Apply for NBNA Scholarship Program

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) offers scholarships to support its member nursing students.

Eligible Nursing Degrees:

  • Associate’s
  • BSN (including RN to BSN)
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • PhD

Scholarship Amount:

It includes $1,000-$10,000 different scholarship awards.

NBNA Scholarship Program Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area).
  • Must be currently enrolled in the listed nursing programs and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.
  • Must have at least one full year of school remaining.
  • Provide official transcript(s) from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Submit a two-page, 500-word maximum Personal Statement.
  • Provide a 5-page maximum Resume or CV.
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One from the Dean/Faculty member (must include enrollment and expected date of graduation), and
    • The second from the NBNA Chapter President/Vice President (validating the application information is correct)
  • Letter from the Registrar verifying enrollment and expected graduation date.
  • A clean/clear professional headshot.
  • Additional items to accompany the application in support of the candidate’s eligibility and desirability may include documented evidence of:
    •  participation in student nurse activities, and
    • involvement in the African American Community, i.e., letters, news clippings, awards, certificates

Read: How to Write a Killer Scholarship Personal Statement: Definitive Guide With Examples


  • April 15 


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