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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

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CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.

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UW FWW School of Nursing
Visit: Health Sciences 351
Mail: Dept. 3065
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294
Email: mailto:uwnursing@uwyo.edu
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Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Scholarships for UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Students 

The following scholarships are for those undergraduate students who have already been admitted to the nursing major or are applying for the next academic year. These scholarships are also listed in the Scholarship section of the UW Student Financial Aid Web site (http://www.uwyo.edu/sfa/scholarships).

To apply for any of the following scholarships:
- In NOVEMBER, return to this site.
- The "Nursing General Scholarship Application" form will be linked here starting in November.
- Apply by the deadline of March 15 using the Nursing General Scholarship Application form.

  • Nursing Alumni Scholarship
    (must include a 250-word letter describing why you chose nursing as a major and your career goals)

  • Rudolph "Rudy" & Louise Anselmi & Jeri Kirk Family Trust for Nursing Scholarship

  • Marcia L. and William G. Dale Nursing Scholarship

  • Frances E. Gasdek-Eaglehouse & Barry D. Gasdeck Scholarship

  • Frank & Dorothy M. Gruden Scholarship in Nursing
    for Juniors and Seniors

  • Frank & Dorothy M. Gruden Scholarship in Nursing
    for Sophomores

  • Mildred Agnes Kimball and Adele Colling Nursing Scholarship

  • The Larsen Family Scholarship

  • John V. Leino Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Gertrude Gould Lindsay Scholarship

  • John and Lois Malmquist Nursing Scholarship

  • Susan K. McMurry Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Nursing in Wyoming Scholarships
    for BRAND and RN/BSN Completion students only

  • Carolyn Bennett Miknis '59 Nursing Scholarship

  • Gordon S. and Charlott Myers Scholarship for Nursing Students

  • Bonnie M. and George E. Nugent Nursing Scholarship

  • Pearl Crossley O'Kieffe Memorial Scholarship

  • Jana Leigh Pruitt Memorial Scholarship

  • Charles and Ruth Rile Scholarship for Nursing Students
    every other year

  • Paul Stock CHS Scholarship

  • Dorothy Tupper Nursing Scholarship
    for pre-nursing sophomore students only

  • Clayton Unger Nursing Scholarship

  • Sonya Wenger Nursing Scholarship

  • Wiest Nursing Scholarship

  • W. K. Wolf, MD, Memorial Scholarship
    every other year

The following scholarship for UW junior and senior nursing students has a different application:

  • Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship - Deadline February 1st
    Application available from the Wyoming Community Foundation (http://www.wycf.org).
    The application is lengthy, needs a current transcript attached. The WCF awards 6 scholarship at $5,000 each. If you received this scholarship as a junior, you need to reapply, since it does not automatically carry into the senior year.

    Eligibility Criteria for Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship:
    - Junior and senior nursing students of the University of Wyoming enrolled in a program leading to a B.S.N. degree.
    - Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

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Scholarships for BRAND Students Only

  • Wyoming Accelerated Loan Repayment Nursing Program
    - Application and deadlines will be announced by email spring semester.
    - Contact BRAND@uwyo.edu for more information.
    - W.S. 21-17-127 - Funded by the Wyoming Legislature
    - Up to five loans of $25,000 for each year
    - Distributed through Financial Aid by semester
    - Must meet Wyoming residence status as granted by UW Admissions
    - Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
    - Must submit the General Nursing Scholarship Application (found linked above in section #1)
    - Must sign a loan agreement
    - Must attend meeting in person or by phone to review contract with UW official
    - Accepted into the accelerated nursing program
    - Must repay by working as a registered nurse in Wyoming for two years or by paying back the loan amount with interest

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) / New Careers in Nursing (NCIN)
    - Application and deadlines will be announced by email spring semester.
    - Contact BRAND@uwyo.edu for more information
    - Awarded to UW on a yearly basis through a competitive process.
    - Up to five awards of $10,000 each ($2000-Fall, $4000-Spring, $4000-Summer)
    - Must submit the General Nursing Scholarship Application (found linked above in section #1)
    - Must sign a letter of Commitment and a Consent and Release form for RWJ
    - Successful applicant must meet a minimum of one of the following: (a) Under-represented in nursing: Racial/ethnic minorities, or male gender, or WY rural/frontier isolated community resident; (b) Disadvantage Background: site bound in WY, or under-employed, or financial hardship, or single parent, or documented learning disability

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    Scholarships for RN/BSN & Grad Students Only

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        Other Opportunities for Financial Aid

        1. Marge Wilson Nursing Scholarship
          Deadline June 15
          For application and information, please contact:

          Marge Wilson Nursing Scholarship
          Memorial Hospital of Converse County
          ATTN: April Klava
          111 S. 5th Street
          Douglas, WY  82633
          aklava@mhccwyo.org / (307) 358-7369

        2. Wyoming Legislative Scholarship Funds ("Wyoming Investment in Nursing - WYIN")
          Application deadline July 12 to UW Financial Aid
          Contact Sara Muhsman at smuhsman@uwyo.edu

          Eligibility Requirements
          - You must be admitted to the School of Nursing
          - You must be a resident of Wyoming or a Wyoming high school graduate
          - You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

          Additional Info:
          - Loan amount is repaid by working in Wyoming as a nurse or nurse educator.
          - Qualified work in Wyoming will be credited so that the applicant's WYIN loan balance is reduced on the basis of one full year of full-time employment repaying the loan balance for one academic year of enrollment.
          - If an applicant fails to fulfill the requirements of repayment by qualified work, the funds will revert to a loan status and repayment will begin.
          - Details of repayment and terms will be provided if an applicant is selected.

        3. Explore these additional links:
          - www.uwyo.edu/alumni/scholarships/
          - www.aftercollege.com
          - www.bannerhealth.com
          - www.benefisfoundation.org
          - www.bestnursingdegree.com/scholarship/
          - www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship/
          - www.nhsc.hrsa.gov
          - www.health.wyo.gov/rfhd/rural/loan.html
          - www.diversitynursing.com
          - www.hurstreview.com/AACN
          - www.uwyo.edu/outreach/ocp/financial-aid/edelweiss-fund.html
          - www.uwyo.edu/SFA/scholarships/
          - www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/nursing/
          - www.uwyo.edu/uwgrad/prospective/finances.html
          - www.healthcareworkersalary.com/scholarship/

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