Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing

The Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program was designed to address the nursing shortage by funding scholarships in accelerated degree programs at nursing schools, with preference given to schools that increase the number of students in these programs or increase enrollment and retention of disadvantaged or minority students.This grant supports one of 63 nursing schools selected for funding through a competitive application process. The nursing school will use all grant funds for between 5 and 30 scholarships for students deemed eligible for this program. It is expected that grantee institutions will allocate RWJF scholarship funds to enrolled students accepted into accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree nursing programs who receive the New Careers in Nursing scholarships. The intent is to support students and offset expenses encumbered as a result of participating in an accelerated degree program. The funds are not to be used to supplant other financial resources such as loan funds that the students are eligible to receive due to need. Students may use their scholarship funds to pay tuition, academic fees or as a subsidy to living expenses to reduce their financial burden while in school. The school will report on the progress of scholarship recipients during the academic year. As a result of this program, the nursing school is expected to increase: (1) student enrollment capacity in its accelerated program(s); and (2) the number of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds that enroll and graduate from the program. This institution will receive eight scholarships for B.S.N. students.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $80,000.00

Awarded on: 4/28/2010

Time frame: 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011

Grant Number: 67700


Research Foundation of the City University of New York

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New York, 10036-7207


Catherine Alicia Georges
Project Director