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School of Nursing Scholarships - Deadline: March 19

The School of Nursing awards scholarships to a number of qualified students each year. Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and merit.

The NEW online scholarship application will be available from December 1, 2015 through March 19, 2016 and is used to award students for the following academic year.

By applying through the School of Nursing online scholarship application, you are considered for the majority of the School of Nursing scholarships and fellowships. Click here to view the School of Nursing Endowed Scholarships list.

For information on additional University of Texas at Austin Scholarships please visit Texas Scholarships.

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Office of Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) offers various forms of financial assistance to students attending The University of Texas at Austin. The OSFS offers two types of financial aid awards: (1) gift aid, which includes grants and scholarships, and (2) self-help aid, which includes the College Work-Study Program and long-term loans.

To apply for financial aid, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from the Office of Student Financial Services. Applications must be submitted each year the student seeks financial aid.

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Additional Financial Resources

American Association of University Women Scholarship

The AAUW Austin Branch is announcing its fellowship competition. The Austin Branch will award 1-3 fellowships in the amount of at least $2,000 each. This award is to assist women who require financial help to complete their doctoral program. A prerequisite for consideration for this award is formal candidacy for the doctoral degree. Visit AAUW-Austin (TX) Branch website for more information.

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Austin APNs Scholarship

Please visit Austin APNs website for more information.

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Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management Science (TCRSS) Scholars Program

The Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management Science (TCRSS) Scholars Program is designed to support the research and scholarly development of doctoral nursing students enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s PhD program. The Scholars Program provides stipend support for two well-qualified scholars whose research interests are a good fit with the goals of the TCRSS Center. Currently, we are seeking applications to fill one scholar position. The selected TCRSS Scholar will be actively involved in Center activities throughout their 2-year appointment. For more information visit the TCRSS Scholars Program Application page.

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F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer two nursing scholarships in 2016! $1,500 will be awarded to one undergraduate nursing student and to one graduate nursing student who is studying in the US or Canada. These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. For more information, including guidelines and how to apply, please visit the F.A. Davis Company website.

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Graduate School Recruitment and Continuing Fellowship Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies allocates money to each department so that they may make fellowship awards to outstanding new and continuing graduate students. Awards vary between $6,000 - $36,000 per academic year. The Graduate Student Services Office emails students the application and deadline each spring. For more information about funding opportunities through the Office of Graduate Studies, please visit Fellowships Administered by the Graduate School web page.

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National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships

The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards program encourages more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators through scholarships. One goal of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to award endowed scholarships to nurses pursuing advanced nursing or related degrees in preparation for careers as full-time academic nurse educators. The funds are for masters or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs. For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the National League for Nursing website.

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Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a loan-cancellation program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions. This program allows nursing schools to provide financial loans to students enrolled in advanced degree nursing programs and who intend to teach in a nursing program after graduation. This is not a need-based loan program; however, students must complete a FAFSA. For more information, visit UT Office of Accounting - Nursing Faculty Loan Services page.

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Professional Development Awards

Professional Development Awards are small grants (usually under $500) made to graduate students to help with transportation costs to professional meetings where they will present papers based on their own research. The money comes from allocations made by the Office of Graduate Studies to each department. Professional Development Awards are distributed once each semester (fall, spring, and summer). The Graduate Student Services Office emails students with Professional Development Award application deadlines each semester. Students may not receive more than one Professional Development Award per academic year. The application is available at Graduate Student Professional Development Awards page.

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Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The School of Nursing receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. Once funding has been secured, funds will be made available for scholarships for eligible nursing students. The scholarships are intended to help cover the costs of tuition, other reasonable educational expenses, and some living expenses. For more information, contact Tracy Demchuk. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Application Form

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Texas Exes Longhorn Village Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Longhorn Village has endowed a scholarship through the Texas Exes for Nursing graduate students in the Gerontology Portfolio Program. The scholarship amount is $2,000, and will awarded to one student per year. The Graduate Student Services Office emails students the application and deadline each spring. Please direct all questions to Jayls Mabry. For more information visit the Gerontology Portfolio Program page.

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Texas Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Scholarship

The Texas Nurses Association District 5 Annual Scholarships seek to promote professional nursing in the central Texas area by supporting the continued education of future nurse leaders. Scholarship recipients will articulate a commitment to educational accomplishment and professional goals to enhance the delivery of quality health care in Texas through practice, research or teaching. Recipients will be chosen based on meeting application criteria and characteristics consistent with future professional success. Visit Texas Nurses Association District 5 website to learn about the application process and deadline.

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