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Scholarships for Disadvantaged Nursing Students

Purpose of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Project

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  1. To increase the admission, retention and graduation rates of full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including students who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups and first-generation nursing students at South Dakota State University College of Nursing, and
  2. To improve the recruitment of disadvantaged Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates in rural primary care and/or medically underserved communities.

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:

  • Be a citizen or national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.
  • Submit documentation of economic disadvantage status via federal taxes and FAFSA.
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in the nursing major.
  • Participate in SDS project activities, fill out all the required surveys needed for project performance reporting, remain in good academic standing and commit to work as an RN after graduation in medically underserved communities according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Bureau of Health Workforce- HRSA -20-006 requirements.

Priority will be given to applicants that are also environmentally disadvantaged and first generation college students.

Do you meet the eligibility requirements?