The School of Nursing awards nearly $150,000 in scholarship support annually.

School of Nursing scholarships are awarded once each year for fall and spring semesters.

Students must be in the College of Health Professions either as prenursing students or students admitted to the nursing major in order to be eligible. Eligibility criteria is unique to each scholarship.

Triangle School of Nursing scholarships (graduate and undergraduate)

Triangle Scholarships available to all UA students

How to apply for nursing scholarships

Find the category that fits your student status from the choices below and follow the instructions for that category.

New freshmen directly admitted to the College
of Health Professions as pre-nursing students

New freshmen should submit a one to two page "application essay" (hard copy) to the Student Success Center, School of Nursing, Akron OH, 44325-3701 by April 1st or send an electronic copy to Don Canary at

Essays should include information about yourself (including student ID), your interest in nursing, your experiences in the healthcare area and why you are an outstanding candidate for an award.  Supporting information such as references may be included but are not mandatory.

Current and Pre-nursing students already in the college and nursing students in the major (both graduate and undergraduate)

Current nursing students are notified via email in March of each year as to when the scholarship application period will open.  Students will log into Scholarship Application System with their UANET ID (username and password) a ‘link’ will be provided with instructions in the email when the scholarship application period opens.

Students complete the Profile information in Scholarship Application System, where students will be presented with a list of scholarships he/she is eligible for based on information entered in their Profile. Students are to type their application essay into the field, and submit the application.  Students will be notified late June, early July that scholarships have been awarded. Questions should be directed to Don Canary  at

Transferring students directly admitted to the College of Health Professions

Transfer students are not eligible to apply until their first spring semester on campus. They will submit electronic forms during the regular scholarship application period for the School of Nursing. Notices are sent out electronically to students in the college every spring.

Incoming RNs and Accelerated BSN students
immediately starting the nursing major in May

These students are provided special instructions for scholarship application during their orientation to the nursing major.  They are eligible for scholarship support starting fall semester.