SoNAH Scholarships

The following list of scholarships are available for Nursing and Allied Health students. Other scholarships are available to students enrolled in any nursing or health-related program. The contact person’s name and address are given for the scholarships offered through avenues outside of the School of Nursing and Allied Health.

When seeking information about these scholarships, clarify that you are seeking financial assistance for studies in a nursing program. When looking through the scholarships, please note that some are qualified with the note, “*This is a departmental scholarship.” Please come to the School of Nursing and Allied Health to obtain an application for the scholarships qualified with this note; for all other scholarship applications, please check the respected website listed for the particular scholarship.

For more information, contact the HBU Financial Aid department.

HBU School of Nursing & Allied Health General Scholarship

The School of Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Committee invites you to apply for awards for the 2019-2020 academic year at Houston Baptist University. Scholarships will be awarded based on funder criteria, academic merit, financial need, and evidence of service. All applications are to be completed in full electronically and submitted to: Applications will close July 31, 2019. Please be advised that outside scholarship opportunities are still available. Information on potential awards outside of the SoNAH committee can be obtained below or in the Nursing office. We pray for your success in pursing scholarships and for the upcoming academic year.

HBU SoNAH Scholarship Application

American Association of Critical Care Nursing

The Houston Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nursing has funds available for Awards and Scholarships for assistance with educational advancement. Criteria for selection include chapter membership (there is a category for student membership).

Information for awards and scholarships may be obtained from:

American Business Women’s Association

The River Oaks Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association offers scholarship for women pursuing education for professional career development.

Information on the scholarship can be found at:

Associated Nursing Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships offered for $500 or $1000 based on the following criteria:

  • GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Student is in the clinical portion of the program. (Student has successfully completed NURS 3233 & 3408)

Students must repay the money if they do not complete the nursing program.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Doris Yordanoff, Chairperson
Associated Nursing Alumnae Scholarship
14423 Misty Meadow
Houston, TX 7707

Black Nurses Association

When funds are available, the Black Nurses Association offers scholarship on a one-time basis. Requirements for consideration are:

  • Enrolled in clinical portion of the program and be in good standing at the time of application
  • GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Present three letters of recommendation (one faculty, a community person and an RN or LVN active in BNA)
  • Active membership in BNA for six months to one year with local dues current at the time of application

Inquiries should be directed to:
Black Nurses Association
PO Box 20591
Houston, TX 77225-0591

C. Gus Glasscock, Jr. Nursing Scholarship

Provides $1,000 to $2,000 per year for undergraduate nursing students who are Latin American females with preference given to those from Honduras, Guatemala or Costa Rica. *Please note that this is a departmental scholarship.

Criteria include:

  • In good standing in the nursing program
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Have successfully completed NURS 3233 & 3408

Good Samaritan Foundation

Provides varying amounts each term for undergraduate and graduate students.

Criteria include:

  • In good standing in the nursing program
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Willingness to participate in Foundation activities on an as needed basis

Scholarship applications may be obtained by picking up the form from the foundation or by writing to:
Good Samaritan Foundation
5615 Kirby Drive #610
Houston, TX 77005 OR
you can visit for more information

*Gwen A. and Michel J. Mellinger Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

This scholarship honors Halisia Frazier Cannon, the donors’ granddaughter, and a BSN graduate from HBU. Varying amounts based on availability of funds are awarded for the duration of time in the undergraduate nursing program. Criteria include successful completion of NURS 3323 & 3408.

Harris County Medical Society Alliance

Provides $500 to $3,000 as a one-time award. The application requires a letter of recommendation from the dean of the School of Nursing and letters of recommendation from two college instructors (preferably, but not necessarily, from a clinical nursing instructor), a recent photograph and official transcripts from all colleges previously attended and the current program in which enrolled. A personal interview is conducted.

Criteria include:

  • Completion of courses through NURS 3404 Caring for Individuals I.
  • Completion of application and required documents.

Applications may be obtained from:
Melissa Caplan, Scholarship Co-Chair
HCMSA Nursing Scholarships
John P. McGovern Bldg.
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004-7126

Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation

The Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation (HNEF) offers academic scholarships to qualified students who require financial assistance, demonstrate the desire and the ability to pursue a professional nursing education in the greater Houston community. The scholarship provides financial support for studies toward a bachelor’s or advanced nursing degree.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Have a household income of less than $50,000
  • Express a sincere desire to actively pursue a professional career in nursing
  • If currently a high school senior graduating in the next 12 months, take the SAT or ACT exam prior to submitting and application
  • If currently enrolled in a college or university, provide documentation of current academic standing and courses taken that are prerequisites for entrance into an accredited bachelor’s or advanced nursing program
  • If anticipating entrance into bachelor’s or advanced degree nursing program, documentation of acceptance of acceptance into a college or university in the greater Houston area
  • Not be related by degree of consanguinity (child, grandchild or niece/nephew) to a member of the HNEF Board of Directors, an employee or a contractor

Contact Information:
Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation
3815 Montrose, Suite 200
Houston, TX 7706 or

Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program  enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing program, including a RN to BSN Bridge Program, to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Please see for more details on the benefits of this scholarship.

Eligible applicants will demonstrate the following:

– US citizen, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
– Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (such as the programs listed above) at accredited school of nursing located in the US
– Begin classes no later than September 30
– Free from any federal judgment liens
– Free from existing service commitments
– Not delinquent on a Federal debt

Hispanic Nurses Association

One-time awards are provided by the Hispanic Nurses Association, Houston Chapter. Scholarships are awarded once a year beginning in the fall semester and are based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in school and community activities and counselor/teacher recommendations.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Hispanic background
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • GPA >2.5
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Enrolled in a minimum of nine hours in an accredited Texas college/university
  • Nursing major

Contact for the Hispanic Nurses Association scholarship information is as follows:
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Houston Chapter
P.O. Box 355
Tomball, TX 77377-0355

Send the completed application to:
Rebecca Esparza
4124 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

Hotze Health and Wellness Scholarship

The Hotze Health and Wellness Scholarship for Nursing Excellence at Houston Baptist University will be awarded to students who exemplify the following characteristics: *This is a departmental scholarship.

– Be a full-time student as defined by HBU
– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
– Demonstrate proof of financial need
– Be a practicing Chrisitian with a letter of recommendation from a pastor or youth leader
– Have Christian family values
– Be service-oriented (as outlined in your resume)
– Be physically fit, practicing a lifestyle of health and wellness
– Bilingualism a plus
– Have a warm, friendly nature, strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills
– A record of leadership in the classroom, community and cocurricular activities, combined with outstanding past and current academic achievement

Memorial Hospital Nursing Alumni

The alumni of the Lilly Jolly School of Nursing established a scholarship program for students enrolled in the BSN program at HBU. The scholarship provides a $2,000 award to a student each year. The student must be enrolled in the clinical courses and show strong promise of success in the program. *Please note that this is a departmental scholarship.


Memorial Hermann Memorial City Scholarship

The MHMCH Volunteer Service Scholarship Fund is administered by the trustees of the scholarship fund. To apply, a student must be currently enrolled in the human healthcare field and attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award that is sent directly to the school to be used only for tuition, fees and books.

Applications are accepted by October 1 and March 1. Application forms are available on the Memorial Hermann website.

Contact Information:
MHMCH Volunteer Scholarship Fund
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
921 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024

National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.

The National Student Nurses’ Association awards individual one-time scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 in honor of Frances Tompkins. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to healthcare. School sponsors may require additional criteria. Applications must be received by February 1. The application must be accompanied by a minimal processing fee. All applicants must submit a copy of their most recent college transcripts or grade report. NSNA members must submit a copy of their membership. Registered nurse in baccalaureate programs and license vocational nurses in programs leading to registered nurse licensure must submit a copy of their license to be considered for the Career Mobility Scholarships. For more information, please visit the National Student Nurses’ Association website.


Navy Nursing Program

The US Navy is providing a $5,000 sign-on bonus to qualified student nursing applicants.

Applicants must be:

  • US citizen
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • Good academic standing

Additional benefits include:

  • Scheduled pay raises
  • World-wide travel opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits, with low-cost or no-cost family plans

Excellent retirement benefits. Inquiries should be directed to:
Navy Recruiting District
Attn: Officer Programs Department
9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77042

800-861-3300 or 713-953-5914 (ext. 244 or 274)
Resumes may be faxed to: 713-953-7620

Oncology Nursing Society

As funds are available, the Houston Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society awards scholarships for students expressing interest in oncology nursing.

The criteria for selection is as follows:

  • GPA > 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Be within one year of graduation
  • Provide two nursing faculty recommendations
  • Express interest or demonstrate clinical practice in oncology
  • Submit application by mid-March deadline

Information for applications:

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau is a honor society for professional nurses. Th Eta Phi Chapter is the local organization for Houston Baptist University. The Eta Phi Chapter awards $500 annually to a graduate student for advanced studies in nursing. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Counselor who is one of the nursing faculty.


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