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School of Nursing Scholarships - Deadline: March 7

The School of Nursing awards scholarships to a number of qualified students each year. Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and merit.

The NEW online scholarship application will be available from January 6, 2014 through March 7, 2014 and is used to award students for the following academic year.

By applying through the School of Nursing online scholarship application, you are considered for the majority of the School of Nursing scholarships and fellowships.

For information on additional University of Texas at Austin Scholarships please visit Texas Scholarships.

Office of Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) offers various forms of financial assistance to students attending The University of Texas at Austin. The OSFS offers two types of financial aid awards: (1) gift aid, which includes grants and scholarships, and (2) self-help aid, which includes the College Work-Study Program and long-term loans.

To apply for financial aid, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from the Office of Student Financial Services. Applications must be submitted each year the student seeks financial aid.

Additional Financial Resources

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Grant

The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Grants program is funded by the U.S. government and is administered through the Division of Nursing in the U.S. Public Health Service. AENT grants are governed by the provisions of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and policies and procedures of the PHS Grants Administration. This program was first implemented in 1957 to provide long-term traineeships for full-time academic study in institutions of higher learning. Beginning Fall 2012, the AENT Grant Program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing provides traineeships ONLY for students in our nurse practitioner program.

Once funding has been secured, notification will be sent to nurse practitioner students with application instructions and deadlines.

American Association of University Women Scholarship

The AAUW Austin Branch is announcing its fellowship competition for 2012-13. The Austin Branch will award 1-3 fellowships in the amount of at least $2,000 each. This award is to assist women who require financial help to complete their doctoral program. A prerequisite for consideration for this award is formal candidacy for the doctoral degree. Visit AAUW-Austin (TX) Branch website for more informatiom.

Austin APNs Scholarship

 Please visit Austin APNs website for more information.

Graduate School Recruitment and Continuing Fellowship Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies allocates money to each department so that they may make fellowship awards to outstanding new and continuing graduate students. Awards vary between $6,000 - $36,000 per academic year. The Graduate Student Affairs Office emails students the application and deadline each spring. For more information about funding opportunities through the Office of Graduate Studies, please visit Fellowships Administered by the Graduate School web page.

National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships

The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards program encourages more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators through scholarships. One goal of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to award endowed scholarships to nurses pursuing advanced nursing or related degrees in preparation for careers as full-time academic nurse educators. The funds are for masters or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs. For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the National League for Nursing website.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a loan-cancellation program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions. This program allows nursing schools to provide financial loans to students enrolled in advanced degree nursing programs and who intend to teach in a nursing program after graduation. This is not a need-based loan program; however, students must complete a FAFSA. For more information, visit UT Office of Accounting - Nursing Faculty Loan Services page.

Professional Development Awards

Professional Development Awards are small grants (usually under $500) made to graduate students to help with transportation costs to professional meetings where they will present papers based on their own research. The money comes from allocations made by the Office of Graduate Studies to each department. Professional Development Awards are distributed once each semester (fall, spring, and summer). The Graduate Student Affairs Office emails students with Professional Development Award application deadlines each semester. Students may not receive more than one Professional Development Award per academic year. The application is available at Graduate Student Professional Development Awards page.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The School of Nursing receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. Once funding has been secured, funds will be made available for scholarships for eligible nursing students. The scholarships are intended to help cover the costs of tuition, other reasonable educational expenses, and some living expenses. For more information, contact Christina Jarvis. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Application Form

Texas Exes Longhorn Village Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Longhorn Village has endowed a scholarship through the Texas Exes for Nursing graduate students in the Gerontology Portfolio Program. The scholarship amount is $2,000, and will awarded to one student per year. The Graduate Student Affairs Office emails students the application and deadline each spring. Please direct all questions to Tiffany Gonzales. For more information visit the Gerontology Portfolio Program page.

Texas Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Scholarship

The Texas Nurses Association District 5 Annual Scholarships seek to promote professional nursing in the central Texas area by supporting the continued education of future nurse leaders. Scholarship recipients will articulate a commitment to educational accomplishment and professional goals to enhance the delivery of quality health care in Texas through practice, research or teaching. Recipients will be chosen based on meeting application criteria and characteristics consistent with future professional success. Visit Texas Nurses Association District 5 website to learn about the application process and deadline.