Scholarship Information

Most of the scholarships are awarded based on one or more of the following criteria: Financial need, academic achievement, involvement in nursing organizations, involvement in community services projects, and/or a program in which enrolled (i.e. BSN, RN, MSN, DNP or PhD). Some are based on gender, marital status (e.g. single parent with children), place of employment, and/or county residence (e.g. Fort Bend County).

The School of Nursing Scholarship Committee encourages all students to complete a Scholarship Application form.

The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Scholarships and Traineeships page lists the eligibility requirements and amounts. More scholarship information can be found on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Financial Services Grants and Scholarships (open new page).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for a scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Students must have applied to an academic degree program within the School of Nursing
  • Currently enrolled students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 2.0 for BSN students, minimum of 3.0 for MSN, BSN-DNP, DNP, or PhD and “Pass” for PhD students.)
    • Enrolled at least half-time
      • BSN level: Fall/spring - 6 semester hrs; Summer - 5 semester hrs
      • Graduate level: Fall/Spring - 5 semester hrs; Summer - 3 semester hrs

Application Deadline

Students wishing to be considered for scholarships must submit the application prior to the deadline for their term of admission. Once submitted the application remains on file for the duration of the student’s academic program. If, however, a student changes programs or graduate from one program and enters another program, a new scholarship application is required. Scholarships are awarded every fall, spring and summer. 

The scholarship application deadlines for the School has recently changed and therefore students applying for summer or fall 2015 admission submit the scholarship application no later than March 1, 2015. 

How to Apply

Are you ready to Apply? If you have applied or are currently enrolled the first step is to complete the Scholarship Application. This form must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office with all supplemental materials by the published deadline date.

Whom do I contact if I need assistance in filling out the application?

Kimberly Sarden (713) 500-2102, or email at

Awarding and Notification Process

The School of Nursing’s scholarship awards are managed by the UTHealth School of Nursing Scholarship Committee. This group is made up of faculty members representing each program within the School and meets in regularly to review applications and award monies available for fall, spring, and summer terms.

All candidates selected for a scholarship will be notified by email through the Student Affairs Office. Funds will be applied to the student’s UTHealth Bursar account. Once tuition is paid, any excess funds are distributed to the students. 

All BSN students are encouraged to submit the scholarship application by November 26, 2014 to receive first-round consideration. All scholarship applications must be submitted through the online application. Paper scholarship applications will not be accepted.