Nursing Scholarships in Georgia
Thinking of becoming a nurse in Georgia? One of the most in demand fields available to today's Georgia college students is nursing. Since we're all going to continue to age and get ill, we're always going to need nurses. Now, especially, is a great time to become a nurse, as the Baby Boomer generation ages. Some places even suggest we'll have a nursing shortage as the Boomer generation becomes more dependent on younger generation in Georgia, which means that salaries and benefits for nurses are more likely to go up.
Nursing is a broad field, with many specialties and levels of licensure available. Nurses work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctor's offices, home care environments and many nurses serve with our soldiers both home and abroad. The nursing field itself is very broad, and covers less-trained positions like licensed practical nurses and certified nursing aides, as well as positions which require extensive training, like nursing managers or nurse practitioners. While nursing has remained a field primarily for women, more men are entering the field all the time, especially as old stereotypes die off.
The price of a degree in nursing from a Georgia university or nursing school depends on many factors, including the type of degree, the type of school and the specialty the future nurse would like to focus on. Nurses' salaries also vary, from the working class wages of an LPN or CNA to the very comfortable salary enjoyed by managers and nurse practitioners.
Paying for nursing school can be overwhelming up front, but the wide open job market and many career prospects available to prospective nurses can assuage many fears about the cost. Like any other college or advanced degree, you can pay for nursing school using student loans, grants or scholarships. The US military has a particularly attractive program for future nurses who want to serve their country in the reserves or on active duty.
Here is a handful of other great resources that may help you find the money to pay for a nursing degree:
NURSES for a Healthier Tomorrow
The American Legion
The American Association of College Nurses
Browse Nursing Scholarships in Georgia:
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|2023/2024 College Scholarship||$1,000|
|Sponsored: There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write!|
|Ann Korey Memorial Scholarship||varies|
|The applicant must be in good academic standing, be a full-time student, be a Georgia resident, and be majoring in Nursing.|
|Emory Dunwoody Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship||varies|
|This award is for GA residents who have completed one year of college, demonstrated financial need, and are interested in the nursing profession.|
|Fraternal Order of Police #35 Scholarship||Varies|
|This scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior who is majoring in Criminal Justice and has financial need. Preference will be given to a graduate of a Carroll County High School. ...|
|George E. Sims, Jr. Nursing Scholarship||Varies|
|The George E. Sims, Jr. Nursing Scholarship is funded by the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation and is administered by the West Georgia Medical Center. Open to qualified LaGrange College nursing ...|
|Georgia Legion Auxiliary Past President Parley Nursing Scholarship||Varies|
|Established to provide financial assistance to descendants of veterans in Georgia who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. This program is open to Georgia residents who are 1) ...|
|Louis Beard Nursing Scholarship||$2000|
|$2,000 awarded to worthy nursing student in the Thomasville area. Apply to the Administrator of Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia. No closing date for application.|