Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

An acute shortage of professional nurses is expected in the United States due to the aging of the Baby Boomers and the growth of health care. Adding to the problem is the fact that nursing schools across the country are struggling to increase their capacity to handle the growing demand for more nursing professionals needed by the health care system arising from the reforms initiated by the government.

The State of Indiana is one of the states that had been experiencing the great need for additional nursing professionals due to the implementation of the new health care laws. To make the state compliant to the health care reforms, the Indiana Nursing Scholarship Program was established by the State of Indiana’s State Student Assistant Commission. The objective of the scholarship program is to encourage high school graduates to take up nursing courses so they can serve the health care needs of the state. To carry out this goal, awardees of the scholarship program are required by the State of Indiana to serve the state’s health care setting for a number of years after their graduation from the nursing program.

The scholarship program is open to Indiana students who meet the following requirements:

  • A resident of the State of Indiana
  • Admitted to an approved college or university as a full-time or part-time nursing student
  • Must agree in writing to work as a nurse for the first two years following graduation in an Indiana health care setting
  • Demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship
  • Must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0
  • Must meet all the requirements established by the Indiana’s State Student Assistant Commission

The scholarship program grants financial assistance to qualified students up to $5,000.00

High school seniors who might be interested in applying for this scholarship program can get additional information from the Indiana’s State Student Assistant Commission at:

150 West Market St., # 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2879
Phone number: 317-232-3260
http://www.in.gov/sfa/

Online inquires may be directed to: special@ssaci.state.in.us

Amount: $5,000
GPA: 2.0 or higher
Other Req: RESIDES IN IN state
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