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American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Scholarships

Financial Support to Enhance Your Nurse Practitioner (NP) Career

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - AANP Scholarships

You are committed to excellence in advanced nursing practice. Now, become empowered to succeed by applying for an exclusive scholarship from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP)!

Whether you are just starting your journey to becoming a nurse practitioner (NP) or are seeking your DNP or PhD, these scholarships help you gain valuable advanced learning, maximize your professional development and become a trusted health care expert for your patients. AANP is proud to support the talented NPs and health care leaders of tomorrow.

2024 AANP Scholarship Program

To become an NP, you need advanced clinical training and education. AANP scholarships are available to members who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree. Applicants must be a licensed registered nurse, have at least one semester of classes completed and be scheduled to complete an eligible NP program between fall (August) 2024 and summer (July) 2025. Awardees may receive $2,500 to $5,000 in scholarship funding. Only completed applications through our online system will be accepted and reviewed.

Applications closed on March 20, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

All applicants will be notified once the scholarship recipients have been determined. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be required to complete and sign a written acknowledgment form.

"As an FNP student, I am personally grateful for the gift of this scholarship from AANP. An organization I am proud to be a member of. Thank you for assisting me during a time of financial need. Professionally AANP has so much to offer the nursing community. I enjoy NP Pulse podcast, CE center, and the Advocacy center. AANP has impacted my knowledge base and helped me grow professionally as a future FNP!"
—Heather Armstrong, BSN, RN, CEN
2023 Scholarship awardee

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Not be a member of the AANP Board of Directors or a relative of a current AANP board member or state liaison.
  • Not be an AANP staff member or related to an AANP staff member.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited graduate school and program.
  • Have at least one semester of your current program completed.
  • Complete your program with the result of a master's degree or doctoral degree in nursing or a related field.
  • Complete your program between fall (August) 2024 and summer (July) 2025.

Eligible Disciplines

Applicants should be enrolled in one of these academic disciplines:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Track).
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s or BSN to DNP).
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Related Field.

Supporting Documents

To apply, please provide these additional documents with your application:

  • NP program of study.
  • Official, certified transcript of your current program which matches the program of study, including courses that are in progress.
  • Verification of school and program accreditation.
  • Two current, professional references on letterhead.
  • Current CV or résumé.

AANP Scholarship funds are for program tuition costs only and are not intended for advanced workshops, etc. If you’re selected and you withdraw or defer from your program, the scholarship funds will be returned to AANP.