The purpose of the Nursing Scholars Program is to enhance the undergraduate education of Augusta University's academically talented freshmen and sophomores with proven dedication to academic excellence and scholarship who have an interest in pursuing careers as professional registered nurses.

The program's aim is to support academic excellence, active learning, and foster a culture of research and scholarship among select pre-nursing students who will matriculate into the Augusta based BSN program. The program will broaden the scope of enrichment opportunities that strengthen students individually while developing collegial leadership skills to serve in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment. 

Eligibility Criteria

Apply for undergraduate admission to Augusta University by the Early Action deadline of October 31 (applications become available in August of your senior year in high school)

Students must meet the following criteria as calculated by the Office of Academic Admissions:

  • Submit Early Action application 
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 or better 

The GPA only includes grades earned from the required high school curriculum :

  • English: 4 units
  • Mathematics: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units with labs
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units

FAQsDescription and Guidelines

Application Process

  • The University’s Early Action application deadline is October 31. 
  • All qualified applicants who apply by that date will be contacted and offered a secondary application for their desired program. Secondary applications are due by December 11.
  • Submit two supportive references, who are not relatives, from a science instructor/assistant, coach or employer (at least one MUST be from a science instructor or their assistant)