Don’t wait to think about scholarship opportunities. It’s never too early to begin exploring any scholarship opportunities that exist for students attending UMKC’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Start with the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships site and use the links below to explore specialized nursing and health scholarships.

School of Nursing and Health Studies (SoNHS) Scholarships

This section is being restructured. Current UMKC SoNHS students will be notified by email when the process for SoNHS students is available. Please review the other sections for scholarship information.

UMKC Scholarships

Friends of the Library Scholarship
Bernard Osher Re-entry Scholarship
UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships
UMKC Competitive Currently-Enrolled Student Scholarships

Local Scholarships

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Kansas City Chapter Scholarship
The Research Foundation MSN Nursing Scholarship
Dr. Risdon Memorial Development Award
Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award
Philippine Nurses Association of Greater Kansas City Scholarship (PDF)
Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices. Healthy Lives. Scholarship


State Scholarships

Missouri Nurses Foundation Scholarship
Missouri League for Nursing Scholarship
Missouri Nurses Foundation Scholarship
M.D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund


National Scholarships
MAYO clinical Summer III Externship
F.A. Davis Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship
College Drug Awareness Scholarship
Concussion Awareness Scholarship
AAUW Dissertation Fellowship/Research Fellowship
The American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Program Scholarship

Nursing Workforce Scholarship (SDS)
Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association Scholarship
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)
Nurses Educational Fund Scholarships
American College of Legal Medicine – Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics
U.S. Public Health Service Opportunities for Nursing Students
March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Go Red For Women Scholarship
Army Nurse Corps Association Captain Joshua M. McClimans 2012 Memorial Scholarship Program
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Student Scholarships
NLN Foundation Scholarship awards for MSN or Doctoral students
Diversity in Nursing Scholarship
2011 APNA Janssen Student Scholarship
CampusRN – Search Thousands of Entry Level Jobs, Externships, & Scholarship Opportunities
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Air Force Health Professions Scholarship
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
Army Nurse Corps Assoc. Memorial Scholarship Program
2010 Federal Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)
Cherokee Uniforms A Nurse I Am Scholarship
National Health Service Corps
HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
United States Public Health Service Scholarship Programs
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Scholarships
March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical‐Care Nursing
American Indian Graduate Center
Daughters of the American Revolution
Minority Nurse Scholarship Search Engine
Nurse Educational Funds, Inc., for Graduate Students
Rankin Foundation
Tafford Uniforms
Air Force Nurse Corps Enlisted Commission Programs
Navy Nurse Candidate Program
Army Nurse Programs