Apply for Band-Aid Brand Champions for Health Equity Scholarship

The Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid Brand Champions for Health Equity Scholarship supports Black nursing students, with the goal of increasing representation and fairness in the nursing profession.

This scholarship began in 2021 and promises to provide $150,000 spread over the next three school years.

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. For the 2023/2024 academic year, 18 Black nursing students were selected.

All checks are made payable to the school towards the account of the scholarship recipient.  Scholarship money is 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.

Band-Aid Brand Champions for Health Equity 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.
  • There’s a non-refundable $10 submission fee that 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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