Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2021 – Since 2012, AfterCollege, the largest career network for college students and recent graduates, has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to provide support to students who are seeking baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degrees in nursing. AACN is pleased to announce that the AfterCollege-AACN Nursing Scholarship has been renewed and will be administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing. This annual $10,000 commitment will provide the opportunity for nursing students to complete their education and enter the nursing profession.
“AfterCollege is thrilled to continue this scholarship through AACN’s Foundation. We believe this relationship has helped many deserving students during their college career by facilitating their pathway to the nursing workforce,” said Roberto Angulo, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of AfterCollege.
To apply for the AfterCollege-AACN Nursing Scholarship, students will need to complete an online application form. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; those completing an RN to BSN or MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated nursing program. 
“We are grateful for this continued support from our long-time partner AfterCollege,” said Dr. Deborah Trautman, AACN President and Chief Executive Officer. “This scholarship is an investment in future nurses and ensures that many promising nursing students have access to higher education.” 
Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter. Winners will be announced within 30 days of each submission deadline (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31). This scholarship is non-recurring and will be awarded to individual students for one semester only. 
For more details on scholarship programs available through the Foundation for Academic Nursing, visit the Foundation’s scholarship page or contact Marta Okoniewski, AACN Director of Student Engagement at [email protected].



AfterCollege has been connecting students and recent grads with employers hiring for internships and entry-level positions since our inception in a Stanford University dorm room in 1999. AfterCollege gives new job seekers a competitive advantage by tapping into valuable professional networks with a patented job search algorithm and career-building tools to help land that all-important first job. AfterCollege proudly offers scholarships to help deserving students cover expenses during school and propel them forward into rewarding careers after college. 

The Foundation for Academic Nursing is the philanthropic arm of AACN that raises funds to support new innovations in nursing education and practice. The Foundation serves as a focal point for AACN’s fundraising efforts while elevating the importance of academic nursing and our member schools in the philanthropic community. 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing more than 840 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice.