Nursing Scholarships

Application Form for the 2024–25 Academic Year

The scholarship applicationwill be open from February 26–March 25, 2024  

Loan Program

Read about the nurse faculty loan program (for MSN and DNP only).

EMU Scholarships

  • Norma Jean and Ardenne Anderson Endowed Scholarship

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    • Junior or senior in the nursing program
    • Recipients should have a B or better average
    • Recipients should have financial need as determined by the department
    • $920 awarded in previous years
  • Branson-Hillegas Endowed Scholarship

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    • Nursing undergraduate or BSN completion student in good academic standing
    • Student with financial need determined by the office of Financial Aid
    • Must be a parent
  • Michael J. Desmarais Expendable Scholarship

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    • First year nursing student
    • In good academic standing
    • Actively involved in community work
    • Must demonstrate leadership qualities and good moral character
    • Must be a member of the National Student Nurses Association
    • Involved in Knights of Columbus or any type of charity work
    • Submit a 250–500 word essay, including:
      • Commitment to nursing profession
      • Commitment to community as a whole
      • Past experiences
      • Future goals
  • Mary Lanoff Nursing Scholarship

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    • Nursing major
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA. junior or senior
    • $1,500 awarded in previous years
  • Marianne G. Lapshan Memorial Scholarship

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    • A student in the RN to BSN nursing program
    • A student with financial need determined by the Office of Financial Aid
    • Preference given to a student who plans to work in the gerontology or oncology unit after graduation
  • Iris McSurely Memorial Scholarship

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    • In need of financial assistance to complete program
    • Student entering senior level of nursing courses with a strong desire to complete program
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered. Of qualified applicants, parents will be given preference
    • Selected by a committee with both nursing faculty and financial aid representation
    • Money could be spent, as the recipient desired
    • $1,000 awarded in previous years
  • Milton M. Ratner Endowed Scholarship

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    • Support students enrolled in the nursing program
    • Awards based on combination of merit and need
    • May be received by the same student for a maximum of four years
    • Satisfactory academic performance
    • $5,500 awarded in previous years
  • Beyer Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

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    • Student accepted into Nursing program
    • Student majoring in nursing
    • Minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • Can be awarded 5 consecutive (beginning with fall) semesters if student maintains satisfactory academic performance
    • Financial need as determined by the Nursing Department
    • Students must demonstrate good moral character with personality and temperament suited to nursing
    • Minimum award of $400 per term for five consecutive semesters for a total of $2,000
    • Award can be increased as additional funds become available
    • $1,450 awarded in previous years
  • Jo Ann Naida Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

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    • Student majoring in Nursing
    • GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Recipient must currently live in Monroe County Michigan
    • $500 awarded in previous years
  • Nursing Expendable Scholarship

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    • Student majoring in nursing
    • In good academic standing
  • John and Dorothy Glush Endowed Scholarship

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    • This scholarship is to provide tuition support to incoming freshman who plans to study nursing, social work and any other area of the health services.
    • Preferences will be given to students pursuing a nursing degree.
    • Recipient must be a resident of Southeast Michigan.
    • Preference will be given to a graduate of Cass Tech High School.
    • Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Marz RN to BSN Expendable Scholarship

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    • Student must be enrolled in the RN to BSN program
  • May Family Expendable Scholarship in Nursing

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    • Must be enrolled in the School of Nursing BSN Undergraduate program
    • Must be a member of the Honor's college
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and maintain a 3.5 GPA
    • Must be enrolled full time with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
    • May be renewed up to 3 consecutive years, but must re-apply each year

External Scholarships

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