Financial Support

School of Nursing Scholarships - Deadline: March 22, 2021

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 online scholarship application will be available from December 7, 2020 through March 22, 2021 and is used to award students for the following academic year. Decisions about scholarship awards are available by August.

By applying through the School of Nursing online scholarship application, you are considered for the majority of the School of Nursing scholarships and fellowships.

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid offers various forms of financial assistance to students attending The University of Texas at Austin. The Office of Financial Aid offers two types of financial aid awards:

  1. Gift aid, which includes grants and scholarships
  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 Financial Aid. Applications must be submitted each year the student seeks financial aid.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to students with disabilities who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate degrees in public health, health promotion, and disability studies.

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.

Austin APNs Scholarship

The Austin Area Nurse Practitioner Alliance was organized in 1986 to address the professional needs of local practitioners. In 2003, the organization was renamed Austin Advanced Practice Nurses Organization to reflect a broader mission.

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.

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.

Graduate School Fellowships

The Office of Graduate School 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.

National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

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.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a loan program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions which allows nursing schools to make loans to their students enrolled full time in advanced degree nursing programs. NFLP loans made to eligible students can be used for the cost of tuition, fees, books, lab expenses and other reasonable education expenses, not including living expenses. Students must complete a FAFSA in order to be eligible. Completion of the FAFSA is required to ensure that the student has not defaulted on other student loans.

Office of Distinguished & Postgraduate Scholarships (ODPS)

The new Office of Distinguished & Postgraduate Scholarships (ODPS) in Liberal Arts Honors offers support to students across UT Austin campus in applying to nationally competitive fellowships to fund graduate studies. Some opportunities include the Rhodes, Knight-Hennessy, and Soros Scholarships. If you are a high achieving and motivated student, the office can help you secure prestigious scholarships. ODPS services include one-on-one advising, essay review, and mock interviews. Email for more info: or visit Flawn Academic Center Suite 18.

Professional Development Awards

Professional Development Awards provide support for students to attend major professional meetings at which they present an original paper based on their research. The Graduate School allocates travel funds to each program at the beginning of each academic year. The graduate adviser and graduate coordinator can nominate students for these awards, which are approved and administered by the Graduate School.

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.

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.