Here you can find information about the scholarship offered annually by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
What is the Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund?
The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents attending approved LPN, ADN, BSN, or graduate nursing programs. NISF recipients are selected individually by the Board, using specified criteria outlined in regulation
201 KAR 20:390. The amount of each scholarship is $1,500 per semester, a max of $3,000 per year. NISF scholarship recipients may use the funds they are awarded for cost of living expenses—the award funds do not need to be directly applied to tuition or the cost of books. The funds are thus directly awarded to the recipients and not to their programs of nursing. After completing the program and obtaining licensure (if applicable), scholarship recipients must complete one year full-time work as a nurse in Kentucky for each year of study funded (or its equivalent).
All applications are due for receipt between January 1 and June 8, and are for the academic year commencing that fall.
It is strongly recommended that you carefully read through the Frequently Asked Questions and Application Instructions to determine eligibility and assist with the application process.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Eric Velazquez, NISF Coordinator, via email at
EricW.Velazquez@ky.gov or by phone at 502-759-6956.