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NLN-Home Instead Scholarship Awards

Request for Applications

The 2018 application period is closed. All applicants will be notified by July 15, 2018. 

The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Home Instead Senior Care are joining forces to foster and promote geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. Six scholarships, from two categories, will be awarded to prepare a competent nursing workforce to deliver the best care to older adults. The scholarship awards can be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.

All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria, as requested by Home Instead:

Criteria for a $5,000 scholarship award:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited advanced practice nursing program focused on geriatrics or gerontology.
  • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must be a licensed nurse in the United States of America.
  • Applicant must write a 500-word essay (described below) highlighting their goals to become an advanced practice geriatric nurse or gerontologist.
  • Applicants must provide two academic or professional references.
  • Applicant must make a commitment to use their advanced degree in the geriatric population.
  • Applicant is a current or former employee of Home Instead, Inc. or the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network in good standing as determined by Home Instead.

In the case there is not an application from a current or former Home Instead employee the following changes will occur:

  • Money will be divided into two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to two separate individuals seeking an advanced nursing degree (Masters or Doctorate) with a focus in geriatrics or gerontology.

Criteria for a $1,000 scholarship (5 scholarship awards):

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program (e.g. PN/VN, BSN, MSN) and have completed at least one academic year.
  • Applicant must have two years experience in the geriatric field.
  • Applicant’s enrollment must be focused on gerontology or geriatrics nursing program.
  • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay (described below) highlighting their goals to become a geriatric nurse or gerontologist.
  • Applicants must provide one academic or professional reference.
  • Applicant must make a commitment to use their degree in the geriatric population.

Essay Guidelines

Please complete an essay discussing what led you to seek an advance degree in geriatrics and/or gerontology. Essay should include a brief review of your geriatric career, your future professional goals in this field, and how this scholarship will assist you in meeting your goals. The essay should be a maximum of 500 words.

Notes for All Applicants:

  • Applicant must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above.
  • Winners may be asked to submit a comment post-graduation, summarizing their experience receiving this scholarship.

Online Submission System (Fluid Review):

Questions related to the application process, contact Tatiana Nin at tnin@nln.org or foundation@nln.org.