Undergraduate Scholarship Information
The School of Nursing has several named scholarships that are awarded to undergraduate students. In most cases, scholarships are renewed annually provided that the criteria continue to be met (i.e., GPA, financial need, etc.). Scholarships are not transferable to another major and are forfeited if the student changes his/her major outside of medical technology. Contact the School of Nursing at 302-831-1253 for further information about how to apply for these scholarships.
State of Delaware Scholarships
- The Dept. of Education website lists opportunities available to residents of Delaware in their Compendium
- The Delmarva Education Foundation serves Delmarva residents from Sussex County down to Cape Charles, VA
Out of State Scholarship Information
To find information about resources for your specific state, you can access the sites below:
Outside Scholarships List
- The University of Delaware awards more than $100 million annually in federal, state, and institutional aid.
- Army or Air Force ROTC Participants
School of Nursing Scholarships
Special Instructions for Incoming Freshman Students
- First year scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office (302-831-8123) rather than the School of Nursing.
- Incoming freshman students may be eligible for need-based federal aid. To determine eligibility, incoming freshman will need to complete the FAFSA application. Tax information is necessary to complete the FAFSA form.
- Nursing scholarships through the School of Nursing are ONLY AVAILABLE to sophomore, junior, and senior students–they may be applied for in ones’ freshman year.
School of Nursing Grant Funded Scholarships
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarships for Accelerated BSN students
The Helene Fuld Health Trust's mission is to support and promote the health, welfare, and education of student nurses. The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education. These scholarships partially support tuition and lab fees.
- Student admitted to and in good standing in the Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate in Nursing Science program with a minimum of a 3.0 nursing GPA by fall semester of senior year in the nursing program.
- Student enrolled full time in the fall semester and winter session of the senior year of the accelerated nursing program.
- Preference given to Delaware residents and University of Delaware alumni.
- Financial need considered.
RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarships for Accelerated BSN students
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, these scholarships were created to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals.
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate in Nursing Science students who are from under-represented groups in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. As defined by HRSA:
”Underrepresented minorities” are racial and ethnic populations who are underrepresented in the registered nurse population relative to the percentage of that racial or ethnic group in the total population. This would include Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, and any Asian or Pacific Islander group other than Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, or Thai. According to National Sample Survey of registered nurses, males also are underrepresented in the registered nurse population relative to their number in the total population.
An “economically disadvantaged” person comes from a “low income family,” meaning a family with an annual income that does not exceed 200 percent of HHS’s poverty guidelines; a family is a group of two or more individuals related by birth, marriage or adoption who live together, or an individual who is not living with any relatives.
Scholarship funds may be used by students to pay tuition, academic fees and living expenses.
NOTE: Availability of the grant for University of Delaware students is announced on a yearly basis and awarded to newly admitted accelerated BSN students.