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The Black Education Matters Scholarship

Our dedication to social justice

Full Scholarship

Program Eligibility: Students accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure) program.

The Black Education Matters Scholarship was created to increase educational opportunities for aspiring nurses who identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color. The scholarship is awarded to students who are passionate about addressing social inequalities inherent to society and have demonstrated contributions. Scholarship recipients are awarded full tuition and fees toward the BSN Pre-Licensure program.

Important Deadlines for Eligibility

Phoenix
Scholarship Application & Deadline Dates
Program Start Date: Application Deadline:
August 17, 2021 August 3, 2021
Austin
Scholarship Application & Deadline Dates
Program Start Date: Application Deadline:
April 13, 2021 March 19, 2021
Tampa
Scholarship Application & Deadline Dates
Program Start Date: Application Deadline:
April 13, 2021 March 19, 2021

Scholarship Essay

Describe a time when you helped bridge an existing divide among people or groups or flattened the social inequalities inherent in society. In your essay, please explain:

  • What was the problem you saw?
  • How did you feel about it?
  • What did you do to contribute to solving the problem?
  • Why are you passionate about this issue?

This activity should naturally reflect the first provision of the American Nursing Association’s Code of Ethics. “The nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and personal attributes of every person, without prejudice.”

This could be in the community, at school, in church/synagogue/mosque, or at home. Examples might include, but are not limited to, working in a soup kitchen, organizing a clothing/book/school supplies drive, organizing tutoring classes in a Boys & Girls Club, or being a literacy volunteer at the library.

View scholarship essay details and requirements. 

How to Apply

To apply for the Black Education Matters Scholarship, students in Phoenix, Tampa, and Austin must:

  • Apply and be accepted to the Aspen University BSN Pre-Licensure program by specified deadline.
  • Self-identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color.
  • Complete FAFSA; Federal School Code: 040803.
  • Submit the Scholarship application and essay to pl.scholarships@aspen.edu.

The Black Education Matters Scholarship does not carry a cash value and will only be disbursed to the student account.

Download the Scholarship application.

To apply to this scholarship, please submit your scholarship application and essay to pl.scholarships@aspen.edu.

To learn more about Aspen University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure) program request to speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

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