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 2018

  • We will be accepting applications starting October 6, 2018

  • Deadline for applications is December 2, 2018

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified via email/telephone.

  • Recipients must be present at the December meeting in order to accept the award. 


Eligibility Criteria includes:

  1. You must be a member of HANP for at least three 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.

  5. You must be present during the Annual Conference in order to receive the award.

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. Please use the most current application. Previous versions will not be accepted.

A short essay is required as part of your application.  This scholarship essay should be 250 words or less. 

- Describe your professional goal and how this aligns with the advancement of the profession. 
- The theme for HANP's 2018 Annual Conference is "Transforming Healthcare One NP at a Time". As a student Nurse Practitioner, give a concrete example describing your impact on healthcare when you become a Nurse Practitioner.

For the application - Scholarship Application Fall 2018

For questions email Sara  Wilkins at