For more details on these scholarships and funding opportunities, as well as other possible resources, please contact the School of Nursing at (626) 815-5386.
Federal Nurse Traineeships
Federal traineeships provide $500–$2,000 in financial assistance per year for students working towards a Master of Science in Nursing, post-master’s certificate in nursing, or doctoral degree in nursing. To qualify for these federal grants, which are not loans and do not need to be paid back, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a current RN license, a plan of study on file with the School of Nursing, and be a U.S. Citizen. Students must reapply every year.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
This scholarship is available for full-time nursing students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and who demonstrate financial need. Award amounts vary.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a government loan program set up to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to students in advanced nursing education programs. Students must be pursuing a MSN or doctoral nursing degree. The NFLP loans will be forgiven—up to 85 percent of the amount received—over a consecutive four-year period if the student commits to serve as full-time faculty at a school of nursing following graduation. Faculty at private universities, state schools, and community colleges are eligible. Students receiving these loans must also complete the nursing education courses prior to graduation.