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Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship 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 Scholarship and Fellowship Funding

Application Requirements

We accept scholarship applications for all of our matriculated graduate programs, including:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing
  • Masters of Science in Gerontology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • PhD program

Unfortunately, our post-graduate certificate programs are not eligible to receive scholarship funding. 

A completed scholarship application includes:

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

Applications are reviewed between mid-February and Mid-March.  Award decisions are made by the first week of April.

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.

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.

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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