FORT WAYNE – Manchester University has announced a new scholarship for students in its incoming Accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree class.

The Manchester Nursing Success Scholarship will provide $14,000 to in-state and $5,000 to out-of-state ABSN Second Degree students starting at Manchester University Fort Wayne this fall. The scholarship, made possible by donors, does not require an extra application from students; instead, recipients will be determined based on their overall application to Manchester's nursing program. Program leaders say the intent is to award the scholarship to all qualified incoming students in the fall class, according to a news release from Manchester University.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer the Nursing Success Scholarship to our incoming students, and we are incredibly grateful to the donors who've made it possible," said Nancy Schroeder, nursing interim program director and associate professor of nursing at Manchester University. "This scholarship will help to strengthen and expand what is already one of the most innovative, immersive and in-depth programs of its kind anywhere throughout the region and the state."

Launched in fall 2021, Manchester University's ABSN Second Degree program was designed for aspiring nurses who already have a bachelor's degree in another field and would like to pursue a path toward becoming a registered nurse. The ABSN Second Degree program offers a full-time, 16-month program that provides students a fast track to a new, meaningful and rewarding career.

Those interested in learning more and applying can do so via the Manchester University website at