Michigan Nursing Scholarship

The Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS) is a non-need based award available to Michigan residents enrolled at least half time at an eligible institution in a program leading to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). Students receiving a full-time scholarship award have to agree to work as a direct patient care nurse in an eligible Michigan facility, or as a teacher of nursing at an eligible Michigan postsecondary institution, one year for each year of assistance. Failure to fulfill the work commitment will result in the scholarship becoming a loan that must be repaid.

Awards are $4,000 for full-time students, $3,000 for three-quarter time students, or $2,000 for half-time students. Students can receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years.

• Agree to gain nursing licensure and eligible direct care nursing employment, or eligible employment as a teacher of nursing in Michigan within one year of completing academic program
• Agree to repay the scholarship if the work requirement or other program provisions are not met
• Enroll at least half time in a nursing program at an approved Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university
• Be a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of nursing program enrollment
• Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or approved refugee
• Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury, or death
• For renewal, meet institution’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy
• Meet any other program requirements

Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit an essay (1,000 words or less) describing your passion for nursing (why you want to become a nurse).
  2. Please indicate your specific field of study.