Financial Aid and Community Scholarships

Information on various sources of student funding is provided below.
For further assistance, please contact the offices identified in the links provided.

Financial Aid Information

UM Office of Financial Assistance Services

Go here for information on financial assistance offered by the University of Miami.


AANA Foundation AANA Foundation offers scholarships to graduate students with the purpose advance the science of anesthesia through education and research. For more information contact:
AANA Foundation
222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
AACN Professional Advancement Scholarship Nurse Managers who want to earn bachelors' or masters' of science in nursing degrees should apply for this program. Scholarship applicants will submit an individual professional development plan as the basis for their request. Applicants will assess their knowledge and skill gaps, then describe the desired learning outcomes and how they will evaluate their success.
2020 ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers As part of our continuing effort to provide financial support and education with world-class delivery, the Pacific Medical Training is conducting its 2020 ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers to support studies, help a complete medical school, and get a head start on a career. Granting a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner ups. Through this, we will reach our common goal of giving assistance and promoting a higher standard in the healthcare profession. Thank you. Kind regards, David Patterson Editorial Staff Pacific Medical Training 1-800-417-1748, Ext. 108  
AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship The AACN/AfterCollege Scholarships support students who are seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded throughout the year.
Army ROTC Nursing Scholarships Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not necessarily financial need.
Florida Navy Nurse Corps Association The Florida Navy Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Committee has established a fund to award scholarships to deserving nursing students and/or Registered Nurses to continue their studies for a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing. The amount of each award will be $1500 and will go directly to the recipient. At this time we anticipate awarding two scholarships in this category for 2015. Applications must be returned by October 31, 2015. Only completed applications and forms will be considered. Announcement of the selection will be made in November.
Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Research Grants The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered nurses and students for scholarships and research grants.
The Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation

The Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation has made an award of $15,000 in memory of Miss Gertrude E. Skelly to be used for emergency funds for University of Miami nursing students to ensure the next generation of nurses can be trained and developed into life-saving health professionals. Potential uses for funds may include, but are not limited to, books or equipment required for class, transportation emergencies, child care, food, temporary assistance with unanticipated housing cost shortfalls and/or moving costs, student fees or tuition, medical care, travel to and from Miami in case of family emergency, and any funds required in response to evacuating from or damage done to property and belongings by disasters such as hurricanes. Students in need of emergency funding will apply by contacting Joe Tripodi, Executive Director of the Office of Student Services at the School of Nursing and Health Studies via email at The $1000 scholarship is available to nursing students to be used toward any expense that they might have while in nursing school (tuition, books, childcare, transportation, rent etc). Interested applicants simply need to go to and click on the "Scholarship Application" link. It will have them create a full profile and then include a brief statement as to why they deserve the scholarship. Applications are being reviewed by a board of nurses and the winner will be highlighted on as our Nurse of the Week.

Below are the details:

- ALL levels of nursing students (RN, BSN, MSN or DNP) may apply for the scholarship.
- The money can be used towards any expense that they might have while in nursing school (tuition, books, childcare, transportation, etc).
- Applicants simply need to go to and click on the "Scholarship Application" link and Create a full profile.
- A 500 word essay is required on why the student feels they deserve the scholarship. This essay should tell their story as to why they decided to be a nurse and why they could use the financial support.
- The application period will run until September 15th. In reviewing our top applicants we will be contacting their nursing school in September to ensure that they are enrolled and in good standing at the college/university. At that time we will then choose the winner and feature them and the school they are attending on our website:
HRSA Scholarship Program Graduate scholarships for family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, and physician assistant students administered by the U.S Health Resources Services Administration.
March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.
National Black Nursing Association Scholarships Scholarships for Black and African-American nursing students administered by the National Back Nurses’ Association. Applicants must be members of the local chapter to qualify.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

The Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) purpose is to promote diversity among the health professions and nursing workforce. If you’re applying to the full time Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or the Family Nurse program, you could qualify for this scholarship. Students may qualify for a maximum amount of $40,000.00 towards tuition. This application includes a 1-2 page typed personal statement discussing (a) why would you benefit from this scholarship and (b) your interest in providing primary care and how you will use your MSN education to deliver high quality, culturally sensitive primary care immediately following graduation. Please complete and submit the SDS 2024 Application by Monday, July 15th, 2024; applications may be submitted to For any questions about the scholarship, please contact Dr. Johis Ortega at

Nursing Scholarships Listing of 26 scholarships administered by various agencies.