Welcome to the Houston Area Nurse Practitioner (HANP) Scholarship Page

The core values of HANP are summarized in the acronym LEADERS: Leading Education and Active participation Dedicated to Excellence, Respect and Supporting our Members. This includes supporting our future colleagues through educational scholarships directly funded by our membership base.

Nurse Practitioners (NP) have the ability to impact countless lives through the very nature of our work. By empowering and enabling one person, the resulting impact could be magnified a thousand-fold. This organization aims to assist the NP student along their educational journey as he/she pursue professional and educational advancement. 

The next Award Season is Fall of 2017

  • We will be accepting applications starting September 12, 2017.
  • Deadline for applications is October 29, 2017.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified at the November monthly meeting and by individual email.

Eligibility Criteria includes:

  1. You must be a member of HANP for at least two months prior to the HANP scholarship deadline. Allowances are given if your membership has expired within the last 3 months but the membership is renewed.
  2. you must live or work in the Greater Houston Area and its local surroundings (caveat that Houston is vast).
  3. You must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  4. You are currently enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program and the program has started by the time the scholarship application is due.

Please note: In order to keep the selection process impartial, please DO NOT include your name on the uploaded documents. Make sure to remove or cover any reference to your name in any of the submitted letters.  Applications that include your name will not be accepted and must be re-submitted. Please add your RN Number on ALL uploaded documents in the upper left hand corner for tracking purposes.  We appreciate your attention to this matter.

A short essay is required as part of your application.  This scholarship essay should be 250 words or less.  Please prepare in a separate document to be uploaded on the application form.  
- Describe your professional goal and how this aligns with the advancement of the profession. 
- The theme for HANP's Annual Conference is "Houston, We Have A Solution!" As a burgeoning health care provider, how will you make an impact in your local community or population specialty? List concrete examples.
- How will this scholarship assist you in achieving your stated goal? 


For the application - please click here

For complete instructions - please click here

For questions email Sara  Wilkins at