The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started by the NSCDA in 1927 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The students are expected to return to work among their people to help improve health care. Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely populated by American Indians. Intended originally to benefit females only, the program has expanded to include males and the career goals now include not only nursing careers, but jobs in health care and health education as well.
The scholarship is $1,500 per semester as long as the student is in good acadmic standing. Applications for Fall are due June 1; applications for Spring are due December 1. National Society of Colonial Dames of America , 2715 Q Street, NW, Washington DC 20007-3041; 202-337-2288; firstname.lastname@example.org