UMSON Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

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

Clinical Scholars Program

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, and, upon graduation, work for one to three years in the supporting health care institution. Students who have earned a mimimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and who are enrolled in their final practicum course are notified of their eligibility prior to the their final semester of study. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Donor Scholarships

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. Click here to apply for a donor scholarship.

Scholarship Name Award Range Special Requirements Eligible Students Application Deadline
Patricia A. Saunders Scholarship $1,500
  • Employed while enrolled in courses at UMSON
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • *Supervisor recommendation letter required
  • Traditional BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
10/10/17
Betty Wagner Scholarship up to $1,500
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated balance of nursing school and family responsibilities
BSN, RN-to-BSN, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD 10/10/17
Conway Scholarship full tuition Visit the Conway Scholar page for all requirements. BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD

1/2/18

Dora & Susan Tancredi Scholarship up to $2,000 Must provide documentation that you have volunteered with an organization within the current academic year

 

  • BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD
  • Registered for 6+ credits
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA 

 

10/10/17

Frank and Robin Newhouse Scholarship up to $1,500 PhD students whose academic work reflects a health services research and outcome focus PhD

10/10/17

Hesselbach Scholarship up to $3,000 History of oncology work experience and/or interest in the field of oncology
  • Traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

10/10/17

Heisler Scholarship up to $1,500 History of working in gerontology and/or interest in the field of gerontology
  • Traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

10/10/17

 

Hilgenberg Foundation  up to $2,000 Master’s degree students interested in pursuing nursing education MS

10/10/17

Dr. & Mrs. F.X. Paul Tinker up to $2,000 Demonstrated academic achievement
  • CNL
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
10/10/17
Dean Janet D. Allan Scholarship up to $2,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated strong leadership
master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD 10/10/17
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 10/10/17
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 10/10/17
Linda Foote Hyatt Scholarship up to $3,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on oncology and palliative care
DNP and PhD 10/10/17
Loizeaux Memorial Scholarship up to $3,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on oncology
DNP and PhD 10/10/17
Marriott Scholars Award up to $2,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on gerontology
DNP and PhD 10/10/17
Resnick-Sollins Scholarship up to $1,500
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on gerontology
  • Preference given to those expressing interest in working toward an academic appointment at an accredited school of nursing
PhD 10/10/17
Dr. Mary Susan Jamison Scholarship up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Gerontological research
PhD 10/10/17

Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships

Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships are awarded to U.S. citizens (or eligible non-citizens) who are enrolled in a degree program and are committed to working with medically underserved populations. Annual awards currently range from $2,000 to $10,000. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis until all funds are exhausted. Award amounts are based on cumulative GPA, residency, and full-time/part-time status. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year.

Students that will serve as graduate assistants are not eligible for this award.

To be eligible for a traineeship, you must be:

  1. Enrolled full time or part time (part-time students must be enrolled in the last 12 months of study prior to graduation) in an advanced education nursing program for preparation as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, public health nurse, nurse administrator, nurse educator, or other nurse specialty determined by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to require advanced education (nurse anesthetist trainees must be enrolled full-time)
  2. Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, or a post-master's nursing program; Clinical Nurse Leader students are not eligible for this award
  3. Maintaining the predetermined academic standards of the institution
  4. 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.)
  5. Eligible for national nursing certification in the nursing specialty or field of study (as applicable) following graduation
  6. Committed to working with underserved populations. There is no assigned placement for this requirement; however, the School of Nursing will follow up with you for three years to determine where you are working. This information is used for subsequent applications for federal traineeship grants.