Scholarships & Fellowships

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If you are an incoming or current, undergraduate or graduate IU School of Nursing student, you may apply for one of our scholarships by submitting an application and required essay. Scholarship applications are open from December 1 to March 1. During the open period, you can search the scholarships portal using the keyword “nursing” for available scholarships.

For financial need scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. Deadline to submit your FAFSA can be found at the same link.

Award amounts range from $500 to $10,000 per year, per scholarship.

Browse the list of nursing opportunities below.

How to apply for scholarships

  1. Sign in to the scholarship portal using your IU username and passphrase.
  2. Complete the general scholarship application to be automatically considered for all the scholarship opportunities you’re eligible for.
  3. Find the opportunities you’re looking for by performing a search with keyword nursing or the specific name of the scholarship.
  4. Complete any additional application materials that may be necessary.
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Beverly Ross Scholarship for Riley Nurses

IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

Upon her retirement of 31 years of service to IU School of Nursing, Beverly Ross established the Beverly Ross Scholarship for Riley nurses. Beverly wishes to honor and thank the many nurses at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children who through the years have unselfishly shared their time and expertise with School of Nursing students. This scholarship is for Riley nurses enrolled in the RN to BSN or the MSN programs.

  • Graduate nursing student in MSN program or undergraduate student enrolled in RN to BSN program
  • Currently employed at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
  • Applicant must upload employment verification from Riley Hospital. This can be in the form of a memo on Riley or IU Health letterhead with supervisor's signature & phone number
  • Essay should indicate how you have contributed significantly to the education of undergraduate nursing students
  • Is recognized by colleagues as an excellent nurse

Bob & Annette Konupek Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Bob and Annette Konupek Nursing Scholarship was established by Bob and Annette Konupek. Annette Konupek is a proud alumna of the school having graduated with a BSN in 1967 and was a recipient of a scholarship while a student at the school.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI, Bloomington, Fort Wayne campuses only
  • Sophomore (200 level courses)
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • State of Indiana resident
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education's criteria for need-based federal financial aid

Boyd Nursing Endowment

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Boyd Nursing Endowment was created by an estate gift of Velena Boyd. Velena was a 1941 alumna of IU School of Nursing Indianapolis.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only

Carl Malcolm Sr Memorial Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Carl Malcom Sr Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 by an estate gift from Michael Malcolm Hoback.

  • IUPUI campus only
  • Undergraduate or graduate nursing student
  • Be a student from Lawrence Central High School
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater while in nursing school
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education's criteria for need-based federal financial aid
  • Applicant must provide information about other activities outside of academic studies (i.e., sports, band, work, etc.)

Carole I. Ritchie Endowed Graduate Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Carole I. Ritchie Endowed Graduate Nursing Scholarship was created by Carole I. Ritchie to honor her life's work as a pediatric nurse in Lebanon, Indiana, and to assist other nurses who wish to improve the health and welfare of children. Carole obtained her BSN in 1973 and her MSN (Nursing of Children) in 1975 from IU School of Nursing.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • State of Indiana resident
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education's criteria for need-based federal financial aid
  • Interest in health and the welfare of children and the families that care for them

Charles E. Walters, MD, and Thelma Walters Scholarship in Nursing

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Charles E. Walters, MD, and Thelma Walters Scholarship in Nursing was established by an estate gift from Thelma Walters. Thelma is a graduate of the School of Nursing Class of 1938 and wishes to honor her husband Charles E. Walters, MD, a graduate of the School of Medicine, Class of 1937.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • High school graduate within the State of Indiana

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Chi Eta Phi Sorority Scholarship Fund was established by the Eta Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., is a professional organization for registered professional nurses and student nurses (male and female) representing many cultures and diverse ethnic backgrounds. More than 8,000 registered nurses and student nurses hold membership in Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

CIOCNS Dayhoff Clinical Nurse Specialist Fellowship

IUPUI
Graduate

The CIOCNS Dayhoff Clinical Nurse Specialist Fellowship was established to commemorate the impact of Clinical Nurse Specialist ("CNS") on the nursing profession and to encourage future CNS students. CIOCNS is the Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

  • Students pursuing Clinical Nurse Specialist degrees or students who are currently CNS's enrolled in a doctoral program
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed at least one semester in the program
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must include an essay describing how they demonstrate clinical leadership in advancing the practice of nursing

Clara Harman Pugsley - Florence Nightingale Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Clara Harman Pugsley - Florence Nightingale Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 by Harman Pugsley, who attended Indiana University in 1942.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU Campus
  • Junior (300 level courses)
  • Preference to students from Delaware County

Class of 1955 BSN Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Class of 1955 BSN Scholarship was established by friends and members of the Class of 1955 on the occasion of their 50th class reunion in 2005.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • BSN program
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Junior (300 level courses)
  • Essay describing how you have demonstrated leadership qualities and professionalism as a student nurse

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