.

To apply

Essay Topic: Students that meet all eligibility requirements should submit a 1000+ word essay that covers this topic:

In this new 2022 decade, what new way/s would you suggest our cities/states utilize to achieve a successful reduction in existing and/or the prevention of new cases of opioid addiction?

Additional Submission Details:

Questions should be directed to:

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.

Completing The Dream Scholarship

• Up to 260 students will be awarded gap scholarships of up to $2,500

• Awarding on a rolling basis through May 31, 2023

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending accredited post-secondary institutions. Selected students must be in good academic standing, but at risk of not returning to or graduating/ completing due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis.


  • Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Anticipated completion of program in AY 22-23
  • Have an unpaid school balance of up to $2,500
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Be a candidate from an underserved community or a diverse candidate which may mean diverse in: gender, race, ability, ethnicity)
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated good moral character in all aspects of life, including personal, professional, in your community, and online presence

For more information please visit:

The Foundation of National Student Nurses Association 2023 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 27th, 2023

  • Scholarship winners announced in March 2023

  • Awards to be used in the summer of 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year

Undergraduate scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree, RN to BSN/MSN completion, LPN/LVN to RN, or accelerated programs. 


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible nursing program.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status or hold an Alien Registration Number.


Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in nursing student organizations, and community activities related to health care.

Additional Submission Details: 


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.

Loan Repayment Opportunities

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The HRSA offers multiple loan repayment programs for graduated RNs working in certain critical shortage areas. Explore this link to find out more information:



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