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Financial Aid

We know that applying for financial aid can feel intimidating at times, so we are here to assist you through the application process as well as throughout your time here at the School of Nursing. 

Announcement: Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and her husband Michael Doyle.President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have given $2 million to establish the Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program in the School of Nursing beginning in January 2021 for full-time students who meet the criteria of the program. “Serving on the front lines of health care, nurses are heroes in the effort to contain and defeat the COVID-19 virus,” she says. “They are also key to making high-quality health care both universal and affordable. Michael and I want to do our part to support the most talented and diverse nursing students who are eager to serve in urban and rural areas that need them most.”

Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle create Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program at Penn Nursing with $2M gift | Penn Today (upenn.edu)

Penn Nursing Applicants who are eligible will be notified on how to apply. Applications will include an essay and will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Announcement: New Penn Nursing COVID-19 Scholarship

Penn Nursing COVID-19 Scholarship Fund, created as an emergency source of financial aid for our students facing financial hardship related to the global pandemic. If you have been affected by the coronavirus, you can submit an application for the Covid-19 Scholarship that was announced here.

In order to apply you can write an email to Antoinette Oteri (oteri@nursing.upenn.edu) explaining the financial hardship that you are facing due to COVID-19. The email you provide will be your application. If you have any supporting documentation to show your hardship, please can send that with your email to support your request for funding. Your application will be taken to the scholarship committee for review. Just be sure to make the subject line of your email “COVID-19 Scholarship Application.”

Announcement: CHOP Employees are now eligible for the Penn Nursing - Penn Medicine/CHOP Scholarship Program

Students eligible for this scholarship are enrolled in either a full- or part-time MSN or DNP nursing program, employed full- or part-time within Penn Medicine or the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Verification of employment is required at the time of application. You must complete 3 CU’s in a calendar year to be eligible to receive a scholarship for the cost of tuition of the 4th CU in the same calendar year. The scholarship award covers tuition for 1 CU and does not cover associated University fees.

Penn Nursing Scholarship Program - Penn Medicine/ Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Scholarship​ Application Form (PDF)

*Please return your completed scholarship application to the Penn Nursing Financial Aid Office

Getting started

The first step is to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then be sure to visit our Undergraduate, Accelerated, Graduate (including DNP), and PhD financial aid pages for more details on the process for each program and any available scholarships and grants. 

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