School of Nursing

Scholarships

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In addition to federal student aid, students enrolled at the OHSU School of Nursing are encouraged to apply for both internal and external scholarship awards. Last year over 150 students received a scholarship or grant award to help support their nursing education. Typical awards range from $3,000 - $6,000 per individual for the academic year. As scholarship deadlines and criteria vary, please check back often for updates and deadlines.

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Scholarships

For current and new students

SON Institutional Scholarship Application

Through donor giving, the School of Nursing offers institutional scholarships to nursing students who meet various academic, financial, diverse, regional, and program criteria. All incoming and current students can submit a completed OHSU SON scholarship application as well as the FAFSA application each year to be considered for these internal SoN awards.

Priority deadline: March 1, 2022
Application link: click here

Scholars for a Healthy Oregon (SHOI)

Designed for students matriculating into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in: Adult Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. SHOI provides full tuition and applicable fees for students who agree to practice as a healthcare practitioner in a rural or underserved community in Oregon for a minimum of one year longer than the total years of funding received.

Deadline: Monday, February 7, 2022
Application link: click here

The Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nurse educators with the enhanced knowledge needed to address the complex health care needs of older adults. This scholarship provides support for students in the second year of the Master of Nursing programs at OHSU School of Nursing who are committed to the health and health care needs of older adults. 

Application closed

The Hearst Scholarship

The goal of the Hearst Foundations’ Scholarship is to support clinical scholarship and prepare advanced practice nursing students for the complex care needs of older persons. This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at OHSU's School of Nursing who are in the final year of the program and whose focus is on gerontological advanced practice nursing. Up to $15,000 will be awarded to accepted applicants.

Application deadline: closed
 

Carol Howe Scholarship in Nurse-Midwifery

Carol Howe, DNSc, CNM, FACNM developed the first nurse-midwifery education program and faculty practice in Oregon. Dr. Howe is an advocate who has advanced nurse-midwifery locally, and nationally, creating a legacy of highly trained and skilled clinicians in her field. This scholarship supports nurse-midwifery student education and practice, enabling students to continue Dr. Howe's legacy.

Deadline: May 15, 2022 (priority)
Application link: click here

Dean’s Scholarship

All applications to the PhD program will be given full consideration for an award to cover their tuition, fees and a monthly stipend for the first two years of the program. 

PhD applicants will automatically be considered

Educational Grants

Educational grants are provided by a number of non-profit and governmental organizations in order to provide financial support for students in key populations critical to providing primary care in key regions or with targeted populations. These funds are available on a limited basis and may have specific qualifications or requirements that recipients must comply with in order to be eligible. Please see the following list below for the current educational grants that are available to students.

Renew Grant

The School of Nursing has received funding for 4 years through HRSA to support expansion of the FNP and PMHNP programs in rural areas and in urban underserved areas of the state.  Each year for the four years of the grant there will be about 15 scholarships of approximately $20,000 available for FNP and PMHNP DNP students only.

Application deadline: April 30, 2022
Application link

NINR Graduate Partnership Training Program in Biobehavioral Research

Students must be accepted by both the NIH and the OHSU School of Nursing. Funding amount is for tuition, fees, stipend and travel.

Application closed 

The Rural Health Track

The Rural Health Track is a rural practice focused option within the OHSU School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. It is designed to prepare expert rural advanced practice nurses and leaders needed to improve health and health care outcomes of rural communities.

Application Closed

Loans and Repayment

Harding Loan

Requirements: For current students needing additional assistance not provided by financial aid. These loans carry a 5% fixed interest rate which begins at the time of the loan. The loans come due 3 months after graduation. Only available to students who are not fully funded through financial aid. Loan amount is $850 per term.

Deadline: Rolling
Application link: click here

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Designed to prepare qualified nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increase the number of nurses entering the workforce by supporting Schools of Nursing that prepare graduates to serve as faculty. Eligible students at OHSU SON include those in the Ph.D., D.N.P., and M.N.E. programs. OHSU makes loans available to students enrolled in these programs, and requires students to complete specific nursing education courses as part of their program. Following graduation, the NFLP offers partial loan cancellation (up to 85%) for graduates who serve as full-time or part-time nursing faculty at an accredited SON. In addition beginning in fall 2020, students in DNP programs participating in the program will receive loan forgiveness following graduation by becoming employed in their specialty and agreeing to serve as a full-time preceptors (for 1 student per term) in partnership with OHSU SON or another accredited school of nursing.

Financial Aid will email eligible students regarding when and how to apply

Primary Care Loan Forgiveness (PCLF)

The PCLF was designed to meet workforce needs in rural Oregon for primary care providers. PCLF participants are eligible for forgivable loans for tuition and fees only, in exchange for a service obligation to an approved rural Oregon practice site. 

Applications for the 2022 cycle will be due January 7, 2022.  
Application link: click here

Emergency Loan

 For undergraduate students only. Offers 0% interest rate.

Deadline: Rolling
Application information: Contact the Registrar's office, 503 494-7800

Evalee C. Schwarz charitable trust for education loan

Interest free loan for undergraduate or graduate students with exceptional academic performance and signification financial need. The amount given is between 5,000-$15,000.

Deadline: TBD
Application link: click here

Federal Loan Forgiveness

For current students needing additional assistance not provided by financial aid. These loans carry a 5% fixed interest rate which begins at the time of the loan. The loans come due 3 months after graduation. Only available to students who are not fully funded through financial aid. Amount: cost of eligible loans minus 120 monthly payments.

Deadline: TBD
Application link: click here

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

In exchange for a two year service commitment, participants receive 60% of their total nursing education loan balance. Amount: 60% of nursing education loan balance.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Individuals selected to participate agree to serve on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university for two years. The government pays up to $40,000 of the participant's student loans and provides funds to offset the tax burden. Amount: up to $40,000 towards nursing loan repayment.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

National Health Service Corps

Minimum of two year full-time commitment to work at an NHSC-approved site. Amount: up to $170,000 loan repayment.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Loan Repayment

Loan repayment programs offer tax-free funds for qualified health care providers working in approved disciplines at eligible practice sites, in exchange for a service obligation.

Various loan repayment opportunities through the Oregon office of rural health.
Application link: click here

Federal Financial Aid

All students are encouraged to complete the free application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) as part of applying for institutional scholarship and grant awards.  Review more information on the FAFSA website.

We encourage you to apply for external scholarships for additional funding opportunities. External funding is not provided by OHSU but through private or public organizations, state and federally funded scholarship or grants. The following are some additional scholarship search engines that may help you find additional funding opportunities.

HRSA
College Board
Fast Web
Discover Nursing-Johnson & Johnson
Minority Nurse Scholarship Search
Oregon Student Assistance Commission

AACN financial aid information 
Oregon nurses foundation scholarships

Aftercollege/AACN Scholarship

For Nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Scholarship amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

America Assembly for Men in Nursing

For Pre-licensure male undergraduate student. Scholarship amount of $1,000 -$5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Foundation

Master’s or doctoral students in nursing. Must be an AANP member. Several opportunities available. Scholarship amount of $2,500 - $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Army Nurse Corps Association

Nursing students (all levels) who have, or plan to serve, with the US Army and are not already funded by the US Army. Also eligible are students whose parents, spouse, or children have served in the US Army. Scholarship award amount of $3,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here 

Back to School Scholarship Program

Enrolled in an RN to BS (or must hold ADN), MN, DNP, or PhD program. Scholarship award amount of $2,500.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Enrolled in full time undergraduate nursing program, non-traditional student. Scholarship Award Amount of $1,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here 

Caring Scholar Scholarship

University students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Scholarship award amount of $1,500.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Diversity Nursing Scholarship

Register for a job seeker account with diversity nursing, must be enrolled in an accredited SON, and must be a U.S citizen. Scholarship award amount of $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

F.A. David Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer two nursing scholarships for the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to one undergraduate nursing student and to one graduate nursing student who is studying in the US or Canada.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Ford Scholars Program

Need based scholarship for Oregon residents (or Siskiyou County). For graduating high school seniors and the equivalent seeking a bachelor’s degree (up to $40,000/year).

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Ford Opportunity Program

Ford Opportunity Program: Need based scholarship for Oregon residents (or Siskiyou County) For parents of any age, especially encouraging single parents, and adult learners over the age of 25 who are seeking a full-time associate or bachelor’s degree. We combined the Opportunity with the ReStart program (up to $40,000/year).

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Ford Transfers program

Need based scholarship for Oregon residents (or Siskiyou County). For community college students ready to transfer as a junior to a 4-year college in the fall (up to $40,000/year).

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Geriatric Nursing

Several Scholarship opportunities listed by the Geriatric nursing.org. Please view the scholarship page.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, residing in Oregon or Clark County, WA. Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship award amount of $1,000 to $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Education Scholarship

Must be a member of HPNA providing end-of-life care and completed at least one term of nursing school. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program

Students enrolled at the BS or MN level who agree to work for at least two years after graduation at a facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Preference is given to students with zero EFC as indicated on their FAFSA. Scholarship award cover full cost of attendance plus stipend.  

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Leo Adler Scholarship

Students must be graduates of North Powder High School or have graduated from a high school in Baker County, Oregon. Must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 2.0 GPA.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

March of Dimes Graduate Scholarship

Current RN, enrolled in grad program for maternal/child nursing, and member of ACNM, AWHONN, or NANN. Scholarship award amount of $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

For 3rd or 4th year in undergraduate nursing program or any stage in Accelerated BS nursing program, racial or ethnic minority, minimum of 3.0 GPA. Scholarship award amount $3,000 to $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

National American Arab Nurses Association Scholarship

Member of NAANA and enrolled in a nursing program (BS, RN-BS, or Master's) with at least a 3.5 GPA. Scholarship award amount $500 to $1,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Applicants must be a NAHN member for at least 6 months prior to submission deadline. Scholarship award amount of $1,000 to $5,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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National black Nurses Association Scholarships

Undergraduate students enrolled in a nursing program with at least one year remaining. Applicants must be members of the NBNA and of their local chapter. Scholarship award amount of $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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National League Nursing (NLN)-Foundation Faculty Scholarship Award

Candidates must be NLN members either through individual dues or through their employer schools' NLN membership. Scholarship award amount of $8,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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National Student Nurses Association Foundation Scholarship

Available to undergraduate and RN-BS students taking at least 6 credits per term. Applicants must be involved in student nursing organizations and community health activities, have documented academic success, as well as financial need. There is a $10 fee for this application. Scholarship award amount of $1,000 to $7,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

Nurses Education Funds, Inc.

Restricted to Master’s and Doctoral students who have completed at least one term of study. There is a $20 fee for this scholarship.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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Oregon Nurses Foundation - Centennial Education Scholarship

For students accepted into or currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program within the state of Oregon. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarship award amount of $1,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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Point Foundation

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. Point promotes change through change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides scholars with the financial ability higher educational institutions across the nation.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
Application link: click here

RN to BSN

Resources for current RN's to complete their bachelor's degree.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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Senior Care Scholarship

'A Place For Mom' senior care innovation scholarship. Scholarship award amount of $1,000.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund

Must be a resident of Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties and be of Latino heritage, seeking first academic degree, minimum GPA of 3.0.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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Willesha E. Wade Scolarship

This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,000 by ABNAO for unlicensed nursing students pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Application link: click here

William G. and Ruth T. Evans Nursing Scholarship

Students enrolled in the nursing program at the OHSU Ashland Campus who intend to work in the Rogue Valley (Southern Oregon) after graduation.

Deadline: Check website for most up to date deadline information
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