Financial Aid

Newly admitted students seeking funding should begin with the campus Financial Aid Office at as early as possible. Additional help is available from the school's Student Funding Coordinator, Maria Elena C. De Guzman (, 415-502-0521).

Information pertaining to financial aid (including federal funding) in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants is circulated periodically to our enrolled students. Certain forms of financial aid, including scholarships and other opportunities, are available from (or administered by) the School of Nursing directly. Some of these opportunities are described below. 

Madison Clinic Peggy Huang Diabetes Nurse Fellowship

Students in the ACPNP, AGNP, FNP and PNP specialties are eligible to apply to the Madison Clinic Peggy Huang Diabetes Nurse Fellows Program, for sub-specialty education that includes all three courses in the Diabetes Minor, plus advanced nurse practitioner clinical training in management of diabetes.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a federal program designed to increase the number of nursing students who pursue careers as full-time faculty teaching in schools of nursing. Students may receive NFLP loans up to $12,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years to support the cost of tuition, fees, books, lab expenses and other reasonable education expenses.

Instructions and Application (Revised: Mar. 2014)

Professional Nurse Scholarship / Traineeship

The Professional Nurse Traineeship is financial assistance that supports nursing students while they are pursuing their Master of Science degrees. Awardees are expected to practice in their specialty area after graduation or become nurse administrators or faculty members.Awardees will receive quarterly awards of approximately $1,500 for one to three quarters. Awards are made for one academic year only.

Application submission deadline is June 1st, documents revised Mar. 2014.

Osher Scholars/Scholarship

The Osher Scholar's Program assists nursing students who demonstrate a commitment to serving the needs of underserved populations, who show high promise for their future professional careers, and who have financial need. PNST Application (above) also required.

Application revised Mar. 2014.

MEPN Financial Need Addendum

Additional information used to award need-based scholarships for MEPN students, revised annually.

Revised March 2014. Applications must be returned by the June 27, 2014 due date.

Psych. Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Stipend

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Stipend is financial assistance that is awarded to up to 10 selected students pursuing their MS degree (or post-master's certificate) as a Psych.-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP); the stipend is generally received as a fee offset. Applications are due annually on June 1st.

NOTE: The following PDF document contains both the INSTRUCTIONS and the fill-in FORM to be returned.

Anagnos Scholarship

The Alex Anagnos Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations. Priority is given to men in nursing and/or students inPsychiatric/Mental Health specialty areas.

Application forms were last revised Mar. 2014.

Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship

The Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship is of interest to doctoral students studying heart failure and its consequences.

Instructions and Application Form (Revised: Mar. 2014.)

Graduate Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship

This fellowship is for nursing doctoral students who are in the first through fifth years of their program at UCSF. The Social and Behavioral Science students have a separate process, please contact Brandee Woleslagle for more information. Fellowships are awarded as a mark of merit, primarily on the basis of scholarship (including GPA), promise of outstanding achievement, and professional contribution. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Information and Application Forms, revised Feb. 2014, due annually on April 15th.

Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

The Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship is an award made on the basis of academic merit, promise, and current and future professional contributions. Three or four scholarships for approximately $3,000 - $4,000 each will be applied towards next year fees. Awardees will be acknowledged and given a certificate during the Alumni Day festivities.

Note: annual submission deadline (via email only) is March 7, 2014.

Associated Students Enrichment Fund / Travel Award

The Associated Students of the School of Nursing (ASSN) offers reimbursement for travel, projects, and events that enhance the student learning experience at UCSF. ASSN offers six $150 travel grants available each quarter. Applications for the grants are accepted during a window each quarter and chosen for funding by lottery method after the window closes. The ASSN also reserves $600 available each quarter for student groups to sponsor activities that benefit nursing students.

Please complete the appropriate forms to start the process. Only complete applications will be evaluated. Contact ASSN if you have questions.


Maria Elena C. de Guzman
S/Nursing Student Funding Coordinator
2 Koret Way, Room N319X
UCSF Box 0602
San Francisco, CA 94143

Telephone:  (415) 502-0521Fax: (415) 476-9707