Scholarships


Each year the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC, Area/BNA of GWDCA offers four scholarships to African American licensed nurses and student nurses who are residents of the District of Columbia and adjacent counties of the State of Maryland, namely Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery & Prince Georges counties. Interested individuals may download copies of the desired scholarship application from this site. Carefully, review applications for eligibility requirements. See brief descriptions below for a listing of the scholarships and deadline dates.

The Johnella Banks Memorial Scholarship for students enrolled in a BSN, ADN or LPN program and the Felicia Brady Scholarship for licensed nurses (LPN, ADN or BSN) enrolled in an educational program for advancement to the next level of nursing education are available, annually. The deadline date for both the Banks and Brady Scholarships is January 31st of each year. Click HERE for the desired application.

The Margaret Pemberton Scholarship and the Founders Scholarship are available to graduating seniors of high schools located in the District of Columbia and adjacent counties of the state of Maryland (see counties listed above). The deadline date for both the Pemberton and Founders Scholarships is April 15th of each year. Click HERE for the desired application.

The National Black Nurses Association offers scholarships each year, see www.nbna.org for information and eligibility requirements.


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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Our scholarship funds need your support. The nursing shortage is real and the financial support for nursing education is reduced in the federal budget annually. Please send your tax deductible, contributions today.

Felicia C. Brady Memorial Scholarship
for Registered Nurses who return to college to pursue a higher degree

Dr. Johnella Banks Memorial Scholarship
for nursing students pursuing a nursing career (RN, LPN)

Margaret Pemberton Scholarship
for Greater Washington D.C. High School seniors pursuing a nursing career and accepted into a BSN nursing program

Make your tax deductible contributions payable to BNA of GWDCA

Click here to Download Donation Form

Please make your check or money order payable to BNA of GWDCA, Inc., print and complete this form, and mail it along with your tax deductible contribution to:

Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc.
P.O. Box 55285
Washington, DC 20040

The Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. appreciates your scholarship contribution.