Scholarship Programs

2024 NAHN Scholarships 

Each year, NAHN awards scholarships to active and eligible members who are enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs for the next academic year (2024-2025). Scholarship recipients are a select group of nurses 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 and types of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount of money in the scholarship fund. Members are encouraged to donate to support future scholarships. The selection of recipients is based on many factors including financial need, academic merit, course of study, supporting documentation, and other factors specific to each scholarship. Grant opportunities and eligibility requirements are described below.

NAHN 2024 Scholarship application cycle will be open February 26 - March 26, 2024.NAHN is offering $93,000 worth of Scholarships to NAHN members in 2024! Not yet a NAHN member? Join here by the time you submit your application.



Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • NAHN members in good standing before the application deadline. 
  • Attending/enrolled in an accredited full-time nursing program, if applying for Abbott or Suncrest Cares scholarships.
    • For the Abbott Scholarship - you can be enrolled/attending a undergrad or PhD nursing program.
    • For the Suncrest Cares Scholarship - you can be enrolled/attending a undergrad, MSN, PhD, or DNP nursing program.
  • For the AHNCC Holistic Nurse Fellowship - you must have an RN license and at least 5 years of experience.

Application, Notification & Announcement

The 2024 scholarship application period will begin February 26 and end March 26, 2024. It is strongly recommended that applicants not to wait until the last day to submit an application. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by email by May 15 and will be honored in person at the NAHN Annual Conference.

  • The scholarship application period begins February 26, 2024
  • The scholarship application period ends March 26, 2024
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 15, 2024

Application Materials

To help prepare for your application, NAHN recommends that you begin gathering the following materials, which will be required to by all applicants to be considered:

  • 1 Letter of recommendation from your NAHN Chapter President, Dean, academic advisor, school nursing organization, or current faculty member attesting to your academic performance, enrollment, expected graduation, participation/involvement in activities, future potential, and lists the applicants full name and the name of the scholarship they are applying for.
    • OPTIONAL second letter of recommendation from a member of your NAHN Chapter or school nursing organization, who can attest to your membership, involvement, and participation in chapter meetings, activities, and programs impacting the community.
  • Transcripts showing your current enrollment in a nursing program. (Not required for AHNCC Holistic Nurse Fellowship)
    • Applicant may upload a digital PDF copy of official transcripts or have official transcripts emailed to NAHN at [email protected] ATTN Transcript for Scholarship. If you are in the first semester of a nursing program or are beginning this fall and do not yet have transcripts, you can upload transcripts from your most recent school or program. 
  • Resume or CV.
  • Proof of enrollment in your nursing program.
  • Personal essay up to 500 words. 

Selected scholarship recipients will be required to sign an agreement and provide a W9 form for their university’s financial aid or scholarship office.


Thank You to Our 2024 NAHN Scholarship Partners Below



Abbott Scholarship Fund

Improving representation from diverse populations in clinical trials is paramount to reducing health disparities and better understanding the impact of the next generation of health care therapies across all populations. Yet historically, barriers to access for minority patients, alongside a shortage of minority investigators and clinical research personnel have limited some trials from truly representing the people who will ultimately benefit from a medication, product or therapy.

To address these issues, Abbott is offering scholarships for future trial leaders to support the training and education for the future leaders of clinical trials. In addition to building training, education and research infrastructure needed to support diversity enrollment in clinical trials, the new initiative also aims to overcome traditional barriers to expanding diversity in trials and ultimately improve health outcomes in more minority communities.

Abbott's scholarship program is designed to:

  • Support the next generation of minority physicians who will go on to lead clinical trials
  • Support minority nursing students who will go on to support the trials and process or function as clinical research coordinators
  • Expose more minority medical and nursing students to the research process
  • Help develop the next generation or caregivers who can break down barriers to clinical trials in their communities.

The Abbott Scholarship Fund will provide awards of $10,000 each to 8 total qualified applicants in 2024. Of the 8 awards, 4 of the scholarships will be awarded to nursing students; 1 scholarship will be awarded to a nurse practitioner path student; and 3 scholarships will be awarded to PhD path students.

Apply for the Abbott Scholarship


Suncrest Cares Foundation-NAHN Scholarship Program

Suncrest Hospice has a mission and strong conviction to support, uplift, and advance the care of patients and their families, which begins with better education for healthcare workers. Many of Suncrest’s hospice, home health, and palliative office locations serve Hispanic communities. Working together through a scholarship program, NAHN and Suncrest Cares Foundation can give opportunities to nursing students to benefit the communities both serve.

The Suncrest Cares Foundation-NAHN Scholarship Program will provide scholarships to students pursuing nursing or nursing-related degrees at the undergraduate or graduate level (MSN/DNP/PhD), who exemplify a dedication to service within their community, and a desire to expand that service by way of a career in nursing. A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded. The number of recipients and individual scholarship amounts will be determined during the selection process.

Apply for the Suncrest Scholarship


AHNCC Nurse Coach Fellowship

The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) is offering a Nurse Coach Fellowship to one NAHN member in 2024 who meets the AHNCC criteria for Nurse Coaching Certification. The role of Nurse Coaching is evolving quickly at the national level, and AHNCC certified Nurse Coaches work in many different settings including Intensive Care, Adult Health, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Community health, Independent Practice, with new mothers and their newborns, end of life, etc.

The Fellowship packet being offered is valued at over $3000.00 and includes the following:

  • Tuition from a designated national Nurse Coaching Program
  • Mentorship from an AHNCC certificate for the duration of the application and testing period.
  • Practice test fee
  • Examination Registration fee
  • Re-sitting fee if needed
  • The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider's Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies, 2nd Edition.

The selected NAHN member will have 2 years to complete the Fellowship program and take the certification examination. A certificate will be provided to participants upon completion of the Fellowship. Upon completion, participants can also include their completion of the AHNCC Nurse Coach Fellowship in their CVs.

Apply for the AHNCC Scholarship

Aguilar-Cuellar-Toben (ACT) Research Grant

The ACT Research Grant provides one $1,000 award to a Latino Ph.D. student who is a member of NAHN and who is conducting either quantitative or qualitative research to improve health care outcomes of the Latino population. Allocation of the funds will be based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant as a Latino researcher, approval of the dissertation chair, IRB approval, and the research budget. This grant was developed in honor of “Nena” and “Tia Pat” - mother and sister of Norma Cuellar’s (President of NAHN from 2018-2020).

Applications are OPEN for ACT Research Grant on a rolling basis.

Apply Now for ACT Research Grant