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. Additional information on external scholarships, including scholarship application tips, can be found here.

LGBTQ+ Nursing Scholarships
Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) 7/1
BJC Auxiliary Scholarship 7/7
Susan K. Goddard Scholarship 3/4
David Conley BSN Scholarship 4/15
Nursing USAF flyer
Nursing USAF Scholarships for MSN or DNP
Florissant Elks Ladies Scholarship 3/30
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:
  • 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, 2021)
To be considered:
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2021
  • 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, 2021 to:
Warren Gibson
College of Nursing at UMSL
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, 2021
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, 2021
  • 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, 2021 to:
Warren Gibson
110 Nursing Administration Building
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7081