Ochsner Nursing Scholarships

$7,000–$37,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
11/10/2023Submission Deadline

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The Ochsner Nurse Scholarship is a program that enables students in Louisiana and Mississippi to pursue accredited and licensed nursing degrees. The scholarship provides qualifying students with tuition assistance in exchange for service at Ochsner Health during their nursing studies at a recognized nursing school in Louisiana or Mississippi.

Students, who are selected as Ochsner Scholars will receive financial aid for tuition as well as additional help from Ochsner Health, including career counseling, mentorship, and more, to ensure their success during the program. If they graduate from the program successfully, they will start working at Ochsner Health and become a part of a team of medical experts who have prioritized patients for more than 75 years.

Recipients of the Ochsner Nurse Scholars (BSN) program will receive $12,500 (taxed) for each nursing school year, up to a three-year maximum of $37,500. The maximum grant for Ochsner Nurse Scholars (ADN/LPN) winners is $7,000 (taxed) over two years, not to exceed $14,000. They must commit to serving Ochsner Health for three to five years.

Key Information of Ochsner Nursing Scholarships

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Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Ochsner Nursing Scholarships Timeline

August 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on August 1.

November 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on November 10.

December 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in December.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Freshman – Graduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Louisiana
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

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

  • School Verification
  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Essay

How to ace the Ochsner Nursing Scholarships


Provide excellent academic standing

Candidates must be in excellent academic standing, actively enrolled in or accepted into a Louisiana-recognized Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Licensed Practical Nursing program.


Develop your work to be unique

Awards may be granted to licensed practitioners, associate degree nurses, or bachelor's students. Make sure that your application is polished at whichever stage. Ochsner Health employees who have been accepted or enrolled in a full-time nursing program are eligible to apply.


Personal statement objective and review

Your statement is your voice and the complete picture of your character, ambitions, and abilities. Make it concise and interesting – capture the pursuit of your nursing degree. Tell the judges your story and what you hope to achieve. Stay focused and get a second or third eye review from your mentor or instructor.


Have your application reviewed before submission

Ochsner Nursing Scholarships are competitive, so make sure your application doesn’t get dismissed because of careless mistakes such as typos, spelling mistakes, or grammatical errors. Make time to ask a mentor or teacher to review your application before submission.

How the Ochsner Nursing Scholarships is Judged

Awards are given based on a student's school verification, grade transcript, letters of recommendation, and current employment. Members of the committee who chooses the Ochsner Scholars nursing students may interview the finalists.

Why We Love the Ochsner Nursing Scholarships


Available robust alumni and workforce

After graduating, Ochsner Scholars must commit to working at Ochsner Health for at least three years at a full-time position commensurate with their funding level. The nurse selection committee and human resources will decide on the specific awards and employment commitment.


Can be used for more than tuition

The money awarded to scholarship applicants can be used to cover costs besides tuition. They can use it for housing, technology, or books.


Scholarship allows for undergraduate or technical schools

The recipients can either study in undergraduate universities or vocational schools, allowing equal chances for all students. Preference is given to those of racial and minority backgrounds as well.

5 Facts About Ochsner Nursing Scholarships


Scholarship is taxable

This award's value qualifies as taxable income and necessitates a W-9.


Available only for Louisiana residents

It is exclusively for Louisiana and Mississippi students pursuing nursing degrees.


Commitment to Ochsner Health is a must

Ochsner Scholars will be expected to devote three to five years of service at Ochsner Health after graduation.


Scholarship is field restricted

Candidates must be actively enrolled in or admitted to a Louisiana-recognized Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Licensed Practical Nursing program.


Promotes diversity inclusivity

As established by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), applicants from diverse or underrepresented populations are given first preference when awarding the scholarship.

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