‌You have the opportunity to receive a full* scholarship, thanks to the generosity of William and Joanne Conway.

* The Conway Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books; the student health insurance charge is not covered.

Scholarship Details by Program

RN-to-BSN/RN-to-MSN

headshot of student Stephen Lee, a RN-to-BSN nursing student and Conway Scholarship recipient“I can now further invest myself and my time into continuing to strive to be the best nurse that I can.”

– Stephen Lee, RN-to-BSN student


How It Works:

  • The scholarship is available to entering (new to UMSON) students. 
  • You do not need to have been already accepted to UMSON to apply.
  • Scholarship funding covers in-state tuition, fees, and books, and it will be awarded for the duration of your academic program. 
    • For RN-to-MSN students: The scholarship covers these items for the RN-to-BSN portion of your program only. You are welcome to apply for an additional Conway Scholarship to cover the remainder of your MSN program once you have completed 12 credits of graduate study and as long as you have half of your graduate credits remaining.
  • To be eligible, you must register for a minimum of 8 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 6 credits in the summer (unless it is your final semester of study).
    • You can complete the program full time in two semesters; part time in three semesters (9-11 credits/semester); or part time in three semesters (8-9 credits/semester) plus one summer (6 credits).
    • You'll work with an advisor to ensure you maintain the correct academic courseload (see sample full-time, three-semester part-time, and three-semester plus summer plans of study located under the Plans of Study accordion on the RN-to-BSN page).
  • You’ll be connected to a faculty mentor who will share their background and experience with you and who can help you:
    • explore your academic interests and discuss your academic progress
    • identify short- and long-term career goals
    • broaden your support network
    • build upon your strengths to grow personally and professionally.

You may receive your admission decision before you receive information about the status of your Conway scholarship application. All RN-to-BSN Conway Scholarship decisions are made after the scholarship application deadline, regardless of the date of your acceptance to UMSON.

Applicants Must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit an essay of 300 words or less that addresses these questions:
    • How will this scholarship affect your life and career aspirations?
    • How will you use the knowledge you acquire to impact future patients and the nursing profession?

Conway Scholars Must:

  • remain in good academic standing
  • consult with mentor three times per semester
  • attend required Conway Scholars events and activities
  • consult with your advisor and your scholarship award letter to develop your plan of study and to ensure you are in compliance with the terms of your award.

Conway Scholars are not eligible to receive merit scholarships and cannot receive additional scholarships from UMSON or the Universities at Shady Grove during their program of study.

BSN

headshot of student Alexandra Shepherd, a BSN nursing student and Conway Scholarship recipient"When I decided to change my life and go back to school, one main concern was financing. … Becoming a Conway Scholar means that I get to attend my dream school for free. With this extraordinary gift, I am able to focus on becoming the best in my field."

– Alexandra Shepherd, BSN student


How It Works:

  • The scholarship is available to entering (new to UMSON) students.
  • You do not need to have been already accepted to UMSON to apply.
  • Scholarship funding covers in-state tuition, fees, and books, and it will be awarded for the duration of your academic program.
  • You must register for a minimum of 12 credits per regular semester (unless it is your final semester of study).
  • You’ll be connected to a faculty mentor who will share their background and experience with you and who can help you:
    • explore your academic interests and discuss your academic progress
    • identify short- and long-term career goals
    • broaden your support network
    • build upon your strengths to grow personally and professionally.

Applicants Must:

  • submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA**
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit an essay of 300 words or less that addresses these questions:
    • How will this scholarship affect your life and career aspirations?
    • How will you use the knowledge you acquire to impact future patients and the nursing profession?

**Your scholarship may be adjusted at any point during the semester if your financial aid awards exceed your cost of attendance or financial need.

Conway Scholars Must:

  • maintain full-time status
  • remain in good academic standing
  • consult with mentor three times per semester
  • attend required Conway Scholars events and activities.

Conway Scholars are not eligible to receive merit scholarships and cannot receive additional scholarships from UMSON or the Universities at Shady Grove during their program of study.

CNL, MSN, and DNP

Ashleigh N. Boidock"Receiving this scholarship will certainly help to ease the financial burden of school and also encourage me to continue strive for excellence as I reach this pivotal halfway point in my graduate program."

- Ashleigh N. Boidock, DNP student


 

How It Works

  • The scholarship is available to current students who will have completed 12 credit hours of graduate study by the start of the semester for which the Conway Scholarship is awarded and have at least half of their credit hours remaining.
  • DNP students: Applications are accepted for the fall semester only.
  • Scholarship funding covers in-state tuition  and fees, and it will be awarded for the remainder of your academic program.
  • You’ll be connected to a faculty mentor who will share their background and experience with you and who can help you:
    • explore your academic interests and discuss your academic progress
    • identify short- and long-term career goals
    • broaden your support network
    • build upon your strengths to grow personally and professionally.

Applicants Must:

  • express a commitment to either:
    • serve as a clinical preceptor
    • teach as a clinical instructor
    • secure a full-time faculty position within three years of graduation
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit an essay of 300 words or less that addresses these questions:
    • How will this scholarship affect your life and career aspirations?
    • How will you use the knowledge you acquire to impact future patients and the nursing profession?

Conway Scholars Must:

  • maintain a course load of at least 6 credit hours per semester (unless it is your final semester of study)
  • remain in good academic standing
  • attend required Conway Scholars events and activities.

Conway Scholars are not eligible to receive merit scholarships and cannot receive additional scholarships from UMSON or the Universities at Shady Grove during their program of study.

PhD

How It Works

  • The scholarship is available to newly enrolled students.
  • Applications are accepted for the fall semester only.
  • Scholarship funding covers in-state tuition and fees, and it will be awarded for the duration of your academic program.
  • You’ll be connected to a faculty mentor who will share their background and experience with you and who can help you:
    • explore your academic interests and discuss your academic progress
    • identify short- and long-term career goals
    • broaden your support network
    • build upon your strengths to grow personally and professionally.

Applicants Must:

  • express a commitment to either:
    • serve as a clinical preceptor
    • teach as a clinical instructor
    • secure a full-time faculty position within three years of graduation
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit an essay of 300 words or less that addresses these questions:
    • How will this scholarship affect your life and career aspirations?
    • How will you use the knowledge you acquire to impact future patients and the nursing profession?

Conway Scholars Must:

  • maintain a course load of at least 9 credit hours per semester (unless in the dissertation stage)
  • remain in good academic standing
  • attend required Conway Scholars events and activities.

Conway Scholars are not eligible to receive merit scholarships and cannot receive additional scholarships from UMSON or the Universities at Shady Grove during their program of study.

Teaching Certificate

How It Works

  • The scholarship is available to nurses who have completed a master’s or doctoral degree within the past five years who commit to completing the 12-credit post-graduate certificate in teaching.
  • Scholarship funding covers in-state tuition and fees, and it will be awarded for the remainder of your academic program.
  • You’ll be connected to a faculty mentor who will share their background and experience with you and who can help you:
    • explore your academic interests and discuss your academic progress
    • identify short- and long-term career goals
    • broaden your support network
    • build upon your strengths to grow personally and professionally.

Applicants Must:

  • express a commitment to either:
    • serve as a clinical preceptor
    • teach as a clinical instructor
    • secure a full-time faculty position within three years of graduation
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit an essay of 300 words or less that addresses these questions:
    • How will this scholarship affect your life and career aspirations?
    • How will you use the knowledge you acquire to impact future patients and the nursing profession?

Conway Scholars Must:

  • remain in good academic standing
  • attend required Conway Scholars events and activities.

Conway Scholars are not eligible to receive merit scholarships and cannot receive additional scholarships from UMSON or the Universities at Shady Grove during their program of study.

Application Deadlines

  Fall 2020
BSN

Feb. 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

RN-to-BSN
All RN-to-BSN Conway Scholarship decisions are made after the deadline, regardless of the date of your acceptance to UMSON.

July 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

CNL, MSN, and Teaching Certificate

May 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

DNP

May 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

PhD

Dec. 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

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“... being able to focus on my studies will help get me through nursing school. Also, having mentors in the process, one of the perks of being a scholar, is reassuring because they can share their stories and expertise.” Sylvian Tambis, BSN student