NDNPA General Scholarships

$1,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
8/1/2023Submission Deadline

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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

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


NDNPA General Scholarships Timeline

June 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on June 1.

August 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on August 1.

October 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced by October.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • 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.

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