Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, through the generosity of our donors, is fortunate to have endowed funds that provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  The specificity of the fund criteria varies greatly in terms of academic standing, leadership qualities, diversity, and/or financial need. Students are required to include an essay and are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about goals and long-range plans.  This information, along with other pertinent information, will be used by the Scholarship committee to consider you for a broad range of awards in the school.

For the 2018-19 Academic Year, continuing and graduate students will be notified when the scholarship application is available via their Pitt email address.  Typically notifications are sent in late January.

Please note the following information regarding endowed scholarship funds from the School of Nursing:

  •  Scholarship funds will not be applied towards any previous terms or future academic years.
  • Most scholarship funds are non-refundable and are restricted to tuition charges only. Graduate students receiving a full-time TA/TF/GSA/GSR position, or if there is no tuition charge for the term(s) awarded, will have the scholarship funds adjusted accordingly.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Graduate Students Only

Loan opportunity for full-time or part-time graduate students who intend to take a full-time teaching position in a school of nursing immediately following graduation.  More information on this can be found here.

Outside Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships
For all levels of nursing students. 

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
http://www.ahna.org/Resources/Scholarships-and-Awards
For nursing students interested in Holistic Nursing.

American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)
http://amra1973.org/Scholarship/
Scholarships for students attending two- or four-year accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities.

Bigfuture by The College Board
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Scholarship search engine for all levels of students       

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs
Scholarships awarded to high school students (over 1,400 selected annually) entering their first year in college.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Scholarships awarded to high school students entering their first year in college based on financial need.

Emergency Nurse Association (ENA)
https://www.ena.org/foundation/grants/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
Scholarships for ENA members.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Application for federal financial aid, submitted annually.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/
Scholarships based on financial need for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
https://hsf.net/
Scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students.

Johnson & Johnson -- Discover Nursing
http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filters
Scholarship search engine for all levels of nursing students. 

Fastweb Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com/
Scholarship search engine for all levels of students.

Minority Nurse
http://minoritynurse.com/nursing-scholarships/
Scholarship Search engine for all levels of nursing students.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
http://www.nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html
Scholarships for NAHN members.

National Black Nurses Association
http://www.nbna.org/content.asp?contentid=82
Scholarship for all levels of nursing students.

National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Scholar and Fellow Award Programs.
http://www.nhcgne.org/scholars-ofellows
Scholarships provided to increase the number of well-prepared Gerontological nursing faculty.

Ronald McDonald House Charities-U.S. Scholarships
http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
Scholarships awarded to high school students entering their first year in college.

The Pittsburgh Foundation
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship_search
Scholarship search engine for all levels of students.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
http://phillips-scholarship.org/
Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need.