RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2011-12 academic year at CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a partner in CFNC.
Nurse Scholars Program awards are available for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Undergraduate amounts are $3,000 for registered nursing programs at the associate degree level.
The MNSP amounts are $3,250–$6,500 for part-time and full-time study.
Recipients must be legal residents of North Carolina for tuition purposes and are required to practice as licensed registered nurses in North Carolina following completion of the nursing program. Students who do not fulfill the service obligation must repay the scholarship/loan in cash with interest.
Deadline for the associate degree program award and the graduate degree program is May 3, 2011. The application deadline for the bachelor's degree program was in February.
Selection criteria and an application are available for undergraduate students at CFNC.org/NSP and, for master's degree students, at CFNC.org/MNSP. Recipients are chosen by the North Carolina Nurse Scholars Commission. For more information on the nursing scholarship/loan, you also may call 866-866-CFNC (2362) or email [email protected].
For information regarding college planning, career information and other scholarship opportunities, contact College Foundation of North Carolina toll free at 1-866-866-CFNC or CFNC.org.
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
- Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
- The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
- College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), a nonprofit corporation serving North Carolina students and families since 1955, administers a portfolio of more than $3.3 billion, including education loans, the State's college grant programs, and the tax-free "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services for CFNC.org.
CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org.
SOURCE College Foundation, Inc.