Application Fact Sheet
In 2024 there are two application periods.
January 1 – February 15
July 1– August 15

Eligibility:
Recent graduates who have completed a 4-year nursing program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing – BSN
or a 2-year nursing program leading to an Associate’s Degree in Nursing – ADN. The successful completion of the
NCLEX- RN with unrestricted licensing is required. Applicants must have graduated within the 12 months prior to the application start date.

The South Carolina Nurse Retention Initiative (SCNRI) is the only program that is dedicated to retaining top nursing
talent in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. There are many factors considered for selection including merit, dedication to
the nursing profession, financial need, educational mobility and your intent to remain employed in primary medical
care in Beaufort or Jasper County – including specific geographic areas where funding has been made available.We
welcome nurse graduate applicants who represent the diversity of our community.

In 2024 we will be awarding stipends in the amount of $12,000 for BSN’s and $6,000 for ADN’s to be paid out in
Increments semi -annually over a two year period.
With proof of six months of continuous Full time employment in a Beaufort or Jasper County licensed primary
healthcare facility along with verification of membership in a nationally recognized nursing organization a taxable
stipend of $3,000 (BSN) or $1,500 (ADN) will be paid.
These stipends are considered taxable income, however, because they are awards. they are not subject to Social
Security and Medicare taxes.

Award recipients will be announced within 30 days after the enrollment period ends and recipients will be notified by
E-mail. Payments will begin approximately six months from the date of formal notification that you are a recipient of
the award. Payments are made on September 1 and March 1.

  •  You can use it for childcare, further education, debt, transportation, housing etc.
  • You can change employment within the geographic area and will remain in the program. If you leave the area you are
    required to advise us, and future payments simply stop.
  • A Selection Committee has been appointed by the SCNRI Fund and includes a diverse representation from nursing,
    human resources, and executive management. Committee decisions are final.
  • Applications will be accepted: January 1 – February 15, 2024, and July1 – August 15, 2024
  • Applicants must have graduated within the 12 months prior to the application start date.
  • The application must be completed online:
    https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=lowcountryscholarship
    NOTE: Once you have created a new account, you will be able to log in to the portal and you will enter the Access
    Code Nurse24 (the N needs to be capitalized or it won’t work).
  • Applications must be completed by the final day of the application period.
  • Along with the completed application form, all applicants must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation (one
    professional and one personal), RN License verification and final college transcripts.
    NOTE: The Selection Committee will verify RN licensure through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    (NCSBN) Nursys® Database.

    This process will be determined based on the number of applicants. Interviews may be conducted via phone, Zoom, or
    in person.

    You will be required to sign an acceptance agreement to document the terms and conditions associated with both
    parties. You will be asked to set up an account with CFL to verify your employment each 6 months and to facilitate the
    payment.You will also be required to submit a photo of yourself and a short Bio

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