Grant Programs

Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines

The IBC Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Program is open to applications from all accredited undergraduate and graduate nursing programs located in the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

This scholarship program is designed to increase the number of practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Qualified academic institutions may apply for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral scholarship grants. Funds must be awarded to students within the academic year specified by the grant, unless otherwise noted. Applicants must also meet requirements outlined in the general eligibility guidelines.

The IBC Foundation awards scholarship grants directly to the qualified academic institutions, and is not involved in the student selection process. Nursing students seeking an IBC Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship should contact their institution's financial aid office and nursing faculty for information.

Eligibility Requirements

In disbursing the scholarships, the academic institution is required to select recipients who meet the following conditions:

  • Have a permanent residence in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Greater Philadelphia region is comprised of 11 counties within three states: New Castle County in Delaware; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem counties in New Jersey; and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or qualified immigrant.
  • Be a full time student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program for an undergraduate scholarship, or
  • Be enrolled in an accredited master level degree program (MN, MSN) for a graduate scholarship, or
  • Be enrolled in an accredited doctoral of nursing practice or PhD degree program for a doctoral scholarship.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Comply with all required reporting. (Required reports will be available electronically after June 2014.)

Scholarship Grants

The annual, invitation-only application period occurs in the beginning of each calendar year.

Three scholarship grants are available:

  • Undergraduate scholarships are intended for students enrolled in accredited undergraduate nursing degree programs. Each undergraduate scholarship recipient must be awarded at least $500. Grants awards will be determined based upon the number of full-time nursing students enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program.
  • Graduate scholarships are intended for students enrolled in accredited master's in nursing programs (MN, MSN). Grant awards will be determined based upon the number of master's-level nursing students enrolled in the master's in nursing degree program.
  • Doctoral scholarships are intended for students enrolled in accredited doctoral of nursing practice degree programs. Each doctoral of nursing practice scholarship recipient must be awarded at least $2500. Grants awards will be determined based upon the number of nursing students enrolled in the doctoral of nursing practice program.

Application process

The IBC Foundation is not accepting unsolicited requests for this initiative.

If your organization meets all of our eligibility guidelines and you would like to inquire further about this initiative, please contact us.

Visit Grant Programs for information about the IBC Foundation's open funding opportunities.