The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to issue the second Call for Proposals for the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program
. This groundbreaking program is designed to alleviate the nation’s nursing shortage by dramatically expanding the pipeline of students in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs. Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to 500 entry-level nursing students through this second round of funding. Preference will be given to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from a disadvantaged background. Schools of nursing are invited to apply for funding for scholarship monies to be distributed to students that meet the award criteria.
The Call for Proposals is posted online at www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20621. Proposals must be received by January 21, 2009.
Two Web conferences for schools interested in applying for funding are scheduled for December 15, 2008 at 2pm EST and January 5, 2009 at 1 pm EST. To register for a Web conference, please contact Alexa Tehansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.