NAANA is now accepting applications for 2019 Scholarships. Deadline to submit a complete application is June 30th, 2019.

The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) is pleased to announce its annual scholarships, awarded to the most meritorious applicants who are engaged in studying nursing at the Associate Degree, Bachelor degree, RN-BSN, or BSN-MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) levels. Annually $500 to $1000 scholarships are awarded, depending on the funds available in a given year. The scholarships should be applied toward tuition and/or books in the academic year they are awarded. Applicants must provide proof of acceptance or enrollment in an accredited nursing program at the time of application. In order to be eligible, applicants must be of Arab heritage, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and must reside within the US or its territories.

Major criteria to be used by the selection committee are:

  • Academic excellence, exemplified by achievement of a grade point average [GPA] of 3.0 [on a 4-point scale] or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership, academic, professional, and/or through student organizations.
  • Evidence of engagement in and contribution to the health care of the Arab American community
Material required for evaluation:

  • A completed scholarship application
  • Transcripts of all college/university attended. The transcripts may be unofficial or student copies
  • A current Curriculum Vita or Resume (optional)
  • A one-to-two page essay by the applicant highlighting her/his personal background, career goals, leadership activities, contributions to the health of the Arab American community or plans for doing so upon graduation, and other criteria of the scholarship, and making a case as to why s/he deserves the award. The letter should be prepared in 12-font, single spaced.
Scholarship Review:

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors.


All application materials need to reach NAANA by June 30th, 2019 and awards will be announced at the Angel of Mercy Banquet on October 24, 2019. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the institution where applicant is enrolled.


Materials must be submitted electronically as email attachment to: Incomplete submission will not be considered. 

School Counselor or Financial Aid Office:

Download our flyer to hang in your office for students: 2019 NAANA Scholarship Flyer


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