Scholarships

“The nursing program is undeniably challenging, but it also includes so many awesome opportunities to expand your reach as an individual, particularly if you are in the Honors program.”
Jenny Fei, change of major, premed, Class of 2014

The School of Nursing has several named scholarships and assistantships that are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. In most cases, scholarships are renewed annually provided that the criteria continue to be met (i.e., GPA, financial need, etc.). Scholarships are not transferable to another major and are forfeited if the student changes his/her major outside of medical technology.

General Information

  • School of Nursing scholarships require a student to be enrolled in the nursing major and are not transferrable to another major. Scholarships awarded at the University level may or may not be transferrable. Please check with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information.
  • In many cases scholarships may be renewed annually provided the scholarship criteria continue to be met (e.g., GPA, financial need, residency, etc). Your award letter may stipulate whether or not your scholarship is renewable. For non-renewable scholarships, you will need to reapply each year.
  • Some scholarships are based on financial need. Financial need is determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) each year.
    • If you have completed the FAFSA form and your personal circumstances have changed (e.g., job loss, death of a family member), please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to file an appeal. For more information, click here
  • Academic merit is typically defined as a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Some scholarships have different stipulations.
  • Scholarship monies are awarded once a year for the entire academic year. Applications are due May 1st of each year for the following academic year.

Application Instructions

  • Applicants must complete the Scholarship Application.
  •  deadline
    • May 1st for monies distributed in the following academic year

Special Instructions for Incoming Freshman Students

  • First year scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office (302-831-8123) rather than the School of Nursing.
  • Incoming freshman students may be eligible for need-based federal aid. To determine eligibility, incoming freshman will need to complete the FAFSA application. Tax information is necessary to complete the FAFSA form.
  • Nursing scholarships through the School of Nursing are ONLY AVAILABLE to sophomore, junior, and senior students–they may be applied for in ones’ freshman year.