Offers $7,500 in 'Back to School' Nursing Scholarships will award three scholarships of $2,500 each to qualified students enrolling in traditional or online nursing programs.

Mar 01, 2011, 10:03 ET from

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual "Back to School" nursing scholarship program is now accepting applications. is a comprehensive online nursing education resource, which helps connect students with the nursing degrees they need to fulfill their career goals.

With a nursing shortage looming, the scholarships are meant to encourage those not in nursing to enter the field, and those already in nursing to pursue further education.  Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to:

  • One qualified ADN-prepared nurse enrolled in an RN to BSN program
  • One qualified nurse enrolled in a Master's or DNP/PhD in Nursing program
  • One qualified non-nurse enrolled in a Second Degree BSN or Direct Entry MSN program

Applicants can get more information by going to The scholarships are administered by Scholarship America, the nation's leading administrator of private scholarships.

In 2010, awarded two scholarships of $2,500 each. The recipients, selected from over 600 applicants, were chosen on the basis of academic achievements, extracurricular activities and more.

About, based in Cambridge, MA, strives to be the most comprehensive nursing education resource on the Web.  Its directory includes more than 7,700 on-campus and online nursing degree programs from more than 2,300 schools across the United States. The website also features expert articles, interviews and career information.

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