MPOWER Nursing Scholarship Program

The nursing scholarship program is for students with the greatest potential to effect positive social change through nursing, especially by improving nursing services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

We’re thrilled to announce our expansion to support 25 of the top nursing schools in America (see sidebar for list), and to highlight our support for 188 North American universities with top-notch nursing degree programs!

In keeping with MPOWER’s commitment to empower high-potential global citizens to realize their educational aspirations and improve the quality of life in emerging markets, this scholarship program will focus on students with the greatest potential to effect positive social change through nursing, especially by improving nursing services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

The 25 Nursing Schools We Now Support

  • Allen College
  • Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
  • Bellin College
  • Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Centra College of Nursing
  • Clarkson College
  • Columbia College of Nursing
  • Denver College of Nursing
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • MCPHS University
  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Research College of Nursing
  • Resurrection University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • Sentara College of Health Sciences
  • St Luke’s College
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

MPOWER Nursing Scholarship Program

MPOWER Nursing Scholarship program

DEADLINE MAY 15, 2019

One $5,000 scholarship, one $2,000 scholarship, and one $1,000 scholarship for international students in the U.S. and Canada who demonstrate the potential to effect positive social change through nursing!

The student must:

  • The student must be 18 years or older
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate-level nursing program at one of the universities MPOWER supports.
  • Students studying in the U.S. must be U.S. permanent residents or DACA recipients or have a valid U.S. visa that allows the student to study in the U.S. Students studying in Canada must be Canadian permanent residents or have a valid Canadian visa/study permit that allow the student to study in Canada.

All that’s required is a short application and two brief essays!

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FAQ, and Terms and Conditions

Who is eligible to apply for the MPOWER Nursing Scholarship Program?
  • The student must be 18 years or older
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate-level nursing program at one of the universities MPOWER supports.
  • Have one of the following immigration statuses:
    • For study at one of the 300+ U.S. universities, MPOWER supports: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or DACA recipient status [Note: U.S. citizens studying in the U.S. are not eligible.]
    • For study at one of the 20+ Canadian universities MPOWER supports: Canadian permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder [Note: Canadian citizens studying in Canada are not eligible.]
What supporting documentation do I need to submit?
In order to reduce the burden on applicants, we only require you to submit a copy of your transcript (or admission letter) and proof of your citizenship, gender, and immigration status (i.e., your passport and visa) after you are recommended for award.
What are the selection criteria?

MPOWER will select winners based on:

  • The quality of the applicant’s written essays; the essays should demonstrate clarity of thought, compelling goals and vision, and superior writing skills in English;
  • The applicant’s record of academic and (if applicable) professional distinction;
  • The applicant’s potential to effect positive social change through nursing, especially
When and how do the recipients receive the scholarship funds?
Once the scholarship winners have been notified, MPOWER will confirm the winner’s eligibility. Once a winner’s eligibility is verified, MPOWER will disburse the funds directly to the winner’s college/university, subject to the requirements of any applicable U.S. laws. We expect this to occur by June 30, 2019.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Only one entry per Competition. By entering the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition, you agree to be bound by these official term and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), which include a release and license from you. 1. Eligibility. The MPOWER Nursing Scholarship Program is open only to students who meet the following requirements: The student must:

  • The student must be 18 years or older
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate-level nursing program at one of the universities MPOWER supports.
  • Have one of the following immigration statuses:
    • For study at one of the 300+ U.S. universities, MPOWER supports: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or DACA recipient status [Note: U.S. citizens studying in the U.S. are not eligible.]
    • For study at one of the 20+ Canadian universities MPOWER supports: Canadian permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder [Note: Canadian citizens studying in Canada are not eligible.]

Employees (including their immediate family [for e.g., spouse, parents, siblings, and children], and household members) of MPOWER Financing, its affiliates, subsidiaries and those of any agent, vendor, or supplier are not eligible. Eligibility is contingent upon agreement to, compliance with, and fulfillment of all requirements set forth herein. Participation in the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition in any way constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions and the Sponsors’ decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition. Where applicable, the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. 2. Sponsors. This Contest is sponsored by MPOWER Financing (“MPOWER”), Public Benefit Corporation, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009. 3. Period of Contests/Drawings. The Contest will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 15, 2019. Only entries submitted and received prior to this date and time will be eligible. Sponsors are both the official timekeeper and final arbiter of eligibility for this Competition. Students (the “Entrants”) may enter the Competition only once. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received and the quality of the essays submitted by all Entrants. 4. How to Enter/Conditions of Entry. During the Competition Period, there is only one method of entry, as described below. Entrants may only enter once during the Competition Period. Entrants must fully complete and submit the online contest entry form (an “Entry”) found at https://www.mpowerfinancing.com/scholarships/. Any Entry that does not comply with these Terms and Conditions is void. All Entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s university name, state, country of origin, and/or essay question response for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. Any Entry found to contain erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information is void. Only the actual student may participate in the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition, and the completion of the online entry form by any family member or other individual or entity will disqualify such Entry from this Contest. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than one Entry by any means (including, but not limited to, the use of multiple email addresses, phone numbers, identities, registrations, or logins; or any other unauthorized method of entry) will result in such person’s automatic disqualification from the Women in STEM Scholarship Competition. By submitting an Entry, you agree that Sponsor may, from time to time, communicate with you regarding products and services that it believes may be of interest to you. 5. Prize. One (1) $5,000 scholarship, one (1) $2,000 scholarship, and one (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. There are no substitutions permitted for any awarded Prize. A Prize will only be awarded to the person submitting the Entry and may not be sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred (“Transfer”). Any Transfer or attempted Transfer shall be void. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 6. Selection of Winner and Award of Prize. Entrants will be evaluated and selected based on:

  • The quality of the applicant’s written essays; the essays should demonstrate clarity of thought, compelling goals and vision, and superior writing skills in English;
  • The applicant’s record of academic and (if applicable) professional distinction;
  • The applicant’s potential to make significant contributions in a STEM field that will benefit people and/or the planet; and
  • The applicant’s track record and/or potential as a role model and advocate for women and girls in STEM.

MPOWER staff and/or contractors will first screen applications for eligibility. Then MPOWER staff and/or contractors will complete a first round of review. In this round, eligible applications will be screened for basic English spelling, grammar, and writing ability. Applications with extremely short or poorly written essays will be eliminated. In the second round, the remaining applications will be rated against each of the 4 selection criteria on a scale of 1-5  (equal weights applied). The ten applications with the highest aggregate score will be further scrutinized by a panel of judges, which may include MPOWER staff or members of the MPOWER social impact advisory board. The panel may select any of these 10 finalists for phone/Skype interviews. The panel will recommend a winner to the CEO, who will make the final selection decision according to the aforementioned selection criteria. MPOWER will then reach out to the winner and request a copy of her passport and visa to confirm eligibility (gender and STEM field), as well as an acceptance letter and/or transcript to confirm she is enrolled/accepted at a partner university. As noted above, MPOWER Financing reserves the right to conduct interviews and/or request any additional information from any Entrants related to their Entry prior to decision. At a minimum, all selected winners will be required to provide a transcript and proof of citizenship and immigration status to verify that all eligibility requirements are met. All decisions (including but not limited to eligibility determinations) will be final and binding and are not subject to challenge or appeal. Prize awards are subject to Sponsor’s verification of winners’ eligibility. All winners will be required to submit (without alteration and in the form provided by Sponsors) a completed and signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability & Publicity Release (the “Release”). Winner’s failure to timely return an executed Release within the required time period to Sponsor will void a winner’s Prize award and the Sponsor reserves the right to award such Prize to an alternate entrant. Winners are solely responsible for the payment of any applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with their acceptance and receipt of any Prize. Winners acknowledge that their Prize may be subject to U.S. or Canadian withholding, as applicable, and that they may be required to execute and return to Sponsor the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 or Canadian equivalent. All winners will be notified by telephone, email, and/or regular mail using contact information provided on their Entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If any potential winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if any winner notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, or fails to timely return the Release to Sponsor, the Prize for that Contest will be awarded to an alternative winner selected by the Judges based on the results of the aforementioned judging criteria. Following Sponsor’s verification of winner’s eligibility and receipt of the executed Release from a winner, Sponsor shall pay the Prize on winner’s behalf, directly to winner’s school of enrollment. Sponsor will not have any liability to winner in the event that winner’s school refuses, loses, fails to properly apply, or otherwise fails to credit any Prize (or portion thereof) for winner’s benefit. 7. Disputes/Venue/Governing Law. Entrants will be evaluated and selected based on: • The quality of the applicant’s written essays–the essays should demonstrate clarity of thought, compelling goals and vision, and superior writing skills in English; • The applicant’s record of academic and (if applicable) professional distinction; and • The applicant’s potential to effect positive social change through nursing, especially by improving nursing services to underserved and vulnerable populations. MPOWER staff and/or contractors will first screen applications for eligibility. Then MPOWER staff and/or contractors will complete a first round of review. In this round, eligible applications will be screened for basic English spelling, grammar, and writing ability. Applications with extremely short or poorly written essays will be eliminated. In the second round, the remaining applications will be rated against each of the 4 selection criteria on a scale of 1-5 (equal weights applied). The ten applications with the highest aggregate score will be further scrutinized by a panel of judges, which may include MPOWER staff or members of the MPOWER social impact advisory board. The panel may select any of these 10 finalists for phone/Skype interviews. The panel will recommend first-, second-, and third-place winners to the CEO, who will make the final selection decision according to the aforementioned selection criteria. MPOWER will then reach out to the winners and request a copy of their passports and visas to confirm eligibility, as well as acceptance letters and/or transcripts to confirm enrollment/acceptance in a nursing degree program at a university supported by MPOWER. As noted above, MPOWER Financing reserves the right to conduct interviews and/or request any additional information from any Entrants related to their Entry prior to decision. At a minimum, all selected winners will be required to provide a transcript/acceptance letter and proof of citizenship and immigration status to verify that all eligibility requirements are met. All decisions (including but not limited to eligibility determinations) will be final and binding and are not subject to challenge or appeal. Prize awards are subject to Sponsor’s verification of winners’ eligibility. All winners will be required to submit (without alteration and in the form provided by Sponsor) a completed and signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability & Publicity Release (the “Release”). Winner’s failure to timely return an executed Release within the required time period to Sponsor will void a winner’s Prize award and the Sponsor reserves the right to award such Prize to an alternate entrant. Winners are solely responsible for the payment of any applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with their acceptance and receipt of any Prize. Winners acknowledge that their Prize may be subject to U.S. or Canadian withholding, as applicable, and that they may be required to execute and return to Sponsor the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 or Canadian equivalent. All winners will be notified by telephone, email, and/or regular mail using contact information provided on their Entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If any potential winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if any winner notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, or fails to timely return the Release to Sponsor, the Prize for that Contest will be awarded to an alternative winner selected by the Judges based on the results of the aforementioned judging criteria. Following Sponsor’s verification of winner’s eligibility and receipt of the executed Release from a winner, Sponsor shall pay the Prize on winner’s behalf, directly to winner’s school of enrollment. Sponsor will not have any liability to winner in the event that winner’s school refuses, loses, fails to properly apply, or otherwise fails to credit any Prize (or portion thereof) for winner’s benefit. 8. Right to Modify or Cancel. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event any provision is found invalid or unenforceable, these Terms and Conditions will otherwise remain in effect in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was never included. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor may cancel, suspend, and/or modify a Competition or any part of it, in any way, if the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that a Competition is not capable of executing as the Sponsor intended, or that any mistake, clerical, or typographical error, omission, fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs or may impair the Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Competition, subject to any applicable law or regulation. 9. Personal Information. Information collected from Entrants in connection with a Contest is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. 10. List of Winners. The list of winners will be available to view on the MPOWER website, and in any press releases or other media announcements regarding the Competition. 11. Disclaimer. Though a Competition may be promoted via social media websites, such websites are not affiliated with the Sponsor or any Competition. No Contest is in anyway sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other site or medium that might host content where information about a Competition is posted or published (collectively “Content Hosts”). Entrant is providing information only to the Sponsor and not to any Content Hosts.  

MPOWER Nursing Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15, 2019

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  • Please tell us about your professional or academic accomplishments in nursing, your future career goals, and how your degree program will help you achieve these goals. (Max: 1500 characters)
  • Please share your thoughts about how MPOWER can reach more nursing students with its scholarships and loan programs. How could MPOWER design a social media campaign to reach individuals from your country who are considering coming to the U.S. or Canada for nursing school, but are concerned about the cost? (Max: 1500 characters)
  • Please EITHER upload a résumé that describes your record of professional and academic distinction OR, if you do not have a résumé, please provide a list of extracurricular activities during your college/graduate degree experience, including any leadership positions held, as well as any honors or awards you have received.*
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