Scholarship Information 2018-19

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.

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.

STTI 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. Deadline TBA

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.

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. Deadline TBA

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. This is a 2-year award. The recipients are required to complete 25-30 hours of unpaid volunteer work per quarter and to submit an annual plan and quarterly report. Completion of

Travel Awards

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.

Associated Students of the Graduate Division Conference Travel Funds (ASGD CTF) This is for Nursing PhD students only.

The Associated Students of Graduate Division (ASGD) Conference Travel Funds are intended to support the professional development of ASGD members who seek to attend conferences. Funds are intended to be supplemental and students should exhaust the resources of their research advisor, department, and the UCSF Graduate Division prior to applying for this award. Students are also urged to seek the funds of professional societies, government agencies, and private foundations before applying. The CTF is a one-time award of up to $400 on eligible expenses (conference registration, transportation, and lodging).

Deadline: First day of the academic quarter in which the conference takes place, with awards being funded by a lottery system. If funds remain after the deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

For more detailed information and to apply, visit the ASGD OrgSync page and look under forms:

UCSF Graduate Division Travel Awards

The Graduate Division Travel Award provides up to $700 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.

For detailed information on eligibility and instructions for applying, visit our website: Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to investigate sources of financial assistance beyond what is offered by the Federal and State governments and UCSF. Scholarships are gifts. They do not have to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations. So explore these scholarships opportunities from business clubs, professional groups, medical and nursing societies, sororities and fraternities, parents’ credit or company unions, and other organizations in their home town or country. The following are some search sites for your reference.

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American Association of Colleges of nursing


HRSA Nurses Corps Scholarship Program

DHHS National Health Service Corps Scholarship

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