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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Jacqueline Beretta Dwyer Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Jacqueline Beretta Dwyer Fund was established in 1984 by family and friends in memory of Jacqueline Beretta Dwyer.

  • Undergraduate nursing students
  • Any IU campus
  • Junior (300 level course)

Jean L. Coffey Webster Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Jean L. Coffey Webster Scholarship was established in 2001 by members of the Class of 1951 to honor Jean L. Coffey, who was the director of the School of Nursing (1949-1953) when the Class of 1951 graduated.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Enrolled in BSN degree program
  • State of Indiana resident
  • Completed one semester of pre-nursing
  • Sophomore (200 level course), Junior (300 level courses), or Senior (400 level courses)
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Any IU campus

Jessie I. Cross Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Jessie I. Cross Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Jessie I. Cross, a graduate of IU School of Nursing, Class of 1942.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • State of Indiana resident
  • Completed 1 full year at School of Nursing
  • Junior (300 level courses) or Senior (400 level courses)

Joseph Maurice Cantin and Charles Ernest Goosman Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

Charles E. Goosman, Indiana University Class of 1952, established this scholarship in honor and memory of his partner, Joseph Maurice Cantin. Joe was loved and admired by every person he knew and worked with. He was a person of high standards and ready wit who was deeply committed to his craft as a licensed registered nurse.

  • Undergraduate BSN students
  • Full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Any IU campus
  • Preference to students that exhibited previous commitment and service to the needs of the lesbian and gay community

Judith Kernohan-Burgner Memorial Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Judith Kernohan-Burgner Memorial Scholarship was established in 1978 in memory of Judith Kernohan-Burgner.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • Enrolled as a Junior (taking 300 level courses) or Senior (taking 400 level courses)
  • Full-time
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher

Kennedy-Huffman Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Kennedy-Huffman Nursing Scholarship was established in 1960 by Alberta M. Huffman, a friend of IU School of Nursing.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • High moral character
  • Academic standing in upper one-third of class
  • Preference to resident Spencer County
  • 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

Klausner Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Klausner Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established by Daniel and Angela Klausner. The Klausner's daughters are both alumnae of the School of Nursing - Bloomington and feel they received an excellent education. Their daughters have witnessed firsthand the benefits their classmates have received with the assistance of financial aid and want to provide this support to make certain that those who would be good nurses have the opportunity to enter the program.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IU Bloomington campus only
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2nd year of nursing program (Junior 300 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
  • Preference to residents of Indiana

Kristen Pettijohn Graduate Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Graduate

The Kristen Pettijohn Graduate Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Kristen Pettijohn by her friends, classmates, and family. The scholarship was created as a tribute to Kristen's passion for nursing, her interest in education, and her compassion for those in need of healthcare.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • Interest in nursing education
  • Interest in becoming a faculty member to teach nursing students
  • Passionate about nursing
  • Exhibits compassion for those in need of health care

Larry & Judith Lentych IU Bloomington Scholarship Honoring Donna Meko, RN

Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Larry & Judith Lentych IU Bloomington Scholarship Honoring Donna Meko, RN, was established by Larry and Judith Lentych to honor Judy's late sister, Donna Wharton Meko, RN. Larry and Judy are loyal Indiana University volunteers and donors. Donna passed away at the young age of 41 from breast cancer. She actively served others throughout her career as a nurse epidemiologist. Her legacy lives on today through her two adult children, both of whom work in the healthcare field. Her daughter is a cardiac nurse and her son a medical consultant.

Leah Jacobson Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI, Fort Wayne, Bloomington
Undergraduate

The Leah Jacobson Nursing Scholarship was established to honor Leah Jacobson, proud alumna of the IU School of Nursing, Class of 1938. Leah Jacobson lived to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 10, 2017.

  • Undergraduate Nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • 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

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