NLN-Home Instead Scholarship Awards

The 2022 application period runs from Monday, February 28, 2022 until Thursday, May 26th of 2022. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2022 and awardees will be recognized at the NLN Summit in the Fall of 2022.

The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Home Instead are joining forces to foster and promote geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. Six scholarships 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. Read the criteria below and apply today. 


Critera FOR $5,000 SCHOLARSHIPS (1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD): 
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited graduate nursing program (Masters, Doctorate) focused on geriatrics or gerontology.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology (employment, clinical experience, classes taken, etc.).
  • 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 addressed to the NLN Foundation.
  • Applicant must demonstrate commitment to use their advanced degree in the geriatric population.

CATEGORY 1 - APPLY HERE

    Criteria for $1,000 scholarships (5 scholarship awards): 
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program focusing in geriatrics and have completed at least one academic year.
    • Applicant must have 2 years’ experience in the geriatric field.
    • Applicant must provide proof of current or recent work in geriatrics/gerontology.
    • Applicant must write a 500-word essay (described below) highlighting their goals to become a geriatric nurse or gerontologist.
    • Applicants must provide one academic or professional reference addressed to the NLN Foundation.
    • Applicant must make a commitment to use their degree in the geriatric population. 

    CATEGORY 2 - APPLY HERE

    Essay requirements

    Please complete an essay discussing what led you to seek a nursing degree with focus on geriatrics and/or gerontology. This essay should also include a brief review of your geriatric career, your future professional goals in this field and how this scholarship would assist you in meeting those goals. The essay should be a maximum of 500 words.

    Additional requirements for ALL applicants:
    • GPA of 3.0.
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    Online Submission System (SM apply):

    The 2022 application period runs from Monday, February 28, 2022 until Thursday, May 26th of 2022. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2022 and awardees will be recognized at the NLN Summit in the Fall of 2022.

     For questions related to the application process, contact Michelle Teng at mteng@nln.org or foundation@nln.org.