Soar Higher with EARN A Grant Program for Nursing Students in Need

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Your incredible nursing future is within reach! Excel in your academic journey with help from EARN (Educating Aspiring Registered Nurses)a grant program dedicated to increasing diversity in nursing in Northeast Wisconsin.  

Students who participate in the EARN program will receive academic, career, and financial support while they progress through the Nursing-Associate Degree program at NWTC. 

To be eligible for the EARN program, you must:

  • Be currently pursuing the Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Enroll in either 1st or 2nd semester nursing courses for Fall 2023
  • Pursue the full-time track program option
  • Be eligible to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA (US citizen or eligible non-citizen)
  • Meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Identify as part of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
    • Have a high school GPA that is or was below 3.0 or you have experienced educational disadvantages in high school.
    • Have major financial need. For example, you are Pell Grant eligible, or you are unable to afford adequate food or housing.
    • Be a first-generation college student. Neither of your parents has earned a bachelor’s degree.

How do I apply for the program?

The EARN Program is not accepting applications at this time. 


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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $ 1,874,469 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit