Do not let the cost of becoming an LPN keep you from reaching your goals. You can find a range of options to help you pay for LPN training or even to receive free LPN training if you’re in the state of Ohio. Put some time and effort into researching options for your area and your particular situations. Keep in mind that LPNs are in high demand and there are shortages of nurses in many areas. As such, many companies are willing to pay significant sign on bonuses for LPNs. If you must take some student loans to pay for your training as an LPN, this might not be a bad thing. You can search for an employer offering a sign-on bonus after you become licensed. Use that bonus to pay off your student loan. Many undeserved areas also offer loan forgiveness or loan payback options. You can receive help paying off your loans if you work in those areas.
Of course, you should always complete federal as well as state financial aid applications. These applications will make it possible for you to access grant and loan programs to help pay to become an LPN. The same is true of many scholarship opportunities.
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Big 33 Scholarships – State Nursing Scholarships
High school students who have decided that they will work to receive a nursing degree including one as an LPN, can apply for the Big 33 Scholarships. An individual will need to be a resident of Ohio to qualify. They can win up to $1600 in awards and the scholarship will be good for one year. This scholarship takes application until February each academic year. Students can obtain application information at: http://www.big33.org/scholarships/default.ashx.
Brown Mackie College-President’s Scholarships – 1011 Glendale-Milford Road Cincinnati, OH, 45215
This scholarship program is for men and women who are in their senior year of high school. The individual needs to have a 2.0 average at the very least. An essay must be submitted for this scholarship. The scholarship awarding committee will also consider the extra-curricular activities and volunteer work a student does. This is in addition to an essay that must be written. Students can contact an advisor at their high school for more information on applying for a scholarship award. Students, who win the scholarship, will receive $1000 to be applied to their tuition.
National Black Nurses Association
Members of this association, who are pursing degrees in nursing including those as an LPN, can apply for this scholarship. An individual will need to complete an application. They will also need to have a copy of their transcript sent. The awards can be as high as $2000. Applicants will need to be in a state approved nursing program. Individuals can find the application materials at: http://www.nbna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=133.
WIA Approved Colleges:
Clark State Community College – 570 East Leffel Lane-Springfield, OH 45505
WIA eligible individuals should give some thought to attending Clark State Community College if they are interested in a Licensed Practical Nursing Program. An individual could receive help paying for some college tuition and expenses. This is an extensive LPN program for which students must be prepared to study hard and to have clinical, classroom and lab instruction. There are academic admissions requirements that must be met to be accepted into this program. Students should contact the Nursing Department to discuss their interest in pursuing a nursing career.
Columbus State Community College – 550 East Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215
Aspiring nurses who have been told they can receive WIA benefits to receive help to train for re-entry into the workforce, should contact Columbus State Community College. They can help the student to determine what their benefits can be used for within their nursing programs. The school offers an excellent LPN program. Additionally, they offer RN and LPN-RN programs. Students who are looking to simply start out slowly can select a nursing assistant program.
Fortis Institute – 555 East Alex Bell Road-Centerville, Ohio 45459
Fortis Institute has campuses in various locations in the USA. This includes more than one location in Ohio. The school participates with local Workforce Investment Programs. Students who qualify for such programs and who are looking to obtain a licensed practical nurse degree, should look into Fortis Institute. The institute offers start-of-the-art learning options. Their instructors have many years of combined experience which allows them to always provide the highest level of training to the students.
Through Job Corps:
Cincinnati – 1409 Western Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214 | (513) 651-2000
Cleveland – 13421 Coit Road Cleveland, OH 44110 | (216) 541-2500
Dayton – 3849 Germantown Pike Dayton, OH 45417 | (937) 268-6571