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10 Great Nursing Scholarships for Men

The nursing field has traditionally been a female-dominated industry, but that doesn’t mean men should hesitate to pursue their degrees. In fact, there is currently a high demand for male nurses. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that a number of scholarships exist to help male nursing students pay for their degrees. Whether you’re pursuing a RN, LPN, or advanced degree, read on to discover some of the best male nursing scholarships. 


1. American Association for Men in Nursing

Amount: Varies based on donations; 4 scholarships are expected for 2021

Deadline: Unknown


  • Identify as male
  • Member of the association
  • Enrolled in accredited nursing program

Application Requirements: Process will be announced later this year


The American Association for Men in Nursing scholarship is open to male nursing students who are members of the organization, which is dedicated to encouraging men to pursue careers in the field. Additionally, the AAMN strives to support initiatives related to men’s health. While the requirements have yet to be announced for next year, the AAMN plans to hand out four scholarships in 2021. 


2. Army Nurse Corps Association 

Amount: $3,000 per selected student

Deadline: Unknown


  • Enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate nursing program
  • Served or currently serving in US Army
  • Not currently using military funding for school


Application Requirements: 

  • Completed application
  • Recommendation letter
  • School financial information
  • Transcripts 
  • Military service documents


The Army Nurse Corps Association supports military men in achieving their career dreams. The scholarship is open to active military members and veterans who are currently enrolled in four-year or advanced nursing programs. Note that applicants no longer in the military must have received an honorable discharge. Additionally, ANCA offers grants for nursing research. 


3. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition, fees, and monthly stipend

Deadline: Typically late April


  • US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents 
  • Enrolled in accredited nursing school and starting classes by September 30
  • Not have federal judgement liens, overdue federal debt, or service commitment
  • Committed to providing primary care in underserved communities


Application Requirements: 

  • Completed online application
  • Recommendation letters
  • Three essays
  • CV
  • Transcript


Part of the HRSA Workforce, Nurse Corps offers scholarships and loan repayment options to nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty. To qualify for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program, students must demonstrate a commitment to providing underserved communities with primary care. The goal is to find nurses to work at facilities experiencing chronic staffing shortages. 


4. National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Amount:. $1000 to $5000

Deadline: Usually November 1


  • Identify as Hispanic
  • NAHN members in good standing for 6 months before the application deadline
  • Enrolled full time in accredited nursing school 


Application Requirements: 

  • Completed application
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay of 500 words or less
  • Resume
  • One-page spreadsheet showing educational expenses
  • W2 form
  • Official college transcript


The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is dedicated to promoting health in Hispanic communities by advocating for and promoting Hispanic nurses. A scholarship specifically for Hispanic nursing students, this award honors individuals who act as role models to their peers. The number of awards given out depends on available funds. Scholarships are handed out at the NAHN Annual Conference.


5. National Black Nurses Association, Inc.

Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2021


  • Identify as Black
  • NBNA local or direct member 
  • Enrolled in accredited nursing school and in good academic standing
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of school left


Application Requirements: 

  • Official nursing school transcript
  • 2-page essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Professional headshot


Founded in 1972, the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., includes 200,000 African American nurses from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, and Africa. The National Black Nurses Association exists to support Black students interested in nursing careers and promote better healthcare for persons of color. Additionally, the NBNA is dedicated to giving accessibility to Black male nurses. 

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6. Tylenol Future Care Scholarship 

Amount: 10 $10,000 and 25 $5,000 scholarships

Deadline:  Unknown


  • U.S residents
  • Graduate student or college senior planning to attend grad school
  • Proof of enrollment in medical, nursing, or pharmacy school
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of school left


Application Requirements: 

  • GPA and academic records
  • Essay
  • Description of community/volunteer service


For nearly 25 years, the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship has been helping those interested in healthcare careers pursue their passions. To that end, the organization awards scholarships to talented medical, nursing, and pharmacy school students on a yearly basis. Over the years, the scholarship has given out more than $8 million to those dedicated to a career in caring for others. 


7. Coursey Enterprises Student Scholarships

Amount: $500 ($250 in fall and $250 in spring)

Deadline: May 1 for fall; Dec 1 for spring

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are first-year students training to RNs or LPNs


Application Requirements: 

  • Name, address, and phone number
  • School information
  • 200-word essay
  • Headshot
  • Agree that Coursey Enterprises can use your name and photo on the website


A medical supplies company, Coursey Enterprises provides scholarships to first-year nursing students. Currently, aspiring male and female nurses can apply for scholarships for both the fall and spring semesters. Awards are available to students seeking to be either a registered nurse or a practical nurse.


8. NurseTim®

Amount: $500 to $5,000

Deadline: Unknown

Eligibility: Current nursing students of all levels

Application Requirements: 

  • Completed NAHN scholarship application form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 500-word essay
  • Resume
  • Spreadsheet showing educational expenses
  • W2
  • Transcript 


NurseTim exists to provide hands-on training for nursing educators and learners through both onsite and online opportunities and to give back to those in the field. To that end, the NurseTim Scholarship was created to support minority men who are passionate about nursing careers. Nursing students at all levels are encouraged to apply for the awards, which range from $500 to $5,000.


9. Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Amount:  Varies

Deadline: September 15


  • High schools seniors who are U.S. citizens
  • Students of color
  • Enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Pell Grant applicants


Application Requirements: 

  • Completed questionnaire
  • Personal statements
  • Financial information
  • Letters of recommendation


Most people are familiar with the extensive charitable endeavors of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. However, they might not know about the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program. Founded in 1999, the program exists to support minority students who are passionate about earning a degree in mathematics, sciences, or public health. Along with tuition, the scholarship covers the costs of books, fees, and living expenses. 


10. Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing

Amount: $500

Deadline: Unknown


  • Male students aged 18 or over
  • Enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5


Application Requirements: 

  • Completed formal application
  • Official transcripts
  • 500-1000 word essay


Nursing.org recognizes that nursing is frequently viewed as a career for women. To that end, the organization created its Breaking Barriers scholarship to increase the number of men working in the field. Applicants will be assessed based on multiple qualifications, including their character, confidence, and nursing ability. 


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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.