Financial Aid

Scholarships, Grants, Loans, etc.

UCSF Financial Aid

**Please Note: The Student Funding Office has moved to a single form for all funding opportunities. Please use this form and consult the information below on the different scholarships and their addendums.**


The primary resource for ALL students, including newly-admitted students, who are seeking funding is the UCSF (campus) Financial Aid Office.

Millberry Union, West Tower     
500 Parnassus Ave, #MU-201W     
San Francisco CA 94143-0246
Tel: (415) 476-4181
Fax: (415) 476-6652
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For best results, it is important to begin applying for aid as early as possible, including the Federal Aid "FAFSA" application. Be sure to advise the Financial Aid office of your objective, e.g., Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN).

School of Nursing Student Funding Coordinator

Additional help is available from the school's Student Funding Coordinator, Maria Elena C. de Guzman ([email protected], 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.

School-Administered Funding/Aid Options

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.

Caution: Before preparing and submitting any of the applications below, be sure to confirm you have the most recent revision as indicated.  Also, in those years when an annual deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, be aware that the enforced deadline will be the next regular work day.

Diabetes Nurse Fellowship

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.

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 $3,000. Awards are made for one academic year only (three quarters).

Osher Scholarship

The Osher Scholarship 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.

MEPN Scholarship

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

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.

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 in Psychiatric/Mental Health specialty areas.

Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship

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

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 Sociology PhD students have a separate process, please contact Brandee Woleslagle in the Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences 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. Note: closed for 2016.

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 of approximately $3,000 each will be applied towards next year's fees. Awardees will be acknowledged and given a certificate during the Alumni Day festivities.

Note: now closed for 2016.

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.

Note: Before preparing and submitting any of the applications above, be sure to confirm you have the most recent revision as indicated.