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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 York, 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,
Email: finaid@upstate.edu
Website: Financial Aid Office

Scholarships & Loans

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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.org.
Email address: info@n-e-f.org

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.org

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: nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/

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: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/


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.


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.


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Scholarship Help

Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

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. 


The Nursing Alumni Association 2020 Scholarship Application is now OPEN for current students in all College of Nursing programs. Visit MyUpstate and click Outstanding Tasks to complete the application online by Monday, May 18.

The application has been streamlined for 2020. 

Questions? Contact the Nursing Alumni Association at NursAlum@upstate.edu or 315-464-4416 (leave a message and your call will be returned).