UMSON Scholarships

Scholarships at the Universities at Shady Grove

UMSON students at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Maryland have access to the same financial aid and scholarship opportunities as students at our University of Maryland, Baltimore location, as well as additional USG-specific scholarships.

Clinical Scholars Program

The Clinical Scholars Program is offered in conjunction with area health care facilities:

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
  • UMMC Midtown Campus

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 $15,000.

Conway Scholarship

Receive a full scholarship – including tuition and fees – when you become a Conway Scholar.

Learn More and Apply

Donor-Funded 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.

To be eligible for a donor-funded scholarship, you must:

  • be a current/enrolled student
  • complete a FAFSA prior to the scholarship deadline
  • meet any additional requirements listed below.

The deadline has passed to apply for donor-funded scholarships for Fall 2021.

(Note that Conway Scholarship applicants apply here.)

Available Scholarships:

Scholarship Name

Award Range

Special Requirements

Eligible Students

Application Deadline

Betty Wagner Scholarship

up to $1,500

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated balance of nursing school and family responsibilities
  • BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, CNL, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Clagett Scholarship

up to $1,500

  • Preference to those in rehabilitative nursing
  • BSN, RN-to-BSN, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Claudia Smith Scholarship

up to $1,000

  • Students focus in Community Public Health
  • MSN

9/10/2021

Conway Scholarship

full tuition

Visit the Conway Scholar page for all requirements.

  • BSN, RN-to-BSN/MSN, MSN, CNL, DNP, PhD

varies by program

CVS Scholarships 

$1,000

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Be interested in a career as a nurse practitioner
  • Recipients must have worked with organizations that support underserved populations (as a student, volunteer, or in a professional capacity)
  • DNP - FNP specialty

not accepting applications

Darlene Curley Scholars

up to $1,000

  • Doctoral students focus on Community Public Health and Leadership and Administration
  • DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Dean Janet D. Allan Scholarship

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated strong leadership roles in a professional setting
  • master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Dora and Susan Tancredi Scholarship

up to $2,000

  • Must provide documentation that you have volunteered with an organization within the current academic year
  • BSN, RN-to-BSN/MSN, MSN, CNL, DNP, PhD
  • Registered for 6+ credits
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA 

9/10/2021

Dr. and Mrs. F.X. Paul Tinker

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Preference given to those demonstrating interest in focusing on issues related to women's health
  • CNL
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

9/10/2021

Dr. Barbara Parker Scholars 

up to $1,000

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • PhD

9/10/2021

Edward and Emma Young Scholars 

up to $1,000

  • Received a high school degree from a public high school in Caroline County or Cecil County, Maryland
  • BSN 

9/10/2021

Elizabeth O’Connell, MS '74, Scholars

up to $1,000 

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Focus on teaching or nurse administration
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

 

9/10/2021

Frank and Robin Newhouse Scholarship

up to $1,500

  • Focus on academic work reflects a health services research and outcome focus
  • PhD

9/10/2021

Ferdinand and Delores Alsruhe Scholarship

up to $1,000

  • Demonstrate interest in gerontology
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Guberski Award

up to $1,000

  • Final year of Study
  • Explemify excellence in Adult Primary Care
  • master's specialties
  • DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Hattie Weiner Scholarship Fund

up to $500

  • Focus in Geriatric Nursing
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

not accepting applications

Heisler Scholarship

up to $1,500

  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • History of working in gerontology and/or interest in the field of gerontology
  • Entry-into-Nursing BSN and RN-to-BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

9/10/2021 

Hesselbach Scholarship

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • History of oncology work experience and/or interest in the field of oncology
  • Entry-into-Nursing BSN and RN-to-BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

9/10/2021

Hilgenberg Foundation 

up to $2,000

  • Focus on pursuing nursing education
  • Preference to MD Residents
  • MSN

9/10/2021

Honorable Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Scholarship

up to $1,000

  • Undergraduate students who are Maryland residents from populations considered underrepresented in the current and projected nursing workforce
  • Undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in health policy 
  • BSN

 

9/10/2021

Jamison, Dr. Mary Susan Scholarship Fund

up to $1,000

  • Graduate students involved in research, with preference given to those with an interest in gerontology
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Jihan D. Bing Memorial Scholarship Fund

up to $1,000

  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist Program
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • DNP

9/10/2021

John Repique Scholarship

up to $500

  • Psychiatric Mental Health and Nurse Informatics
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Joseph and Mary Kelly Scholars

up to $500

  • Focus in Neonatal
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Joyce Gering, MSN ’92, Scholars 

up to $1,500

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Focus on women's health issues
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Katharine Speers Scholarship

up to $1,000

  • Focus on trauma and acute care
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Linda Foote Hyatt Scholarship

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on oncology and palliative care

Faculty recommendation letter required

  • DNP and PhD 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

9/10/2021

Loizeaux Memorial Scholarship

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on oncology
  • DNP and PhD

9/10/2021

Marriott Scholars Award

up to $2,000

  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on gerontology
  • Clinical Experience required of recipient
  • DNP and PhD

9/10/2021

Patricia A. Saunders Scholarship

$1,500

  • Employed while enrolled in courses at UMSON

Supervisor recommendation letter required

  • Entry-into-Nursing BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

not accepting applications

Poffenberger, Gladys Fund

up to $1,000

  • Previous work or volunteer experience
  • MD resident
  • BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD
  • Full Time

not accepting applications

Reanna Greene Scholarship

up to $1,000

  • Adult Gero Acute Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialits Students
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Resnick-Sollins Gerontology School

up to $1,000

  • Focus on gerontological research
  • DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

Rodriguez Memorial Scholars

up to $500

  • Nurse Anethetist Specialty
  • Record of leadership & community service in a unrepresented group, express interest in under-serve (bi-lingual) communities
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • DNP

9/10/2021

Sue Song Scholarship 

up to $500

  • Career in global health or elder care
  • International student who meets the University visa requirements and/or students from single-parent households
  • BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD

9/10/2021

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

9/10/2021

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program

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.

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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
Entry-into-Nursing 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

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship

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:

  1. Enrolled full time in the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program 
  2. Maintaining the predetermined academic standards of the institution
  3. 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.)
  4. Eligible for national nursing certification in the nursing specialty or field of study (as applicable) following graduation

The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2021. Apply now.