Current Students

Financial support application

The School of Nursing has several scholarships to support nursing students enrolled at the Seattle campus.  Generous donations by SoN alumni and friends make these scholarships possible. The donors also set criteria for most scholarships. Some of the criteria are very broad, but others are very specific, so it behooves every student to apply. All applicants will be considered for all available scholarships.

Who should apply?

Seattle campus nursing students who will struggle to pay their educational expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses, etc.) during the next academic year should apply. Although SoN scholarships are limited, we are able to help many of our students who have high unmet need and/or loan debt.

Unmet need is the amount of financial need that is not covered by financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work study). It is determined from the Cost of Attendance (CoA) minus student/parent contribution and minus financial aid; what is left is called “unmet need.” For those who are eligible, this figure is determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid (UW OSFA).

Remember: the only way to receive a scholarship is to apply, so give yourself that chance!

Funding priorities

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • are enrolled full-time in a SoN degree program on the Seattle campus (students from the Bothell and Tacoma campuses should contact their local student services office for funding information);
  • have high unmet financial need and/or high loan debt;
  • do not have other funding support (such as traineeships, employer- or union-sponsored tuition benefits, etc.);
  • meet donor criteria for some scholarships.

Types of funding

Undergraduate students will be considered for tuition scholarships. These scholarships are applied to student accounts and may pay a combination of tuition, fees, and books/supplies expenses. Average scholarships are $2,000 per quarter but may range from $250 to $4,000 per quarter.

Graduate students will be considered for tuition scholarships, stipends, and/or health insurance. Tuition scholarships are applied to student accounts and may pay a combination of tuition, fees, and books/supplies expenses. Stipends are processed like paychecks and are paid twice per month. Average stipend awards are $1,000 per month but range from $500 to $2,500 per month. Students who receive stipends may also receive GAIP health insurance benefits. Additionally, stipends for non-WA residents may reduce their tuition amounts to the WA-resident rate.

Application process

  • Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) if eligible. Complete this every year you are enrolled in your program of study. The priority filing deadline is January 15 every year, but applications can be submitted at any time.
  • Apply for UW Financial Aid, if eligible.
  • The School of Nursing Financial Support Application is now available. The deadline for priority consideration is May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm.
  • Applications received after May 1, 2024 will be considered second priority and awarded at a later date if funding allows.

Award letters will be mailed July through September each year.