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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PhD Leadership Fellowship

IUPUI
Graduate

The PhD Leadership Fellowship was established by graduates of IUSON who obtained the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) degree upon the occasion in May 2010 when Indiana University recognized the DNS degree as equivalent to the PhD degree. In appreciation and gratitude of how well the DNS degree prepared these, now PhD graduates, for successful careers in research, education, and/or practice this Fellowship was created in commemoration of the recognition. This fellowship supports future PhD nursing students.

  • IUPUI student
  • PhD nursing student

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing Education

IUPUI
Graduate

The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing Education was established in 2017 by Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, FAAN, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus upon her retirement. If there's one woman known at IUSON for fearlessly breaking barriers, it is Diane Billings. Billings maintains that her point of impact was implementing a plan to put a computer on the desk of all faculty and staff and developing a state-of-the-art computer center for students. Billings may have retired, but her legacy is visible all over IUSON today. One only needs to visit the simulation center and the learning lab at IUSON to see the innovative technologies to which the students now have access.

  • PhD nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • Demonstrate leadership in the discipline in education, research, or practice

Robert E. and Josephine R. Crosby Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Graduate

The Robert E. and Josephine R. Crosby Scholarship was established by Carol M. Crosby to honor her parents. Carol is a proud alumna of IU School of Nursing, BSN 1969 and MSN 1978. Carol previously served on the IUSON Alumni Board and was recognized in 2014 during IUSON's 100th anniversary celebration as one of the Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders. Carol wishes to support future nurses graduating from IU School of Nursing Fort Wayne campus.

  • Preference given to Fort Wayne campus students
  • Nursing graduate student

Roessler Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Roessler Nursing Scholarship was established in 2003 by a gift from the William and Priscilla Roessler charitable remainder trust. Priscilla received her BSN from IU School of Nursing in 1946. She established the nursing program at Frederick Community College in Maryland and taught there for 16 years.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only

Roy and Peggy Echols Nursing Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Roy and Peggy Echols Nursing Scholarship was established in 1980 by Mr. Roy C. Echols and Mrs. Leatrice "Peggy" Echols. Roy received an honorary doctorate from Indiana University in 1963.

  • 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
  • U.S. citizen
  • State of Indiana resident

Ruth Hamilton School of Nursing

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Ruth Hamilton School of Nursing was established in 2004 through an estate gift of Ruth A. Hamilton.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus

Ruth Orum-Orgain Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate, Graduate

The Ruth Orum-Orgain Scholarship was established in 1963 by Francis Orgain and Dorothy Sharp to honor the memory of Ruth Orum-Orgain. Ruth was associated with the faculty at IU School of Nursing prior to 1963.

  • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
  • Any IU campus

Sally Reahard Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Sally Reahard Scholarship was established in 2004 through an estate gift from Sally Reahard. Sally was well known for her philanthropic efforts in Indiana.

  • Undergraduate nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only

Shirley Crutchfield Mehleck Scholarship

Bloomington, Fort Wayne, IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Shirley Crutchfield Mehleck Scholarship was established in 1998 by an estate gift from Shirley Crutchfield Mehleck from the School of Nursing Class of 1953.

  • Undergraduate 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
  • Any IU campus
  • Beginning student - for use in the 1st year in the nursing school
  • High school graduate or freshman may apply

Skelton Family Nursing Scholarship

IUPUI
Undergraduate

The Skelton Family Nursing Scholarship was established by Jane Skelton and her family. Jane is a valued alumna from the IUSON having graduated with her BSN in 1960 and is a lifetime member of the alumni association.

  • Undergraduate BSN nursing student
  • IUPUI campus only
  • GPA of 2.5 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

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