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 Nurse Leader (CNL) Scholars Program

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Scholars Program prepares UMSON students from backgrounds underrepresented in the nursing workforce to:

  • meet the health care needs of a diverse population
  • help ensure that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, sexual orientation, neighborhood, or other social condition, have a fair opportunity to live a long, healthy life.

Through spring 2021, 15 CNL students will be selected to participate in this program each semester. The program is funded by a three-year, $2 million U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant.

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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
  • 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.

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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 scholarship, you must complete a 2019-20 FAFSA prior to the scholarship deadline.

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
9/15/2019
Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys up to $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
not accepting applications
Clagett Scholarship up to $1,500
  • Preference to those in rehabilitative nursing
  • BSN, RN-to-BSN, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD
9/15/2019
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

9/15/2019

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

9/15/2019

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 

9/15/2019

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
not accepting applications
Dr. Barbara Parker Scholars  up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • PhD
9/15/2019
Dr. Mary Susan Jamison Scholarship up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Preference given to research students
  • Gerontological Focus
  • PhD
9/15/2019
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 
9/15/2019
Elizabeth O’Connell, MSN '74, Scholars  up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Focus on teaching or nurse administration
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD
9/15/2019
Fairfield Community Scholarship  up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Preference given to Anne Arundel County
  • Traditional BSN
not accepting applications
Frank and Robin Newhouse Scholarship up to $1,500
  • Focus on academic work reflects a health services research and outcome focus
  • PhD

9/15/2019

Guberski Award up to $1,000
  • Final year of Study
  • Explemify excellence in Adult Primary Care
  • master's specialties
  • DNP, PhD

9/15/2019

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
  • Traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

not accepting applications

 

Hesselbach Scholarship up to $2,000
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 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

9/15/2019

Hilgenberg Foundation  up to $2,000
  • Focus on pursuing nursing education
  • Preference to MD Residents
  • MSN

9/15/2019

Jihan D. Bing Memorial Scholarship Fund up to $1,000
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist Program
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • DNP

9/15/2019

John Repique Scholarship up to $500
  • Psychiatric Mental Health and Nurse Informatics
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

9/15/2019

Joseph and Mary Kelly Scholars up to $500
  • Focus in Neonatal
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • master's specialties, DNP, PhD

9/15/2019

Joseph Prolux Scholars up to $1,000
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • MSN - HSLM specialty

9/15/2019

Joyce Gering, MSN ’92, Scholars  up to $1,500
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Focus on women's health issues
  • DNP

9/15/2019

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

9/15/2019

Loizeaux Memorial Scholarship up to $2,000
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on oncology
  • DNP and PhD
9/15/2019
Marriott Scholars Award up to $2,000
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Focus on gerontology
  • Clinical Experience required of recipient
  • DNP and PhD
not accepting applications
Michelle Rivest Scholarship up to $1,000
  • 4th Year student who was enrolled in UMCP for pre-reqs
  • Clinical Rotation must be at UMMC or other University of Maryland Medical System affiliated with UMSON
  • BSN
9/15/2019
Patricia A. Saunders Scholarship $1,500
  • Employed while enrolled in courses at UMSON

Supervisor recommendation letter required

  • Traditional BSN
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
not accepting applications
Poffernberger, Gladys Fund up to $1,000
  • Previous work or volunteer experience
  • MD resident
  • BSN, RN-BSN/MS, MS, CNL, DNP, PhD
  • Full Time
9/15/2019
Reanna Greene Scholarship up to $1,000
  • Adult Gero Acute Nurse Practioner/Clinical Nurse Specialits Students
  • DNP
9/15/2019
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
9/15/2019
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
9/15/2019
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
not accepting applications

Apply for a Donor-Funded Scholarship

(Note that Conway Scholarship applicants apply here.)

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
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

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, 2019. Apply now.