THE AMERICAN INDIAN NURSE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Since 1928 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided a small number of scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care and health education.
Eligible students receive $1,500 per semester and the money is to be used strictly for tuition, books or fees applicable to the student’s approved program.
The grant is sent to the school and credited to the student’s account.
Once a student is accepted, he or she may re-apply for continued fundseach semester as long as the student remains in academic good standing.To be eligible for a scholarship, the candidate must be:
1/4American Indian, enrolled in a tribe. If not enrolled, the student will be considered if he or she can prove direct tribal ancestry.
A high school graduate or have equivalent education
Enrolled in an accredited school
Enrolled in the nursing program, having achieved good scholastic standing in pre-nursing; or, enrolled in a health care or health education program
Expected to graduate two years after enrollment if in an Associate Degree program
Expected to graduate in four years if pursuing a B.S.
Post graduate students are also eligible
Maintaining the scholastic average required by the school
Recommended by their counselor, teacher or other school official
In need of financial assistance
Not receiving an Indian Health Service Scholarship
Should have a career goal directly related to the needs of the Indian people
In addition to the above, an official transcript, small photograph and biographical statement including educational background, financial need, career goals, special achievements or other pertinent information must accompany the application.
This fund is made possible through contributions of our State Societies and individual
members throughout the United States. The purpose of the scholarship is to help the students fill a basic health care need of their people.
The NC Society contributes annually to this scholarship program, which is administered by The National Society. For more information visit: http://nscda.org/student-resources/scholarship-opportunities/