PNCB Scholarships

Annual support to support diversity in our specialty

PNCB Scholarships

Each year in January, PNCB offers two scholarships with a focus on increasing diversity in the pediatric nursing specialty. One of the scholarships is offered jointly with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Foundation.

See criteria below. Past scholarship awardees are not eligible. 

Investing in Pediatric Nursing Diversity

Awards $1,500 to 1 RN nursing student who identifies with a background historically underrepresented in pediatric nursing.

Apply by 02/03
Empowering Professional Diversity Scholarship

Awards $3,000 to 1 PNP student who identifies with a background historically underrepresented in pediatric nursing.

Apply by 02/10

For RNs: Investing in Pediatric Nursing Diversity

This $1,500 scholarship supports the education of an undergraduate nursing student who:

  • Identifies with an ethnic or culturally diverse background, racial diversity, gender diversity, disability, or otherwise a member of a historically marginalized community and
  • Is pursuing a degree to become a registered nurse and
  • Has a strong interest in pediatric nursing for their future.
  • Apply here.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Acceptance into or current part-time or full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate nursing program.
  • Member of a historically marginalized community.
  • Must have an expected graduation date within four years or less.
  • Must be in good standing academically, GPA of 3.0 to 4.0 (based on a 4-point system).
  • Most recent unofficial transcript.
  • 500-word essay related to your interest in pediatric nursing: describe why you are passionate about pediatric nursing, what unique strengths and experiences you would offer the specialty, and how you might inspire others who share your background to consider pediatric nursing. 
  • One letter of recommendation from a nursing faculty member. If you have been accepted into a program but not yet enrolled, a letter from a high school teacher or school counselor or employment supervisor will be accepted. The letter should address your passion for pediatric nursing, academic achievement, and work ethic.
     

For PNPs: Empowering Professional Diversity Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is offered jointly by PNCB and NAPNAP Foundation to support the education of a pediatric-focused nurse who identifies with an ethnic or culturally diverse background, racial diversity, gender diversity, disability, or otherwise a member of a historically marginalized community and underrepresented in pediatric nursing and who is pursuing a degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP).

Qualification Criteria:

  • Acceptance into or current part-time or full-time enrollment in accredited PNP program. 
  • Member of a historically marginalized community.
  • Must have an expected graduation date within three years or less.
  • Must be in good standing academically, GPA of 3.0 to 4.0 (based on 4-point system).
  • Most recent unofficial transcript. 
  • 500-word essay related to your interest in pediatric nursing: describe why you are passionate about pediatric nursing, what unique strengths and experiences you would offer the specialty, and how you might inspire others who share your background to consider pediatric nursing.
  • Most recent unofficial transcript. 
  • CV/resume.
  • Two letters of support - one from a nursing colleague and one from a faculty member focused in pediatrics. Letters should address your clinical competence, academic achievement, and leadership. If you are not yet enrolled in a PNP program, a letter from a supervisor will be accepted.
  • Apply here
     

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