Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition Waiver

Partial and full tuition waivers are available once a year; applications are typically due in early June. All current students, incoming Sophomore through incoming S2s are eligible to apply.  Watch the Nursing, BS Community on D2L for application and deadlines.

UCO Foundation

The UCO Foundation awards several scholarships through the College of Math & Science. There is one application to complete that can be applied to these scholarships.

You will need to have the following information:

  • UCONNECT Username and Password
  • Activities
  • Awards Received
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript - an electronic copy of your most recent official transcript (i.e. PDF or JPG file). It will need to be uploaded to your application. For a UCO transcript, please visit a kiosk in the Nigh University Center for more information.
  • 2 Faculty Email Addresses for References
    • Please contact your faculty member to request permission to be a reference.

Scholarship applications typically open in December, and close in mid-February. They are awarded for the following academic year. The department encourages students to apply for this financial assistance as well as other scholarships outside of the university. When applying, your application will be submitted to each scholarship for which you are eligible. There may be additional requirements for specific scholarships, such as an essay. Scholarships are awarded as funds are available.

Scholarships Available for UCO Nursing Students

The Department of Nursing offers many scholarships.  These scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, character, citizenship, and leadership.  Notice of applications will be posted on the Nursing, BS Community site on D2L.

UCO Scholarship Guide

Scholarships available through UCO and from outside sources may be found on the UCO Scholarship Guide.

Additional Outside Scholarships

The following scholarship opportunities are available to any nursing student and individuals interested in attending a nursing program.  See each website for more information.

Federal Government Resources

Monies to pay for nursing school may also be obtained from the following resources:

Local Area Hospital Resources

Most area hospitals have a variety of student programs and scholarships. Check with the appropriate Nursing Education Department and/or Nurse Recruiter.