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Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship

Application Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.

Two $5,000 scholarships will be distributed to top nursing school applicants four times each year. 

Questions? Contact Cat Proulx at

Scholarship Criteria 

All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  1. Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.
  2. Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CastleBranch. OR have submitted your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS.

Due to the volume of applications received, only winners will be notified of final decisions. All winners will be announced in the AACN News Watch e-newsletter and posted on the AACN Web site.

CastleBranch Scholarship Application

Winners will be announced within one month of each deadline and contacted to redeem the award. Funding is non-recurring and for one semester only. 

See a list of past scholarship recipients.