UMSON offers a limited number of merit scholarships on a competitive basis to new students who have demonstrated excellence in academics. Newly admitted students are automatically considered; no separate application is required. Current students are not eligible for merit scholarships. Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain the required grade point average and credit enrollment for the duration of the scholarship agreement.
|Program/Option||*Required Enrollment||*Required GPA||Merit Scholarship Amount||Length|
|Traditional BSN||12+ credits||3.0||$2,500||Four semesters|
|CNL||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|master's Specialties, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|master's Specialties, part time||6-8 credits||3.5||$1,500||Six semesters|
|BSN-to-DNP with specialties, full time
(3 year plan)
|9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|BSN-to-DNP with specialties, part time
(4 year plan)
|6+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|Post-master's DNP, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|PhD, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|PhD, part time||6+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
*Required to maintain scholarship each semester
The Clinical Scholars Program is offered in conjunction with area health care facilities. Qualified BSN and CNL students are given the opportunity to:
- complete their emphasis practicum under the guidance of a clinical preceptor
- receive tuition support for their final semester
- upon graduation, work for one to three years in the supporting health care institution.
Students are notified of their eligibility prior to the their final semester of study if they:
- have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
- are enrolled in their final practicum course.
Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
UMSON offers additional scholarship support through the generosity of donations made to the school. The following scholarships are awarded to students with the strongest qualifications. Only the selected recipients will be contacted.
|Scholarship Name||Award Range||Special Requirements||Eligible Students||Application Deadline|
|Patricia A. Saunders Scholarship||$1,500||
|Betty Wagner Scholarship||up to $1,500||
||BSN, RN-to-BSN, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD||10/10/18|
|Conway Scholarship||full tuition||Visit the Conway Scholar page for all requirements.||BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD||
varies by program
|Dora & Susan Tancredi Scholarship||up to $2,000||Must provide documentation that you have volunteered with an organization within the current academic year||
|Frank and Robin Newhouse Scholarship||up to $1,500||PhD students whose academic work reflects a health services research and outcome focus||PhD||
|Hesselbach Scholarship||up to $3,000||History of oncology work experience and/or interest in the field of oncology||
|Heisler Scholarship||up to $1,500||History of working in gerontology and/or interest in the field of gerontology||
|Hilgenberg Foundation||up to $2,000||Master’s degree students interested in pursuing nursing education||MS||
|Dr. & Mrs. F.X. Paul Tinker||up to $2,000||Demonstrated academic achievement||
|Dean Janet D. Allan Scholarship||up to $2,000||
||master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/18|
|Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys||$1,500||Graduate students who are pursuing a law degree in conjunction with a nursing degree||CNL, master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/18|
|Wendy Luttrell Scholars||up to $1,000||Graduate student that has demonstrated determination, perseverance, high standards, and commitment in the face of adversity||CNL, master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/18|
|Linda Foote Hyatt Scholarship||up to $3,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/18|
|Loizeaux Memorial Scholarship||up to $3,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/18|
|Marriott Scholars Award||up to $2,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/18|
|Resnick-Sollins Scholarship||up to $1,500||
|Dr. Mary Susan Jamison Scholarship||up to $1,000||
(Note that Conway Scholarship applicants apply here.)
Thanks to The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, doctoral students—DNP and PhD—who commit to a career as nursing faculty or as a leader in in primary care are eligible to receive:
- up to $20,000 in financial assistance
- leadership development
- networking support.
Jonas Scholars receive a total of $10,000 over two academic years from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, and the University of Maryland School of Nursing matches that amount, bringing the total scholarship amount to $20,000. Funds can be used to support tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships are awarded to U.S. citizens (or eligible non-citizens) who are enrolled in the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis until all funds are exhausted.
Students that will serve as graduate assistants are not eligible for this award.
To be eligible for a traineeship, you must be:
- Enrolled full time in the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program
- Maintaining the predetermined academic standards of the institution
- A citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. (Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to receive traineeship support.)
- Eligible for national nursing certification in the nursing specialty or field of study (as applicable) following graduation
The deadline to apply is Jan. 2, 2018. Apply now.