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Application Checklist

NURSE Corp logoPrinter friendly NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Checklist (PDF - 138 KB).  

Use the checklist below to prepare and submit your application. Please be advised that on average the application process can take up to 3 weeks. The application closes May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early!

Review eligibility and service requirements.

  • Read the Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 449 KB) .
    This document is essential to understanding the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program details, including how to apply, the obligation you are incurring, your personal tax liability and how to successfully complete the on-line application. You can apply regardless of how much of the nursing program you have completed--even if you have just one semester left.
  • Determine your eligibility.

To be eligible for a scholarship, by the application due date, all NCSP applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National; and Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled or accepted as a full time student or in one of the following accredited nursing degree programs:
      • Associate Degree School of Nursing
      • Collegiate School of Nursing
      • Diploma School of Nursing
      • RN to BSN Bridge Program*
  • Attend a nursing school or program located in a State or U.S. Territory
  • Start classes in the nursing degree program on or before September 30, 2014 and be enrolled in the Fall Term/Semester

*Please note, non-nursing to NP, and RN to NP Bridge Programs are no longer eligible for the NCSP Scholarship

  • Understand the service commitment.

In consideration of the benefits provided by the Scholarship, participants are required to provide a minimum of 2 year service obligation (or part time equivalent) at an eligible critical shortage facility (CSF) in a federally designated underserved area.  Service commitments are defined as follows:

 

Years of Scholarship Support

Years of Service Obligation

Up to 1 Full-Time School Year (2014-2015)

2 Years Full-Time

Up to 2 Full-Time School Years (2014-2016)

2 Years Full-Time

Up to 3 Full-Time School Years (2014-2017)

3 Years Full-Time

Up to 4 Full-Time School Years (2014-2018)

4 Years Full-Time

 

Be sure you have a complete understanding of the obligation you are incurring before accepting the NCSP scholarship award.  Please refer to the 2014 Application and Program Guidance for more details.

Prepare your application.

  • Start early and have all your supporting documents completed and available! Allow yourself an adequate amount of time to complete the application and try to avoid submitting at the very last moment. Heavy volumes near closing time may slow submission processing. The application closes promptly on May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET. 

  • Create an account to begin your online application.
    Create a NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Account.  You will then receive an email with a hyperlink to activate your account. If an account exists please use those credentials to login and begin the application. Password help is available via a link on the login page.

  • Discuss the specific goals and requirements of the Letters of Recommendation with those who are submitting information on your behalf.  Be sure to read the Letters of Recommendation section of the 2014 Application and Program Guidance to understand what is required for your academic and non-academic letter(s)*.  An email with the required components will be sent to each of your recommenders. Applicants will not be alerted if a letter has not been submitted, only when it has been uploaded on their behalf via the NHSC Scholarship Application Account.  Applicants can resend recommender requests or change recommenders at any time up until the close date.
    * Those who have been out of school for an extended period of time may submit a LOR from a supervisor instead of an academic LOR.

 

  • Gather your documentation.
    Several documents are required to verify your proof of status, academic standing and recommendation for the program. All multiple page documents MUST be converted into a single document.  If a second page is uploaded it will overwrite the first.  If any document is incomplete, cannot be opened or is illegible, your application could be deemed incomplete or ineligible.  When uploading a document, please make sure the document does not exceed 5MB and is saved as a PDF (preferred) or MS Word document. We also accept the following file types/formats; however, these may delay application review and processing times: rtf, txt, msg, tif, png, jpg, jpeg, gif, bmp, xls, xlsx, ppt, and pptx.


Required documentation:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Transcript
  • Resume detailing volunteer and work experience (no more than five pages)
  • Verifications and evaluations from your school
  • Essays
  • Acceptance Report/Verification of Good Standing*
  • Authorization to Release Information*
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Academic Letter of Recommendation
    • Non-Academic Letter of Recommendation
    • Statement Regarding Existing Service Obligation

*These template documents are available through your online NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application Account. You will need to print the forms, fill them out and scan them in order to upload.

  • Review all of the application information and uploaded documentation prior to submitting your application.
    If you decide to make any changes to the application or the supporting documentation after an application is submitted, you will need to resubmit your application by the application deadline.


Need additional assistance?
During the application period, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program experiences a very high call volume to its Customer Care Center. To avoid long wait times, applicants are encouraged to participate in any of these upcoming events, which will offer application guidance and technical assistance to those applying to the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Webinar (Pre-Recorded)

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application Conference Call #1

  • Date: Thursday,  April 3,  2014
  • Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Dial-in number: 800-369-3140
  • Participant passcode: 9999132
  • Event Description: NURSE Corps staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have about the application process.  Applicants are also encouraged to view the recorded NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Program Webinar before the conference call, which covers the eligibility requirements, the online application process, and includes reminders and resources.

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Conference Call #2

  • Date: Saturday, May 17,  2014
  • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Dial-in number: 800-369-3140
  • Participant passcode: 9999132
  • Event Description: NURSE Corps Scholarship program staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have about the application process.  Applicants are also encouraged to view the recorded NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Program Webinar , before the conference call, which covers the eligibility requirements, the online application process, and includes reminders and resources.