UMSON offers a limited number of merit scholarships on a competitive basis to new students who have demonstrated excellence in academics. Newly admitted students are automatically considered; no separate application is required. Current students are not eligible for merit scholarships. Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain the required grade point average and credit enrollment for the duration of the scholarship agreement.
|Program/Option||*Required Enrollment||*Required GPA||Merit Scholarship Amount||Length|
|Traditional BSN||12+ credits||3.0||$2,500||Four semesters|
|CNL||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|master's Specialties, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|master's Specialties, part time||6-8 credits||3.5||$1,500||Six semesters|
|BSN-to-DNP with specialties, full time
(3 year plan)
|9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|BSN-to-DNP with specialties, part time
(4 year plan)
|6+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|Post-master's DNP, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Four semesters|
|PhD, full time||9+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
|PhD, part time||6+ credits||3.5||$3,000||Six semesters|
*Required to maintain scholarship each semester
Clinical Scholars Program
The Clinical Scholars Program is offered in conjunction with area health care facilities. Qualified BSN and CNL students are given the opportunity to complete their emphasis practicum under the guidance of a clinical preceptor, receive tuition support for their final semester, and, upon graduation, work for one to three years in the supporting health care institution. Students who have earned a mimimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and who are enrolled in their final practicum course are notified of their eligibility prior to the their final semester of study. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
UMSON offers additional scholarship support through the generosity of donations made to the school. The following scholarships are awarded to students with the strongest qualifications. Only the selected recipients will be contacted. Click here to apply for a donor scholarship.
|Scholarship Name||Award Range||Special Requirements||Eligible Students||Application Deadline|
|Patricia A. Saunders Scholarship||$1,500||
|Conway Scholarship||full tuition||Visit the Conway Scholar page for all requirements.||
|Hesselbach Scholarship||up to $3,000||History of oncology work experience and/or interest in the field of oncology||
|Heisler Scholarship||up to $1,500||History of working in gerontology and/or interest in the field of gerontology||
|Dr. & Mrs. F.X. Paul Tinker||up to $2,000||Demonstrated academic achievement||
|Dean Janet D. Allan Scholarship||up to $2,000||
||master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/17|
|Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys||$1,500||Graduate students who are pursuing a law degree in conjunction with a nursing degree||CNL, master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/17|
|Wendy Luttrell Scholars||up to $1,000||Graduate student that has demonstrated determination, perseverance, high standards, and commitment in the face of adversity||CNL, master's specialties, BSN-to-DNP, DNP, PhD||10/10/17|
|Linda Foote Hyatt Scholarship||up to $3,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/17|
|Loizeaux Memorial Scholarship||up to $3,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/17|
|Marriott Scholars Award||up to $2,000||
||DNP and PhD||10/10/17|
|Resnick-Sollins Scholarship||up to $1,500||
|Dr. Mary Susan Jamison Scholarship||up to $1,000||
Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships
Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships are awarded to U.S. citizens (or eligible non-citizens) who are enrolled in a degree program and are committed to working with medically underserved populations. Annual awards currently range from $2,000 to $10,000. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis until all funds are exhausted. Award amounts are based on cumulative GPA, residency, and full-time/part-time status. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year.
Students that will serve as graduate assistants are not eligible for this award.
To be eligible for a traineeship, you must be:
- Enrolled full time or part time (part-time students must be enrolled in the last 12 months of study prior to graduation) in an advanced education nursing program for preparation as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, public health nurse, nurse administrator, nurse educator, or other nurse specialty determined by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to require advanced education (nurse anesthetist trainees must be enrolled full-time)
- Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, or a post-master's nursing program; Clinical Nurse Leader students are not eligible for this award
- Maintaining the predetermined academic standards of the institution
- A citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. (Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to receive traineeship support.)
- Eligible for national nursing certification in the nursing specialty or field of study (as applicable) following graduation
- Committed to working with underserved populations. There is no assigned placement for this requirement; however, the School of Nursing will follow up with you for three years to determine where you are working. This information is used for subsequent applications for federal traineeship grants.