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AANP Foundation Scholarship & Grant Program

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AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

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AHIMA Foundation Veteran's Scholarship for Health Care Informatics

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Educational Advancement Scholarship Program

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Association of California Nurse Leader Fellowships

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AWIS-San Diego Scholarship Program

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California Health Professions Education Foundation

Application Deadline: February 25, 2020

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CampusRN California Nursing Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

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CNS Student Scholarship

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Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research

Award: Students will receive a $3,500 honorarium to assist the completion of the doctoral student’s dissertation.

The DORIS A. HOWELL FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH has established the CHERYL A. WILSON GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD IN NURSING in honor of long-time Howell Board Member and Nurse Cheryl A. Wilson, RN to fund USD PhD nursing students whose research emphasis is on women’s health. Students who receive this award will be active participants in the research projects designed to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, behavioral health, and/or well-being of women.

Please complete the attached application and obtain the approval of your faculty mentor prior to submission.

Application Requirements: Criteria for the Award are that the student: 1. is enrolled in USD’s PhD in Nursing program; 2. has a record of academic excellence; 3. has identified a faculty member with an active program of research in women’s health who has agreed to be a research mentor; 4. has a Dissertation Proposal related to women’s health including any of the following influences: biological, medical, cultural, economic, behavioral, psychosocial, or cross-cultural influences.

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Emergency Nurses Association Foundation

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association

Application Deadline: July 17, 2020

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Health Care Informatics Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

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Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

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Irene S. Palmer Research Award

This fund is created by the Dean Emeritus specifically to assist the completion of the doctoral student’s dissertation. Awards are limited to those activities requisite to the successful completion of the dissertation. Such activities include travel to depositories, archival collections, persons whose oral histories are vital to data collection; support for the statistical analysis of data, the testing of the reliability and validity of instruments; the reproduction of data, i.e.: the photo duplication of data-collection materials, particularly when distance to data-collection site is prohibitive; the typing, duplication, and binding of the final document.

Application Requirements: Priority of consideration is to be given to those students engaged in historical research. Criteria for award: 1. Student is enrolled in PhD in Nursing program at the University of San Diego 2. Student has a Dissertation Committee appointed 3. Student’s dissertation proposal has been successfully presented and accepted by Dissertation Committee 4. Suggested use of funds carries approval of Dissertation Committee Chairperson 5. Award to be made only once to student 6. Award is to be made to the student who demonstrates financial need for the funds. Students who are recipients of federally funded grants, traineeships, on duty under instruction orders are excluded unless the expense of the dissertation is extraordinary. Extraordinary is to be interpreted as requiring extensive travel to depositories, archives, interviewees, etc.

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Jonas Foundation Military Merit Scholar Awards

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has established the Jonas Foundation Military Merit Scholar Awards to recognize academic excellence and potential for leadership in PhD students who are currently active military or veterans, and who plan on an academic career in Nursing.

Please complete the attached application and return to the Director of Student Services, Room 207, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.

Application Requirements: Criteria for the Award are that the student: 1. Is Enrolled in USD’s PhD Nursing program; 2. Is in active military service or a veteran; 3. Has a record of academic excellence; 4. Selects a Dissertation topic in consultation with the Jonas Professor; 5. Identifies a faculty member with an active program of research who has agreed to chair the Dissertation; 6. Agrees to conduct Dissertation research that is related to the Chair’s research; and 7. Chooses the “Three Manuscript” Dissertation option or an External Grant Application.

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Kaye M. Woltman and Melisa R. McGuire Research Award in Palliative Care

Award: Students will receive an award of $5,000 to support their dissertation research. Students who have completed the first year of the program and have identified a dissertation chairperson are eligible to receive this award. (Students are eligible to receive this award only once).

This award is sponsored by the Kaye M. Woltman and Melisa R. McGuire Research and Education Unit through the generous support of Mr. Richard Woltman. The purpose of this award is to develop research initiatives that advance the science of nursing in palliative care. The award recognizes academic excellence in Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing students and their potential for development as nurse scientists. Students who receive this award will conduct dissertation research designed to enhance communication between heath care providers and individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or further improve the delivery of palliative care.

Please complete the attached application and obtain the approval of your dissertation chairperson prior to submission.

Application Requirements: Criteria for the Award: 1. is enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program 2. has a record of academic excellence; 3. has identified a faculty member to serve in the role of dissertation chairperson 4. develops a dissertation that is focused on exploring the care needs of persons and their families with life threatening illness. Priority is given to research designed to enhance communication between individuals and families experiencing life-threatening illness and health care providers. Other topics related to palliative care will also be considered.

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Kaye M. Woltman and Melisa R. McGuire Scholarship in Palliative Care Praxis

Award: Recipients of this award will receive a $4,000 scholarship. Students are eligible to receive this award only once, and must have completed the first year of their program.

This award is sponsored by the Kaye M. Woltman and Melisa R. McGuire Research and Education Unit. The purpose of this award is to encourage students to develop clinical expertise in palliative and end-of-life nursing care. The award recognizes academic excellence in nursing students and their potential to influence nursing practice for people with life-threatening illness. Students who receive this award will gain clinical experience in the clinical or community setting and be mentored by an expert practitioner in palliative and/or hospice care. Emphasis is placed on acquiring knowledge of holistic, comprehensive physical, emotional and spiritual support of patients and families, and identifying methods of incorporating this knowledge into one’s own nursing practice.

Please complete the attached application and obtain the approval of your Program Director or Course Faculty prior to submission.

Application Requirements: Criteria for this award: 1. Is enrolled in the MEPN, CNS, or DNP program 2. Has a record of academic excellence 3. Has identified a palliative care/hospice project focus (CNS, DNP) and has a Faculty Advisor (DNP only) or, 4. Has developed goals for clinical experience in palliative care or hospice settings aligned with course objectives.(MEPN, CNS, DNP)

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Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

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National Black Nurses’ Association Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

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NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

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Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

There is full tuition funding available through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program for individuals who want to pursue a career as nursing faculty. The University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science receives funding from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to operate a student loan fund to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. Up to 85% of the principal and interest of the NFLP loan may be forgiven after a student completes the Post-MSN PhD program in advanced nursing education and works as a full time tenure-track or clinical-track faculty member in a School of Nursing. As a condition of this loan, recipients are required to complete six units of coursework in preparation for the faculty role at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.

To apply, please complete the following forms: 1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 2. Nursing Faculty Loan Program Application. Please call (619) 260-4548 or e-mail nursing@sandiego.edu to request the forms.

Application Requirements: To be eligible for the Nursing Faculty Loan Program, applicants must: 1. Be a U.S. Citizen or national of the U.S. 2. Be a full-time student in good standing in an advanced nurse education doctoral program 3. Have no judgment liens entered against him/her based on the default on a Federal debt. 28 U.S. C. 3201 (e)

Nurses’ Education Fund, Inc.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

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Nursing Private Scholarships

Award: The awards may range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Application Requirements: Current and accepted students are automatically considered for any endowed or private yearly scholarships for which they are eligible upon completion of the FAFSA. Awards are based largely on financial need as determined by the University Office of Financial Aid. (Please note some scholarships are only available to students who are registered nurses in specific programs.)

Oncology Nurse Society (ONS) Academic Scholarships

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

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The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship program

Application Deadline: February 5, 2020

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

DNP Dean’s Scholar Awards

Award: Students will receive a $2,500 award to support the completion of their DNP clinical project and may apply during or after their second semester in the DNP program.(Students are eligible to receive this award only once.)

Dean Sally Brosz Hardin has established the DNP Nursing Student Dean’s Scholar Awards to recognize academic excellence in DNP students and their potential for development as expert scholars and clinicians. Eligible students will engage in translational, evidence based clinical projects with faculty mentors, participating in all phases of project development and implementation.

Please complete the attached application and obtain the approval of your faculty mentor prior to submission.

Application Requirements: Criteria for the DNP Award include all of the following: (1) enrolled in USD’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program; (2) record of academic excellence; (3) identified a USD doctorally-prepared faculty member who has agreed to be their faculty mentor AND who has either an ongoing evidence-based practice project in their clinical practice or an active program of research related to their clinical practice; and (4) completes an evidence-based clinical project that is closely related to the faculty mentor’s clinically-based area of scholarship.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

PhD Dean’s Scholar Awards

Award: Students will receive an award of $5,000 to support their dissertation research, and may be at any point in their enrollment in the PhD program. (Students are eligible to receive this award only once).

Dean Sally Brosz Hardin established the PhD Nursing Student Dean’s Scholar Awards to recognize academic excellence in PhD students and their potential for development as nurse scientists. Students who receive this award will be active participants in research projects with faculty mentors and participate in all phases of project development and implementation.

Please complete the attached application and obtain the approval of your faculty mentor prior to submission.

Application Requirements: Criteria for the Award are that the student: (1) is enrolled in USD’s PhD in Nursing program; (2) has a record of academic excellence; (3) has identified a faculty member with an active program of research who has agreed to be a research mentor; (4) agrees to conduct a dissertation that is closely related to the research mentor’s research; (5) chooses the “Three Manuscript” Dissertation option or an External Grant Application; and (6) presents at or attends a national or international conference.

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