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The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) is offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage more nurses and prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in nursing and ensure safe, high-quality nursing care in the Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and Desoto counties region. Since 2016, SNAC has awarded $264,000 in nursing scholarships to 72 local recipients. The scholarships are directed primarily to local nurses and nursing students pursuing BSN degrees. Over the years, SNAC has earmarked eight scholarships to nurses pursuing doctoral degrees because more nursing professors are needed to expand the capacity of local nursing schools.

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 1, 2020. To be eligible, applicants must live or work at a medical facility within the SNAC region or be a graduate of a high school from one of those counties.  Recipients are chosen by the SNAC Selection Committee; scholarships are approved and administered by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  For more information or to apply, click here.  

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