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Table 1 Semi-structured interview guides for nursing students who decided to accept or decline the hospital-sponsored scholarship

From: Factors influencing acceptance or decline of a hospital-sponsored scholarship by nursing students in Taiwan: a qualitative descriptive study

Scholarship status Questions
Scholarship accepted 1. What are your thoughts on the hospital scholarship system for nursing students?
2. Why did you choose to participate in the program? Follow-up questions: What factors did you consider? Did you discuss this with anyone? What was their point of view?
3. What is your expectation for the hospital sponsored scholarship?
4. As a hospital sponsored student, what concerns you and your family the most? Follow-up questions: What did you do to figure it out and find the solution to it?
5. Any thoughts or suggestions you would like to share based on your experience of being a hospital sponsored student?
Scholarship declined 1. What are your thoughts about the hospital sponsored scholarship system for nursing students?
2. What are the reasons you chose not to participate in the program? Follow-up questions: Did you discuss this with anyone? If yes, what was their point of view? Did you attend any school-sponsored seminars introducing this program?
3. If you had a second chance, would you choose to participate in the scholarship program? What would be the reason for your choice?
4. Is there anything you would like to share or suggest regarding about being a non-sponsored student?