Are there nursing scholarships for men?

If you’re a male nurse considering a career in nursing, you might be wondering if there are any scholarships for male nurses available to you.

Scholarships were designed to benefit two sets of people:

  1. High achievers in athletics, academia, or other areas of education
  2. Minority groups who typically come up against roadblocks when it comes to financing their education

There are a lot of scholarships out there for women aiming to educate themselves in specific fields to help diversify male-dominated industries. However, for obvious reasons, there are not as many opportunities for male-specific scholarships.

With nursing, however, which has been traditionally staffed by women, there are a few more scholarship opportunities for men. As such an in-demand field constantly in need of more nursing students and graduates it’s no surprise they would find ways to incentivize students to continue their nursing education.

To supplement your scholarship search, you should make sure to file the FAFSA® for every year you’re in school. This will automatically give schools your financial information so they can put together your financial aid package. The package will usually include everything from grants, work-study programs, federal loans, and yes, even institutional-based scholarships.

The FAFSA® is a great place to start if you need money for college. Still, the only scholarships you’re likely to get in your aid package from FAFSA® are the ones from the nursing school or program you’ve applied to. To get more scholarships, you’ll need to apply for them directly. Keep reading to learn about which scholarships are available for men and where to look for other opportunities that might work for you. 

Nursing Scholarships for Men

For many years, there has been an ongoing shortage of nurses. Particularly male nurses. For that reason, many organizations and institutions are doing what they can to incentives more people to the nursing profession in the form of providing nursing scholarships. Given that men are less likely to choose nursing as a career, there have been a few scholarships and financial aid opportunities to encourage them to enter the workforce. 

Here are just a few of the nursing scholarships for men available to individuals looking to become nurses.


Scholarships from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

One of the organizations that help men fund their education in nursing is the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN). The AAMN advocates and supports male nurses throughout the trajectory of their careers. In addition to advocacy, AAMN also provides financial support to men in nursing positions. 

These are a few scholarships available through AAMN:

Jadeh Marselis-Moore Student Nurse Essay Contest

For: Undergraduate Nursing Students

Amount: $500

Requirements: AAMN member, at least one completed academic term, 500-word essay on a topic decided by the AAMN

MurseWorld Student Nurse Essay Content

For: Undergraduate Nursing students

Amount: $500

Requirements: AAMN member, Studying in an accredited program, completed one academic term, Completed essay on the subject decided by AAMN

AAMN Foundation Student Nurse Essay Contest

For: Undergraduate Nursing Students

Amount: $500

Requirements: AAMN member, Studying in an accredited program, completed one academic term, Completed essay on the subject decided by AAMN


AAMN Foundation Student Nurse Essay Content

For: Graduate Nursing Students

Amount: $1,000

Requirements:  AAMN member, Studying in an accredited program, completed one academic term, Completed essay on the subject decided by AAMN

To be eligible for scholarships through the AAMA, you need to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA and meet other requirements per the application each year. To find out what scholarships are currently available, you can check out their website here.


The Emergency Nurse Association

Another opportunity for scholarships for male nursing students in the Emergency Nurse Association (ENA). They provide educational assistance for individuals entering into nursing programs. While these awards are not specific to men, the organization has funded over 1.5 million for male nurses since the start of their scholarship opportunities. 

The ENA helps to fund continuing education efforts for those that want to gain additional certificates or need help with fees related to their license. If you’re a prospective male nursings student that is interested in attending the ENA conferences, they also provide scholarships to help you do so. 

You can learn more about their available scholarships here

Braintrack Scholarships

While Braintrack Scholarships are not exclusively for men, they are a great opportunity for male nursing students looking to continue their education. They have a number of opportunities depending on where you are in your academic career.

Take a look at some of the scholarships below:

For: LPN or RN Track Nursing Students

Amount: $1,000 or $500

Requirements: Essay and Eligibility Requirements 

Nursing Scholarships for Minority Men

If you are in an ethnic minority, there is a higher chance that you will find scholarships for your nursing education. To encourage more diversity in various fields throughout the country, many scholarships have been created to provide funds for minority students that might otherwise not have access to higher education. 

Minority scholarships are much more prevalent than scholarships specifically for men, even when it comes to nursing. If you’re a male who also happens to be in a minority group, you could be eligible for a number of additional nursing scholarships. 

Here are a few of the more popular nursing scholarships for minorities who want to become a nurse.

The National Associate of Hispanic Nurses

The NAHN currently has two scholarship options available through their organization. 


The NAHN Scholarship

For: LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing students

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Hispanic, Exceptional Student

Typically, the application period opens on March 1st and ends on April 1st. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or becoming a member, do so at their website


Academic Scholarship Offered

For: All Nursing Students

Amount: $5,000

Requirements: Hispanic, Exceptional Student

Hector Gonzalez Past Presidents Scholarships

For: 2-year Associate Degree Nursing Students

Amount: $4,000

Requirements: Enrolled in school

NurseTim Scholarship

For: Graduate Nursing Students aiming to be teachers

Amount: $1,000

Requirements: Check their website

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support services to Hispanic students in the process of completing higher education. Currently, they have one scholarship that can be applied to any higher education opportunity. 

For: High School Seniors

Amount: $500-$5000

Requirements: Hispanic, Read More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Designed for minority students who have achieved academic excellence. This is definitely on the more competitive side when it comes to scholarships, but if you’re a high achiever it’s worth applying. 

For: First Degree Students

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Must be an Ethnic Minority, 3.3 GPA or above

If you’re looking for more general scholarships that don’t directly have to do with nursing or gender, there are plenty of opportunities to find additional funding for your education. If you have local nursing organizations or institutions in your area, reaching out to them can be a big help.

With scholarships, nursing students have the opportunity to apply for as many as they wish, and you’re encouraged to do so. Even small amounts of scholarship money can make it possible for you to graduate with little to no student loan debt. A fully funded education is possible if you are adamant about your scholarship search. 

For additional financial aid opportunities, you’ll want to file your FAFSA®, which will qualify you for financial aid grants, work-study, and federal loan funds.