- Graduate Nursing Scholarships: Gift aid based on academic performance and/or financial need. Scholarships can be offered by WVU or by an outside source.
- Other HSC Scholarships: General scholarships that are not specific to nursing. Gift aid based on academic performance and/or financial need. Scholarships can be offered by WVU or by an outside source.
- Graduate Nursing Loans: Money that students borrow for college expenses which must be repaid (usually after college).
Graduate Nursing Scholarship Opportunities
ASSOCIATION OF OPERATING ROOM NURSES SCHOLARSHIP (AORN)
Awards scholarships to students in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The scholarship deadline is June 15th. For more information and/or an application contact the AORN Foundation at (800) 755-2676 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
ASHA provides financial assistance to students in School Health Education, Nursing, and Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine or Dentistry whose academic and professional goals include the health of youth. Scholarship deadline is April 2. For more information and an application contact Jennifer Corby at email@example.com.
NATALIE & WES BUSH GRADUATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to graduate nursing student who are in good academic standing as defined by WVU. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Nursing in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.
CHARLES L. COTTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Must file the FAFSA by March 1.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – IRENE AND DAISY MACGREGOR SCHOLARSHIP
A $5,000 Scholarship awarded for up to four years to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school. It is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in psychiatric nursing, graduate level, at medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females “if equally qualified.” Deadline: April 15. For more information visit the Daughters of the American Revolution website.
ECG MEDICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship program is an essay contest. They want to hear from you about why a healthy heart is important to you. For further details visit the ECG Medical Training website.
FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL NURSES’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships are available for students currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs. For more information contact the foundation at (718) 210-0705.
HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP
Students in their last year of a master’s degree program preparing for roles as a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife may apply. In addition students who have a career goal of teaching nursing in an undergraduate program can also qualify for the scholarship. The award is for $10,000, and awardees must sign a contract to practice in primary care or in nursing education for at least two years in an underserved area of the state. Applications are available between August 1 and October 15 of each award year. For more information contact the Health Sciences Scholarship Program, College and University Systems of WV, 1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 1100, Charleston, WV 25301 or call (304) 558-0530.
DEBRA M. HURLBUT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Provides a scholarship for a student in their final year of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at the WVU School of Nursing – Charleston Division. Contact the School of Nursing for more information.
MERITORIOUS STUDENT TUITION WAIVER
Waivers cover tuition but not fees. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Contact the School of Nursing to apply.
ANNA MARY MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships for students enrolled in the Doctor of Science in Nursing (DSN) program, or the PhD in nursing program at WVU in the School of Nursing. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. First preference will be for students in their third or fourth year of summer study. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Nursing in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.
NURSES EDUCATIONAL FUNDS, INC.
Non-governmental source of funds for graduate nursing education – masters and doctoral degrees. Awards range from $2500 to $10,000 for full-time study only. Write to: Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., 555 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 or call (212) 399-1428.
C. LYNNE OSTROW ANNUAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide support for graduate assistants pursuing master’s study who are enrolled in the School of Nursing at WVU. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.
OKEY PATTERSON LPEF SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is annually provided to one student enrolled in a health sciences program. It rotates between Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Selection criteria includes in-state residency and financial need. Must file the FAFSA. No application is necessary.
PENDLETON COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship shall provide graduate scholarships for students from Pendleton County. First consideration shall be for students enrolled in the School of Nursing. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Nursing in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services.
MARGARET FAE PERRY NURSING BOOK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides funds for the purchase of textbooks for graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Awards will be determined by Student Financial Support and Services in conjunction with the School of Nursing.
DONALD R ROBERTS MD SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship awarded to a regularly enrolled graduate student in the certified nurse practitioner course or its successor program. Student must be preparing for a career in primary health care and planning to practice in a rural area of West Virginia. Recipient must demonstrate need for financial assistance, high academic promise and have graduated from a West Virginia high school, with preference given to Barbour, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, or Webster counties. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.
SENIOR CARE SCHOLARSHIP
Five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program in any field related to gerontology at an accredited school. This includes students studying medicine, nursing, social work or sociology. Award winners will be selected based on a letter of introduction and a 500 word essay on why they have chosen to go into a field that will serve our aging population. For more information and an application visit their website at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.
PATRICK AND RUTH SMITH NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for students enrolled in the Doctor of Science Nursing (DSN) program, or the PhD in nursing. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. First preference will be for students in their third or fourth year of summer study. Recipients shall be determined by the School of Nursing and Student Financial Support and Services.
GRETA B. STEVENS SCHOLARSHIP
To provide scholarships for students at the WVU School of Nursing, Charleston Division. Recipients shall show evidence of West Virginia residency, financial need and be in good academic standing. Shall document creative abilities and adherence to the worth ethic and value systems expected of future nursing practitioners; demonstrate strong academic promise through past performance and shall describe their professional philosophy and potential to render competent, compassionate and ethical patient care and/or nursing education. Candidates must be students at the Charleston Division of the School of Nursing. Recipients will be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Nursing in conjunction with Student Financial Support and Services. Must file FAFSA by March 1.
STUDENT SCHOLARS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND STROKE
The Scientific councils of the American Heart Association are pleased to offer student scholars a stipend to study cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Students eligible for application include those in medicine or students in a masters or equivalent program (nursing, public health, nutrition, and other allied health disciplines). For application forms and further information, visit www.americanheart.org.
CYNTHIA WEGLEY & DAVID ALLEN BARNETTE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to nursing students enrolled in the MSN or MSN/DNP. Recipients must be in good academic standing. Selection will be made by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee.
WEST VIRGINIA CENTER FOR NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Available to West Virginia residents. Must demonstrate academic promise and intend to work in West Virginia. Contact the School of Nursing for more information and/or an application.
WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Grant program administered by the National Health Service Corp. Scholarship provides money for students from health profession shortage areas in West Virginia interested in committing to practice in a health profession shortage area one year for every year of support received, or a minimum of two years. Forty percent of the scholarship money must come from the community (i.e., the specific health profession shortage area where the student has residence). Student is responsible for making contact with the community representative, often an administrator from the primary care clinic or hospital, who will then raise the 40% community contribution. The individual community, in conjunction with the West Virginia Community Scholarship Advisory Panel, determines the dollar amount for the award. Federal regulations stipulate that the money can only be expended for tuition and fees and other reasonable living expenses incurred while in attendance at the school. A contract with the community organization and WVU must be signed and penalties do apply for breach of contract. For more information contact: Jacki Masi, Office of Rural Health, WVU, PO Box 9003, Morgantown, WV 26506. Phone: (304) 293-1783.
WEST VIRGINIA RURAL PRIMARY CARE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Program funded by the Bureau of Primary Care Department of Health & Human Services and administered locally by the WVU Office of Rural Health to provide stipends to Graduate Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwifes and other select students for time spent in rural areas completing rural rotations. Students must apply to and be recommended by one of the WV Rural Health Education Partnership Consortium sites. Stipends are $75 for each day of clinical rotation in a rural community for a minimum of 20 working days and a maximum of 100 working days per year. For more information contact: Jacki Masi, Office of Rural Health, WVU, PO Box 9003, Morgantown, WV 26506. Phone (304) 293-1783.
GERALDINE CORE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship is available to nursing students. Students who met the following requirements will be considered: 1) resident of West Virginia; 2) graduate of a West Virginia high school; 3) demonstrate financial need; and 4) have a 3.0 GPA. Must file the FAFSA by March 1 to be considered. Awards determined by School of Nursing Scholarship Committee.
RICHARD AND JEWELL WUNDERLICH SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship shall support West Virginia residents of the two lowest income counties of the state. First preference is for undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, second preference is for graduate students in the School of Nursing who have a clinical interest in serving children. This includes those in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program as well as students in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. If there are no nursing students from the two lowest income counties in West Virginia, residents from other under-represented/underserved areas of the state shall be considered. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Nursing in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services. A FAFSA must be filed.
Graduate Nursing Loan Opportunity
NURSING STUDENT LOAN
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The School of Nursing participates in this federal loan program approved under Public Law 94-643. This program which is a source of financial assistance through the federal government, provides loan funds to participating institutions, such as West Virginia University. These loans are restricted to students who 1) are citizens or nationals of the United States; 2) are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as at least half time students; and 3) demonstrate financial need through filing the FAFSA. The interest rate is 5% simple interest and loans are repayable to the school over a ten year period beginning nine months after completion of studies. Preference must be given to full time students with “exceptional need”. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.