Scholarship Options

Institutional Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarship Details


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. 

Applications are now open.

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Priority deadline: March 31st


President's Scholarship: Designed to support nursing students who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity, are from a rural or educationally underserved area or are underrepresented in nursing.
Scholars for a Healthy Oregon: Designed for those going into the Master of Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP, Family NP, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric NP, or Psychiatric Mental Health NP. Funding will be provided in exchange for your commitment to serve in a rural location upon graduation.

Applications are currently Open.  

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The Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship: The goal of this scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nurses and nurse educators with the enhanced knowledge needed to address the complex health care needs of older adults. This scholarship provides support for students enrolled in the Master of Nursing programs at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing who are committed to the health and health care needs of older adults. Up to $5000 will be awarded to approximately three qualified students for the 2018-2019 year.

Applications are currently closed.


The Hearst Endowed Scholarship:  The goal of The Hearst Foundations' scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nurses whose focus is on the health and health care of older adults. This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Nursing and whose focus is on gerontological advanced practice nursing. These include the Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs. Up to $15,000 will be awarded to approximately two qualified applicants.

Applications are currently closed.


Carol Howe Endowed 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.

The first-annual scholarship of $5,000.00 will be awarded for the 2018-2019academic year with the funding divided over fall, winter, and spring terms.

Application is currently open.

PhD Funding Opportunity: All early 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. 

For consideration please fill out the general School of Nursing scholarship.

Dean’s Scholarship for Faculty Graduate Education

Applications are currently closed.


Educational grant funds for graduate students

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 in our graduate and undergraduate programs.

Grant Details


Advancing Health Equity through Student Empowerment & Professional Success 2.0 (HealthE STEPS 2.0) for Graduate Students- Funds will provide partial support of educational expenses for educationally and economically disadvantaged graduate students, including underrepresented minorities, each year. Funds can be up to $4,750 per year. Applications are currently closed 

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.

Applications are currently closed.

Nurse Anesthesia Grant – Designed to provide additional funding and scholarship support to incoming and current nurse anesthesia students.

Funds are allocated each year by the program director to eligible students.

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.Application is sent to qualified individuals each year.

Educational grant funds for undergraduate students

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) - Funds will provide partial support of tuition and fees for educationally and economically disadvantaged BS and ABS students, including underrepresented minorities, across our five campuses each year. 

Application is currently closed.


Advancing Health Equity through Student Empowerment &Professional Success 2.0 (HealthE STEPS 2.0) - Funds will provide partial support of tuition and fees for educationally and economically disadvantaged BS and ABS students, including underrepresented minorities, across our five campuses each year. Awards can be up to $4,750 per year.

Application is currently closed.


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 at the following link:

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