School of Nursing Scholarships

The Student Funding Office offers scholarships, endowments and fellowships, made possible through generous donors, to support students through their academic studies. To apply, please complete our scholarship application form and consult the information below on the different opportunities. 


The following scholarship opportunities require completion of the School of Nursing our scholarship application form and the submission of a goal statement. Recipients are selected by the School's Students Awards Committee.

Name Eligibility & Responsibilities How to Apply
Alex Anagnos Scholarship


• Currently enrolled MEPN, MS and PhD students, and newly admitted MS and Nursing PhD students may apply.
• Full-time student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2;
• Students who exhibit potential for high achievement in the nursing profession;
• Expresses a commitment to care for vulnerable and underserved populations upon graduation;
• Students who demonstrate a past commitment to serving the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations may apply, PREFERENCE will be given to:
1) men in nursing or those who can best promote the service of men in nursing, 2) students in the Psych/Mental Health Nursing specialty (if you are not in the Psych/Mental Health specialty, please address how you are serving Psych Nursing), and 3) students who demonstrate a sustained and meaningful commitment to improving the quality of care delivery systems for vulnerable and underserved populations;
• There are no citizenship requirements
• Previous awardees may reapply up to two years maximum
• No support can be provided to students on filing fee status


Maintain a GPA of at least 3.2, and full-time registered status (minimum of 8 units for MS students; 6 units for PhD students)

Deadline: 5 p.m., March 31, 2021 (Pacific Time)

Complete the School of Nursing scholarship application form

Osher Scholarship: Provides various award amounts every year for two academic years to the awardees.

Incoming MS students and MEPN students who are entering their first year of MS specialty training are eligible.

  • Full-time student with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • Students who meet the School of Nursing’s relative financial need criteria
  • Students who exhibit potential for leadership and high achievement in the nursing profession and a commitment to care for vulnerable and underserved populations upon graduation

Please note that UCSF employees receiving employee fee reduction and second-year MS students are not eligible.

Student recipients are expected to undertake some form of community services beyond their clinical activity while enrolled in school. If you are granted an Osher Scholarship, you must:

  • Submit an annual service plan about the volunteer activity to [email protected] in the beginning of a school year.
  • Provide a quarterly report on the service activity to [email protected]
  • Maintain service to the community while enrolled in the Master of Science Program equal to at least 2 hours per week or 25-30 hours per quarter
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.2
  • Maintain full-time registered student status (minimum of 8 units). No support is provided to students on filing fee status.
  • Make an oral report and/or attend an annual Osher Foundation Board of Directors Reception

Deadline: 5 p.m. March 31, 2021 (Pacific Time)

Complete the School of Nursing scholarship application form

Wangu Chang Endowed Scholarship in Midwifery: Supports an MS student who is enrolled in the midwifery specialty, who demonstrates an interest in working in medically underserved areas and values scientific knowledge.

•    Full-time student
•    Maintain a GPA of at least 3.2
•    Students who are from underserved area or currently living in a medically underserved areas defined by HRSA.
•    Students who demonstrate an interest in working in medically underserved areas and who value scientific knowledge.

Deadline: 5 p.m. March 31, 2021 (Pacific Time)

• Complete the SON scholarship application form.
• Complete your FAFSA
• Attach your goal statement
• Attach your most current CV
• Follow the instructions listed on the SON scholarship application.


The following scholarships, endowments or gift opportunities are available to School of Nursing students. Endowments are funds provided by UCSF's generous donors, and may have specific criteria for awarding. Please note that a selected number of the opportunities below require a separate application.

To apply, please complete the School of Nursing scholarship application form and submit it with your CV to the Student Funding Office. The deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. March 31, 2021 (Pacific Time). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please be sure to list all your nursing experience on your CV. The Student Funding Office uses the CV, in combination with your application, to match eligible students with endowments.

Name of Scholarship, Endowment or Gift Opportunity Demonstrated Financial Need (FAFSA) Program GPA Requirement
Century Club Fund ~ Support students who have advanced to candidacy with expenses related to preparing for dissertation (tape, transcription, etc.) A separate application is required. Contact the Student Funding Manager for an application.   No PhD No
Thomas Braje Scholarship ~ To provide an award to a first-year student in the MEPN Program at the UCSF School of Nursing after completion of his or her first quarter in the program and disbursed over the three remaining quarters, with a first preference for a student with financial need, a second preference for a student with a history of volunteer work, a third preferences for a student with geriatrics concentration and a focus on palliative care, and a fourth for a student who is an ethnic member of a minority community who intends to return and help his or her community.  Yes MEPN (1st year) No
Barbara & Anthony Resnik Scholarship ~ To be awarded to MEPN students enrolled in the UCSF School of Nursing with a preference for students specializing in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing. Scholarship shall be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need. Yes MEPN No
Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship ~ One scholarship for a PhD or DNP student whose studies focus on heart failure and its consequences. There are no citizenship requirements. No PhD,DNP No
Leroy and Eva Hallburg Endowed Scholarship ~ Two scholarships annually to students enrolled in the School of Nursing who are specializing specifically in the nursing care of people with chronic illnesses.    No PhD, DNP, MS, MEPN No
Care/Trauma Scholarship/Dr. Kathleen Puntillo ~  To support one or more annual scholarship awards to students in the Master of Science degree program in Critical Care/Trauma Nursing and/or PhD students focusing on critical care nursing topics No PhD, MS, MEPN No
Nancy Tempkin Memorial Scholarship ~ A modest scholarship that is available annually to an outstanding, needy and promising nursing student in the Master of Science Program at the beginning of the second year of their program and who maintains a 3.2 GPA or higher average.  Yes MS Yes
Dr. Betty Davis & Dr. Elenore Erickson Scholarship ~ To render financial assistance to worthy and needy student nurses. Yes MS, MEPN Yes
Styles Nursing International Students ~ A fund in honor of the former dean, Margretta Styles, to support international students through their nursing program.   No PhD, MS, MEPN  
Betty Gabriel Endowed Scholarship ~ Provide an award to exemplary MEPN or nursing master’s level students who have demonstrated financial need. Yes MS, MEPN No
Joan Healy Scholarship ~ Awarded to a student who has faced social, economical and cultural challenges or other life events.  Yes PhD, MS, MEPN No
Mellyn C. Reading Scholarship ~ Awarded to a first-year MEPN student with the following preferences: a first-year MEPN student specializing in critical care nursing. If unable to find a qualified MEPN student, the scholarship should be awarded to a MEPN student with demonstrated financial need. Yes MEPN No
Hozho Nursing Scholarship ~ Awarded to two nurses who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of medically underserved populations in the southwest U.S. and who intend upon graduation to work as an advanced practice nurse within the southwest U.S. Native American Nation Territories. Students must be accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty to be eligible.    No MS FNP specialty Yes
Heerboth Family Scholarship ~ Awarded to a first year MEPN student who will pursue a pediatric specialty No MEPN No
Mini Fecheimer Memorial Scholarship ~ For support of a nurse who graduated from any nursing school in the City and County of San Francisco, who is engaged in post-graduate nursing studies at the UCSF School of Nursing.   No PhD, DNP, MS No
Sharon Burke Memorial Scholarship ~ Awarded to nursing students who are women and/or women with prior convictions involving the justice system. No PhD, DNP, MS, MEPN No
Ellen Wolfe Scholarship Fund ~ Scholarship for students at the UCSF School of Nursing with a career goal of serving the needs of children. Awarded to a nursing student who shows exceptional promise and dedication to improving the lives of children, and expresses an interest in living in the San Francisco area after graduation.   No PhD, DNP, MS, MEPN No
Gortner Endowed Scholarship ~ Awarded to PhD Nursing students to assist in preparation for academic research careers.   Yes PhD Yes
Sarah Erlach Scholarships ~ Scholarships to nursing students on the basis of demonstrated financial need and other relevant criteria. Scholarships shall be awarded to students studying in areas of importance to the health care needs of Hispanics, such as primary and community health care of the linkage of rural needs with urban resources. Preference given to Hispanic students.   Yes PhD, DNP, MS, MEPN No


The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) provides students with loans of up to $35,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years.

The NFLP loan will be released as a fee offset distributed equally in three quarters. The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers that graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty nine months after their graduation. The loan recipients may cancel 85% of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.

All currently enrolled PhD/DNP nursing students are eligible to apply if they are committed to a faculty role, in good academic standing, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and not in default on any prior student loans. Priority will be given to:
• Full time PhD/DNP students
• Students who have completed their first year in the PhD/DNP program
• Students who do not have full funding from other sources

The NFLP does not support post-doctoral nursing programs (i.e. fellowships). The NFLP recipients who graduate and participate in post-doctoral programs may request deferment of payment. Those who fail to become faculty members within nine months of graduation, or take a leave from school must repay the loan at the prevailing interest rate.

How to Apply:

  • Deadline to apply: June 14, 2021  
  • Review the guidelines and download and complete the NFLP application form
  • Complete your FAFSA. (Need is not a criterion but is part of the federal approval process for this loan program.)
  • Submit the NFLP application form to [email protected] and include as the subject line: NFLP Application.


  • The Associated Students of the School of Nursing (ASSN) offers reimbursement of up to $300 for travel, projects and events that enhance the student learning experience at UCSF. The ASSN also supports students attending or presenting at conferences. Applications for grants are on a first-come, first-served basis until allocated funds run out. To apply, visit the ASSN webpage.
  • The UCSF Graduate Division provides up to $700 in travel awards for graduate academic students to present their work at professional conferences. Award funding is dependent on funds availability. Students should seek support from research advisers, principal investigators, graduate programs, and schools before applying for the Graduate Division's travel awards. Funds may be used for transportation and registration costs only, and students must be presenting at the conference. Students may receive only one travel award as a degree candidate. Other eligibility restrictions apply. Visit the Graduate Division website


Contact Us

Student Funding Office
UCSF School of Nursing
2 Koret Way, Room N319X
San Francisco, CA 94143
Telephone: (415) 502-0521
Fax: (415) 476-9707
Email: [email protected]