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Maximize Your Scholarship Chances with Social Media Tips

Scholarship awards are a fantastic way to reduce the cost of your education. With the increasing use of social media, here are some tips to help you enhance your chances of securing an award:

  1. Be Honest on Your Application
    Did you know that about 25% of scholarship providers use web search engines like Google and social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter to find online information about applicants?
  2. Polish Your Image on Facebook
    Use Facebook to highlight your positive attributes and strengths. Approximately 50% of scholarship providers use these platforms to understand applicants better, looking for creativity, positive personality traits, and real-life communication skills.
  3. Clean Up Harmful Information
    Remove any information or pictures that could harm your image. Around 75% of scholarship providers search for red flags on social media, and a third have denied applications based on negative information they found online.

By following these tips, you can present your best self and improve your chances of receiving a scholarship.

  • Internal Scholarships

    President’s Future of Nursing Scholarship

    The Future Nursing Scholarship aims to support aspiring nurses in their journey to becoming competent and compassionate healthcare professionals. This scholarship is designed for individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to serving their communities. By providing financial support, the Future Nursing Scholarship seeks to empower recipients to excel in their studies, develop their skills, and ultimately, make significant contributions to the healthcare field.

    The President’s Future of Nursing Scholarship (FNS) is equivalent to 25% of tuition charges for up to 8 semesters. The award will automatically renew each semester for eight semesters, provided the learner meets all qualifications. This scholarship does not apply to repeat coursework. If the learner formally withdraws from the academic program, the award will be forfeited, and the learner must reapply upon reentry.

    Objectives

    • Provide an incentive for high school students to perform well academically.
    • Encourage high school students to excel in citizenship.
    • Motivate high school students to engage in community service.
    • Increase awareness among high school advisors and students about the academic opportunities at Nightingale College.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Be a graduating high school senior with a 3.3 GPA or higher.
    • Engage in at least 8 hours of community service every semester to remain eligible.
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to remain eligible for the award.
    • Enroll in Nightingale College’s BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program full-time in the Fall after high school graduation.

    Application Steps

    • Complete the application.
    • Provide cumulative GPA.
    • Detailed academic preparation (e.g., health and science courses).
    • List extracurricular activities (e.g., community service, work experience, internships).
    • Outline school activities (e.g., club memberships, sports, student body officers, HOSA competitions).
    • Submit an “I will make a difference as a nurse” essay.
    • Provide two letters of recommendation:
      • One from a high school teacher.
      • One from a community member or employer who is not a friend or relative

    Honors Future of Nursing Scholarship

    The Future Nursing Scholarship aims to support aspiring nurses in their journey to becoming competent and compassionate healthcare professionals. This scholarship is designed for individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to serving their communities. By providing financial support, the Future Nursing Scholarship seeks to empower recipients to excel in their studies, develop their skills, and ultimately, make significant contributions to the healthcare field.

    The Honor’s Future of Nursing Scholarship (FNS) is $250 per semester for 8 semesters. The award will automatically renew each semester for eight semesters, provided the learner meets all qualifications. This scholarship does not apply to repeat coursework. If the learner formally withdraws from the academic program, the award will be forfeited, and the learner must reapply upon reentry.

    Objectives

    • Provide an incentive for high school students to perform well academically.
    • Encourage high school students to excel in citizenship.
    • Motivate high school students to engage in community service.
    • Increase awareness among high school advisors and students about the academic opportunities at Nightingale College.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Be a graduating high school senior with a 3.3 GPA or higher.
    • Receive passing citizenship grades.
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to remain eligible for the award.
    • Enroll in Nightingale College’s BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program full-time in the Fall after high school graduation.

    Application Steps

    • Complete the application.
    • Provide cumulative GPA.
    • Detailed academic preparation (e.g., health and science courses).
    • List extracurricular activities (e.g., community service, work experience, internships).
    • Outline school activities (e.g., club memberships, sports, student body officers, HOSA competitions).
    • Submit an “I will make a difference as a nurse” essay.
    • Provide two letters of recommendation:
      • One from a high school teacher.
      • One from a community member or employer who is not a friend or relative.

    Susan J. Jero Scholarship

    The Susan J. Jero Resiliency Scholarship is named after an alumna of Nightingale College who exemplifies the power and determination that accompany resiliency. Susan Jero has continuously shown a refusal to give up in the face of daunting adversity.

    Objectives

    • Recognize those who succeed in the face of adversity and hardships.
    • Provide an incentive for students to perform well academically.
    • Increase awareness among future students, current students, and faculty.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • One (1) scholarship is awarded annually in the Fall.
    • The award covers 100% of tuition charges for up to eight (8) semesters.
    • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to remain eligible.
    • The award will automatically be renewed for each of the eight (8) semesters, provided the learner meets all qualifications.
    • The scholarship does not apply to repeat coursework.
    • If the recipient formally withdraws from the academic program, they forfeit the current scholarship and must reapply upon reentry.
    • If the term GPA falls below 3.0, the scholarship will no longer be valid, and the recipient will be responsible for paying all tuition charges until a 3.0 cumulative GPA is achieved again within the scholarship period of 8 semesters.

    Application Steps

    • Complete the Susan J. Jero Resiliency Scholarship application.
    • Submit an essay describing how you have demonstrated resiliency in overcoming significant adversity and/or hardships.
    • Provide one letter of recommendation.

    Additional Requirements

    • By accepting the scholarship, the recipient agrees to attend the graduation ceremony.
    • The recipient agrees to be a mentor to others in their community in need once they become a nurse.
    • The recipient will also be an active member of Nightingale College’s Alumni community.

    Keys to Success Scholarship

    The Keys to Success (KSS) Scholarship is a college and career readiness program for students from junior high through high school. This scholarship is exclusively available to learners who participated in the Keys to Success program while in school. Counselors can work one-on-one with students to review their progress. One scholarship will be awarded per Utah school district, per academic year, in the State of Utah only. The award is $1,500 towards tuition charges, renewable for up to eight (8) semesters, for a total maximum of $12,000.

    Objectives

    • Provide an incentive for high school students to perform well academically.
    • Encourage high school students to excel in citizenship.
    • Motivate high school students to engage in community service.
    • Increase awareness among high school advisors and students of the academic opportunities at Nightingale College.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Be a graduating high school senior who participated in the State of Utah Keys to Success program.
    • Receive passing citizenship grades.
    • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Enroll in Nightingale College’s BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program full-time in the Fall after high school graduation.

    Elevate Scholarship

    The Elevate Scholarship is awarded on a semester basis in the BSN program. Elevate covers $250 per semester based on a financial basis. A minimum GPA as follows; 2.5 for freshmen and sophomore years, and a 3.0 in the junior and senior years. Does not apply to repeat coursework.

    Objectives

    • To allow learners in financial need to continue uninterrupted program enrollment by reducing or eliminating monthly payments required by the institutional loans.
    • Elevate covers $250 per semester based on a financial basis.
    • Elevate is available for the BSN program offered by Nightingale College.

    Eligibility Requirement

    • Participation in the institutional loan program AND all payments are made on time.
    • Successful completion of at least one academic semester in the BSN program.
    • A minimum GPA as follows; 2.5 for freshmen and sophomore years, a 3.0 in the junior and senior years. Does not apply to repeat coursework.
    • Gap Funding lead will review the previous semester’s institutional option report to determine which learners have been making on time payments since loan inception. Lead will provide Scholarship Success Specialist (SSS) a list of 3 possible recipients. SSS will then review each learner’s account to determine the final award recipient. The recipient will be notified by email and the award will be effective the upcoming semester.

    Note: The ES recipients award will be posted to the ledger and CANNOT be taken out as a stipend as it will be used towards the monthly institutional loan payment. If the ES recipient formally withdraws from the academic program, the learner forfeits the current scholarship and must re-apply upon reentry.

  • Internal Scholarships: Military and Veterans

    Joining Forces Scholarship

    The Joining Forces Scholarship is designed to assist Service-members and Veterans in achieving educational and professional goals.

    The Joining Forces Scholarship cannot be combined with any other College scholarships or tuition waivers. Learners must request the JFS by submitting the application below and all required supporting documentation to Funding Management (scholarshipsuccess@nightingale.edu) prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in the semester in which JFS is first requested. In addition, active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members must provide proof of continued eligibility prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in every semester for which JFS is requested. JFS is not applied retroactively.

    Please ensure that you meet the application requirements. Candidates who do not meet the requirements will not be considered for the scholarship.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Must be an active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, or
    • Must be an honorably discharged or retired veteran, or
    • Must be spouses of an active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, and
    • Must enroll in a degree program at the College and maintain a minimum of 3.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) per semester.
      Qualifying recipients are required to verify eligibility each semester to receive an award for that specific semester.

    Verification Documents

    *If your verification documents conflict with your military status this can affect the amount that you receive for the scholarship. Ensure that you turn in the correct verification documents. Upon completion of the application below, a Funding Management representative will contact you with a request for the needed documentation.

    Active Duty or Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services

    • LES (most recent)

    Honorably discharged or retired veteran

    • Form DD214 (most recent)

    Spouse of an active duty or Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services

    • Military proof of marriage (record of emergency data Form DD 93recent orders, beneficiary policy Form DD 1172-2, etc.)
    • Most recent copy of spouse’s LES.

    Scholarship Information


    Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Learners:
    Active duty learners meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $165 per semester credit toward tuition at the College. Veteran learners and spouses of active duty servicemembers meeting the requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $65 per semester credit toward tuition at the College.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Learners: Active duty, veteran and spouses of active duty servicemember learners meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $25 per semester credit toward tuition at the College.

    RN-to-BSN Program Learners: Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, all active duty, veteran and spouses of active duty servicemember learners meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $25 per semester credit toward tuition at the College.

    Note: Only active duty and reserve members of the U.S. Uniformed Services, who are non-matriculated learners, will receive a scholarship bringing the tuition down to $250 per semester credit in the following GE courses only: COM 301, ENG 120, HUM 110, MAT 100, PSY 201, and SOC 220.

    Joining Forces Scholarship (JFS) Application

    The Joining Forces Scholarship (JFS) is designed to assist Service-members and Veterans in achieving educational and professional goals. The scholarship will be applied during Financial Aid (FA) packaging process. The Joining Forces Scholarship cannot be combined with any other College scholarships or tuition waivers.

    Learners must request the JFS by submitting an application and all required supporting documentation to Funding Management (scholarshipsuccess@nightingale.edu) prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in the semester in which JFS is first requested. In addition, active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members must provide proof of continued eligibility prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in every semester for which JFS is requested. JFS is not applied retroactively. All other learners will be charged tuition per credit.

    If applicant is a Spouse of an Active Duty/Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, please complete the second section of application.
    Spouse's Name
    In addition, active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members must provide proof of continued eligibility prior to the expiration of the add/drop period (14 calendar days after the first day of the academic semester) in every semester for which JFS is requested. JFS is not applied retroactively.
    Official JFS Application Consent**
    By clicking the box, I certify that I am an individual listed above and that information provided is true to the best of my knowledge and grant my permission for the information contained herein to be shared with the scholarship selection committee(s) and scholarship donor(s). I understand that I am responsible for providing required verification documentation by the last day of add/drop period each academic semester as applicable in order to qualify for the scholarship.
     
  • Nightingale Foundation Scholarships
    Nightingale Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, with a mission to provide Nightingale College’s nursing students with resources needed for attending and completing their academic programs. Nightingale Foundation is a separate business organization from Nightingale College. The Foundation remains committed to partnering with the College because of its strong vision, mission, and values that reflect the purpose of the Foundation. The College’s programs also are uniquely designed to serve the communities that need greater access to nursing education.
     
    Scholarships available include: 
    • FNP Scholarship Fund
    • Shneyder & Kirk Reaching the Impossible Scholarship Fund
    • Utah Economic Nursing Scholarship Fund
    • Bittner Scholarship Fund
    New funds are added regularly. To learn more about each individual scholarship fund's eligibility, criteria, and how to apply, please visit the Nightingale Foundation website below.
     
     
  • External Scholarship Links

    There are a variety of scholarship options available to learners that are offered outside of the College. To help you with your search for scholarships, we have compiled this list of useful opportunities. Additionally, learners are encouraged to search on your own. Questions, including requests for assistance with editing, about these scholarship or others you find on your own should be directed to The Funding Management team at scholarshipsuccess@nightingale.edu.

    Remember, no scholarship is too small to apply for. The more scholarships and grants you pursue, the higher your chances of receiving one.

    Scholarship Databases:

    Bold.orgAt bold.org, they want to “Fight student debt by building alongside students and donors, moving quickly, and taking ownership as part of a global remote team.”  They have a wide variety of scholarships, especially for nursing students and other categories as well! 

    CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the US Department of Labor and has a scholarship search tool, job search function, and other helpful career resources.

    ScholarshipOwl - Recommended by the NSPA (National Scholarship Providers Association). This is a Scholarship search engine similar to Scholarship Universe and free to use!

    FastWeb - Your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

    Sallie Mae Scholarship Search - Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 6 million college scholarships worth up to $30 billion.

    Scholarships.com - Search over 3.7 million college scholarships & grants worth about $19 Billion in Financial Aid to help you pay for college.

     

    Scholarship Opportunities:

    11 Best Scholarships for Medical Students 2024

    If you’re looking for ways to pay for medical school, scholarships are the best place to start. When you earn a scholarship, that’s free money that you won’t have to repay after graduation. Listed below are the twelve best scholarship programs for medical education

     

    Unigo Education Matters Scholarship

    Submit an online written response to the question: “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” (250 words or less) 

    Award Amount: $5,000

     

    College Ave Monthly $1,000 Scholarship Giveaway! 

    Did you know College Ave gives away $1,000 each month, no deadline? Please let us know if you win so we can celebrate with you!

     

    Aya Healthcare Future Travel Nurse Scholarship

    • Full-time nursing students, or those with proof of acceptance to a nursing program at an accredited institution in the U.S., who: 
    • Are in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
    • Are involved in extracurricular organizations and/or volunteer work. 
    • Are passionate about patient care and a career in healthcare. 
    • Please note that current Aya nurses aren’t eligible for this scholarship. Check out our Aya Scholars Program instead! 

     

    $1,000 Idaho Nursing Scholarship

    If you are a resident of Idaho, Hospice Visions Org is sponsoring a scholarship that will be awarded each Fall.

    Click here for details.

  • Scholarship Universe

    Scholarship Universe is a scholarship-matching tool designed to help students find and apply for scholarships. Here’s how it works: 

    1. Profile Creation: Learners create an academic profile by answering a series of questions. These questions help tailor scholarship recommendations based on their background, interests, and qualifications. 
    2. Matching: The platform matches Learners to both internal (from the university) and external scholarships. 
    3. Easy Application: Once matched, Learners can apply directly through Scholarship Universe. The application process is safe, secure, and accessible 24/7.
    4. Tailored Recommendations: Scholarship Universe suggests scholarships that align with the Learners profile, streamlining the process and keeping them on track toward scholarship success.

    Scholarship Universe

Frequent Places to Find Tuition Assistance:

  1. Does your employer offer tuition reimbursement or scholarship?
  2. Do you (or parent) belong to an organization or Church that offers scholarships (such as the Rotary International, Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), American Legion, Lions Club, YMCA, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW))?
  3. Does your heritage group offer scholarships or tuition assistance?
  4. Does your local Chamber of Commerce offer scholarships?
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