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.

For financial need scholarships we request a completed FAFSA. Award amounts range from $500 to $10,000 per year, per scholarship. Applications for nursing specific scholarships are open from December 1 to March 31, unless otherwise noted in the scholarship portal.

Browse our list of opportunities—even more campus and university scholarships are available in the scholarship portal.

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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Dr. Cheryl A. Bean Graduate Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Dr. Cheryl A. Bean Graduate Nursing Scholarship was established in tribute to Dr. Bean's dedication to the nursing profession, her students, and IU School of Nursing where she served as a faculty member. This scholarship was created in Dr. Bean's memory by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Walter Neiser.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Must have obtained baccalaureate nursing degree from the school at the IUPUI campus
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • U.S. citizen
  • 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 given to students who plan to become nursing faculty members who will teach nursing students

Ebacher Fellowship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Ebacher Fellowship was established by an estate gift from Donald and Joan Ebacher. Proud alumni of IU School of Nursing, Donald received his Master's of Nursing Education in 1962 and Joan received her MSN in Adult Psychiatric Nursing in 1989.

Emily Holmquist/Dorcas Rock Brewer BSN Scholarship (Class of 1961)

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Emily Holmquist/Dorcas Rock Brewer BSN Scholarship was established by the BSN Class of 1961 in honor of Dean Emily Holmquist (1957-1973) and Dorcas Rock Brewer, Director of Counseling and Student Affairs (1955-1963) to recognize in perpetuity their gratitude to these two women who served as role models and provided outstanding support to the class during their years as nursing students. The BSN Class of 1961 commemorated their 50th reunion in perpetuity through this scholarship by supporting future generations of BSN students. This scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who has overcome challenging circumstances to reach this point in nursing education. The recipient has also demonstrated leadership qualities, professionalism, and clinical excellence.

  • Undergraduate nursing student only
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Awarded to student entering senior year in BSN (400 level courses)
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Student has overcome challenging circumstances to reach this point in nursing education.
  • Applicant has demonstrated leadership qualities, professionalism & clinical excellence

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

Frances Thompson Cole Graduate Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Frances Thompson Cole Graduate Nursing Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Frances Thompson Cole by her granddaughter, Debbie Grew. Frances worked with graduate students at the School of Nursing and saw first hand the financial need of so many students.

  • IUPUI campus only
  • Graduate nursing student
  • Preference to a single parent
  • Enrolled full or part-time
  • 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

Frank & Robin Newhouse Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Frank and Robin Newhouse Scholarship was established in 2015 by Dean Robin Newhouse and her husband, Frank. Dean Newhouse is the sixth dean to serve IU School of Nursing. Dean Newhouse has devoted her professional career to patient-centered health outcomes and health service research.

  • Graduate nursing student in PhD program
  • IUPUI campus only

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

George T. and Barbara W. Schilling Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The George T. and Barbara W. Schilling Nursing Scholarship was established in 2011 by George and Barbara to honor their children: Carolyn Schilling Gery and George White Schilling and to honor the memory of their daughter Martha "Marty" Vera Schilling (BA 1975, Indiana University), who died of breast cancer in March 2011. George and Barbara also wish to recognize with gratitude the nurses who provided their daughter with compassionate and quality care.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Full-time student only (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Must have reached a point in education that student is working with patients; for undergraduate students this would be nursing semesters Sophomore (200 level courses), Junior (300 level courses), Senior (400 level courses)
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on 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-based federal financial aid
  • Interest in oncology patient care of oncology research

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