Scholarship Programs

NAHN Scholarships are awarded annually to active NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

The number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount of money in the scholarship fund. Members are encouraged to donate to support future scholarships. The selection of recipients is based on many factors including need, current academic standing, course of study, supporting documentation, and other factors. Grant opportunities and eligibility requirements are described below. 

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • NAHN members in good standing for at least six months before the application deadline. To become a NAHN member, visit our membership page and click the Join Now button. 
  • Attending/enrolled in an accredited full-time nursing program.

Application, Notification & Announcement

The new scholarship application period will begin May 1 and end June 15, 2022. The applications and any further details will be posted in May, and it is strongly recommended that applicants not to wait until the last day to submit your application. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by email and recipients will be honored in person at the NAHN Annual Conference.

  • The scholarship application period begins May 1, 2022
  • The scholarship application period ends June 15, 2022

Arizona College of Nursing Scholarships with National Association of Hispanic Nurses

The Arizona College of Nursing has partnered with NAHN to provide scholarship funding for minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. Students of Latino or Hispanic descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility criteria:

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or college GPA of 3.5 with at least 12 credit hours successfully completed
  • Reference letters (500 words per letter)
    • One from an individual who can verify and amplify the applicant’s community service and its impact on the community
    • One from a high school counselor, former teacher, mentor, coach, organization or community leader, or employer
  • Written essay (300 words for each of question statement)
    • Identify your plan for success as a nursing student at Arizona College of Nursing
    • Describe your community service and its impact on those you serve
    • Becoming a nurse is more than taking care of a patient at the bedside. How will you use your nursing career to make a positive impact on the community and the nursing profession?
  • Demonstration of community service
  • Meet Arizona College of Nursing admissions requirements


  • Full tuition award for one awardee for the Arizona College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
    • Program must be completed within 4 ½ years from the enrollment start date.
  • Partial tuition award for 1 awardee for the Arizona College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
  • Award of $5000 per semester for full-time attendance (not to exceed $45,000).
  • Program must be completed within 4 ½ years from the enrollment start date.

This opportunity requires a separate application.

Hector Gonzalez Past Presidents Scholarship

NAHN Past President and founding member Hector Hugo Gonzalez has funded a scholarship for Hispanic male nursing students. This scholarship is awarded to male Hispanic nursing student(s) enrolled in a two-year associate degree nursing program. 

Interested candidates will apply via the NAHN scholarship application process.

Nurse Think logo Scholarship provides NAHN applicants with two $1,000 scholarships: one is targeted toward graduate-level nursing students who are specializing in nursing education and who plan on teaching upon graduation; the second scholarship is allocated for those who are LPN or a pre-licensure RN. 

Interested candidates will apply via the NAHN scholarship application process.

Aguilar-Cuellar-Toben (ACT) Research Grant 

(separate application)
The ACT Research Grant provides $1,000 to a Latino Ph.D. student who is a member of NAHN and who is conducting either quantitative or qualitative research to improve health care outcomes of the Latino population. Allocation of the funds will be based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant as a Latino researcher, approval of the dissertation chair, IRB approval, and the research budget. This grant was developed in honor of “Nena” and “Tia Pat” - mother and sister of Norma Cuellar’s (President of NAHN from 2018-2020).

This opportunity requires a separate application.


Congratulations to NAHN Scholarship Recipients Through the Years