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College of Nursing & External Funding


Financial aid and scholarships are available to you if you are an admitted student to help fund your education at the College of Nursing. Before you begin applying for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal school ID code is 004508. You can find more information about how to apply for financial aid, available options and all the necessary forms at the Anschutz Medical Campus Financial Aid Office. Several options for nursing-specific scholarships are also available. Review the tabs below to find the available scholarship options.

Scholarship Program

The mission of the University of Colorado College of Nursing Scholarship Program is to recognize students with exceptional potential who are committed to careers in nursing, and to assist them by providing financial support for undergraduate and graduate study at the College of Nursing.

Scholarship awards are intended to foster inclusion and recognize a wide range of students who demonstrate, through example, the initiative and skill to be a valued member of the nursing profession in both urban and rural areas of Colorado as well as in a variety of healthcare settings around the world. Our resources provide incentives, recognition, motivation and financial support to help foster academic and professional success among our students.

The College of Nursing Scholarship Program is currently open for the fall 2016 term.  Click here to apply​

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Name Description
Class of 1958 Scholarship To provide incentive for BS students to complete nursing education. Must demonstrate financial need.
Daniels Fund CON Scholarships Scholarships for undergraduate students age 25 or older in the traditional, accelerated, or RN-BS pathways. Successful candidates will be those who have indicated a strong interest in pursuing nursing education as a career and who are planning to pursue an MS, DNP, or PhD program in nursing within five years of completing the BS degree program. Recipients are expected to engage in CON and community volunteer activities, and they will be required to serve on either the AMC Student Senate or CON Student Council (or both).
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship To provide scholarship support in the baccalaureate program at the College of Nursing, with emphasis on palliative care, cultural competence and/or care of frail elderly.
Joan L. Rutherford Scholarship To provide annual scholarships to deserving nursing students in the College of Nursing in memory of Joan Leah Rutherford.

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship Name


Dorothy A. Beck Scholarship

To provide scholarships to benefit MS students enrolled at the College of Nursing

Joanne Dukes Hess Nursing PhD Scholarship Provide support for scholarships in the College of Nursing PhD program with preference for students in the Research Practicum and Ethics of Inquiry Program.
Karina W. Chu Nursing Scholarship To provide scholarships to doctoral students committed to pursuing career in nursing education.
Mental Health Nursing Endowment Supports the graduate program in psychiatric mental health nursing. Applicants eligible for this scholarship have additional requirements: admission to the PMHNP program, registered for at least two courses in the semester award is received, minimum 3.5 GPA.
Mordecai Nursing Endowment Scholarship To provide funds for undergrad or grad scholarships and/or faculty research with preference in an area of palliative care.
Touched by a Nurse Endowment Scholarship Support for students, faculty and programs of evidence-based clinical practice and research in the College of Nursing. Initial support for doctoral students.
​​Nursing (LEND) Fellowship in Developemental Disabilities 2016-17 ​Learn more by clicking here. ​​

Nonprogram Scholarships

Scholarship Name Description
Harry K. Albert Nursing Scholarship To provide scholarships for worthy nursing students in the College of Nursing who intend to make nursing their life's work, with preference for Native Americans.
College of Nursing Scholarship Endowment To provide scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Nursing.
Pearl P. Coulter Scholarship Fund To provide scholarships to full-time nursing students in the College of Nursing.
Gertrude K. Hembree Nursing Endowment Scholarship To provide scholarship support to College of Nursing students until the final gift is received to support a professorship. Emphasis on maternal and child health, or energy healing.
Nursing Scholarship Fund General student scholarships for the College of Nursing.
Opportunity Scholarship Fund The College of Nursing offers opportunity scholarships for students with a variety of backgrounds, including low income.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship To provide scholarships for students at the College of Nursing who want to work with spinal cord injuries.
Carrie L. Stark Scholarship Scholarship grants to needy students or scholarship loans at the discretion of the regents.
Price-Fish Cancer Foundation To provide scholarships for nursing students planning to pursue a career in oncology or chronic illness care.

Other Funding 

Scholarship Name Description
AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship AfterCollege in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing offer a scholarship program for nursing students enrolled in BS, MS, or DNP programs. Click here to apply.

AHEC Colorado Health Professions Scholarship


Air Force Opportunities

We have 15 scholarships worth $30,000 to give out to Health Professions Students. The scholarship is for students who have a desire to stay in Colorado after they finish their health education. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavior health graduate level students will receive 75% of the scholarship available. Click here to apply.

The Air Force offers numerous opportunities for nurses. Various funding opportunities and specialized positions are available. Click here for more information

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship & Grant Program The AANP Foundation offers scholarships and project/research grants for nurse practitioners. Click here to explore opportunities.
American Associate of College of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship funding to underrepresented minority (URM) nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Click here for information on application deadlines.

American Cancer Society Scholarships


APNA Janssen Student Scholarship


The American Cancer Society offers scholarships to graduate level students. Click here for more information or to apply.

Committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Apply here.

Army Nurse Corps Association Memorial Scholarship

The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship Program offers various scholarships to undergraduate or higher nursing and anesthesia students who have served or who are serving in the military. Guidelines and Application.

​BestColleges ​A resource for nursing students to find available scholarships and grants. Includes lists of scholarships for minorities and men, specifically. 

Cherokee A Nurse I Am Scholarship


Clinical Nurse Specialist Foundation


Through the DVD and A Nurse I Am Cherokee Uniforms wants to inspire nurses to stay within the nursing profession. Click here to apply.


The purpose of this scholarship is to support the education of clinical nurse specialist. The foundation's purpose is to increase the number of CNSs who are educated and prepared, and address the shortage of CNSs in the United States. Check here for the latest scholarships.

College of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship The College of Nursing Alumni Association created a scholarship to promote alumni giving and student support. This scholarship supports MS, DNP or PhD students enrolled at the College of Nursing who demonstrate critical thinking skills and potential for leadership. Preference is given to CON alumni.
Colorado Nursing Collaborative Scholarship Program

The Colorado Nursing Collaborative Scholarship Program is a joint effort between 3 organizations using one scholarship application:

Colorado Nurses Foundation​

Friends of Nursing

The Local Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large

Daughters of the American Revolution Organization Scholarships

Provided to undergraduate and graduate nursing students, including students pursuing psychiatric nursing. Local Chapter, National Office

​Healthcare Leaders Scholarship ​An annual recurring scholarship through for students accepted to or enrolled in a nursing or medical-related program at an accreditied institution. Contact

Henry W. Welch Scholarship in Aging

This scholarship will be given to a student who is enrolled in an academically matriculated program (graduate or undergraduate) at a college or university in the state of Colorado. Students who need financial assistance to prepare for work in the field of aging will be considered.

Application & Information

For more information, visit the organization’s website at


HRSA NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Provided to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2 year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Click here to apply.

HRSA NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment award recipients receive 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans for 2 years of full-time service, and an additional 25 percent of the original balance for an optional third year. For more information, click here.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Scholarship
Exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems. Click here to apply.
Jody Gingery Memorial Scholarship Offered by Peer Assistance Services in honor of Jody Gingery's dedication to the prevention and intervention of substance use disorders. Available annually to a nurse or student of nursing with an interest in the prevention, recognition and treatment of alcoholism and other substance abuse. Applications due May 1.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program A community outreach effort to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an education within health care or public health. Click here to apply.
March of Dimes Scholarship Mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal-child nursing. For more information, please contact Mary Lavan at
Non-Practicing and Part-Time Nurses Association Scholarship Given annually to a nurse who plans to further her/his education in the field of nursing or a related health care program. Deadlines for application are on March 31.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program HRSA funding that the College of Nursing applies for annually. The purpose of the award is to encourage graduate students in nursing to pursue careers as nurse educators. Due to the nature of this award information about application procedures will be sent to all eligible graduate students separately.

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to practicing nurse practitioners. Check here for future scholarship opportunities.
Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado Scholarship Intent is to provide an opportunity to assist public health nurses in attaining undergraduate or advanced degrees in course work advancing public health and public health nursing. Click here to apply for current scholarships.
Reisher Scholarship Goal of helping students from families with limited financial means to complete their college or university degree. Apply here.
Robinson Durst Scholarship An opportunity to engage in a culturally diverse clinical and/or research experience during graduate training. Click here for more information.
Rotary Scholarship An opportunity for graduate students in the health professions provided their proposed projects meet with the core Rotary values, including fellowship, service, and ethical conduct. Click here for more information.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Mission to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. For more information, click here.
Tradition of Caring Nursing Scholarship Provided by Newcomer Funeral Home to local students pursuing a degree in nursing. Send applications to the West Metro Chapel. Apply here.