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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financing your college education will require budgeting and careful planning, but it 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) according to FAFSA deadlines for the relevant academic year. Federal financial aid (Title IV), administered in conjunction with laws and rules, emanates from the U.S. Department of Education.

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

Scholarships

College of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available to both incoming transfer students as well as continuing nursing majors. Transfer students (including Second Degree-BSN applicants) apply for university level scholarships through the ApplyTexas Transfer Admissions or Coalition Aaplication. The college awards scholarships in late spring or early summer for the next academic year; so college award are not available to students entering in spring terms. All applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with Texas A&M as many awards have it as a requirement.

Texas A&M students may apply for available continuing students scholarships if they have attended the university for at least one long semester. To be eligible for College of Nursing funds, students should complete the College and Department Scholarships application. The timeline for continuing students follows. Current TAMU students who completed scholarships application prior to being accepted into the College should go back into the application and complete additional information after major has been updated in order to be eligible for College of Nursing funds. 

  • Application period annually between Oct. 15 through Feb. 1
  • Awardee notified in late spring or early summer term
  • Scholarship awards are for the next 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 after they have attended the university for one long semester. Qualified applicants who desire to work in rural or underserved areas may be eligible for grant funding. At this time, no assistantships are available through the college. For additional support, view other Texas A&M University graduate student scholarships.

Both undergraduate and graduate new students may be eligible for College of Nursing funds. New students may fill out the College application form by February 1.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

There are numerous scholarships available to nursing students from outside sources. 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. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board offer a Faculty Loan Repayment Program for those seeking a career as a faculty member at a health professions school.

The 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 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 adviser.

  • 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
  • Christen A. Coleman Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time student
    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Financial need
    • Preference to student interested in pediatric nursing
  • Nancy W. Dickey Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
    • Texas resident
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Leadership
    • Community outreach
    • Professionalism
  • Duchin Memorial Fellowship

    Preferences:

    • Graduate student in the MSN-Education or MSN-FNP program
  • Joyce and David Gent '75 Endowed Nursing Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Full-time Full-time RN to BSN student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • In good standing
    • Veteran, active military or Corps of Cadets student under contract
  • 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
  • Deena Kay McLean Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Preferences:

    • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • In good standing
    • Financial need
  • 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
    • Erle 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
    • Sharon A. Wilkerson Endowed Legacy Scholarship

      Preferences:

      • Graduate or undergraduate nursing student
      • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Last edited by: frank 06/20/2018


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