Zippia Scholarship

Zippia's Nurse Dream Job Scholarship

February 1st, 2021

Application Open

December 31st, 2021

Application Closed

January 2022

Winners Announced

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Nurse Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry".
Terms And Conditions Apply

Who Can Apply

Open to everyone 18 years of age or older.

How It Works

  1. Tell us in 500 words or less, why you want to be a nurse. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay:
    • Why is nursing your dream job?
    • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?
  2. Our staff will choose one (1) winner.
  3. Your essay will appear on our website so everyone can be inspired by your vision.
  4. Open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students.
  5. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Nurse Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry"


No purchase necessary. Skill contest. Must be US resident. See official rules for complete details.

Example Nurse Essay

Since I was a little girl, nursing has always been an aspiration of mine.

The dream sprouted, watching my mom become a spontaneous caretaker for my grandpa when he was diagnosed with kidney failure. Seeing my mom give my grandpa those six extra years of life, solidified my determination to become a nurse.

I want to go into the field of psychiatric nursing because the topic and concern for mental health in this country is often understated in today’s society. Substance abuse, specifically, is a constant threat we face within our communities that too often goes untreated. People who are suffering emotionally, mentally, and physically turn to alcohol and drugs to self medicate their feelings. My desire would be to help those who deserve and need to be treated with empathy, reliability, and reassurance. My ambition to become a nurse is not only about fulfilling my internal happiness but also being able to be financially independent.

After my grandparents passed away, it was very difficult for my mom to find a job without a degree or college education. Seeing and realizing this, made my inclination for attending a university and obtaining my occupational goals steepen. I am excited to finally venture into that aspect of life and begin to build my dream career.


December 31, 2021 at 11:00 PM EST

The winner will be contacted directly.