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Scholarships & Grants

Future of Nursing Scholars Program

This grant, funded in large part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , is awarded each year to two doctoral students, and provides each recipient $125,000 of funding over the course of three years. The goal of the program is to build a new generation of PhD-prepared nursing leaders—skilled in science, research, and innovation; mentored by key health care, business, and policy leaders; and networked together across the country—to create real transformational change in health and health care.

Jonas Scholars Program

The program was created in 2008 to support doctoral nursing students to increase the number of doctorally-prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide, as well as the number of advanced practice nurses providing direct patient care. Through an institutional grant to the school, the Program provides financial assistance, leadership development and networking support to expand the pipeline of future doctorally- prepared nurse faculty and advanced practice nurses.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Available to MSN, Post-Master’s, and PhD students who are interested in pursuing a career as a nursing educator, this loan forgiveness program is funded by HRSA – up to 85% forgivable. Awards may vary and can be awarded as high as $35,500, and require a 4-year work commitment as a full-time faculty member at any school of nursing.

Independence Blue Cross Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship

Eligible to candidates for a Doctoral of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree and intend to pursue a career as a nurse educator or an advanced practice nurse.  Recipients will be selected by committee and awards may vary, minimum award amount will be $2500. To qualify, you must be able to provide proof of residency (RN license, driver’s license, car registration, or voter registration) in one of the following areas:

  • Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester or Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania
  • New Castle County in Delaware
  • Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem and Mercer Counties in New Jersey

Penn Nursing-Penn Medicine 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, 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 - Penn Medicine Scholarship​ Application (PDF)

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