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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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)

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

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

Bob & Annette Konupek Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
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
  • IU Indianapolis, 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

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

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IU Indianapolis
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, IU Indianapolis
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.

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