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The North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association (NDNPA) was founded in 2005 as a result of a statewide grassroots effort spearheaded by three forward-thinking North Dakota nurse practitioners. Since then, the organization has elected officers, established bylaws, worked on critical legislative issues, networked with other states, regional, and national nursing organizations, and hosted an annual pharmacology conference. NDNPA’s mission is to promote quality healthcare in North Dakota by providing support, advocacy, leadership, and continuing education to nurse practitioners.
The NDNPA established a scholarship fund to further its mission of promoting quality healthcare in North Dakota through support, advocacy, leadership, and continuing education of nurse practitioners. Two North Dakota residents, pursuing a graduate degree with a nurse practitioner focus, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship essays are distributed to an independent outside selection committee by NDNPA Board Members-at-Large.
An applicant must be actively enrolled in graduate nursing education, with a primary focus on being a nurse practitioner. The scholarship recipients must be present at the conference for the scholarship award to be presented to them. They will be notified of their selection and honored at the Pharmacology Conference.
Key Information of NDNPA General Scholarships
Area of Study
- Nurse Practitioner
Country of Study
Intended Level of Study
Number of Awards
NDNPA General Scholarships Timeline
Application Opening Date
Applications open on June 1.
The submission deadline is on August 1.
Awards Announcement Date
Winners are announced by October.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.
- Eligible Grade: Graduate – Postgraduate
- Maximum Age: Any
- Required GPA: 3
- Geographic Eligibility: North Dakota
- Gender: Any
- Race/Ethnicity: Any
Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.
- School Verification
- Grade transcript
How to ace the NDNPA General Scholarships
Describe your impact as a nurse practitioner
In your application, talk about the impact you will have on your future career as a North Dakota nurse practitioner. This will increase your chances of being chosen.
Volunteering in the community
Emphasize your engagement in the community. You should also show a willingness to better the community.
Reach out to former winners
You can contact two previous scholarship winners. You might be able to learn one or two things from them that will help you with your scholarship application.
Submit your application early
Only two winners will be selected, so submit as soon as you can. When you submit your application early, you give the judges more time to review your work. If your application is excellent, you can be confident that you will be chosen.
How the NDNPA General Scholarships is Judged
Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic performance, interest in a nursing career in North Dakota, community service, and academic record.
Why We Love the NDNPA General Scholarships
It promotes excellence in nurse practitioner field
The NDNPA promotes excellence in nurse practitioner practice and encourages nurse practitioners to participate in legislative and public policy processes.
Proof of financial need is not required
Anyone can apply for the NDNPA General Scholarships. The scholarship does not require proof of financial need.
It improves nurses' image and visibility
The foundation improves the image and visibility of the nurse practitioner role, as well as provides a unified and professional voice for nurse practitioners on legislation affecting health care policy, quality of care, and access to care.
5 Facts About The NDNPA General Scholarships
3.0 GPA is required
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their graduate program.
Completion of 24 credit hours
Only applicants, who have completed 24 credit hours or more of graduate coursework, will be considered for the NDNPA scholarship.
United States citizenship is required
To apply, you must be a United States of America citizen and a current resident of North Dakota.
A plan to practice in North Dakota
One of the major criteria for selecting the scholarship winner is a desire to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Dakota.
Enrollment in a nurse practitioner program
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in a nurse practitioner program of study.