Apply for Johnson & Johnson Andrea E. Higham Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Johnson & Johnson Andrea E. Higham Memorial Nursing Scholarship honors a true champion for nurses and was created in her memory.

During her tenure at Johnson & Johnson, Andrea E. Higham ardently advanced the nursing profession, most notably by spearheading the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future from 2002 to 2017.

This campaign aimed to inspire more individuals to embrace nursing, offering vast financial and educational support, including scholarships, mentorship, and advertising.

A significant part of Andrea’s impact was her collaboration with the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, generating over $15 million for nursing scholarships and grants. Andrea emphasized accessible nursing education.

Though she’s greatly missed, her dedication to nursing continues through this endowed scholarship.

Eligible Nursing Degrees:

  • Associate’s (including diploma, LPN/LVN to RN)
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN/MSN completion
  • Entry Level Masters/Direct Entry MSN

Scholarship Amount:

The award amount varies but is typically up to $10,000.

All checks are made payable to the school towards the scholarship recipient’s account, to be used to offset the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books only.

Funds not used by the end of the scholarship funding period are to be returned.

Johnson & Johnson Andrea E. Higham Memorial Nursing Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Meant for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing, such as the Direct Entry MSN.
  • You must graduate after July 1st of the next year to be eligible to apply in the current year.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status or hold an Alien Registration Number.
  • A Faculty Member of your program must complete the ​​Faculty Member Certification Form where you can invite a 3rd party contributor (Faculty Member) to complete a recommendation on your behalf within the online application.
  • The school Financial Aid Representative must complete the Financial Aid Certification Form
  • An unofficial transcript must be uploaded prior to submitting your application. In addition, grade reports for the fall semester are acceptable if not reported on the transcript.
  • A non-refundable $10 submission fee must be paid via Stripe within the online scholarship application.​
  • Do not include information that is not requested.  Do not include photos.
  • Only complete applications are considered. The Selection Committee does not accept separate documents after the application has been received. 

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  • January 26


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