NEST Nursing Scholarship – National Endowment Scholarship for Talent NEST which is an initiative of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Government of Pakistan announces nursing scholarships for the students studying nursing in different nursing and medical colleges/hospitals and the nursing faculty members (Nurses doing MSN and Ph.D.).
However, keep in mind, the NEST Nursing Scholarship is for only those nursing students who are successfully enrolled and are active students in different nursing colleges across the country – Pakistan.
NEST Nursing Scholarships are not only for nursing students but also for those nursing faculty members as well who are studying along with their professional nursing jobs, such as nursing teachers and clinical nurses studying in MSN and Ph.D. in Nursing.
The core purpose to award these scholarships to nursing faculty is it will help nursing educational institutions and the nursing staff to improve and develop to the level to meet the advanced nursing skills staying economical.
NEST Nursing Scholarships are for talented and deserving students and the Nursing faculty. These nursing scholarships are being offered to the nursing students and nurses faculty members falling in these categories:
- Students enrolled in the 4-year Nursing program (Generic BSN)
- MS Nursing (Masters in Nursing)
- Ph.D. in Nursing
The NEST Nursing Scholarship aims and strives to strengthen the nursing profession by providing financial support to nursing students and nursing faculty members teaching in different nursing colleges, schools, or doing their clinical in any hospital across Pakistan. So NEST Scholarship is a golden opportunity for the students of nursing aiming to get freedom from financial issues and wanting to study hard to achieve their goals.
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Number of NEST Nursing Scholarships
Every year NEST announces nursing scholarships and this time it is offering 1000 scholarships. However, the number of NEST scholarships for nursing may change (Increase or decrease) with time and according to the policies of the NEST.
Eligibility Criteria for NEST Nursing Scholarship
NEST Nursing Scholarships are available only for those students who have secured admission in the partner institutions of NEST offering a 04 or 05 years degree program in Nursing, MSN, and Ph.D.
Whether you are a nursing student studying in the NEST partner nursing institutions or nursing professional faculty member in the partner nursing colleges/schools, your educational record must be straight and transparent. Students or faculty members failing to meet the NEST Nursing Scholarship criteria may fail to get this scholarship. Furthermore, even if you succeed in getting the NEST Scholarship, your educational record will be tracked during the time you are getting the NEST scholarship. So you will have to study hard and keep your educational record maintained.
NEST partner Nursing Institutes List
You can visit www.nest.org.pk to check the NEST nursing Institutes list.
How to apply for NEST Nursing Scholarship
So you are looking for a guide on how to apply for the NEST Scholarship? Well, here is the complete guide for you!
If you find yourself eligible and you meet the NEST criteria for the Nursing Scholarship, then you can submit the NEST application form only on the prescribed application form as issued by the NEST official website.
The NEST nursing scholarship application form is available at www.nest.org.pk, you can download the application form from this site. However, before downloading the NEST scholarship form, you need to check on the same site whether you are a student of NEST partner nursing institutions or not!
Download and apply only when you are studying in the NEST-affiliated Nursing Institutions.
Keep in mind, NEST nominates its dedicated persons and has admission offices as well in every partner nursing institution to facilitate the students looking to apply for the scholarship.
Follow these steps to Apply:
- Apply only via the prescribed NEST application form available at the NEST website
- You can also download the NEST Application form for the nursing students from the partner institutions official websites
- Fill up the form completely leaving no errors in the form
- Fill the application form in BOLD LETTERS
- Attach all the attested documents required
- Submit the form to the focal person of your respective institute
- However, do not submit the application form directly to the NEST as forms submitted to NEST will not be entertained literally
- For further guidance and details you can contact the NEST focal persons and the admission offices in the NEST affiliated nursing institutions
NEST Official Webiste
Follow this link to visit the NEST official website: http://scholarships.nest.org.pk/
In a Nutshell
NEST nursing scholarships are one of the top nursing scholarships being offered in Pakistan that are solely come up with a purpose to assist nursing students willing to pursue their studies but facing hurdles in the path of their studies due to financial issues. Nursing students in the PNC (Pakistan Nursing Council) approved nursing colleges/schools should apply for these scholarships. Along with other scholarships for nurses in Pakistan, go with it as well!