Scholarship Information

The Student Funding Office has moved to a single form for all funding opportunities. Please consult the information below on the different scholarships and their addendums.School-Administered Funding/Aid Options

Certain forms of funding, including scholarships and other opportunities, are available from (or administered by) the School of Nursing directly. Some of these opportunities are described below.

Sigma Theta Tau: Alpha Eta Tau Research Grant

Each year, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Alpha Eta Chapter accepts applications for research grants. The grants are awarded to active Alpha Eta Tau members in order to support nursing research.


**All scholarships listed below are closed for the 2018-2019 cycle. Please stay tuned for information about how to apply for our 2019-2020 scholarship cycle.**

Anagnos Scholarship

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

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 $300 travel grants available each quarter. Applications for the grants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The ASSN also reserves an annual maximum of $500 for each School of Nursing-affiliated student group to sponsor activities that benefit nursing students.

Graduate Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship (Return-to-Aid Allocation)

This fellowship is for nursing doctoral students who are entering their fourth through fifth years of their program at UCSF.
Fellowships are awarded as a mark of merit primarily on the basis of scholarship, satisfactory academic progress (GPA – 3.0), promise of outstanding achievement, and professional contribution. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship

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

MEPN Scholarship

The MEPN Scholarship is awarded to students entering the MEPN Program. It is need-based and requires the completion of the FAFSA.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a federal program designed to increase the number of nursing doctoral students who pursue careers as full-time faculty teaching in accredited 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. Yearly application and completion of FAFSA are required.

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 to six scholarships of approximately $4,000-$5,000 each will be applied towards fees. Awardees will be acknowledged and given a certificate during the Alumni Day festivities.

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. Completion of the FAFSA is required.

Psych. Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Stipend

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Stipend is financial assistance that is awarded to selected students pursuing their MS degree (or post-master's certificate) as a Psych.-Mental HealthNurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The stipend is awarded as a fee offset starting in the winter quarter.