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Medical and Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a

Nursing program must be included with the application. 

Email completed scholarship application form to: CarolineEHoltScholarship@NSDAR.org

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 scholarship for two students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area.

Email completed scholarship application form to: MildredNuttingScholarship@NSDAR.org

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students  who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

Email completed scholarship application form to: OccupationalPhysicalTherapyScholarship@NSDAR.org

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is awarded to two students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the Application.

Email completed scholarship application form to: MPHCogswellNursingScholarship@NSDAR.org

District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award given annually to two students in financial need who are residents in the District of Columbia who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a Nursing program at the University of the District of Columbia.  A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the institution is required. This scholarship is strictly administered by the University of the District of Columbia. 

Please email all questions and concerts to: DCScholarship@NSDAR.org


Medical Scholarships

These awards are in the amount of up to $5,000. Students must be attending or accepted into an approved, accredited medical school (including Osteopathic Medical Schools), colleges or universities. An application form must be completed for each scholarship you are applying for.

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years.

Email completed scholarship application form to: AliceWRookeScholarship@NSDAR.org

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified."

Email completed scholarship application form to: MacGregorScholarship@NSDAR.org

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending receipt of proof of continued enrollment (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant), and after the first semester, an annual transcript review indicating a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Email completed scholarship application form to: DrFABeneventiScholarship@NSDAR.org

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award.

Email completed scholarship application form to: LAHannaMedicalScholarship@NSDSR.org