Scholarships & Fellowships

Find scholarships and fellowships to fund your education

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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Alida Kneisel Scholarship

IU Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Alida E. Kneisel Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 in memory of Alida Kneisel by her family members. Alida attended IU School of Nursing, BSN Class of 1962 and pursued a career in nursing at Long Beach California Veterans Administration Hospital.

Alumni Legacy Leaders Fellowship

IU Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington
Graduate

The Alumni Legacy Leaders Fellowship was established in 2014 to commemorate the IU School of Nursing's 100th anniversary in that same year. This fellowship supports doctoral students preparing for their future as faculty leaders for education reform, nurse scientists to generate research to improve health outcomes, and nurse leaders in practice to lead patient-focused health care delivery.

  • PhD nursing students only
  • Any IU campus
  • Preference will be given to students who are enrolled full-time

Archie M. and Eleanor Williamson Koon Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Archie M. and Eleanor Williamson Koon Nursing Scholarship was established in 1993 by an estate gift from Archie and Eleanor Koon. Eleanor was a graduate of IU School of Nursing in 1937.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IU Bloomington campus only
  • Enrolled as a junior (300 level) or senior (400 level)

Audrey S. Geisel Nursing Scholarship

IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Audrey S. Geisel Nursing Scholarship was established by an estate gift made by Audrey S. Geisel. Audrey graduated from the IU School of Nursing at Indianapolis in 1944 and received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from IUPUI (now known as IU Indianapolis) in 2007.

 

Barbara Chalko BSN Scholarship

IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate

The Barbara Chalko BSN Scholarship was established in 2006 by her children, her family, friends, and colleagues. Barbara Chalko received her MSN from IUSON in 1983 and was a teacher. Donors wish to note that Barbara's accomplishments in the area of nursing education was evidenced by the fact she was nominated by her students and was a four-time recipient of the IUSON "Outstanding Faculty Award."

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Traditional BSN program track
  • IU Indianapolis campus only
  • GPA at 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Enrolled in junior (300 level courses) or senior (400 level courses)

Barbara Dailey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate

The Barbara Dailey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Barbara Dailey's family to honor the memory of their mother and daughter. Barbara was an esteemed faculty member at IU School of Nursing in the Community Health Nursing Department and was involved in the early development of the Minority Advisory Council.

  • Undergraduate senior taking courses in community health nursing
  • Any IU campus
  • State of Indiana resident
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Preference to minority student
  • Involved in community service activity

Berniece Norton Nursing Scholarship

IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate

The Berniece Norton Nursing Scholarship was established by Barbara Norton Hamilton and Kenneth H. Hamilton to honor Barbara's mother. Barbara is an esteemed Emerita Faculty member of IU School of Nursing. She taught Fundamentals of Nursing and Community Health Nursing until her retirement in the mid-1990s. She is the coauthor of a seminal textbook in nursing, Skills for Professional Nursing Practice: Communication, Physical Appraisal, and Clinical Techniques.

  • Nursing undergraduate
  • IU Indianapolis campus only
  • Resident of Indiana
  • Demonstrates financial need

Betsy and James U. Guthrie, M.D. Class of 1949 Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Betsy and James U. Guthrie, M.D. Class of 1949 Nursing Scholarship was established by Class of 1949 alumna Betsy Guthrie to honor her late husband and to pay tribute to her beloved classmates. The Class of 1949 has also contributed through their class treasury as well as with individual gifts.

  • Nursing student - BSN, graduate, or doctoral
  • Any campus
  • Demonstrates financial need

Bettie Kramer Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate

The Bettie Kramer Scholarship was established in 1999 by an estate gift from Bettie J. Kramer, a friend of Indiana University School of Nursing.

  • Pre-nursing (first year student)
  • Any IU campus
  • Awarded to first year college students who have declared intent to pursue nursing (applicants may still be in high school to use in first year of study)
  • Pursuing baccalaureate nursing degree
  • High school transcript
  • Recipient will be judged on essay that describes potential to succeed in nursing based on factors such as leadership abilities or other life experiences
  • 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

Betty Porter Anderson Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
Undergraduate

The Betty Porter Anderson Scholarship was established in 2000 by Max E. Porter in honor of Betty Porter Anderson, an IU Graduate in 1947.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • Junior (300 level courses) or Senior (400 level courses)
  • High academic achievement
  • Recipient will be selected based on statement showing promise of epitomizing the highest goals of nursing

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