Our country is currently facing a nursing crisis, and finding women’s grants that allow you to get in on the opportunity to improve you life and fill a need is the first step to getting off to a good start. With the economic future so uncertain in this country you may think that finding women’s grants will be a daunting task. The opposite is true, however, since the federal government is funding more and more programs trying to ensure that this gap in medical personnel is filled quickly. Let’s explore several avenues of funding.
You can find links to woman’s grants all over the internet. Do not be fooled by some of the loans whose language lead you to believe that it is a grant but you end up having to pay back a principal and an interest. A grant is a “gift” and as such there is never anything to pay back. Some women’s grants for nursing come with a few stipulations. These are really not all that difficult, one stipulation you might run into is in the area of where you practice. With the country needing nurses in the areas of emergency medicine, geriatrics and low income hospitals you may be able to arrange a women’s grants for a full ride only to have to work in one of these areas as payback.
Women’s grants cover a lot of different areas. Some can only be obtained if you are going into a specific field of nursing. Still others are for amounts that may not cover the complete cost of the degree program. It is for this reason that you should apply for as many as you can qualify for. Before applying for any women’s grants make sure you can meet the eligibility requirements. This may not guarantee that you get the grant but at least you know you qualify.
One reason you may not get some of the women’s grants that you apply for is the number of applicants that applying for the limited funds available. For every one grant there may be thousands of applicants. The important thing to remember here is to not allow the rejections to become a discouragement.
The main grant application you should fill out is the Pell Grant though technically not limited to the area of women’s grants it is the gateway to most of the funds the federal government has to give to students. The application process is a long one and there is a time limit on when it has to be filed. For more information or to apply go to FAFSA.gov. this site also includes a handy tool that allows you to use a worksheet type process to compile the information you need to get started on the actual application.
Women’s grants are plentiful but getting them will take a dedicated effort on your part. Using the Internet in your search will greatly enhance your knowledge base of what is being offered and where.