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NRCC Nursing Scholars

The Nursing Scholars Program fosters opportunity and success for outstanding high school junior and senior students who show interest and ability in NRCC’s Nursing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. There are two levels of scholarships to be awarded, level one and level two. Nursing Scholars receive support from advisors charged with helping Scholars make the best possible transition from high school through the completion of NRCC’s Nursing AAS Degree.

Level One Scholarships Provide:

Nursing Scholars within NRCC’s region receive a level one scholarship that provides in-state tuition, college fees, and textbooks for the five Nursing AAS Degree program prerequisite courses completed by high school graduation.

Please review the current AAS Nursing Degree Traditional Placement Option (TPO) that lists the five program prerequisites or courses needed prior to entering the nursing program

AAS Nursing Degree TPO Prerequisites

Level One Scholarship Requirements:

Students must:

  • Be rising high school juniors and seniors (public, private, homeschool) who reside in NRCC’s service region that includes the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski and the city of Radford.
  • Submit an official high school transcript that clearly shows an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
  • Submit three letters of reference from non-family members using these criteria.
  • Demonstrate superior levels of leadership and citizenship in the requisite application essays following these guidelines.
  • Apply to NRCC if not already a dual enrolled student.
  • Complete the level one scholarship application.

2023 Level One Scholarship Deadlines

Date Information
February 9 Students begin the level one application and provide high school transcripts, essays, and letters of reference. Forms will be available on this page.
March 14 Students should have completed level one application including all essays and letters of reference, submitted an official high school transcript clearly showing an unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher, and applied to NRCC unless applicant is already a dual-enrolled student.
April 17 Nursing Scholar award notifications sent via emails provided.
April 24 Nursing Scholar acceptance deadline

Level Two Scholarships Provide:

Tuition and college fees for four semesters of required courses in the Nursing AAS Degree, including textbooks and required fees.

Level Two Scholarship Requirements:

Students Must:

  • Have received a level one scholarship.
  • Have completed the five prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better by high school graduation.
  • Complete a FAFSA application.
  • Complete an ACCE application and meet all ACCE requirements.
  • Complete the Associate Degree Nursing Application and meet all Nursing AAS Degree admissions requirements.
  • Be offered admission and accepted the Nursing AAS Degree Program.
  • Be offered admission and accepted into the ACCE Program.
  • Complete the level two scholarship application.

2023 Level Two Scholarship Deadlines

Date Information
January 6 Nursing Scholar Level Two scholarship application link emailed to current level one scholars via NRCC email
February 1 ACCE Application Deadline – ACCE application must be received by midnight. The application will close after this and will not be accessible.
February 15 FAFSA Deadline for ACCE Applicants - NRCC code MUST be listed (financial aid information is only communicated through the NRCC student message center in SIS. Please contact your High School Career Coach or our help desk if you need assistance accessing your NRCC account).
March 15 FAFSA To-Do List Deadline for ACCE Applicants (All items must be completed and received by NRCC). Proof of Residency (coordinated by locality).
March 22 Level two scholarship application due.
April 1 ACCE Award Notifications sent via the emails provided.
April 10 ACCE Student Acceptance Deadline - Only respond to one email.
April 24 Nursing Scholar Level Two award notifications sent via NRCC email.
May 1 Accept the Nursing Scholars level two award.

Selection Process:

Nursing Scholars will be selected by an appointed committee comprised of NRCC faculty and staff. Membership of the committee is confidential. Every effort will be made to have one Scholar per service region city/county. All decisions made by the committee are final.

Nursing Admission Specialist:

Katie Pruett
Nursing Admissions Specialist
Admissions & Records
Phone: (540) 674-3600, ext. 4222
Email: kpruett@nr.edu

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