Funding Your UCF Nursing Degree
More than $200,000 in nursing scholarships available
At UCF, we believe a college education should be accessible and affordable for all students.
It’s why Forbes named UCF a “A Best Buy College” and the College of Nursing has been recognized nationally as a “best value.”
Scholarships and aid are available through UCF for undergraduate students, including nursing pending, and graduate students.
Additionally, to ease the burden for our students, the College of Nursing actively pursues and offers specific scholarship and aid opportunities. In fact, each year the UCF College of Nursing awards more than 100 scholarships to upper-division BSN and graduate nursing students.
- $200,000+ in nursing scholarships
- Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship for Second Degree BSN Students
- Nurse Faculty Loan Repayment Program for PhD Students
- UCF Online is now more affordable with reduced tuition costs through fee waivers
From nursing-pending to upper-division BSN, there are many ways to pay for your education including scholarships, grants, federal aid and loans.
Concurrent ASN to BSN students are ineligible for financial aid at UCF until after completing the ASN degree portion of their program. See below regarding nursing scholarships.
Whether you’re seeking an MSN, DNP or PhD, there’s funding available from fellowships to scholarships.
Upper-division BSN and graduate students may also qualify for exclusive nursing scholarships and federal aid opportunities.
Concurrent ASN to BSN students will become eligible for nursing scholarships and aid at UCF after completing the ASN degree portion of their program.
Nursing Scholarship FAQs
These scholarships are only open to upper-division undergraduate students and graduate students currently enrolled in College of Nursing programs. For more information on other scholarship opportunities:
Please note: Concurrent ASN to BSN students will become eligible for nursing scholarships at UCF after completing the ASN degree portion of their program.
No, students enrolled in a College of Nursing upper-division BSN program on UCF’s Orlando, Daytona or Cocoa campus as well as students enrolled in the online RN to BSN, or in an online or hybrid graduate program are eligible to apply. However, some scholarships may have residency or campus requirements.
If you are a student enrolled in a concurrent nursing program, please see question below.
Students enrolled in the UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN programs at Seminole State College, Valencia College or any Florida College System institution are not eligible for financial aid at UCF. Contact the Financial Aid Office at your state college for information on federal aid and scholarship opportunities.
- Valencia/UCF Concurrent BSN Financial Aid Information
- SSC/UCF Concurrent BSN Financial Aid Information
Concurrent ASN to BSN students will become eligible for College of Nursing scholarships at UCF after completing the ASN portion of their program.
Visit the Scholarship Application Portal where you will create a login and password. Enter your personal and academic information to see if you meet any scholarship criteria.
A20, UCF’s scholarship portal, lists university scholarships as well as some external scholarship opportunities. Additional external scholarship opportunities include:
- ACS Cancer Nursing Scholarship for PhD Students
- AfterCollege Scholarships
- CampusRN Scholarship Fund
- F.A. Davis Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship
- Faculty Loan Repayment Program
- Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Loans & Scholarships
- Learning Institute for Elders: LIFE@UCF
- National Health Service Corps
- National League for Nursing: Grants & Scholarships
- NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
- Navy Nurse Corps Candidate Program
- Nurse.org Scholarships
- Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarships
- Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship
- Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Graduate students may find external grant opportunities in our Research Resources.
Some scholarship applications may require you to upload a resume detailing extracurricular activities, organizations, clubs, leadership experience, community involvement and volunteer activities.
Some scholarships may require applicants to write an additional one-page essay specific to the focus of that scholarship. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are included with each scholarship application as the Scholarship Application Portal will not notify you if something is missing. Incomplete applications will not be considered
Criteria varies for each scholarship. Some scholarships are need-based, others may give preference to those demonstrating financial need and others do not take financial need into consideration. All students are required to complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Most graduate student scholarships do not have financial need criteria.
You apply directly through the Scholarship Application Portal during the published application cycles (see below). Please read scholarship criteria before beginning the application process.
There are two application cycles annually, typically during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. Upcoming application cycles are:
Check back in August
Check back in January
All scholarship applicants will receive an email if a scholarship has been awarded. The email will include the name of the scholarship and the scholarship amount.
Fall applicants can expect to receive this email notification in late November or early December, while Spring applicants can expect to receive this in late February.
Congratulations! First, you will need to promptly accept the award via myUCF. All scholarship funds will be deposited to your UCF student account.
All scholarship recipients are required to attend the college’s annual scholarship luncheon held in the spring. All scholarship recipients are also required to write a professional, handwritten thank you note to the donor in appreciation of your scholarship award. Additional information will be provided when students are notified of their award.
Scholarship monies are awarded through the UCF Financial Aid Office. Any questions regarding payment and award disbursement should be directed to Financial Aid.