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The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a non-profit foundation sponsoring a scholarship program dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing a program of basic (LPN, Diploma, AD, BSN, BSN Completion) or advanced degree in nursing (Masters, Doctoral - DNP, DNS), and PhD education in a Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing approved program within an educational institution located in Pennsylvania. We will also accept applications from students attending nursing school online, but your intention must be to work as a nurse in Pennsylvania. To apply, you MUST be a resident of Pennsylvania.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for scholarships that will be awarded in the Summer to be expended in the Fall semester (except for PhD awards that will be funded over the grant period). Scholarships are available to be used for tuition, books, and/or educational fees. The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania hopes that it is your intent to practice nursing in Pennsylvania.

Application Process: Please Read Carefully

  • Complete the Scholarship Application, including Personal Statement of Commitment.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation, which address the selection criteria below (at least one letter must be from a nursing faculty member). All letters of recommendation must have applicant's name, as well as the address, telephone number, and email address of the person writing the recommendation. NOTE: You are able to request letters of recommendation to be uploaded through Submittable's system.
  • Submit your transcript of grades which includes the most recently completed semester (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Submit a copy of your letter of acceptance (or its equivalent) into the nursing program with a beginning date being identified.
  • High school students may not apply. You must be established in a nursing school and be able to provide your most recent transcript from nursing school as well as a letter of recommendation from a nursing school faculty member. 
The application, including all required materials, must be complete at the time of submission to be considered. 

Selection Criteria
  • Professional Leadership
  • Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Potential
  • Community Service
  • Personal Commitment
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