Scholarships and 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,
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Applications for this year are now closed. Announcement of applications for 2020 scholarships will be announced in Spring 2020.