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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: 315-551-2057, Fax: 315-464-8857,
Email: [email protected]
Website: Financial Aid Office

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Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

Since its inception, the Nursing Alumni Association has awarded more than 460 scholarships totaling nearly $350,000.  Each year 30-35 scholarships are awarded to Upstate Medical University nursing students.  Recipients demonstrate academic excellence, professional/community leadership and other eligibility criteria.  All matriculated nursing students, in all degree and certificate programs, are encouraged to apply.

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 $2,500 each. 

Questions? Contact the Nursing Alumni Association at [email protected]. 

Additional Scholarship Resources

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Scholarship for Leadership

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: [email protected]

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

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: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-loan-repayment-program.html



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.



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