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SON Scholarships and Traineeships

Cizik School of Nursing's goal is to award 15-20% of each entering class with scholarship assistance. Scholarship awards generally range from $1000-full tuition offers. The School's Scholarship Committee made up of faculty and staff reviews applications prior to the start of every semester and evaluates applications based on the criteria set by the donor.

To be considered for a scholarship, a complete scholarship application must be on file. Learn more.

All Students

John S. Dunn, Sr. Nursing Scholars Program Scholarships for BSN, MSN, PhD, and Nurse Anesthesia students.
Wm. Randolph Hearst Nursing Endowment Scholarship designated for undergraduate or graduate students.
Crawford & Hattie Jackson Foundation Scholarship To support scholarships and fellowships including trainee stipends, prizes, and awards to individuals who are US citizens with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and who demonstrate a true need for financial assistance.
Mary Klein Scholarship Financial assistance for nursing students who study gerontology.
Rennie Makohon Lesem Scholarship in Nursing Designated for a single parent with financial need in good academic standing.
Ben Love Scholarship Provides support to nursing students in good scholastic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Dean Ornish Endowed Scholarship Provides scholarships to students with academic merit and financial need.
Tanya Kay Ostwald Memorial Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships to students with academic merit and financial need.
UTHealth PARTNERS Scholarship Provides scholarships to students with academic merit and financial need.
Jo Ellen Reed-Gilstrap, RN Scholarship Awarded to nursing students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate a financial need. The purpose of this scholarship is to further support nursing education.
Anna C. Saunders Scholarship Provides scholarships to students in good academic standing.
Florence & Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship Provides scholarships to Adult/Gerontology NP students in good academic standing.
Patricia L. Starck Scholarship Provides scholarships to students in good academic standing.
Roseann Waindel Memorial Scholarship for Emergency Care Nursing Scholarship awarded to a students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, with demonstrated financial need and an interest in emergency nursing.
Mary Joe White Scholarship Awarded annually to a new or current nursing student
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Nursing Provides scholarships to students in good academic standing.
Linda Walker Winter Memorial Scholarship Provides scholarships to students with academic merit and financial need.

Undergraduate Scholarships 

Nancy A. Akers Endowed Scholarship                                     To provide scholarship support, based on financial need, to students enrolled in the BSN program at the Cizik School of Nursing.
Rafaela Garcia Saqr Nursing Scholarship                              To provide scholarship support to nursing students in good standing who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.  It is preferred that the scholarship be awarded to students who receive all or part of their preparatory education in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.
Carol Lewis Heideman Endowed Scholarship To support scholarships for incoming first year BSN students with financial need
Martha C. Gooding Foundation for Compassionate Nursing Scholarship Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide an annual scholarship to an undergraduate nursing student who demonstrates financial need, with preference given to a senior level nursing student who intends to pursue a nursing career focused on patient care in an acute/critical care setting.
Helen Jimenez Dichoso, R.N. Endowed Scholarship To provide scholarships to undergraduate students based on financial need and academic merit.

Graduate Scholarships

Elaine Elizabeth Barbiere Scholarship Provides support to graduate students with an interest in children's health.
Nancy Bergstrom Gerontological Nursing Scholarship Awards scholarships to doctoral students in good academic standing with an interest in gerontology.
Florence and Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship Award scholarships to graduate students with an interest in gerontology.
William Randolph Hearst Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Supports scholarships for MSN students enrolled in the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program.
Hamill Foundation Psychiatry/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Support scholarships for MSN students enrolled in the Psychiatry/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
McGovern Foundation Psychiatry/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Supports scholarships for MSN students enrolled in the Psychiatry/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
Patricia L. Starck Scholarship Fund/JP McGoven Foundation Scholarship  Scholarships to support students in the Cizik School of Nursing PhD Program