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Houston Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships for the Houston Nursing Department are offered annually. The application period for these scholarships is held in the month of March each year. The nursing department will announce the open application period via Blackboard or through e-mail. Students can apply for these scholarships using the STARS application which can be found by logging into your Portal account. Once you have applied for a Nursing Departmental scholarship(s) you can check the status of your application by logging into your Portal and selecting STARS as well. Each scholarship which you have applied for will have a status of Applied For, Pending (under review), Rejected (denied), or Approved (student will receive scholarship). If youa re awarded a scholarship you will be notified by an award letter which can be found by logging into your Portal account and Webadvisor. All scholarship funds are applied to any outstanding balance before a student can receive a refund on their OneCard. Also, if you're awarded other types of financial aid your scholarship is subject to all standard financial aid and eligibility requirements.

Houston Departmental Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and need. These scholarships may entitle non-Texas resident students to pay Texas resident tuition rates. Award amounts can range from $250 to $2000 a year. The criteria for each of the scholarships include the following: students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, students must attend the Houston campus, students must be a nursing major, and students must be in financial need. Recipients are selected by a committee representing the College of Nursing.


The Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation (HNEF)
The Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation will be accepting applications for scholarships from students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or advanced nursing degrees.  The scholarship application period starts January 8, 2016.

The HNEF Scholarship Program provides academic financial assistance to individuals who demonstrate the desire and ability to pursue a professional nursing career in the Greater Houston community.  Scholarships are awarded to: (1) high school seniors who will begin college in Fall 2016; (2) students currently taking college level prerequisites for nursing programs; and (3) students currently enrolled in a BSN or advanced nursing degree program.

The selection process includes consideration of financial need, academic history, leadership ability, community involvement and commitment to nursing.  Recipients who attend school full-time and maintain their grades may qualify to receive up to $2,000 to $2,500 per semester for tuition, fees and books during their nursing education at Houston area colleges and universities.

See for more information and application posted on January 8, 2015.  Completed application materials are due MARCH 11, 2016.

Parry Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to students at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. Awards are based on scholastic competence, good moral character, dedication to the nursing profession, and financial need.

John Winston Carter
Established through the estates of Clare C. Casperson and Ruth Carter Slack in memory of their brother, John Winston Carter, for students majoring in Nursing at the Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas.

Visiting Nurses Association Foundation of Houston
This scholarship fund is exclusively for students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas with preference for students from the greater Houston area (defined as Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, and Walker Counties).

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