Nightingale Scholarship

Celebrate the future of nursing with Nightingale Scholarships, generously supported by the NM Board of Nursing. We are pleased to offer 12 scholarships valued at $2,500 each to support nursing students on their educational journey. These scholarships recognize their dedication to the nursing profession, academic pursuits, and community service. Applications open in August. Prepare for this opportunity by familiarizing yourself with the application requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Residency Requirement: Applicants must be residents of New Mexico or members of the Navajo Nation, serving NM residents.
  • Academic Achievement: Successfully complete at least one semester or 6-8 credit hours of nursing courses in your current program, approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing.
  • GPA Requirement: Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and submit a current grade transcript with the application. Previous degree grades are not required.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from current nursing faculty or academic advisor. Letters must be in PDF format and sent directly to [email protected].
  • Personal Statement: Submit a 2-page essay in PDF format outlining your motivation for entering the nursing profession or advancing your nursing education. Include your commitment to addressing health disparities.