Below is a list of scholarship opportunities available to students enrolled in the College of Nursing. You may apply for these and other campus scholarships via the Office of Financial Aid scholarship application page.

Featured Scholarship

The Sangdow Tuly Scholarship in Nursing is awarded annually to a full-time degree-seeking student majoring in Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with consideration given to factors including recipient’s financial need, socioeconomic challenges overcome, diversity, and future potential in the nursing profession.


Nancy Sue Claypool Memorial Fund

The yearly award, in one of the following four categories, will be distributed at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Nursing in consultation with the donor and the nursing faculty committee:

Nancy Sue Claypool Memorial Research Grant: This award is given to a deserving career nurse and UM-St. Louis student whose research and/or thesis project is directly involved with prevention or intervention of chronic or terminal diseases/health conditions.
Nancy Sue Claypool Memorial Graduate Internship Award: This award will be provided to help cover expenses for a deserving career nurse and UM-St. Louis student making the trip to the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C., or other well-known agencies as part of his/her research in prevention or intervention of chronic or terminal diseases/health conditions.
Nancy Sue Claypool Memorial Nursing Lecture: A lecture can be held with guest speakers (nurses) relating to their experiences, research and work in the field of prevention or intervention of chronic or terminal diseases/health conditions.
Nancy Sue Claypool Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need to a deserving UM-St. Louis student and career nurse whose field of study involves prevention or intervention of chronic or terminal diseases/health conditions.
College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Alumni Chapter Scholarship
  1. Candidates will be undergraduate students at UMSL enrolled in the College of Nursing.
  2. Recipients will have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours at UMSL each semester.
B. Phillip Tidwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  1. Candidates will be BSN, DNP, or PhD students at UMSL enrolled in the College.
  2. Recipients will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Preference for this scholarship shall be given to candidates who have been diagnosed as being HIV/AIDS positive or candidates who have other physical or health-related challenges.
Jeanne O'Grady Memorial Fellowship Students nominated for this award shall be registered and enrolled at the UMSL College of Nursing and pursuing a doctoral degree. Candidates for this award shall be in good academic standing and be involved in research in nursing science.
Buel and Pearl Walters Nursing Scholarship
  1. Candidates will be undergraduate students at UMSL in the College of Nursing.
  2. Candidates will be juniors or seniors.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ).
  4. Recipients will have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  5. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours at UMSL (full-time) each semester.
Margaret Obernuefemann, R.N. Perpetual Endowment Scholarship
  1. Recipients will be students at UMSL who are enrolled in the College of Nursing.
  2. Recipients will have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA).
  4. Recipients must enrolled full-time at UMSL each semester.
Ann G. Elbert-Brock Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  1. Recipients will be full-time students at UMSL who are pursuing a degree in Nursing.
  2. Recipients must be in good standing with the College of Nursing.
  3. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ).
Clinical Nursing Scholarship
  1. Recipients will be students at UMSL enrolled in the College of Nursing.
  2. Recipients must be traditional-track, clinical nursing students in the junior or senior year.
  3. Recipients will be Missouri residents.
  4. Recipients will demonstrate high financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA).
St. Luke's Hospital Endowed Scholarship
SSM Health Care Endowed Scholarship
St. Johns Mercy Endowed Scholarship
Curtis and Dianne Coonrod Oncology Nursing Scholarship
  1. Candidates will be UMSL students enrolled in the College of Nursing.
  2. Candidates will have a demonstrated interest and focus on oncology.
  3. Candidates will be juniors or seniors.
  4. Recipients will have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Recipients must enroll full-time each semester.
Tracy Sherman Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  1. Applicant must be undergraduate Nursing student.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at UMSL (12 hours per semester).
  3. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) and demonstrate financial need.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  5. Preference will be given to single mothers
B. Patricia G'Sell Scholarship in Nursing
  1. Candidates will be majoring in the College of Nursing.
  2. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ).
Sandra Lee Williams Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
  1. Candidates will be admitted and enrolled in the College of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.
  2. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA).
Jim Peanick Scholarship
  1. Recipient must be enrolled in the undergraduate or graduate nursing program.
  2. Recipient must submit a 500 word essay demonstrating an interest in utilizing his/her degree in an entrepreneurial manner following graduation.
  3. Recipient must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full time.
Peggy Zotta Annual Scholarship in Nursing
  1. Candidates will be admitted and enrolled in the College of Nursing undergraduate or graduate program.
  2. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA).
Inspired by Life Annual Scholarship
  1. Candidates will be undergraduate students enrolled in the RN to BSN program.
  2. Candidates will be doctoral students enrolled in the Doctorate if Nursing Practice Program.
  3. Candidates will be continuing students.
  4. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  5. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) and demonstrate financial need.
John and Renee Berra Family Scholarship in Nursing Applicants must be majoring in the College of Nursing and be in good standing.
Next Generation Sangdow Tuly Scholarship in Nursing
  1. Student must be a Missouri Resident
  2. Students must be full-time (12 credit hours)
  3. Student must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  4. Students must be in their final two semesters of Nursing School

A variety of external scholarships are also available to nursing students. Please click on the links below to find out more. Find additional information on external scholarships, including scholarship application tips, on the Student Financial Services site.

LGBTQ+ Nursing Scholarships
Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) 7/1
BJC Auxiliary Scholarship 7/7
Susan K. Goddard Scholarship 3/15
David Conley BSN Scholarship 4/15
Nursing USAF flyer
Nursing USAF Scholarships for MSN or DNP
Florissant Elks Ladies Scholarship
  1. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded.
  2. Persons may apply for scholarship prior to March 31, 2022. Scholarships will be awarded no later than June 30, 2022
  3. The application must be completed in full. No exceptions.
  4. Scholarship winners shall be chosen by a committee consisting of the following.
    • Florissant ELKS Ladies Club President or designee
    • Senior Trustee
    • One (1) Member of the Ladies Bingo Committee
    • Nursing Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee shall base their final selections on the following factors:
  • Proven interest in Nursing as a career
  • Academic ability as measured by standardized test (ACT) and grades
  • Three (3) letters of recommendations and /or letters of endorsement
  • and Personal Bio (Achievements and Awards)
  • At the time of the selection procedure, persons of greater financial need will be given preference, if all other factors are essentially equal (extraordinary family circumstances)
The decision of the Scholarship Committee shall be final. The Scholarship Award recipients shall be required to guarantee that the monies received from the Florissant ELKS Ladies Club Scholarship Fund be refunded should recipient not enroll and attend the school of nursing during years indicated. All monies awarded will be sent directly to the school of the recipient’s choice.
3/31
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
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 $5,000 scholarship to be awarded by the Home Health Care Foundation for the College of Nursing.

Requirements:
  • Applicant must be an African-American baccalaureate student at Saint Louis University School of Nursing or at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing (during 2022-2023)
  • Academically in good standing
  • Have demonstrated leadership characteristics as a student
  • Reside in the St. Louis  greater metropolitan area (includes metro East Illinois)
  • Must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA report with the Office of Financial Aid by March 1, 2022
To be considered:
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2022
  • 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, 2022 to:
Warren Gibson
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081
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Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Scholarship

Two $5,000 scholarship to be awarded by the Home Health Care Foundation for the College of Nursing.

Deadline: March 1, 2022
Requirements:
  • Junior or Senior student(during 2021-2022 academic year)
  • Full-time BSN status
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA
To be considered:
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2022
  • 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, 2022 to:
Warren Gibson
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081

Five Ways to Fund Your PhD Degree

  • Ask your university, hospital, VA hospital, or agency at which you work if they fund PhD work either in part or in its entirety
  • Follow a typical Student Financial Aid path by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • For those interested in becoming university faculty after receiving their PhD, contact Keri Jupka for information about the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, which includes loan forgiveness for years of service as a faculty member after graduation
  • Self-pay
  • Seek external nursing scholarship like those listed below

We do not have Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) or Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions.

External Nursing Scholarships

Often, outside organizations or institutions send out scholarship opportunities that appeal to nursing students. A list of external scholarships can be found listed below. Students should check back often, as this is a fluid list that changes frequently. You will need to apply directly to each scholarship individually by following the directions given by the organization offering the award.

AACN Scholarships and Financial Aid
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) provides information regarding a variety of scholarship and financial aid options.
3/1, 9/1, 12/1
AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
Students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD program and who have a 3.25 GPA. Special consideration will be given to students in the RN-BSN, Accelerated BSN, Masters or PhD programs.
3/31, 6/30, 9/30, 12/31
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Foundation offers varying scholarships dependent upon the generosity of their members and donors. They provide a link listing various scholarships available to nursing students through other organizations.
8/19
CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of graduate nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/or mentoring.
9/30, 12/30
Diversity Nursing Education Award
Visit DiversityNursing.com and register for their annual $5000 education award. DiversityNursing.com is a is a Career Job Board and Information Resource for all Nurses regardless of age, race, gender, religion, education, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or physical characteristics. While visiting their website, Nurses can explore all the opportunities and information available to them.
5/3
EduMed Scholarships
Provides scholarship resources for students pursuing careers in healthcare.
EduMed Scholarship Resources for Women
Provides a list of scholarship resources specifically for women pursuing careers in healthcare.
F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarship
F.A. Davis offers scholarships each year to students studying nursing and health sciences.
7/29
Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – U.S.  Army
The U.S. Army can help pay for nursing degree programs for active duty and reserve members.
Missouri League for Nursing
The MLN recognizes the need to help qualified students achieve their nursing career goals. The amount of scholarships vary, depending on the criteria outlined in the “Rules and Regulations.” Note to Students: All scholarship applications MUST come from your dean. Applications submitted directly from a student will not be considered. Students must be enrolled full-time.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 
The Foundation Research Grant Program application is available to NAPNAP members. Other awards are available as well. See website for details
National CPR Association
In recognition of your commitment to helping others through practice of a medical profession, National CPR Association invites you to join their Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan to aid you in your endeavors to become a qualified professional in your chosen field. Anyone enrolled in a college program (undergraduate or graduate track) can enter.
4/30
National Health Service Corps
The NHSC provides a scholarship program to graduate nursing students who are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community. The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year.
Nurse.org
The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) seeks funding to support NP graduate students as well as NP clinicians through scholarship and award programs for research, advances in clinical practice, and patient education.  Encouraging research and innovation in NP practice, in addition to helping NP graduate students attain their degrees, are key focal points of the NPHF.
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – MO Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Health Professional Nursing Student Loans: Offers forgivable loans to students pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or professional nurses in exchange for service in an underserved area in Missouri upon completion of education. For Missouri residents. Applications accepted between January 1 and March 1 each year.<
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Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – MO Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Nurse Loan Repayment Program: Provides loan repayment assistance to licensed professional nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Missouri. Applications accepted between January 1 and March 1 each year.
1/1-3/1
Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program
>The organization offers 22 scholarships of up to $2000 annually to students pursuing careers in health care.
Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP)
Army and National Guard Program: All MSN STRAP applicants must provide proof of unconditional acceptance into the education program for which they’re seeking funding. Participants receive a monthly stipend of $2,122. HPLRP loans may additionally be offered. For every six months’ stipend, the recipient will incur a one-year service obligation.
University HQ
A free educational resource for helping students find the best scholarships available.
8 and 40 Nurses Scholarship
The 8 & 40 is rooted in supporting the medical community, specifically those professionals directly involved in respiratory illnesses in children. The organization offers the National Nurses & Respiratory Scholarship: Applications are accepted between January 1 and May 15 each year.
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Please note: The above awards are not affiliated with the UMSL College of Nursing. The University is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link or download, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Students should always use caution when providing personal information to any third party and should never pay money to secure a scholarship.