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Scholarships and Loans

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:

  • Admitted to the College of Nursing as one of the following:
    • Clinical student in one of the 3 Pre-Licensure BSN Options
    • RN to BSN student
    • Graduate student (MSN, DNP or PhD)
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate students; 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate students
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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.

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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.



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.

Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) 7/1
BJC Auxiliary Scholarship 7/7
Susan K. Goddard Scholarship 3/18
David Conley BSN Scholarship 4/15
Nursing USAF flyer
Nursing USAF Scholarships for MSN or DNP
Florissant Elks Ladies Scholarship 3/18
Mound City Medical Forum Minority Nursing Students Scholarship 10/30
ANP Foundation Scholarship and Grant Program 10/24
Jefferson County Association of School Nurses Scholarship
Dr. Willard C. Serviner Public Health Foundation 2018 Dr. Jan Attala Allen Advanced practice Nursing Scholarship. 04/02
Senior COSTEP Scholarship 12/31
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.
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Ursula Johnson Bracy Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship to be awarded by the Home Health Care Foundation for the College of Nursing.

Requirements:
  • Full time African-American student pursuing a BSN
  • Be in Academic Good Standing
  • Have demonstrated leadership characteristics as a student
  • Reside in the St. Louis greater metropolitan area(includes metro East Illinois)
  • Demonstrate financial aid (FAFSA must be filed with the UMSL Office of Financial Aid by March 1, 2018)
To be considered:
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2018
  • 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, 2018 to:
Warren Gibson
College of Nursing at UMSL
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081
3/1
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Scholarship

One $1,700 scholarship to be awarded by the Home Health Care Foundation for the College of Nursing.

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Requirements:
  • Junior or Senior student(during 2017-2018 academic year)
  • Full-time BSN status
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA

To be considered:
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2018
  • 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, 2018 to:
Warren Gibson
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081
3/1
  • The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Interest-Free Loan Program (applications are available at www.sfstl.org).
  • 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.