Scholarships & Financial Aid for Nursing Students

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Financial Aid

You may qualify for financial aid, including a tuition-fee waiver and work-study funding through LASC’s Financial Aid office. There are also many scholarships (see below) you can apply for that are specifically for nursing students. And, you can look for employment as a student-aide at local healthcare agencies and organizations.



Scholarships are often an untapped source of financial aid with hundreds to thousands of dollars available to those who are chosen.

Below, we’ve listed some of the scholarships most relevant to nursing students. This is NOT an extensive list, so please do your own research on other scholarships that you qualify to apply for. If you have any questions, please contact the scholarship’s contact information first instead of the Nursing Department or Financial Aid Office.

Click on the images below to visit these websites

Nursing Scholarships Logo Image
For various Nursing Scholarships and Grants in California

Health Professions Education Foundation Logo
California Registered Nurse Education Scholarship Program for $8,000
Number awarded varies each year
Application Cycle: Opens early January, deadline is in late February of each year.

California Nursing Students' Association
Application Cycle: Check website, deadline is typically in early September or October of each year. Logo
Find various nursing scholarships from around the country.


Zenaptic Logo Image
Application Cycle: Opens early January, deadline is late April-early May of each year.


Two women smiling, holding large check
Vicky Chang’s transformational gift of one-million dollars has changed the lives of nursing students at LASC.

Because of her generous donation, graduating nursing students receive $500 to take their NCLEX Board examination test preparation and test fees, allowing students to schedule their Board examination sooner, while the information is retained. The LASC’s NCLEX pass rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is 81.58%.