Nursing Scholars Program


Piedmont Nursing Scholars Program FAQ


What are the selection criteria for the Nursing Scholars Program?
  • Students enrolled in a prelicensure LPN, ASN/ADN and BSN programs are eligible. RN-to-BSN, MSN, DNP and Ph.D. students are not eligible at this time.
  • The applicant must submit an essay (500 words or less) discussing their reasons for choosing nursing as a career and what it means to them to be a Piedmont nurse.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from current faculty.
  • Applications will be screened for completeness and finalists will be scheduled for a virtual interview with members of the Piedmont Nursing Scholars Selection Committee.


How much is the scholarship?

The scholarship is $2,500 per semester, up to a total of $10,000 over four semesters.

Is there a service requirement for the scholarship?

For each semester the scholar accepts a scholarship, the scholar agrees to work as a paid staff nurse at one of our Piedmont hospitals. The service repayment period begins on the first day of full-time employment as a staff nurse.

Are nursing scholars eligible for a sign-on bonus?

Nursing scholars are not eligible for a sign-on bonus.

When do I have to apply for a position at Piedmont?

The scholar must apply for, qualify for, accept and begin continuous full-time employment in a position offered by Piedmont within six months of graduation.

How do I submit a letter of recommendation?

Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from current faculty at their college or university. If you are an incoming nursing student, recommendations can be from faculty of your graduating institution.

Faculty can submit a recommendation using a standardized form through our recommendation portal. Applicants need to provide the faculty member with the link.

Does becoming a scholar increase the chances of being accepted into the Transition to Practice Nurse Residency program?

Scholars will be prioritized for interview at their desired Piedmont hospital location and specialty. The scholar will go through the normal hiring process and must meet all prehire requirements. There is no guarantee that the scholar will be offered a position in their first choice of specialty and/or location.

What is the starting salary for a new graduate nurse?

Compensation discussions will occur with the recruiter during the application and hiring process.

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