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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

NAHN Nursing Scholarships

Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Students

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Who Can Apply?

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.

Selection of recipients is based on need, current academic standing, whether they are a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States and other criteria listed below.

Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

The number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount in the scholarship fund.

Scholarships will be presented at the 2016 NAHN Annual Conference.

What is the Selection Criteria?

Criteria for the Scholarship Awards include:

  • NAHN scholarship application form completed by the student and submitted by the deadline date of APRIL 1, 2016 AT 5:00PM ET.
  • The application packet needs to include:
    • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from two faculty members outlining the applicant's future professional contribution to the nursing profession and potential to act as a role model for other aspiring nursing students.
    • An essay, 500 words or less (using Times New Roman – 12 font), written by the student that reflects their life growing up (must include who raised them and what type of work they did), qualifications, and potential for leadership in nursing
    • A resume, with education, employment, include earned certificates, awards, community service, special honors, etc.
    • Provide one page spread sheet that includes: a discussion of economic needs; delineates monthly income and expenses; estimates of educational expenses, including any other financial aid for the year received. Include also a copy of most recent W-2 form.
    • An official transcript from applicant's college, university, or Nursing Program.
    • A letter from a school official noting:
      • Student is enrolled, and specify if part-time, time or full-time status
      • That the student is in good standing (meaning progressing well and not behind in their studies
      • The letter should be signed and in official letterhead.
  • Please do not staple all these documents.
  • Academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred).
  • Verification of membership status in NAHN (must be a NAHN member for at least six months from the deadeline date).
  • NAHN members can reapply for scholarships if attaining a higher degree.
  • No acting National Board Members or Committee members are eligible for scholarships
  • Attendance to Scholarship Gala on July 15, 2016 is mandatory for receipt of scholarship award.

Scholarship Application Packet

Please click here to download the application.

Previous NAHN Scholarships Recepients



2016 Annual Meeting


2016 NAHN Annual Conference
July 12-15, 2016
Chicago, IL


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