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2018 Health Profession Scholarship Open for Applications

August 17, 2018 Matthew Devick

Applications are now open for students to apply for one of twenty-six Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation's Health Profession Scholarships.

The Caring Foundation is investing in health profession education by offering a scholarship program to help address and strengthen the health care workforce shortage and provide financial assistance to these aspiring students.

Last year, the BCBSND Caring Foundation launched the Nursing Scholarship Program with sixteen successful applicants from across the State. 2018 brings a new and expanded scholarship program under a new name, "Health Care Profession Scholarship Program." Scholarships will now extend to non-nursing health care related fields and graduate students, and include sixteen $2,500 nursing scholarships and ten $2,500 scholarships for non-nursing health care related fields.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Attend a North Dakota university, college or technical college
  • Be pursuing a degree in a nursing or health care related field
  • Have completed at least their freshman year of undergraduate course work
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be in good academic standing; maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need

Applications are open and will be accepted through October 1, 2018. For more information or to find the application, click here.


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