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Graduate Student Funding

Graduate Funding Opportunities

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program was created to recruit students enrolled in advanced nursing education programs to teaching positions at nursing schools across the country. The program provides loan debt reduction benefits of up to 85% in exchange for fulfilling a four-year service requirement as an instructor in a school of nursing.

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Teaching and Research Assistantship Positions (TA & RA)

Current and Prospective graduate nursing and gerontology students interested in gaining teaching experience are encouraged to apply for a Teaching Assistant (TA) position within the College of Nursing.

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The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and PhD students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll in ~450 high-quality programs at 61 participating institutions outside of their home state while paying discounted tuition.

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Graduate Funding Requirements

Application Requirements

We accept scholarship applications for the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2019 Admission
  • Master of Science in Gerontology Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2019 Admission
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2019 Admission
  • PhD Students - Continuing Students and Applicants for Fall 2019 Admission

A completed scholarship application includes:

  • Submitted Application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations (submitted through the application system)

FAFSA Submission Requirements

Students who wish to be considered for financial need awards or merit awards that recognize financial need concurrently must submit a FAFSA.

The bulk of the College of Nursing awards are a combination of merit/financial need awards. Students must show a baseline level of need to be considered on merit. The FAFSA is not the sole determining factor for need awards. The College of Nursing Scholarship application provides an additional section to provide financial need information that may not be considered by FAFSA.

Prospective and current students should submit a FAFSA application by March 1.

Find more information about FAFSA from the University of Utah Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Review Process

The review process will occur between February 12 and the first week of April. We anticipate notification letters will go out during the second week of May.

Please note, applicants to our programs will be submitting a funding application without knowing their admission status. Only students who are admitted will have their application file reviewed. Basing our scholarship deadline on admission notification dates would push back funding notifications to mid-summer.

Contact Us

Student Scholarships and Funding Administrator
Heather Clarkson, M.Ed.
Phone: (801) 585-1671

Office of Student Services
Phone: (801) 587-3194

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