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Financial Aid and Scholarships Overview

Nursing Scholarships are NOT available for summer semesters.  Please refer to the FAU Financial Aid Office for other funding opportunities:

http://www.fau.edu/finaid/summer.php

Resources

The Financial Aid Office at Florida Atlantic University offers students assistance with financial planning and locating a variety of funding sources for loans and scholarships. Federal loans and financial aid are available for undergraduate and graduate students. There are also scholarship opportunities for nursing education available to undergraduate degree students and master's degree students, offered by the University and outside providers. Doctoral students are also eligible for a number of scholarships and fellowship grants.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Florida Atlantic University provides a service and assistance to students for the purpose of securing the funds necessary to pursue their education.  This Office's goal is to assist with financial planning and locating a variety of funding sources for grants, scholarships and loans depending on the student's financial need.  Please refer to the University's Financial Aid web site http://www.fau.edu/finaid/ for information on:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Types of Aid
  • Eligibility
  • Forms to Download
  • Important Dates and Deadlines
  • Other Financial Aid Related Topics

A completed FAFSA Application (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) is required to receive any financial aid -- including scholarships, grants and loans for federal financial assistance.   

Federal Scholarships for Nursing Education

The Health Resources and Services Administration will accept applications http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html through June 30 for its fiscal year 2017 Nursing Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to eligible nursing students in exchange for at least two years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. HRSA expects to award 220 scholarships this year, with preference given to applicants enrolled or accepted as full-time students in an undergraduate nursing program.

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Name Federal nursing scholarships available
General Information The Health Resources and Services Administration will accept applications http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html  through June 30 for its fiscal year 2017 Nursing Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to eligible nursing students in exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. HRSA awarded 220 scholarships last year, with preference given to applicants enrolled or accepted as full-time students in an undergraduate nursing program.
Web Site http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html
Name State of Florida
General Information This is the office of Student Financial Assistance for the State of Florida that provides comprehensive information on scholarships, grants, financial aid, and loans.
Web Site http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/osfahomepg.htm

Please check with the Financial Aid Office (www.fau.edu/finaid) for more information on these and other sources.

Quick Links

Listed below are some of the commonly used links regarding financial aid:
http://www.fau.edu/finaid/

2016-2017 FAFSA Application Is Available!
Students can begin filling out the 2016-2017 online Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA)
beginning January 1, 2016. The FAU priority deadline is March 1, 2016. All applications received after this date will be reviewed in order of receipt. When filling out the application, make sure to complete the planned housing code (on Step 6, Housing Plan, on your FAFSA form) with your appropriate housing status, since leaving this section blank could result in underfunding.

Scholarship Information for Nursing Students

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing administers supplemental scholarship support for eligible, fully admitted undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with financial need.  These scholarships are awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters.  The application for academic year, AY 2016 - 17 CLOSED JULY 5, 2016

STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT FAFSA COMPLETED THROUGH THE FAU FINANCIAL AID OFFICE.
DEADLINE TO APPLY WAS JULY 5, 2016

Some scholarships provided specifically for nursing students are offered by outside providers.  A limited list of scholarship information is given below: 

  • FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Professional Nurse Traineeship for full-time students
  • Florida Department of Health Nursing Scholarship Program for full-time students
  • National Nursing Scholarship and Award Information
  • State Nursing Scholarship and Award Information
  • Community Nursing Scholarship and Award Information
  • Gerontology Certificate Program
  • Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Scholarship Information
  • Scholarships for Nursing Majors

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Partial List of Donors

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is so fortunate to have many donors who support its nursing students. We thank you for your continued support. Below is a partial list of these donors.

STUDENTS: Do not contact these donors individually.  The Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships to you, based on each donors requirements.  Completing the one nursing scholarship application is all you need to do.

  • Palm Healthcare Foundation
  • Royale Women's Club
  • Sunshine Volunteers (Delray Medical)
  • Erwin M. Vasquez MD Scholarship
  • Mathew Forbes Romer
  • Palm Healthcare
  • Reardon Scholarship
  • Tracey Newsum Memorial Fund
  • Francis Trice and John  Albert Childrey Endowment Scholarship
  • Boca Woods Women's Club
  • Sally May Shutt
  • University Club
  • Sarah Bialy Scholarship for Gero Grad
  • JFK Hospital
  • Charlotte Chickering
  • Master Nursing Scholarship Endowed
  • Hugh and Anny Godsey Scholarship
  • Esther Saylor Rothenberger Scholarship
  • Holistic Nursing Practice Scholarship
  • Essie C. Crain Scholarship Fund
  • William and Helen Thomas Nursing Scholarship (Endowment)
  • The Lost Tree Village Foundation Scholarship
  • Gertrude E. Skelly Scholarship Fund
  • Daniel & Mary Lou Shepard Scholarship Fund
  • Helen L. Morley Scholarship Fund for Nursing
  • Helen K. Persson Scholarship/Good Samaitan Med Ctr
  • Patricia Delle Fave Nursing Scholarship
  • D. Burdella Cunningham Scholarship Endowment
  • Christine E. Lynn Endowed Nursing Assistance
  • Tom Lewis Memorial Fund - Nursing
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Scholars
  • Kathleen Bernardin Scholarship Fund
  • Karen Shields Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Fund
  • Rose Gusetta Scholarship Fund (Endowment)
  • Contessa de Hoernle Scholarship Fund

Additional Scholarship and Grant Information for Nursing Students

National Scholarship & Award Information for Nursing students
Name National Institute of Nursing Research
General Information Grants Only
Web Site www.ninr.nih.gov/
Name American Heart Association
General Information Scholarships Only
Web Site http://www.americanheart.org
On home page, type "scholarships" in the search box found at the top left of the page and click on search.
Name Campus RN/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
Funding Source Campus RN and The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (http://www.aacn.nche.edu)
General Information Supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students:
  • Enrolled in a master's or doctoral program with the goal of pursuing a nursing faculty career.
  • Completing an RN to baccalaureate program (BSN), or
  • Enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree nursing program.

Please refer to Web site for general qualifications and application guidelines.

Also, link into AACN opportunities (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Government/Opps.htm) for announcements of grants, fellowships, scholarships and other
funding sources for nursing programs, students and research.

Name AANP Scholarship and Grant Program
Funding Source American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
General Information Please link into the scholarship site for detailed information about eligibility, awards and contact information for the scholarship application.
Web Site www.aanp.org
   
Funding Source American Association for Health Education
General Information Health Education students should review the American Association for Health Education Web site to learn more about the annual scholarship awards and membership in the AAHE.
Web Site

http://www.acha.org



Name American Cancer Society
Funding Source American Cancer Society
General Information This scholarship is for graduate students only.
Web Site http://www.cancer.org/research/researchprogramsfunding/
fundingopportunities/index
Name Johnson & Johnson Campaign Helping to Reduce Nursing Shortage Enrollment
Funding Source Johnson & Johnson
General Information Once you link into the site, select Florida, enter your GPA and detailed information on the scholarships available.
Web Site https://www.discovernursing.com/sites/default/files/media/press1796178328/Campaign%20for%20Nursing's%20Future_Overview_5%203%2016.pdf
Name AACN Excellence in Academics Nursing Scholarship
Funding Source American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
General Information Once you link into the web site, tab over to the Student button on the information bar. That will direct you to the contact information for the scholarships and the applications.
Web Site http://www.aacn.nche.edu
Name Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.; Scholarship for Leadership provides both a general scholarship fund and a number of endowed named scholarships.
Funding Source Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF)
General Information NEF's scholarships are for graduate study, either Master's or Doctoral.
Web Site http://www.n-e-f.org/
Name U.S. Department of Health & Human Services -Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Funding Source U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
General Information

In exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays

  • Tuition 

  • Required fees

  • Other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc.

  • Monthly stipend

Link into the web site for information on eligibility and application information.

Web Site http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html
Name National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships
Funding Source U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
General Information Please link into the scholarship site for detailed information about eligibility, awards and contact information for the scholarship application.
Web Site http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html
Name Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
Funding Source John A. Hartford Foundation & American Academy of Nursing
General Information Please link into the above site for detailed information on eligibility and applications for Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Scholarships in gerontological nursing.
Web Site http://www.geriatricnursing.org/applications
Florida Nursing Scholarship and Award Information
Name Florida Nurses Foundation
Funding Source Florida Nurses Foundation
General Information The Florida Nurses Foundation offers many scholarship and grant opportunities. Link into the web site for more information and to download scholarship and grant applications.
Web Site https://www.floridanurse.org/foundationGrants/
Name Clifford Jordan Scholarship and Gerrie Helwig Scholarship
Funding Source The Florida Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses
General Information The Florida Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and improving the performance of perioperative nurses to better serve the needs of society. Link into the above site for eligibility and application information.
Web Site http://www.afn.org/~fcorn/scholar.htm
Community Nursing Scholarship and Award Information
Name Nursing Scholarships
Funding Source Memorial Healthcare System
General Information Link into the web site for information on eligibility, work commitment and contact information.
Web Site http://www.mhs.net/
Name Upper-level Scholarship Application
Funding Source Broward Health Systems
General Information Broward Health offers many scholarship opportunities. The scholarship office is located at: BCC, Center for Health Science Education 3501 SW Davie Road, Bldg. 8, Davie Florida 33314 Phone: 954-201-6899, or email:  tsanborn@broward.edu
Web Site http://www.browardhealth.org/
   

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

Nursing Students,

The AACN/AfterCollege Scholarships support students who are seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing. Eight $2,500 scholarships will be awarded throughout the year.

Please click on the link below to apply:
http://www.aftercollege.com/groups/aacn.asp?id=-1167443724

Please let fellow nursing students know about this opportunity.