Through various groups, Johnson and Johnson scholarships come in various forms and are fairly well available depending on a student’s location in the United States. Johnson and Johnson scholarships are not made directly available to applicants but rather are often made available to specific institutions which then manage the programs on their own. Beyond offering scholarships itself, students who are seeking degrees in nursing should consider using the Johnson and Johnson hosted website, “Campaign for Nursing,” which is designed to help locate Johnson scholarships for those in that field. This resource provides an immense amount of potential resources which students will be able to take advantage of and apply to depending on general eligibility requirements. While these are not all Johnson and Johnson scholarships per se, it is an excellent scholarship finder supported by the company. That being said there are a number of other Johnson Johnson scholarships available to interested applicants, very often in and around the medical fields. Apart from offering two different programs specifically for nurses, another program is available through the American Dental Education Association. As a quick summation, students should understand that Johnson and Johnson scholarships seem to be primarily available to students interested in nursing.
The Johnson and Johnson scholarship which has received the most press and attention has been the Campaign for Nursing’s Future program which in 2011 gave out over 12 different awards. This medical scholarship is managed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Together these groups judge applications and select winners for the available awards. Awards under this Johnson and Johnson scholarship range from $1,000 to $2,500 meaning that with a total available funding chest of $125,000 at the very least 50 different scholarships can be awarded. In order to be eligible for this Johnson scholarship applicants will need to be United States citizens while being enrolled in accredited universities attempting to get any level degree in nursing. While money is available for nursing graduate degrees, money for those students will only be available under certain circumstances. The applications for the program open in May 2011 and close in January 2012. All applications must be submitted no later than January 13, 2012.
Now Johnson & Johnson scholarships do not only come through as nursing awards for students interested in the field. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has worked with Johnson and Johnson scholarships to give out multiple $2,500 awards to students. Eligibility for this program requires that students be enrolled at a recognized dental school in the United States, have a “superior academic record,” and be a member of the ADEA. All applications must be submitted to the ADEA office no later than November 1, 2011.
There are of course other programs which have previously offered Johnson and Johnson scholarships which may reopen in 2011-2012. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners received a grant from Johnson and Johnson of up to $50,000 which provided for 13 different $3,500 scholarships. While there is no promise that the program will be made available again in 2011, interested students should consider checking back in during the summer of 2011 to see if the program has been renewed. As winners of these medical scholarships are announced in December of every year students should check in with the website during June or July to check on its status. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offered five different $18,000 scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic years which were supported through Johnson and Johnson scholarships. The 2010 deadline for this program was May 7, so there is a good chance that it has not been renewed for the 2011-2012 academic year, but interested students should always pay attention just in case it is reactivated.
Johnson and Johnson scholarships are available for a number of purposes, but they seem to be primarily designed for students interested in nursing or some form of medical practice. Students interested in these fields should absolutely consider the Johnson scholarships as a method to help pay for their education.