Scholarships

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

Average scholarship is $3,000. Visit Bellarmine University's Financial Aid Office for details.

Army Nurse Candidate Program

ANCP offers a $10,000 bonus: $5,000 upon acceptance of enrollment documentsand $5,000 at start of senior year for students in the program for two years or upon graduation for students in the program for one year. A monthly stipend for $1,000: Must be enrolled as a full time student to receive the stipend. (This includes the summer months). To qualify for ANCP you must be a junior or senior nursing student enrolled full time in an accredited BSN program, possess a minimum 3.2 GPA, be a US citizen, meet the moral and physical rquirements to become an Army Officer. This is not an ROTC program, so you will not have to be enrolled in any ROTC classes. For more information about this program and other Army benefits contact SFC Milton Kamala at 502.423.7342 or email milton.kamala@usarec.army.mil.

Army ROTC

To apply, you must be a US citizen; between age 17 and 31; considered a freshman; must have a minimum high school SPA of 2.5; receive a minimum SAT of 920; ACT 19; pass fitness test at the Army standard. Recipient must sign a conteract; enlist in the US Army Reserve for 8 years. Attend school named in the announcement letter. After acceptance, student must also attend leadership camp. Learn more here

Air Force ROTC

According to the Air Force ROTC site, to be eligible to apply for a Nursing Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen by the end of the projected term of activation.
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).
  • Pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Testto be qualified by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board. (Non-AFROTC students can apply if the examination has been scheduled. If selected, they cannot activate a scholarship until the certification is complete.)
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative college grade point average.
  • Not already be a contracted scholarship recipient.
  • Meet the age, moral and other scholarship eligibility requirements for Air Force ROTC.
  • Be a sophomore or junior, majoring in nursing at an college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Visit nlnac.org or https://directory.ccnecommunity.org/reports/accprog.asp for a list of accredited programs.
  • You may also be eligible to receive scholarship money while you are in college. Click here to learn more.

Best in Care

Repayment program for KY's RN. After the financial aid package is presented the student will select a lender, for this repayment program the student would select The Student Loan People. To learn more, call 1.888.678.4635 of visit their website

Dr. Clifford V. Jennings Memorial Scholarship

For CARITAS employees and family members w/ at least 12 college credits who are seeking a degree from an accredited institution. All academic areas are considered. This fund was established by Foundation Board Member Shirley Jennings to honor her husband, oncologist Clifford Jennings, M.D. This scholarship is based on the quality of the application and references. For more information, contact Michelle Bridges; CARITAS Foundation; 1850 Bluegrass Avenue; Louisville, KY 40215; 502.361.6550; Fax: 502.361.6799.

Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship

The applicant must be a student in either prelicensure or graduate nursing education. Application must be submitted. Kentucky Nurses Foundation; 1400 South Fourth Street; Louisville, KY 40201-2616.

Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program

Open to racial and ethnic minority nursing students entering the third or fourth year of an accredited four-year BSN program or accelerated program leading to a BSN degree. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. For more information, contact Pam Chwedyk at 312.525.3095; fax 312.429.3336, or at pam.chwedyk@careermedia.com. Visit www.minoritynurse.com learn more. Deadline for applying is June 15 and students can receive $500 to $1,000.

Nelson Co. Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students from Nelson County; there is a preference for Catholic students. One "full-ride" scholarship is offered each year to an incoming Bethlehem High School graduate. For more information, visit Bellarmine University's BU Office of Financial Aid.

Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

KY resident; admitted to a nursing program; recipient must work as a nurse in KY for 1 year for each academic year funded. If recipient does not complete the nursing program within the time frame specified or the employment required then the NISF monies must be repaid plus accrued interest. Preference for awards is given to applicants w/ financial need. For more information, contact Richelle Livers, NISF Program Coordinator, at Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund; Kentucky Board of Nursing; 312 Whittington Pky. Ste 300; Louisville, KY 40222-5172; or call KBN office at 800.305.2042, 502.329.7000 or 502.329.7000, ext. 290. Deadline for applying is June 1 and students can be awarded $3,000.

P. E. O. Educational Loan Fund

This is a 4% loan. The applicant myst be enrolled in an accredited school; must be within 2 years, but not less than 4 months, of completing their course of study. Maximum amount loaned to any one student is $9,000.

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is specially created for women attending college later in life. To learn more, contact the Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund at 507.931.1682. Applications are due January 3. Five students will receive $10,000 scholarships and fifty students will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Taylor Drug Nursing Scholarship

Grant to assist needy nursing students matriculating in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Renewable each year. To learn more, visit Bellarmine University's Office of Financial Aid.

VALOR Program

Submit information by March to Julia Gatsos; 502.895.3401 ext. 5736 or email julia.gatsos@med.va.gov.

Vickey B. Owsley Scholarship

MSN student enrolled full or part-time; financial need; 3.0 or better GPA. Recipient is selected by MSN faculty w/ advisement from Financial Aid based on need. Student applies for financial assistance through the BU Financial Aid Office.