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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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

Grace A. Jackson BSN Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Grace A. Jackson BSN Scholarship was established in 2002 by Grace Alice Jackson, a graduate of IU School of Nursing Class of 1949.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • BSN program track
  • Any IU campus

Harman and Frances Deen Pugsley Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Harman and Frances Deen Pugsley Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by Harman Pugsley, a graduate of IU School of Nursing, Class of 1942.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus
  • Junior (300 level courses), Senior (400 level courses)

Harriett Becker Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Harriett Becker Scholarship was established in 2002 by an estate gift from Harriett R. Becker, a 1948 graduate of IU School of Nursing.

  • Undergraduate nursing student in BSN program
  • 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

Harry C. Schumacher and Stella O'Brien Schumacher Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Harry C. Schumacher and Stella O'Brien Schumacher Nursing Scholarship was established in 1995 by Melba Schumacher in memory of her father and mother.

  • IUPUI campus only
  • Undergraduate BSN nursing student
  • 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 female student
  • Preference to IPS or Marion County high school graduate student

Helene Fuld Health Trust Nursing Scholarship Fund

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Helene Fuld Health Trust Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 through a grant with the Helene Fuld Health Trust and is exclusively used to financially assist students in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at IUPUI.

  • Undergraduate BSN nursing student in Accelerated Second Degree track
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education's criteria for need-based federal financial aid

Howard and Lucille Scammahorn Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Howard and Lucille Scammahorn Nursing Scholarship was established by Lucretia Scammahorn to honor the memory of her parents. In doing so, Lucretia hopes to address the current (and future) nursing shortage by providing financial aid to individuals who wish to become nurses. This scholarship supports students pursuing a second degree in the Accelerated Second Degree track at IUPUI.

Howard L. Keach Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Howard L. Keach Scholarship was established in 1977 by an estate gift from Hilda H. Keach in memory of her husband, Howard L. Keach.

  • Graduate or 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
  • Preference to resident of Lawrence County

Irene R. and Nathaniel M. Aycock Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Irene R. and Nathaniel M. Aycock Scholarship was established in 2000 through a gift from the Irene R. and Nathaniel M. Aycock Foundation, directed by the Trustee Sally Reichert Tate (BSN '63) in memory of her aunt, Irene Reichert Aycock, to support talented doctoral nursing students.

  • Doctoral nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Preference will be given to applicants who received their baccalaureate or master's degree from the school at IUPUI

IUPUI Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Indiana Center for Nursing is a not-for-profit member organization that endeavors to secure the future of Indiana's licensed nursing workforce by preparing them to meet the healthcare needs of Indiana's citizens. The Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship was established to ease the financial burden of nursing students to help prepare them to meet the healthcare needs of Indiana's citizens.

  • Graduate nursing student (full-time or part-time)
  • Undergraduate full-time nursing student (full-time enrolled in 12 credit hours or more)
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Indiana resident
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates a commitment to work in nursing in the state of Indiana upon graduation
  • 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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