Thinking About College? See how federal student aid can help you pay for college!
The School of Nursing and the University of Alaska Anchorage offer a wide range of other scholarship and funding options to students. To learn more about financial aid, scholarships, and project funding available through the School and University, please visit the following links:
- Office of Student Financial Assistance
- School of Nursing New Scholar Award
- UAA Scholarships (general and major-specific)
- University of Alaska Foundation
Please note, the main application deadline for all UAA Scholarships is February 15 prior to the academic year for which you are seeking funding. Additional opportunities may be announced through your program's Student Blackboard shell; please be sure you follow these announcements.
Alaska Performance Scholarship
The Alaska Performance Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. To be eligible you must be a resident of Alaska, have graduated from an Alaskan high school in 2011 or later, and be within 6 years of your high school graduation. If you are eligible for the APS, you can use it to help fund your program costs. It's important to know that you must complete the FAFSA Form before the June 30 priority award deadline each year you intend to use the award.
Alaska Natives in the AAS and BS Programs
If you are an Alaska Native, be sure to check out information about financial aid offered through the Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program.
Graduate Students in the MS Program
Each year the SON Graduate Program applies for a Traineeship Grant from HRSA to subsidize the cost of student tuition and textbooks. Students in the FNP or PMH-NP track may apply for the stipend if they are admitted to the graduate nursing program and taking a minimum of 9 credits in the fall semester and/or a combined minimum of 9 credits in the spring and summer semesters. Award amounts vary based on the number of applications received and funds are disseminated upon successful completion of the semester(s). Contact the graduate program chair, Dr. Jill Janke, to determine availability and eligibility.
External Scholarships and Resources
In addition to financial support available through the school and university, you may want to consider external funding options. The links below represent a small sample of available resources. Another option is to join a professional nursing organization, which often provide student membership rates, to gain access to member only funds.
- American Assembly for Men in Nursing
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- American Nurse Practitioner Association
- Foundation of National Student Nurses’ Association
- Indian Health Service
- Johnson & Johnson Health Scholarships
- La Societe Des 40 & 8, Locale #1098 Nurses Training Trust Fund
- Mat-Su Health Foundation
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses
- National Black Nurses Association
- National Health Service Corps
- Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
- Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
- Nursing Explorer
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The School of Nursing provides these links solely for your information; it is the student's responsibility to determine validity, eligibility, and deadlines. If you have any questions regarding these opportunities, please direct them to the funding organization.
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