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Start your nursing career at Piedmont and receive assistance to pay for your education! Piedmont and the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation are proud to announce the new Piedmont Nursing Scholars Program, which will reward qualified nursing students with funds to defray the cost of attending nursing school.

The Piedmont Nursing Scholars Program also offers motivated nursing students the opportunity to work as a Piedmont nurse after they graduate. This empowers students to have a pathway to join a leading health care provider in the Southeast and an opportunity to join us in making a positive difference in every life we touch across Georgia and beyond. 

Program Highlights

  • The first scholarships will be awarded in July 2023 in alignment with the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
  • Nursing scholars selected for the program will receive $2,500 per semester, up to a total of $10,000, until graduation from nursing school.
  • In exchange, nursing scholars selected for the program will agree to a six-month service commitment to Piedmont for every semester that scholarship funds are awarded. This service commitment as a full-time professional nurse may be fulfilled at any Piedmont hospital in our system.
  • The service commitment does not start until after nursing scholars have graduated from nursing school, passed the NCLEX exam and started full-time employment as a nurse.

Apply for a Scholarship

  • Submit your application before the June 23, 2023 deadline.
  • The application includes a 500-word essay discussing the applicant’s reasons for choosing nursing as a career and their commitment to the profession after graduation.
  • Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from current faculty at their college or university. Three options are available for submitting recommendations:
    • Faculty members can submit a recommendation by using a standardized form on our recommendation portal. Applicants will need to provide the faculty member with the link.
    • Students can attach a written letter from a faculty member with their application.
    • Faculty members can email letters of recommendation to
  • Applications cannot be processed unless all required documentation is attached to the application at the time of submittal.

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Application Timeline

  • Approved candidates will be notified that they passed the initial review beginning June 16, 2023, and an interview will be scheduled with the Piedmont Scholarship and Selection Committee by July 21, 2023.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of July, prior to the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
  • The scholarship award will be paid directly to the Piedmont Nursing Scholars, who are required to submit a school transcript as part of the application, and with each scholarship renewal.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates for the Piedmont Nursing Scholars Program must be full-time or part-time nursing students as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN/ASN), or a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program at an accredited college or university in Georgia, Alabama or South Carolina.
  • Candidates must remain enrolled, and remain in good standing, in their Degree Program.
  • Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, books and program supplies used solely for the benefit of the individual receiving the scholarship.
  • Scholars are required to submit their final transcript at the end of the semester to the Piedmont Scholarship and Selection Committee to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements. Transcripts will be required with the initial application and with each subsequent scholarship renewal.
  • If the recipient fails to enroll, withdraws from college, or does not maintain eligibility requirements, the Piedmont Scholarship and Selection Committee will select another student if time permits. Otherwise, funds will be held in the donor’s account to be carried over to the next semester.

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