Financial Aid

Financing your college education will require budgeting and careful planning on your part, but is an investment in your future that far outweighs the cost. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and waivers.

Students wishing to pursue federal financial aid are encouraged to create and submit a FAFSA according to FAFSA deadlines for the relevant academic year. Federal financial aid (Title IV) administered in conjunction with law and rules emanate from the US Department of Education.

Students wishing to be considered for federal aid, stafford loans, PELL, etc. must submit the FAFSA. Once the FAFSA has been successfully submitted the Office of Financial Aid will access that application and process after verifying enrollment and registration. Additional information can be found at the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarships

College of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available to both incoming transfer students as well as continuing nursing majors. Transfer students (including SD-BSN applicants) apply for university level scholarships through the ApplyTexas Transfer Admissions application. When completing the application, indicate you wish to use it for scholarship applications also. Submit by the College of Nursing application deadline.

All nursing students (new transfer or continuing) are eligible to complete the College and Department Scholarships Application for College of Nursing internal funds. The school awards scholarships primarily before the fall term. Very few awards are processed for spring terms.

Texas A&M students may apply for continuing student available scholarships. The timeline for continuing students is as follows:

  • Application period annually between October 15 through February 1
  • Awardee notified before close of spring semester
  • Scholarship awarded over following academic year (Fall/Spring)

In keeping with University Rule 13.03.99.M1, Scholarships are awarded either on the basis of academic criteria or any combination of academics, financial need, campus/community activities, leadership positions, work experience, and special donor indicators. Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for funding by completing the College and Department Scholarships Application. At this time, no assistantships are available through the college. For additional support, view other Texas A&M University graduate student scholarships.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

There are numerous scholarships available to nursing students. Outside scholarship sources include government/military sponsored, business sponsored, ethnicity/minority, practice area, state, federal, corporations, and local area clubs and organizations. Each fund is administered differently and can vary as to criteria for selection, availability of funds, and application requirements. HRSA offers a Faculty Loan Repayment Program for those seeking a career as a faculty member in a health professions school.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program offers resources for RN to BSN and NP students to receive funding. The application opens each year in March and is offered through HRSA.

The list that follows provides a few of the resources to help you begin the search.

Available Scholarships and Fellowships

Students may apply for these funds by completing the College and Department Scholarship Application. For further assistance, email
CON-scholarships@tamhsc.edu or contact an academic/admissions advisor.

  • Erie and Alice Nye Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Edmund Francis and Willie Mae Quinlan Endowed Nursing Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA
    • Completed prerequisite coursework at Texas A&M University
    • Washington or Harris County, Texas
    • Financial need
  • Dr. Diane Benson, Ruth and Austin W. Roberts Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time student
    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Member (or former member) of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, or active duty military, veteran, or plans to join the military or Nurse Military Corps following graduation
  • Ryan R. Gibbs Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time student
    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Minimum 3.3 GPA in nursing coursework/Minimum 3.0 GPA in foundation core coursework
    • Financial need
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Community service
    • Interest in using fine arts/holistic approach to nursing practice
  • Shawn Mohr Passion for Nursing Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time student
    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA
    • Financial need
    • Strong passion for nursing as chosen career
  • Nancy W. Dickey Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Texas resident
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Leadership
    • Community outreach
    • Professionalism
  • Sharon A. Wilkerson Endowed Legacy Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA