Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

While most nursing students receive tuition assistance from their employers, the College of Nursing also participates in numerous student financial aid programs coordinated by the Financial Aid Office. The major sources of financial aid for students are the state and federal governments. SUNY Upstate also offers financial aid programs sponsored by the State University of New YorkExternal Icon, and scholarships provided by individual donors and private organizations.  Applications for financial aid should be submitted no later than February 1. For detailed information on eligibility, application procedures and other financial aid policies, contact:

Financial Aid Office
SUNY Upstate Medical University
155 Elizabeth Blackwell Street, Syracuse, NY, 13210
Phone: 315-464-4329, Fax: 315-464-8857,
Website: Financial Aid Office

Scholarships & Loans

Scholarship for Leadership - due March 1st

Scholarships available for Master's and Doctoral Level Study in Nursing awarded by Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc., the premier foundation supporting students of graduate nursing education.

For additional information or an application:
Website: www.n-e-f.orgExternal Icon.
Email address:

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Project - due March 1st

Program Provides: Experience providing health promotion/disease prevention to medically underserved rural and urban communities. Weekly stipends of $300 plus travel reimbursement.
Qualifications: Must be a graduate level NP student
Obligations: Six to eight week commitment.
Contact: American Medical Student Association at www.amsa.orgExternal Icon

National Health Service Corps Scholarship - due March 25th

Program Provides: Payment of tuition and fees, books, supplies, and equipment for up to four years of education and a monthly stipend.
Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen and attending an accredited NP program.
Obligations: Must serve one year in health professional shortage area for each year of support.
Contact: Icon

Nursing Education Loan Repayment

Program Provides: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is inviting applications to repay nursing education loans of NPs who serve in certain health profession shortage facilities. Funds available up to $50,000.
Obligations: A two year commitment in an underserved area.
Contact: Icon


http://www.finaid.orgExternal Icon
Sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), this Web site contains a wealth of information on obtaining student financial assistance. The Web site also offers links to other resources that provide financial aid such as the U.S. Department of Education.


http://www.fastweb.comExternal Icon
Sponsored by American Express, this website offers nursing students the opportunity to access scholarships, loans, and grants from public and private resources. Nursing students can set up a mailbox and receive information that matches their qualifications.


http://www.collegenet.comExternal Icon
Here, you'll find hotlinks to valuable sites that help you prepare for college. Jump to the web's best resources for financial aid, test preparation, college sports and academics.


http://www.scholaraid.orgExternal Icon
The Student Advantage Scholarship Search is a database of over 2.5 million awards worth over $21.6 billion. But more importantly, their profile-driven search helps you find the aid best-tailored to you.

College Board

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Scholarship Help

Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

2018 Forms for Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

Applications are due by 4 pm on April 23, 2018.  Submit your application materials
to the Nursing Alumni Association in the Upstate Foundation office in Room 326 of the Campus Activities Building or by e-mail to

2018 Letter from Alumni PresidentPDF Icon

2018 Nursing Scholarship Cover SheetWord Icon

2018 Nursing Scholarship ApplicationPDF Icon