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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Nursing Alumni Association Scholarships:

The Nursing Alumni Association has awarded more than 380 scholarships over the years. Recipients have demonstrated academic excellence, professional/community leadership and other eligibility criteria. These scholarships are made possible through the generous and consistent support of alumni and friends of the College of Nursing. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 each. Applicants will be notified of results in June.

 All matriculated nursing students, in all degree and certificate programs, including those who will graduate in May 2021, are encouraged to apply.

Nursing Alumni Scholarships


College of Nursing Scholarships

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and DNP MAJORS

The College of Nursing has been awarded a four-year grant (2017-2020) from HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET). Our goal is to increase the number of talented FPMHNP and DNP graduates who go on to practice in rural and medically underserved communities.

Masters and Post-Masters

The Fall 2019 2-year cohort for Masters and Post-Masters students is the last class eligible to apply for the HRSA BHWET Grant $10,000 stipend.  Students will apply for the stipend in the beginning of their second clinical course (NURS 628).


Students entering the DNP program in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply and must be within six to twelve months of graduating for the HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant $28,352 stipend. Student DNP project must focus on Psychiatric Mental Health.

Stipend Awards

Stipends are intended to help students reduce their work schedules so that they can more fully focus on studies during the latter stages of their programs of study.

$10,000 - FPMHNP Masters Students (20 stipends)

$28,352 - DNP Doctorate Students (3 stipends)

Program Director: Dr. Karen Klingman, PhD, RN
Contact for more info:
Lena McGuire
Student Success Specialist
(315) 464-4276


This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31335, titled “Behavioral Workforce and Education Training Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University” for $1,847,192. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.