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Division of Financial Aid


A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate nursing students. The deadline for applying is generally in March of the academic year preceding the awards. Amounts of money awarded and eligibility requirements vary. For further information and applications, contact the Division of Financial Aid Services.

Graduate School

From fellowships to assistantships, the Graduate School offers many opportunities, resources, and strategies to assist graduate students in obtaining funding. See

School of Nursing

Federal Nurse Traineeship

The Purdue School of Nursing has funding from the Human Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), to support fifteen Traineeships in 2015-16. These traineeships are specifically earmarked for full time graduate nursing students becoming Adult Gerontology  (AGNP) or pediatric (PNP) nurse practitioners.  The  traineeship is for $22,000 which includes tuition and living support for a one year period. The purpose is to support students so that they do not have to work full time and can focus on graduate education. See application form for description of the qualifications for the Traineeship and application form.  If you have further questions contact Ashley  Brooks ( or  Dr Nancy Edwards (

Graduate Traineeship Application (PDF)

Helene Fuld Health Trust DNP Scholarships

Five scholarships will be awarded annually to students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program based upon academic performance and innovative evidence-based practice projects.

Graduate Scholarship Application (PDF)

Gerontology Traineeship Opportunity:

As a result of a grant from the Human Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), the Purdue School of Nursing has been given funding to support three Traineeships. Each traineeship is for $30,000 which includes tuition and living support for a one year period, with a possible one year renewal. Please note the qualifications for the Traineeship noted below.

Gerontology Traineeship Scholarship (PDF)

Graduate Student Travel Scholarships

To support student attendance at key professional conferences to present their work, or key conferences that contribute to the development of the DNP practice inquiry project, students may submit for travel support.
Graduate Travel Scholarship Form (PDF)

External Graduate Student Scholarships/Resources

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation

Scholarship and Grant Program at
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