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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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

Donna A. Jesse Endowed Scholarship in Nursing at IUFW

Fort Wayne
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Donna A. Jesse Endowed Scholarship in Nursing at IUFW was established by Donnar A. and Bob F. Jesse to support IU School of Nursing students on the Fort Wayne campus.

  • Undergraduate or graduate nursing student
  • IU Fort Wayne campus only
  • GPA of 3.0 o 4.0 scale
  • 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

Elizabeth Engeler-Hiestand Nursing Scholarship

Fort Wayne
Undergraduate

The Elizabeth Engeler-Hiestand Nursing Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Hiestand. Elizabeth is a retired clinical social worker and worked in health care for 35 years. She worked in management for the last 20 years with oversight of nurses. Elizabeth grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and values supporting students.

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

Frances G. Lehmann Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Frances G. Lehmann Nursing Scholarship was established by Clarence Walton in honor of his wife, Frances Lehman. Throughout her lifetime, Frances exemplified the caring and compassionate values of nursing and was committed to the profession of nursing and excellence in the quality of care. Ms. Lehman made significant contributions as a nurse surveyor for the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, administrator at St. Francis Hospital, consultant for the Indiana State Department of Health, nursing faculty member at IU and Indiana State University, Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing at La Rue Carter Hospital and emergency room nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital.

  • Any IU campus
  • RN to BSN or RN to MSN, or other master's degree program students at the School of Nursing
  • Record of community service
  • Non-traditional student
  • Current RN license
  • Preference to student intending to work in mental health field

Garnet Keck Benzel Memorial Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Garnet Keck Benzel Memorial Scholarship was established by an estate gift in 1986 by Garnet Keck Benzel, a graduate of IU School of Nursing in 1930.

  • Any IU campus
  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student

Georgia Belle Nyland Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Georgia Belle Nyland Scholarship was established in 1991 by Georgia Belle Nyland, a graduate of IU School of Nursing in 1942.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • State of Indiana resident
  • 1st preference to resident of Fulton County
  • 2nd preference to resident of counties contiguous to Fulton County
  • 3rd preference to resident of Northern Indiana

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