2014 Call for Applications New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm (ET)

The seventh Call for Proposals (CFP) was issued for the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Schools of Nursing (SON) apply directly to NCIN for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. These grants may be disbursed as $10,000 scholarships that can be awarded to students entering an accelerated nursing degree program. To view the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) announcement click here. Here you also have the opportunity to preview the complete application before beginning the application process.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship program was created to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs.

Learn more from the CFP and the Eligibility & Criteria section on the NCIN Web site. A school of nursing that offers an accelerated degree program may apply for between five and 30 scholarships per year to be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. A total of up to 400 scholarship awards will be made during this funding cycle.

Applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/ncin7 and use the Apply Online link for this solicitation. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at http://my.rwjf.org/login.do before you begin the application process.

The deadline for receipt of the online application, including supporting materials, is January 9, 2014, at 3:00 pm (ET).

Please direct all inquiries about the program, application process to Alexa Tehansky and selection criteria to Vernell DeWitty.

RWJF does not provide individual critiques of applications submitted. The program's national advisory committee makes recommendations about grants to the Foundation staff. RWJF makes all final grant decisions.

Find out more about submitting a proposal during an upcoming applicant conference call. Registration is required. Please visit the program's website for complete details and to register.

For more details about the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, see http://newcareersinnursing.org.