Expand Your Scholarship Search!

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.

    General 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 Students


    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

    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.

    Dr. Margaret C. Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarship

    To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.

    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

    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

    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.