RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 11 Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2010-11 academic year at the college information site, 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 range from $3,000-$5,000 for registered nursing programs at the associate or bachelor's degree level, while graduate 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 10% interest.
Application deadline for the bachelor's degree program award is February 28, 2010. Deadline for the associate degree program award and the graduate degree program is May 3, 2010.
Selection criteria and an application are available for undergraduate students at www.CFNC.org/NSP and, for graduate students, at www.CFNC.org/MNSP. Selections are made by the North Carolina Nurse Scholars Commission. For more information on the nursing scholarship/loan, you also may contact the NCSEAA at 1-800-700-1775, ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.CFNC.org.
SOURCE College Foundation, Inc.