Nursing Students

Nursing Student Scholarships

Students are drawn to nursing careers because of a desire to care, serve, or help others. Through nearly $1 million in scholarships offered through our Foundation, PTK provides resources to serve nursing students just like you.

With the help of partners like Hurst Review and special member-only NCLEX© review course subscription discounts, you gain access to scholarships to pay for school and pass your licensing exam.

Scholarships for LPNs

All-State Academic Team Programs

Applicants must be nominated by your college’s designated nominator and reside in one of the 39 participating states.

  • More $41 million available
  • Receive special local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships

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All-USA Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, All-USA Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement.

  • 20 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $100,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and/or community leadership and service.

  • 50 Gold Scholar Awards of $1,500
  • 50 Silver Scholar Awards of $1,250
  • 50 Bronze Scholar Awards of $1,000
  • Total awards of $187,500
  • Commemorative medallions

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Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed 12-36 semester hours, and be currently enrolled in an associate degree program.

  • 200 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 25 scholarships earmarked for military
  • 7 Global Leaders of Promise Scholars awarded
  • Total awards of $207,000

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Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholarship

Applicants must be eligible and apply for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship and enrolled in an associate degree program in Texas.

  • 1 $1,500 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition as a Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar

GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be enrolled in an associate degree program following the fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.

  • 2 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $2,000

View Geico Pathway to Completion Scholarship

Get2College Corps Scholarship

Applicants must be 18 years old and a Phi Theta Kappa member, currently enrolled in any Mississippi community college, able to work at least 10 hours a week throughout a 10-week term, and able to commit to the program in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 while enrolled at the community college.

  • Up to 21 awards of $5,000
  • Recognition as a Get2College Corps Member

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Hurst Review NCLEX® Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in a nursing degree program.

  • 25 scholarships of $250 each for the NCLEX® exam fee
  • Free subscription to the premier Hurst NCLEX® Review for scholarship recipients
  • Total awards of $13,750

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Fall Application Deadline: October 29, at 5 pm CT

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New Century Pathway Scholarship

Open to non-members, New Century Pathway Scholarship applicants must be a top-scoring student from one the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nations where at least one Phi Theta Kappa Chapter resides and be nominated by their college’s designated nominator.

  • 52 scholarships for Transfer Pathway
  • 52 scholarships for Workforce Pathway

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Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must graduate within 18 months from the time of application.

  • 15 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $15,000

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PTK Workforce Development Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only; applicants must be pursuing a workforce-related major and must enter the workforce after graduating with an associate degree or certificate.

  • 1 scholarship of $1,500 awarded annually
  • Recognition as a PTK Workforce Development Scholar

StudyBuddy TEAS Prep Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in a pre-nursing, nursing, or allied health degree program. Students in medical assistant and certified nursing assistant programs are eligible as well.

  • 35 students will receive a 100% discount for the TEAS or HESI prep course materials on StudyBuddy.live for a duration of up to 10 weeks
  • 20 students will receive an additional 100% discount for all other courses in addition to the TEAS prep course for up to 10 weeks; discount codes cannot be combined
  • Discounts are valued at $300 each, totaling $16,500

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Trustmark Workforce Development Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas only; applicants must be pursuing a workforce-related major and must enter the workforce after graduating with an associate degree or certificate.

  • Up to 25 scholarships of $200 awarded annually
  • Recognition as a Trustmark Workforce Development Scholar

In addition to scholarships for LPNs, those pursuing a RN degree have access to:

Christopher A. Calhoun Transfer Scholarship

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and Phi Theta Kappa member, enrolled in an associate degree program in South Carolina with plans to enroll in a four-year college baccalaureate degree program in South Carolina for the next fall semester, eligible and apply for the All-USA Academic Team, and be nominated by the student’s college.

  • 1 $1,000 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-South Carolina Academic Team event

GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, must enroll at least part-time in a baccalaureate degree program in the next fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.

  • 2 scholarships of $1,500 each
  • Total awards of $3,000

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Guistwhite Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation.

  • 15 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Hites Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

  • 10 scholarships of $7,500 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Pacific Region Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be currently enrolled at a two-year college in the Pacific Region, transferring to a senior institution in the Pacific Region in the next fall semester, and be eligible for the Guistwhite or Hites Scholarships.

  • Up to 2 $1,000 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the Pacific Regional Convention