NEARS NEARS Fast Facts Eligibility Get Started Frrequent Questions

Am I eligible?

If you have questions about your situation and whether you might be eligible for a NEARS Scholarship, contact the NEARS office.








Contact NEARS Email

Eligibility for the NEARS Scholarship.

To be eligible for a NEARS Scholarship, a student must:

  • have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more,
  • have lost his/her job in the recent recession and exhausted unemployment benefits,
  • be working in a part-time job but desire to work in a full-time job,
  • have been unable to find employment as an LPN or Associate Degree RN.


  • have completed some post-secondary education that helps entry into the
    defined nursing career pathway


  • be interested in pursuing a nursing career or upgrading credentials in the career pathway.



  • be at least 18 years of age.

Veterans and their eligible spouses will be given full consideration for NEARS Scholarships.