Governors State University’s GSU Foundation and Alumni Association sponsor several scholarships of University students. Scholarships are also available for students in specific colleges and programs.
For more information about these scholarship opportunities and how to apply, visit the GSU Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships page.
The College of Health and Human Services also provides scholarship opportunities based on various criteria. When these are available for students in Department of Nursing programs, they will be posted below.
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of healthcare facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
In exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients have their tuition, eligible fees and other costs (books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms) paid for them. In addition, scholarship recipients receive a monthly stipend.
This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration.
As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master's level nurse practitioner degree.
Applications are accepted once a year, usually during the spring.
Individuals eligible for this scholarship program must be accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States:
- Associate Degree School of Nursing (ADN)
- Collegiate School of Nursing (BSN, Graduate Degree)
- Diploma School of Nursing
- U.S. Citizen (U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. national, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
- Free from any Federal judgment liens.
- Free from existing service commitments.
- Not delinquent on a Federal debt
Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate nursing program or Master's nurse practitioner program as full-time students.
- Two-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support (full-time status).
- 1-year service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students for more than two years of scholarship support (4 years maximum support).
- Full-time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year.
Twenty-six hours providing clinical services to patients.
Funding may be used for:
- Required Fees
- Other reasonable educational costs (e.g., books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms)
- Monthly support stipend for the school year
To Receive a 2014 Application
Sign up to receive an e-mail when the 2014 application cycle opens in the spring.
Additional information available at GetHelp@hrsa.gov or 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) weekdays (except Federal holidays), 8 am to 8 pm ET.
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