About the Scholarship

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) for Future Nurses is organized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (initially called the Ohio Board of Regents), a body of high-ranking state officials for the Governor of the State of Ohio that manages the higher-level education.

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) awards to applicants, prioritizing them based on their financial requirements. The monetary rewards are given out until the depletion of funds.


How to Apply?

The following requirements must be met by the applicants to be considered for the Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP):

  • A completed application for NEALP, which can be found online on the official website of the Ohio Dept. of Higher Education.
  • A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found on its official website
  • The contact details of 2 personal references with the same residential address as the applicant
  • Once the online application is over, the applicant is requested to forward a hard-copy to the mentioned address via mail, postmarked on or before 10 days of application or the deadline date, whichever sooner.

Scholarship Amount

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides monetary rewards amounting to $1500 each, every year.

The applicants are requested to reapply if they're looking forward to scholarship renewal.

The number of awards is subject to the funds available and the number of eligible candidates.


Deadline Information

The deadline date to apply for the Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) is July 15.


Eligibility Criteria

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) for Future Nurses requires the interested applicants to:

  • attend an eligible college or university in Ohio.
  • reside in Ohio.
  • have a U.S. citizenship or permanent residence.
  • enrollment or acceptance for enrollment in an eligible program.
  • pursue an approved nurse education program leading to licensure as an RN.
  • be a U.S. student with a good education background.

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