UMSL Scholarships:

The College of Nursing is now working in conjunction with UMSL's Office of Financial Aid to offer a common scholarship application. To be considered for a variety of need and merit-based endowed scholarships, nursing students must complete an application through the Office of Financial Aid each year by April 1. Students must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered; however, some scholarships may require a higher GPA and/or additional application materials:

Two-Step Application Process

The scholarship application has two parts: The General Application and scholarship-specific applications. All students must complete the General Application before they can apply to specific scholarships. Once the General Application is complete, one of two things will happen:

  1. The General Application will automatically be applied to those scholarship opportunities that don’t require additional information.
  2. The student will be able to apply to specific scholarships that have additional questions.

Please take a few minutes to read through the scholarship application tutorial before submitting your application.


If you have questions about submitting the scholarship application or completing the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. If you have questions about the scholarships themselves, please contact the College of Nursing.

External Scholarships:

A variety of external scholarships are also available to nursing students. Please click on the links below to find out more. Additional information on external scholarships, including scholarship application tips, can be found here.

AACN and AfterCollege
Two (2) $2500 scholarships are awarded every quarter to students who are seeking baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees in nursing.
You may view prior winners, eligibility requirements and access the application through the link above.

Visiting Nurse Association Scholarship

One $1750 scholarship to be awarded by the Home Health Care Foundation for the College of Nursing.

Deadline: March 1, 2016


  • Junior or senior during the 2016-17 school year
  • Full time student pursuing a BSN
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial aid (FAFSA must be filed with the UMSL Office of Financial Aid by March 1, 2016)

The award recipient must commit to spend a half-day visiting one of several Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis information events at the VNA offices during the academic year.

To be considered:

  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2016
  • Fill out the scholarship application and submit with faculty recommendations already filled out (in a sealed envelope)
  • The University will complete the University Comments prior to submitting the Application

Submit by March 1, 2016 to:

Warren Gibson

College of Nursing at UM-St. Louis
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081


Tenet Future Nurses Program

This program will pay up to $5,000 a semester for tuition, books, fees, etc.

  • We are looking for nursing students who have a strong dedication to provide service of
    excellence to our patients, physicians and fellow employees!
  • Funds received while you are in school
  • 2.5 GPA is required
  • Two recommendations from your clinical instructors
  • Amount of assistance is determined by your nursing degree
    • Accelerated students receive 3 semesters of assistance
    • BSN students receive assistance for their Junior and Senior Year
    • Associate students receive assistance their last two semesters
    • Diploma students at Lutheran School of Nursing receive three semesters of assistance.
  • Upon graduation of nursing school, you are committed to one year of employment with
    your Tenet Facility for each semester you received assistance.
  • Upon employment you participate in our 6% staff RN Retention Bonus Program,
    which rewards you with a cash payout every year!

Tenet Loan Repayment Program

Tenet will make your loan payment on your Nursing school loans up to $400.00 a month.

  • Payment is for specific positions, including staff nurse
  • Payments begin after your orientation period and continue until the loan is paid or
    you are promoted to a position not covered by the program

For detailed information call Nicole Cooper at 314-268-7789 or email



  • The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Interest-Free Loan Program (applications are available at
  • Health Professional Nursing Student Loans
  • Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loans
    • Financial aid is available to students pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or professional nurses in underserved areas of Missouri. The financial aid provided to nursing students consists of loans for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate training that may be forgiven, or written off, in exchange for service in an underserved area.

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