To be eligible for financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2. Please note that international students are not eligible for need-based financial aid and should not complete the FAFSA.
UC Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing will be offering a diversity scholarship and a UC Irvine School of Nursing alumni scholarship. The priority deadline for applicants who would like to be considered for School of Nursing scholarships is January 1st.
In addition to offsetting the cost of tuition, outside nursing-specific scholarships introduce you to organizations that can broaden your idea of what a nurse can accomplish and how nurses are needed in today’s society. The following organizations and programs provide financial aid for nursing students:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships
Direct unsubsidized loan/Stafford or Direct PLUS loans
To be eligible, you need to be working as a registered nurse within the UC Health system for at least three years. Qualified UC nurses admitted will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship annually.
American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Nurses Educational Funds (NEF) Scholarships
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
304 Park Avenue South 11th Floor
New York, NY 10010
March of Dimes Graduate Scholarships – Awarded to members of AWHONN or NANN, with focus on maternal-child nursing.
March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
American Cancer Society -Awarded to applicant conducting cancer research.
The American Cancer Society
Extramural Grants Department
250 Williams Street NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002
Johnson & Johnson/AACN – Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars, awarded to minority students who agree to teach nursing after graduation.
NAPNAP Foundation Richardson DNP Scholarship – Awarded to NAPNAP members pursuing DNP education.