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For more information, contact:
Financial Aid Office
Fax: 419-517-8921

Lourdes Alumni Scholarship

Alumni who earned a bachelor’s degree from Lourdes University can qualify for a $1,000 Graduate Scholarship when they enroll in a Lourdes University graduate degree program.

Lourdes Launch Scholarship

Undergraduate students completing their final year in a Lourdes University bachelor’s degree program, can also qualify for the Lourdes Launch Scholarship worth $500. That’s right! Lourdes alumni can qualify for a total of $1,500 in scholarships – $1,000 as a Lourdes alumnus and $500 for launching into their graduate studies prior to completing their bachelor’s degree.

The Lourdes Launch $500 scholarship offer is open to LU students who enter into a master’s degree program in the spring, summer or fall immediately following graduation from Lourdes University. Funds will be paid directly to the student’s accounts through financial aid and are not refundable to students. The award will be paid only during the first year of attendance, and will be split evenly between fall and spring semesters. The program is designed to assist students in getting started on the right track as they begin graduate school.





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.

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.
Details & Application

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.

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.



  • The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship for
    Master of Arts in Theology Students

    The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship is designed to provide financial
    support for Master of Arts in Theology Program students who demonstrate
    academic merit and financial need.

    Awards will be granted annually to one first‐year student. The recipient will be
    selected on the basis of cumulative GPA, financial need and a written essay.

    Eligibility and Application
    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be actively enrolled in the
    Master of Arts in Theology program at Lourdes University and in good
    academic standing.

    Eligible students should complete the Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship
    application and submit it to the Theology Program Director by October 1.
    Applications received after October 1 will not be considered.

    Applicants and Recipients
    Complete applications must be submitted by midnight, October 1.
    Scholarship recipients are responsible for thanking Robin C. French.
    Scholarship recipients may also be contacted by the Lourdes University
    Relations Department and Graduate School for press release information.

    Graduate School
    The Graduate Scholarship Selection Committee will choose recipients based on
    GPA, financial need, and the score on a written essay.
    All applicants will be notified of the chosen recipient by November 1. Funds will
    be disbursed by the Financial Aid office and applied toward spring semester

  • The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship was established for the perpetual research, education, and study of Theology. Robin C. French’s donation to Lourdes University will in part be utilized for student scholarships.

    To apply and be eligible to receive scholarship funds, students must write an essay in the box below, describing how the scholarship funds will support their academic goals as they pertain to research, education, and the study of Theology.

    The essay should be:
    • Written in Chicago Manual format
    • 600–800 words, double–spaced
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
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