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Money for College

Paid tuition: Instructional tuition will be paid for the nursing program you are enrolled in. (at Ohio residential rate, up to 18 credit hours per semester)

Renewable support: No need to apply every year. Once awarded, you will continue to receive the scholarship through the completion of your nursing program* as long as you meet the program expectations. *You must complete your program no later than May 2016

Support services funds: A support services reimbursement allowance is available for students with emergency needs. This support is granted on a case-by-case basis.

Contact NEARS Email nears@ohio.edu

NEARS support can help you succeed in your nursing career.

The NEARS scholarship was created to aid individuals who have been unable to find full time work or who have been unemployed for more than six months.* This includes individuals who have been displaced from a job or individuals who can only find part-time work (see eligibility). NEARS provides recipients with the financial support to pursue a nursing degree through a full instructional tuition scholarship. Additionally, support services funds are available to students for emergency housing, child care, transportation and other special needs.

But money isn't all it takes to succeed! The NEARS project also provides support services aimed at ensuring students continue to work toward, and obtain their degree. Academic and life coaching, peer mentoring, tutoring, and career networking are all aimed at success and employment in the nursing profession.

Awards are available for multiple degree levels, including associate, baccalaureate and master's level degrees. DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED

For more information about NEARS and how it works, explore the tabs above or contact our office.