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Students can arrange financial assistance through the Division of Financial Aid Services, Schleman Hall, Room 305. This office can be reached by telephone at 765-494-5050. Further information is also available on the Division of Financial Aid Services web site.

Departmental Funding

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships are available for graduate students interested in providing a supportive role in scholarly and/or teaching activities with nursing faculty. Assignments vary and are based on School needs. Remuneration includes substantial tuition reimbursement and monthly stipends. To be eligible for appointment, an individual must be taking 6 hours of graduate study and remain registered during the entire appointment period.

Students interested in applying should confer with the School of Nursing graduate program secretary for further information. Applicants must submit a written resume and be interviewed by the Associate Head for Academic Affairs. Appointments are made based on the applicant's qualifications and the needs of the School.

Purdue Funding

Scholarship and Talent Awards

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.

Purdue University Graduate School

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

Purdue School of Nursing

Linda Rohrman Scholarship

The Linda Rohrman Mental Health Promotion Scholarship is presented to a senior who plans to pursue graduate studies at Purdue as a pediatric nurse practitioner with psych/mental health sub-specialization.

Esther McConnaughay Trust Graduate Oncology Nursing Scholarship

To be awarded to a Purdue graduate nursing student who is pursuing a master's or doctoral degree with a focused cognate in oncology nursing.

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.

Other Graduate Student Scholarships/Resources

Professional Federal Nurse Traineeships

Federal Nurse Traineeship awards are non-competitive grants from the Department of Health and Human Services specifically earmarked for graduate nursing students. Awards vary with the amount of funding received. Traineeships are administered from the School of Nursing.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation

Scholarship and Grant Program at

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The AACN maintains a information on national and international scholarships and financial aid services for students seeking baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in nursing at

Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)

This program offers registered nurses financial assistance to repay educational loans, in return for service in eligible facilities in nursing shortage areas. Authorized by Section 846 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the purpose of the NELRP is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional nurses dedicated to providing health care to underserved populations. For eligibility information and application instructions, see the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Health Resources and Services Administration or HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions website at

Other Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Grants


Minority Nurse Magazine

Minority Nurse Magazine provides a large database of scholarship information for nursing students. Scholarship and fellowship funds are available for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate work in nursing. All awards have various criteria for recipients, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community activities. In addition, some may require payment of an application fee. Contact the sponsoring organizations for specific information and deadlines. See for more information.

U.S. Army ROTC

The Army ROTC provides financial support to help you reach your professional goals. See

Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (SOAPN) of Terre Haute and the surrounding area

The SOAPN offers a scholarship from $250 to $1,000 for students enrolled in an advanced practice nursing program. Interested individuals should submit: 1) demographic information (name, age, current program of study, expected date of graduation, brief description of scholastic achievement); 2) description of leadership qualities and professional standards which qualify you for this scholarship; 3) plans following graduation to aid in enhancing the identity and purpose of advanced practice nursing. Mail or fax applications before December 7 annually to:

  • Beth Fields, 8088 East Debney Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47805, Fax: 765-548-4039
  • Lois Ann Vogel, 1287 West County Road 600 North, Brazil, IN 47834
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