College of Nursing Graduate
generosity of our donors, the UTK College of Nursing has scholarship
available for graduate students. While
some scholarships are based on financial need, others reward academic
clinical promise, leadership or volunteer work. Recipients of College
Nursing scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Selection
Committee in the
spring semester, and funds are distributed the following fall
or Newly Admitted Graduate Students (any graduate program):
To apply for College of Nursing scholarships, students must download and complete the attached fillable PDF College of Nursing Scholarship Application and mail it to:
UTK College of Nursing
Attn: Donna Muir
1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 301-C
Knoxville, TN 37996
All applications for graduate
students must be received by April 1.
after April 1 will not be considered. For best results, please save the application to your computer and fill out using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
students (new or continuing) applying for need-based scholarships are
required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). The FAFSA is available
online at the FAFSA website. The
Federal School Code for UTK is 003530. More
information about completing the FAFSA
can be obtained through the website of the UTK Office of Financial Aid
.PhD Research Award Opportunities
If you would like to be considered for the Martha E. Rogers Memorial Dissertation Research Award
or the College of Nursing PhD Research Award
, please complete this application form
and return by April 1st
to the Chair of the PhD Program
. Applications will be reviewed by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing PhD Program Committee, as appointed by the Dean of the College. Honorees will be notified before May 1st. Awards will be presented to honorees at the annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet in August. PeaceCorps Coverdell Fellows Program
The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers. To find out more about this program and how to apply, visit our Coverdell Fellows Program
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarship Program
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP) is a selective program of
the federal Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of
registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care
facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse
training. NCSP enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma,
associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs (including
Nursing Bridge Programs: RN to BSN; RN to NP and non-nursing Bachelor’s
to NP) are eligible to receive funding for tuition, fees and other
educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical
Shortage Facility (CSF) upon graduation. Upon graduation, NURSE Corps
Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years,
earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new
As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a
master’s level nurse practitioner degree.
For more information, visit the HRSA website.
Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program
The Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program is designed to encourage
Tennessee residents who are nurses to become teachers and
administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs. Applicants must
be enrolled in an eligible master’s degree or a post master’s degree in
a nursing educational program at an eligible institution. Awards are
based on funding.
Participants in this program incur an obligation to enter a faculty or
administrative position in a nursing education program in Tennessee
immediately upon completion of the education program.
Visit the Tennessee government website
program for more information.
Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
The purpose of NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing
faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed to address the
nursing workforce shortage. The NFLP seeks to achieve this purpose by
providing funding to schools of nursing to support the establishment
and operation of a NFLP loan fund.
NFLP funds are awarded to institutions. Participating schools of
nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in
completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty.
The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers that
graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed
period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan
over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any
accredited school of nursing.
Contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for details and
Additional Graduate Scholarship
level scholarship opportunities for graduate students may be obtained
the UTK Office of Financial Aid at the OneStop website.
which offer scholarship opportunities for graduate nursing students
- National Student
Nurses Association (Graduate Scholarships): NSNA website
Program for Continuing Education: PEO Information Sheet (PDF)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships): AACN site
- Best Colleges.com Scholarships for Nursing Students (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholoarships): BestColleges site