Expand Your Scholarship Search!

Outside or external scholarships supplement your School of Nursing scholarships and reduce your student loan within your annual financial aid package. Therefore, outside scholarships are a key component in minimizing borrowing and reducing overall loan indebtedness.

The scholarship resources on this page have been compiled by the UCLA School of Nursing to help students locate external funding opportunities. The information should not be construed as any type of endorsement or support of any particular organization, individual, points of view, products, or services offered by these outside sites. UCLA SON does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.

Nursing Scholarships

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)CA Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)The NURSE Corps Scholarship ProgramAssociation of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)Bonnie Fang Foundation Nursing ScholarshipTylenol Future Care ScholarshipAfterCollege-AACN Scholarship FundAmerican Association of Nurse Practitioners ScholarshipsGoodRx Nurses for Change ScholarshipDeloras Jones RN ScholarshipQueensCare ScholarshipsStudy.com Scholarship for Nursing StudentsMarch of Dimes Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships for Specific Populations

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. ScholarshipsThe Indian Health Service ScholarshipThe American Indian Nurse ScholarshipStudy.com Scholarship for Indigenous Nursing StudentsNational Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) ScholarshipExceptional Nurse Scholarships for Students with DisabilitiesNational American Arab Nurses Association ScholarshipsNative Hawaiian Health Scholarship ProgramClarissa Manuel Foundation ScholarshipsThe Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Scholarships for Specific Specializations

Margaret Comerford Freda March of Dimes Graduate Nursing ScholarshipThe scholarship is available to registered nurses pursuing degrees at the master's or doctorate level with a demonstrated commitment to improving maternal and infant health outcomes and health equity for all moms and babies.

SGNA Empowering GI Professional Diversity ScholarshipThe Empowering Diversity in the GI Profession Scholarship, a new scholarship program intended to increase diversity and inclusion within the GI profession. This scholarship provides financial support to SGNA members from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and or/those who have been impacted by disability. 

Stronger ScholarshipThis year, Healthline is dedicating its annual scholarship funds to three outstanding students committed to breaking down barriers to health for the Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx communities.

The Hispanic Health Professional Student ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic. However, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.

Oncology Nursing Society ScholarshipThe ONS Foundation provides educational opportunities for oncology nurses including scholarships, career development, and more.

Ann Olson Memorial Doctoral ScholarshipThis scholarship is for registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).

Scholarships for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Professionals

Scholarship opportunities are available to students to support the growing need for qualified substance abuse and mental health professionals.


Managing Your Outside Scholarship Awards

Outside scholarship awards are coordinated with your financial aid offer per federal law. You are responsible to report expected or received funds on your Financial Aid Notification (FAN) on MyUCLA or by notifying the SON Financial Aid Office. Please let us know how much you are receiving in outside support AND the source of the award(s). Once we review the information, we will generate a new FAN, which you can review on MyUCLA.

It is our policy to replace your need-based loans and work-study first. If the amount of outside aid exceeds the amount of loan and work in your award, your grant aid could be reduced.

If you receive a scholarship from an OUTSIDE DONOR, follow these 3 steps:

  • Request that outside scholarship CHECKS ARE MADE PAYABLE to UC REGENTS.
  • Give the donor your 9-digit UID (UCLA Identification Number) and ask them to include it with your award.
  • Have the donor include a letter explaining the award terms when the scholarship check is sent to UCLA. Make sure to report any outside scholarships on your Financial Aid Notification (FAN) or contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office to report the award.

Checks should be mailed / forwarded to:

Payment Solutions & Compliance Office  
University of California, Los Angeles 
Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall 
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089