Although the scholarship resources listed here have been carefully selected, Excelsior College cannot predict the extent of success or benefits that will be realized by any given student from the use of such resources and does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the materials listed.

Business and Technology

  • Scholarship Program for Marketing  – An annual $5000 scholarship, which is available to college students of all majors who are enrolled or been accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university within Australia, UK, United States of America, and Canada. Application Deadline is May 15th of each year. An essay and a video are required.

    • Students enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S./ Canada, and Australia for completion of undergraduate degree in Marketing, Journalism, or equivalent field
    • High school senior entering college, current college students, or graduate school
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.9 scale
    • Should be permanent resident of the United States of America, Canada or Australia
    • There should be no gap between Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree
    • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
    • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent
    • Have successfully completed at least one term of college or university courses following graduation from high school prior to applying



  • FinAid – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid. Discover scholarships that match your profile.
  • College Answer – This SallieMae site provides answers for college planning and paying for college.
  • College Board Scholarship Search – This online tool will help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.


  • Coursey Enterprises Nursing Scholarship – Coursey Enterprises offers first-year nursing students a scholarship. This scholarship requires a 200-word essay on “Why I want to be a Nurse.”  This scholarship also requires a picture of yourself when your essay is submitted.
  • Frontline Heroes Nursing Grant and National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses – is offering two, grant application opportunities for current and future nurses in any specialty.  Both grants require an essay.
  • NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships – The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships of up to $8,000 each year to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community. These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to further their career as full-time nurse educators. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN Foundation wants to encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.
  • NYS ID/DD Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship – A $1000 scholarship is awarded each year by the New York State ID/DD Nurses Association to encourage LPNs and other staff working in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore or remain in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Nursing. Deadline for Submission: April 15, 2021

      An eligible applicant is:

      • An LPN or other non-nurse staff member who is currently working or has previously worked in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field, and
        Currently matriculated in an accredited basic RN program, and
      • A New York State Resident, and
      • Intending to work as an ID/DD RN in New York State upon graduation.

        To apply, submit one PDF document with the following information:

          1. Cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field.

          2. Your resume describing your educational and work experiences.

          3. An essay of not more than 500 words explaining your future educational and professional goals.

          4. Proof of current matriculation in the RN program. Matriculation documentation must be a letter or verification on school letterhead from the Nursing Program or from the College Registrar’s Office. A college transcript or course listing is not sufficient for proof of matriculation.

        The Scholarship winner will be chosen from the eligible applicants by a selection committee of the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association. The scholarship will be awarded in June 2021.

        Applications must be received by Thursday, April 15. Remember: All documents must be in one PDF or one Word document. If you have questions, please write to for assistance.

        Email application letters to:
        NYS ID/DD Nurses Association / Scholarship Committee

        or mail to:
        NYS ID/DD Nurses Association
        c/o Scholarship Committee
        PO Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625


  • Aid and Resources for Re-entry Students – Back to College is an all-in-one, continually updated resource for adults returning to college.
  • Black Excel Scholarship and Financial Aid Help – This is a listing of state-based resources for students.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships – This a major competition with over 250 awards going to scholars with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund – HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students. Application Deadline is February 15, 2021.

    • Must be of Hispanic heritage
    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

  • Human Resource Scholarship Program for USA & Canada Students –  AIS Technolabs is offering a scholarship to students in a course related to Human Resources including business management, psychology, organization development, etc. This scholarship does require a written Thesis on “Ideal Sourcing Strategies that a recruiter can use.”
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship – LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. This scholarship requires an essay describing the goal of a project and supporting documentation.
  • The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship – The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is committed to supporting people from communities who directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination every day of their lives. In partnership with UNCF, the Foundation has developed The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship program to provide need-based scholarships to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous undergraduate students from the five boroughs of New York City attending any accredited four-year institution or two-year community college in the United States. Application Deadline is January 28, 2021. A 1-Page essay is required.

    • Be a Black, Latinx, or Indigenous U.S. citizen
    • Reside in, or be a permanent resident of, one of the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
    • Be currently classified as a college undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) and enrolled full-time at any accredited U.S. 4-year institution or 2-year community college
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • There should be no gap between Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree
    • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
    • Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a demonstrated unmet financial need

  • The Roothbert Scholarship Fund – The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education.
  • Scholarship Program for Gaming Excellence for USA – Canada – Sprak Design offers a scholarship program for gaming excellence students in USA and Canada, helping students to save money on their tuition and fees. This scholarship requires submission of a creative project and a 250-word answer to 5 questions.  Sprak Design is also offering nine other scholarships.

Veterans Administration Scholarship Program

Excelsior College works in collaboration with the Veterans Healthcare Administration to promote the retention and reduce the attrition rates of VA scholarship participants (nationwide) enrolled in a nursing program at Excelsior College. Specific program planning was introduced and an advisor assigned to work with students and their respective VA Program Coordinators. Specific program planning is in place and an advisor is assigned to work with students and their respective VA Program Coordinators.

There are two scholarships offered by the VA for enrolled Excelsior nursing students:

  • Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (EISP) – This is for associate degree in nursing students. These students continue to work while earning their degree and have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program.
  • National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship – This is for students enrolled in the RN-BS or MS in nursing degree programs. These students continue to work while earning their degree and have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program.

Criteria to Apply for a VA Scholarship

  • Obtain approval from VA Program Coordinator.
  • Work at a VA hospital or health care facility. Be or become an enrolled nursing student with Excelsior College.

Excelsior College’s Responsibilities

  • Secure up-to-date Excelsior College Privacy Release forms.
  • Create a Plan of Study for each VA Scholarship applicant; amend as needed.
  • Complete Credit Verification worksheet for each VA Scholarship applicant; amend as needed.
  • Request letters of enrollment from the Dean for VA scholarship applicants.
  • Assist in resolving billing issues related to Excelsior College services provided to VA Scholarship students.
  • Provide transcript evaluations for enrolled students and send a copy of the My Academic Plan to the student and their respective VA Program Coordinator at least once a semester.
  • Provide written notification to the student about failing grades; suggest study strategies, Excelsior College resources.
  • Maintain regular communication with students to update and monitor their academic plans and resolve any student issues.
  • Notify VA Program Coordinator if student is not meeting their plan of study.

VA’s Responsibilities

  • Counsel prospective students about the nursing programs, degree requirements, and information about the VA scholarships and the application process.
  • Work collaboratively with the Excelsior College advisor to encourage continued student engagement and progression.