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Nursing Grants

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.

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.