Scholarships

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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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 1956 Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI, Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Class of 1956 Scholarship was established in 2007 by the alumni of the Class of 1956 in honor of their 50th reunion.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI or Bloomington campuses only
  • State of Indiana resident
  • 3.2 or higher GPA
  • Junior (300 level courses) or Senior (400 level courses)

Class of 1957 Scholarship

Bloomington, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Class of 1957 Nursing Scholarship was established by members of the BSN Class of 1957 in celebration of their 50th reunion in 2012.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Bloomington, Columbus & IUPUI campus only
  • 3.5 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale
  • United States citizen
  • Senior (400 level course)
  • 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

Claudia A. Dille Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Claudia A. Dille Nursing Scholarship Fund was established by Claudia Dille, MSN, BSN, RN. Claudia was able to complete her baccalaureate in nursing due to a scholarship that was awarded to her; she wants to provide a similar opportunity to a student in IU School of Nursing. Claudia is a proud alumna earning her MSN with a focus on adults with bio dissonance in 1978. Claudia has also served the school as a faculty member. She considers herself a lifelong learner and has always felt it was important for others to have the opportunity to continue learning.

Dagna Simpson Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Dagna Simpson Nursing Scholarship was established in 2004 by an estate gift from Dagna Simpson, PhD, MA (English), Indiana University. Dagna's career was in teaching English, but she believed strongly in education and wished to make a difference at a time of nursing shortage.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • Priority given to Accelerated BSN students

Diane Groff Memorial Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Diane Groff Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 by the family and friends of Diane Groff.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing students
  • Any IU campus

Dr. Anita Aldrich Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Dr. Anita Aldrich Nursing Scholarship was established in 2013 by an estate gift from Dr. Anita Aldrich. In Dr. Aldrich's decades as an IU faculty member, she established a pattern of being the first woman to serve in many capacities at the university and in the community. She was a professor of education in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), where she served as Chair of Women's Physical Education, then chair of the combined departments of Physical Education for men and women, and also as Dean of the School of HPER from 1975-76.  Dr. Aldrich served outside the university as the women's advisor to President Kennedy's Council for Physical Fitness in 1961, and as the National President of the American Association for HPER, 1962-63. Throughout her long career, she was recognized with state and national awards for her service and contributions to health and physical education.

Dr. Joyce Splann Krothe Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Dr. Joyce Splann Krothe Nursing Scholarship was established by Dr. Joyce Splann Krothe. Dr. Krothe is a two-time graduate of IU School of Nursing having obtained her MSN in community health nursing in 1982 and her PhD in 1991. She is a Emerita Professor after working at the School of Nursing on the Bloomington campus for 34 years, the last 10 serving as Assistant Dean. Dr. Krothe wishes to support future nursing students who are first generation college students as she was when she received scholarship support while attending Columbia University in New York City.

Esther Fulk Ross Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Esther Fulk Ross Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mary Fulk Kopsch, a graduate of IU School of Nursing in 1948, and Dr. Paul J. Kopsch to recognize and honor Mary's sister, Esther Fulk Ross. Esther graduated from IU School of Nursing in 1946.

  • BSN program (undergraduate nursing student)
  • Any IU campus
  • Full-time student only (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Sophomore (200 level courses), Junior (300 level course), Senior (400 level courses)
  • 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

Florence Nightingale Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Florence Nightingale Scholarship was originally established in 1960 from the Nurses' Alumnae Association Loan Fund. This has become the primary scholarship fund benefiting students at Indiana University School of Nursing.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus

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