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.

Concussion Awareness Scholarship 12/07
Nursing USAF flyer
Nursing USAF Scholarships for MSN or DNP

Missouri Nurses Foundation Scholarship


Susan K. Goddard St. Louis Children's Hospital Scholarship


Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Scholarship


Florissant Elks Ladies Scholarship


HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship


Missouri Nurses Association (MONA)


Betty Jean Kerr Scholarship


Visiting Nurse Foundation Ursula Johnson-Bracy 2014 Scholarship


March of Dimes scholarship for graduate Nursing students


Mound City Medical Forum Minority Nursing Students Scholarship


Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks Scholarship


Socratic Professional Nurses Scholarship Award


Cherokee "A Nurse I Am" Scholarship


Dr. Willard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation scholarship for graduate students


ANP Foundation Scholarship and Grant Program


Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Scholarship

4/15 11/15

Army Nurse Corps Association Nursing Scholarship Program


RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship


HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program


Jefferson County Association of School Nurses Scholarship

Senior COSTEP Scholarship


Campus RN

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.

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



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