Overview and Application

The College of Nursing provides over 100 scholarships every academic year. Students are considered based on merit, merit/financial need, and financial need. Both applicants to the program and continuing students must apply annually for awards.

Funding Information

Funding Information Resources

Application Deadline

Application opens December 11, 2017, and the deadline is February 9, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

We accept scholarship applications for the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2018 Admission
  • Master of Science in Gerontology Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2018 Admission
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Students - Continuing Students & Applicants for Fall 2018 Admission
  • PhD Students - Continuing Students Only

A completed scholarship application includes:

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

Funding Amount


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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 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 1st. 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 12th and the first week of April. We anticipate notification letters will go out during the 2nd 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.