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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 program, you must meet one or more of the criteria below: 

  • Identify as a part of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group
  • High school GPA is below 3.0; or you experienced educational disadvantages in high school 
    • For more information, reach out to us at the email or number below.
  • Have major financial need 
    • Examples: you are Pell Grant eligibleor you are unable to access or afford adequate food or housing.
  • First-generation college student 
    • Neither of your parents has earned a bachelor’s degree. 

How do I apply for the program? 

Fill out the application below to begin the process.

Date of birth
For example 08 21 2021

HRSA requires that applicants meet at least one of these criteria.
Check all that apply


Email or call/text 920-491-2681 for more information.

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