Financial Aid for
MSN Students


Financial Aid Information for MSN Program Students

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Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a federal program designed to increase the number of nursing students who pursue careers as full-time faculty teaching in schools of nursing. The program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions, and allows nursing schools to make loans to their students enrolled full or part time in advanced degree nursing programs. College of Nursing graduate students in the Nurse Educator concentration are eligible to apply if they are committed to a faculty role, in good academic standing, are U. S. citizens or permanent residents, and not in default on any prior student loans.

Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant (NAT)

The purpose of the NAT Program is to increase access to nurse anesthetist care for underserved populations. NAT grants provide funding for traineeships for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students beyond the twelfth month of study in a master’s or doctoral nurse anesthesia program. Traineeships will pay all or part of the costs of the tuition, books, and fees, and the reasonable living expenses of the individual during the period for which the traineeship is provided. Contact Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator at 419-824-3775.

Flower Hospital McKesson Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship financially assists Nurse Anesthesia students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit as they progress through the program. Applications are completed in the Fall of each academic year. After completing the application, please use the Submit button to automatically send the application to the Scholarship Selection Committee or save the form and send it as an email attachment to with “McKesson Scholarship Application” in the email subject line.

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) for Future Nurse Educators

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1990. The purpose of NEALP is to assist the state in meeting nursing shortages by providing financial assistance to students enrolled in approved post licensure nurse education programs in Ohio. NEALP provides at least $5,000 or more (depending on the number of eligible applicants) per year. In exchange, to qualify for loan cancellation, recipients must be employed as a faculty member instructing licensed practical nursing and/or registered nursing course work to future nurses in the State of Ohio for a minimum of four years after graduation. Students may apply after January 1 and before July 15 of each year. Notification of acceptance or denial for NEALP funding will be sent by the first week in September.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

See the AACN website for a list of scholarships, grants and other financial aid sponsored by various businesses and organizations.

Details & Applications:

Sigma Theta Tau, International Zeta Theta Chapter at Large Scholarships

Scholarships are available for members to attend academic programs. A maximum of $1000 can be awarded.

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) was originally founded as the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association in 1977. Membership is comprised of Army Nurse Corps officers from the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the Army Reserve. They may be currently serving, retired or honorably discharged from one of these components of the US Army. One of the Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to students who are US citizens attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia programs. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2013.

Foundation of the National Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) Scholarship

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is pleased to announce that the application for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship is now available. If you are a Baccalaureate prepared registered nurse and are looking to pursue a prestigious career in nursing education, then take advantage of this unique scholarship opportunity. Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500. Funding can be used to pay tuition, academic fees, and books for the Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014 semesters only. RNs who are committed to the nurse educator role can easily download an application on our website. Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 8, 2013. For more information and an application please visit the link below or contact the FNSNA at (718) 210-0705. 

Ohio Nurses Foundation

The Ohio Nurses Foundation has scholarships available for graduate students

  • Deborah Hague Memorial Scholarship: For a graduate nursing student who is an aspiring nurse leader
  • Mary Beth Hayward Scholarship: For RNs preparing to teach nursing
  • RN majoring in nursing: For students who are already RNs who want to advance the profession of nursing in Ohio
  • Rice memorial Scholarship: For an RN majoring in nursing who is a cancer survivor or has a close relative who has been diagnosed with cancer

To apply for the scholarships listed above visit Ohio Nurses Foundation page.
Scholarships and Research Grants are awarded annually at the Nurses Choice Awards and
Scholarship Luncheon in March/April of each year; the deadline for applications is January 15th of each year.

The Melissa (Missy) Anderzack Endowed Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the Anderzack family and their friends. Missy was a graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing Program in May 2011. The funds are to financially assist graduate students in the Nurse Educator track who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. They may be in any year of the program and must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Recipients must reflect Melissa's leadership skills; have zest for life; and possess a passion for nursing. The Director of Financial Aid and the graduate nursing faculty will annually select a student(s) from among the applicants who meet the qualifications for the scholarship. The recipient is responsible for thanking the Anderzack Family.

The Keith and Shirley Schlender Endowed Master of Science in Nursing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is funded through the generosity of Dr. Keith Schlender, who served as Interim Provost and Graduate School Dean at Lourdes University, and his wife, Shirley Schlender, a healthcare professional. The fund was established to financially assist students who are in the RN to MSN program and secondarily, students in other MSN programs at Lourdes University. The awards provided by the funds shall be administered by the Director of Financial Aid in accordance with the University policies, practices and regulations governing financial aid. The College of Nursing faculty will annually select student(s) from among applicants who meet the qualifications for the scholarship. Candidates must exhibit good character, integrity, joy in nursing, and exemplify the values of Lourdes University (A community of learning, reverence, and service). Recipients are responsible for thanking the Schlender Family.


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Phone: 419-824-3732
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210
Fax: 419-517-8866
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