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2024 AANP Grants and Scholarships Program Funding Cycle Announced

Media Contact: Bryan Black

Eligible nurse practitioners and students must apply by March 20 to be considered.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) works to sustain its core purpose "to promote high-quality health care for all" through financial support for nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP students. In 2023, AANP awarded $145,000 to 51 members through the AANP Grants and Scholarships Program, and in 2024 AANP will raise the amount to more than $152,000 in total awards.

AANP is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Grants and Scholarships Program funding cycle. AANP members who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships or grants before March 20, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

“AANP believes investing in the education and professional development of NPs and NP students is an investment in individuals and an investment in the future of health care for all,” said AANP President Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP. The AANP Grants and Scholarships Program is a testament to our commitment to our members. In 2024, we are proud to announce an increase in funding and encourage eligible AANP members to seize this opportunity and apply for scholarships or grants before the deadline. Together, we can continue to elevate the standards of care and make a positive impact on health care access and outcomes for our communities."

AANP Grants are open to AANP members practicing in an NP role and to certified NPs or graduate students expected to complete their project in 2025. Applicants will be considered for up to $5,000 in grant funding.

AANP Scholarships are offered to those AANP members currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree. Applicants must be licensed as a 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 will be considered for $2,500-$5,000 in scholarship funding.

Applications must be submitted before the March 20 deadline. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed.


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 385,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit

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