Graduate College of Nursing Scholarships

Graduate Assistance At a Glance

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has limited financial assistance available for graduate students. Availability varies depending on the degree program you are enrolled in (masters, DNP or PhD).

Graduate financial assistance can come in the form of College of Nursing scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, doctoral stipends (similar to an assistantship but may have additional requirements for recipients), loans, and graduate fellowships.


The College of Nursing has limited funding available for teaching assistantships and research assistantships for qualified masters and doctoral students. Masters students receive $15 per hour and doctoral students receive $18 per hour. Minimum time commitment is ten hours per week, up to a maximum of twenty hours per week per semester.  Depending on the hours worked, students may be available to receive tuition benefits in addition to the hourly salary. Available positions and assignments will vary each semester. For more information about the university’s assistantship and tuition benefits policy, please visit the Graduate College website:

Assistantships are administered through the College of Nursing Dean’s Office.  If you are interested in being considered for an assistantship, please contact one of the following individuals:


The College of Nursing administers a limited number of doctoral stipends from the state of Florida and private donors. Stipends are generally awarded to PhD students. Additionally, doctoral students who intend to teach nursing in the state of Florida may also qualify for stipend funding. Awarded students may receive up to two years of funding for PhD students and three years of funding for BSN to PhD students. Awards can vary year to year and are NOT guaranteed.

Stipends are awarded prior to the start of the fall semester and are for the upcoming academic year. To be considered for a stipend, please complete the stipend application: and email it to:

Stipends are administered through the College of Nursing Dean’s office.

Graduate Fellowships and Awards

FAU’s Graduate College also has fellowships available for graduate students. Please visit the Graduate College website for more information:

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan (NFLP)

Student Eligibility:

  1. Must be a student in the Advanced Nurse Education program, and/or doctoral program and intend to become a nurse faculty.
  2. Must be a citizen or national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.  Those with a student or visitor’s visa are NOT eligible.
  3. Students must be enrolled full-time, in good standing.  Students must maintain full time status for a minimum of 2 terms/semesters during an academic year while receiving the loan.
  4. Students must have NO judgment liens entered against him/her based on the default on a Federal debt.
  5. Students are allowed to receive both the NFLP and other financial support, as long as the funds are not covering the same costs.

Terms of the Loan:

  1. The loan is to cover full or partial tuition and fees.  NFLP loans do also include stipend support (reasonable educational expenses).
  2. Loans cannot exceed 5 years of support and shall not exceed $30,000 per student.  (No, problem there, we don’t receive enough funding for that to happen).
  3. Up to 85% of the loan may be forgiven (cancelled) if the borrower serves as full time nurse faculty for a consecutive four year period at a school of nursing following graduation from the program.
  4. 20% of the principal and interest on the amount of the unpaid load balance is cancelled upon completion of each of the first, second, and third year of full-time employment and
  5. 25% of the principal and interest on the amount of the unpaid balance will be cancelled upon completion of the fourth year of full time employment as a nurse faculty.
  6. Borrower is required to sign a promissory note legally obligating them to repay this loan, providing all of the provisions of the loan are not met.

Priority is given to past recipients, then remaining funds are offered to additional students.  

FAFSA Application Is Available!

Students can begin filling out the FAFSA online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applications received 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.

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing receives funding for several Nursing scholarships awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. The amount awarded is based on the "need" of the student as determined by the FAFSA. Please note that applicants must complete both the FAFSA and the College of Nursing applications to be considered for awards.

The Palm Healthcare Foundation Scholarships are now administered through The George Snow Foundation at

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

For Application Deadlines, please click on the website.

Minority Fellowships

If you are a Master's prepared nurse seeking funding with a longstanding fellowship program, look no further. The MFP continues to be a leader in providing fellowship opportunities for eligible nurses who are interested in a career that focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.

American Cancer Society

Name American Cancer Society
Funding Source American Cancer Society
General Information This scholarship is for graduate students only.
Web Site Click on Funding Opportunities and then link into the category titled: Index of Grants.