Nursing@USC students are able to utilize loans and scholarships to fund their education. Loans are administered by the USC Financial Aid Office. Through the USC Financial Aid Office, you can find more information about Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.

Department of Nursing Scholarships

In addition to loan programs administered by the Financial Aid Office, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing provides scholarship resources. Incoming students do not need to submit an additional application to be considered for scholarships. The Nursing@USC general application will also serve as the scholarship application.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Students eligible for the Post-911 G.I. Bill who meet the specified criteria can earn tuition awards of up to $20,000 through a matched scholarship program with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information about receiving Yellow Ribbon or other VA Benefits, please visit the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar.

For questions about the scholarship programs, please find information about contacting us here.

Nursing Industry Scholarships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Description: This is for master’s in nursing students. Eligibility varies according to award, though all require applicants to be nurse practitioners, AANP members and U.S. citizens.

After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program
Amount: $2,500
Description: Students may be seeking an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in nursing. Priority is given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

The Nurses’ Float Scholarship Fund Graduate
Amount: $5,000
Description: This scholarship is for BSN to MSN students. A 3.0 GPA is required.

University Scholarships and Fellowships

Many USC-affiliated organizations offer competitive scholarships to qualifying students who demonstrate merit, financial need, and campus and community involvement.

Professional Organization and Foundation Resources

This is a partial listing of scholarship funds available to social work and graduate-level students, some of which promote community building, social justice and other social work-related ideas.

Additional Resources

Additionally, you should consult other financial aid sources through local libraries, online search engines, federal agencies, private foundations and organizations.

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