NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship

$2,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
8/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association (NDNPA) was founded in 2005 by three proactive North Dakota nurse practitioners. The NDNPA board of directors approved the Health Policy scholarship fund in 2021 to further their mission of promoting quality health care in North Dakota. The scholarship enhances their goal of encouraging nurse practitioners to participate in the legislative and public policy processes.

The scholarship recipient will be expected to attend the AANP Health Policy Conference in Washington, DC in the spring. A $2,500 award will be given to one resident of North Dakota pursuing a graduate degree with a nurse practitioner focus to cover the cost of attending this conference. The NDNPA Board Members-at-Large are in charge of distributing the scholarship essays to an independent outside selection committee.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be actively enrolled in graduate nursing education with a primary focus on being a nurse practitioner. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate coursework. The scholarship winner will be notified and recognized at the NDNPA annual Pharmacology Conference.

Key Information of NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing

Country of Study

United States

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Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship 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

How to ace the NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship


Show willingness to practice in North Dakota

Candidates, who intend to practice as nurse practitioners in North Dakota, are given preference. In your application, ensure you demonstrate your willingness.


Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd by talking about your passion and career goals. Show the impact you would like to make on health care policy and the legislative process in your future career as a nurse practitioner in North Dakota.


Engagement in the community

Showcase your involvement in the community. You should also discuss how you intend to get involved in policy after graduation.


Have your application reviewed before submission

Check your application thoroughly before submitting it. You don't want your application to be dismissed due to grammatical or typographical errors.

How the NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are evaluated based on their skills, academics, and community service. Applicants are expected to be outstanding students with nursing experience. They must be willing to work in North Dakota as nurse practitioners.

Why We Love the NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship


Voice for nurse practitioners

The foundation provides a unified and professional voice for nurse practitioners on issues affecting health care policy, quality of and access to care, and advanced practice nursing issues.


Discount on annual conference and other events

Members of the NDNPA enjoy a discount on the annual conference and other events.


Communication and networking of nurse practitioners

It improves communication between North Dakota nurse practitioners. It also serves as a resource for networking with professional peers from all over the state.

5 Facts About The NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship


Current North Dakota resident

The scholarship is intended for graduate students who are North Dakota residents.


Cumulative GPA of 3.0

The NDNPA Health Policy Scholarship is only available to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Enrollment in a North Dakota program

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a North Dakota nurse practitioner program.


Completion of 24 credit hours

Students must provide proof of completion of 24 credit hours or more of graduate coursework.


Attendance at the annual conference

The scholarship recipient must be in attendance at the conference for the presentation of the scholarship.

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