Scholarships & Financial Aid

The list of scholarships and financial support available to students attending FSU is extensive. Students are encouraged to explore sources of support through FSU as well as sources external to the College and University. Hospitals and health care agencies often provide financial support to nursing students. Students are encouraged to contact local agencies for additional sources of support. (For more information, please see links at the bottom of the page.)

Financial Aid

The types of financial aid available to students at The Florida State University are numerous. For information and a complete listing of financial aid programs, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.


New Alumni Ambassadors Award

Today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. In recognition that providing an outstanding educational experience in and out of the classroom, undertaking groundbreaking research and providing services for the public good help develop future leaders, the Florida State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors established The Alumni Ambassadors Award.

The Ambassadors Award Committee seeks students with demonstrated commitment, vision, and potential for lifelong leadership and innovation in their communities and the world. Awards may be granted to current junior, senior or graduate students enrolled at Florida State University and may be used at the student's discretion for academic expenses such as tuition, academic materials and costs associated with research projects, including travel.

For more information and to apply ( deadline January 19 ) go to



All scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to separately complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the FSU Office of Financial Aid.

All scholarships are now available at FS4U and nursing scholarship applications are available from February 1 through May 14. 

Other private scholarships available to FSU students are available on the Student Business Services web page.

The Florida State University College of Nursing Scholarships are comprised of multiple individual contributing funds, which include:
• V.B. Culpepper Scholarship 
• Christina Tully Memorial Scholarship 
• Frederick C. & Marjorie A. Doepke Scholarship
• Eileen Marie Mahan Scholarship 
• Dorothy E. Valerius Scholarship 
• Frueauff Foundation 
• Ellen Martin Berry Presidential Scholarship 
• Mallie Weathersbee Coleman Scholarship 
• Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship 
• Marilou W. (Gdovin) Todd Scholarship 
• Katherine Rogers Wade Scholarship  
• Helios Foundation  
• Pamela Thompson Scholarship
• Shirley Seamon Trawick Scholarship
• Daniel Chaires Scholarship Fund
• Emilie and Walter Schaefer Scholarship
• Irene B. Kirbo Scholarship

Please note: The award of scholarship money from the College of Nursing may reduce other awards and loans, or the direct receipt of the money to the student.

For a complete list of scholarships with descriptions click here (pdf 123.98 kB).

Additional Sources of Scholarship Support Available Specific to Nurses


Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Cancer Society - email
American Holistic Nurses' Association
Army Nurse Scholarships
Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship for non-traditional students
Capital Medical Society Foundation - Ronald G Pickett Scholarship
Dept. of Health/Nursing Scholarship Program: 1.800.342.8660 or 1.850.245.4440 (BSN, MSN, and PhD)
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
F. A. Davis Nursing Scholarships
Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (Click on NSNA Foundation)
FSU Returning Student Scholarship
Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Sarasota and Charlotte county residents)
HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)
Jeanne Moran Foundation Letter (pdf 79.68 kB) & Jeanne Moran Foundation Application (pdf 86.78 kB)
Jennet Colliflower Keys Nursing Scholarship
Johnson & Johnson (Search under "How")
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurse Organization
Military Officers Association of America
Minority Nurse
National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Program
National Health Service Corps
Phipps & Howell Healthcare Scholarship
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship


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