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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Mary J. Fulk Kopsch Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Mary J. Fulk Kopsch Scholarship was established to recognize and honor Mrs. Kopsch who received her degree in nursing from Indiana University in 1948 and her sister, Esther Fulk Ross, who received her nursing degree in 1946.

 

Mays Family RISE Scholarship for Men in Nursing

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Mays Family RISE Scholarship for Men in Nursing was established in 2011 by William and Rose Mays to support male IUPUI undergraduate nursing students. Rose obtained her MSN in 1974 from IU School of Nursing and is a Professor Emeritus. Her late husband, William, obtained a BA in Chemistry in 1970, his MBA in 1973, and Honorary Doctor of Science in 2000 from Indiana University. RISE - Research, International, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning.

  • Undergraduate nursing students
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Male student
  • Must be enrolled in courses identified as "RISE" courses.
  • Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Mays Family RISE Scholarship for Women in Nursing

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Mays Family RISE Scholarship for Women in Nursing was established in 2011 by William and Rose Mays to support female IUPUI undergraduate nursing students. Rose obtained her MSN in 1974 from IU School of Nursing and is a Professor Emeritus. Her late husband, William, obtained a BA in Chemistry in 1970, his MBA in 1973, and Honorary Doctor of Science in 2000 from Indiana University. RISE - Research, International, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning.

  • Undergraduate nursing students
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Female student
  • Must be enrolled in courses identified as "RISE" courses.
  • Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Michelle A White Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Michelle A. White Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 by the family and friends of Michelle A. White "in memory of the young woman whose special life touched them all."

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Strong academic standing
  • Expressed interest in nursing research
  • Skilled in patient and clinical areas

Molly Ward Greist Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund

IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Molly Ward Greist Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1996 by Daisy Hinkle Garton, a graduate of Indiana University 1932, in honor of Mollie Ward Greist, RN.

  • Undergraduate or graduate nursing student
  • IUPUI student

Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

IUPUI
Graduate

The Nurse Practitioner Scholarship was established in 2013 to support MSN students in their final semester of a nurse practitioner track at IU School of Nursing; preference is given to those students who plan to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at IUSON.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Student in his or her final semester of one of the nurse practitioner tracks
  • Preference will be given to a student who wishes to pursue the School's Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP)

Nursing 2000 Scholarship for Graduate Education in Nursing

IUPUI
Graduate

The Nursing 2000 Scholarship for Graduate Education in Nursing was established by Nursing 2000, Inc., to recognize the organization's dedication to promote and support clinical and academic careers in nursing and to assist with the education of graduate students preparing to become qualified nursing faculty.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • Full-time or part-time
  • IUPUI campus only
  • State of Indiana resident
  • Indicate commitment to work in the 11 surrounding counties
  • Interest in nursing education

Pamela Ritter Willhite Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Pamela Ritter Willhite Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Pamela Ritter Willhite, BSN 1968. Pamela graduated in the top 10 of her class and was named "Student Nurse of the Year." In tribute to Pamela, who received financial assistance when she was a student, her family and friends established this scholarship in her name to assist future undergraduate nursing students.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on 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
  • Preference given to female student
  • Renewable for the student as long as they remain in good academic standing

Peter Andre Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Peter Andre Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Peter Andre to ensure that Peter's commitment and passion for the nursing profession would continue.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Preference to male student
  • Resident of the state of Indiana
  • Good academic standing

Peter Kassig Award

IUPUI
Graduate

The Peter Kassig Award was established by family and friends in memory of Peter Kassig and his life of service. Peter was the son of faculty member Rhonda Schwindt. He was also a brother, friend, and veteran. Peter espoused the virtues of nursing through his selfless dedication to those in need.

  • Graduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Enrolled in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program
  • Preference to student who is a veteran, has a sibling who is a veteran, or who has expressed an interest in working with veterans
  • Student will be determined by Awards Committee of the School in conjunction with faculty of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practitioner program. The Psych Mental Health faculty member must provide approval of student recipient in writing to committee

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