The 2017 TravelNurseSource "Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship" is NOW CLOSED. Check back on January 1st for the winner of the 2017 Scholarship.


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Travel Nurse Source is awarding a $2,000.00 scholarship to a nursing student who composes a winning essay to our scholarship essay contest.

Travel Nurse Source helps nurses find traveling assignments in hospitals and facilities in all 50 states. Nurse shortages continue to plague our country and the staffing gap is estimated to continue as baby boomers age. Healthcare systems of the future rely heavily on America’s future nurses to sustain the ever-increasing demand.

We support the education of this country’s future nurses.

Who Can Apply?


We would like you to author your personal narrative including a brief introduction about yourself, your interests, and anything else you feel explains your story and reason for wanting this scholarship.

Then in a 750-1000 word essay, please tell us about (1) your desire to become a registered nurse and how you plan to contribute to society as an RN, and (2) the significance that receiving this scholarship would have on you.


To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either (1) a current student of a baccalaureate or higher degree in an accredited U.S. nursing school in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, or (2) accepted into a baccalaureate or higher program for the upcoming semester.

What are the Selection Criteria?

Judging Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who most creatively and passionately conveys their desire to contribute to society as a future RN.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.
Where: Please submit all details included in the form located on this page.
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is October 13th, 2017.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. The following scanned documents will be accepted as valid proof:

  • Unofficial transcript (winning finalists will mail un-opened official transcripts)
  • Letter from Admissions confirming acceptance
  • School acceptance letter
  • Official enrollment verification form

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Travel Nurse Source Future U.S. Nurses Scholarship Requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your essay
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 200 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in .PNG or .JPG format.

General Terms and Conditions

Your application must be sent before the October 13th, 2017 deadline. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or mail after the judging has been completed.

Award Distribution

The $2,000.00 award will be paid to the winner by January 1st, 2018. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award. The check will be be made payable to the university the winner is currently enrolled in.


All content and creative work become the property of Travel Nurse Source upon submission and may be reposted or displayed online or through any media channels, in whole or part, without notification. When you submit communications to Travel Nurse Source, its representatives may retain those communications.

By submitting an application, the applicant grants Travel Nurse Source, permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, applicant’s photo, and the winning essay on our website, and in other marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and related sites.