Scholarship Opportunities

These are the current internal and external scholarships available to currently enrolled students at the WVU School of Nursing. 

WVU Nursing Scholarships

Learn more about gift aid based on academic performance and/or financial need. Applications for the scholarships listed in the two links below are not required, as eligibility will be determined based on respective guidelines for each individual scholarship. To ensure eligibility, please make sure you have completed the most current FAFSA application, which can be found at

WVU Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

WVU Graduate Nursing Scholarships

WVU School of Nursing Ambassador Program

Launched in Fall 2022, the WVU School of Nursing Ambassador Program offers three positions each academic year. Selected students must attend and assist with SON/WVU events, whether in person or virtual, along with working four hours each week in the Office of Student Services or elsewhere within SON as needed.

Students will be compensated with a $1,000 academic scholarship for the academic year, awarded in $500 increments per semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing. 

Ambassador Program

WVU Medicine Aspiring Nurse Program

The Aspiring Nurse Program at WVU Medicine provides financial and human-centered support to nursing students enrolled at select schools in West Virginia and neighboring regions.

Nursing students accepted into the program will receive up to $25,000 which includes a sign-on bonus and expense funding over the course of four semesters, in exchange for a three-year work commitment following graduation.

Aspiring Nurse Program

West Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program

This program provides scholarships to LPN, RN, LPN teaching certificate, and masters or doctoral nursing students. In exchange for agreeing to complete a service obligation in West Virginia, participants receive scholarship funds for their nursing programs. Your eligibility requirements for the program depend on what kind of nursing program you are enrolled within. Applications for the next academic year are accepted from April 15 through June 1 each year.

West Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program

Master of Science in Nursing Scholarship

If you are a currently enrolled or recently accepted student in the Master of Science in Nursing program you may be eligible for $1,000 in scholarship money. Applications are open through December 1st and are offered annually.

MSN Nursing Scholarship

Save a Life Scholarship

The “Save a Life Scholarship” is awarded by the American Academy of CPR and First Aid is awarded twice a year to students pursuing degrees in either healthcare or education fields.

  • $1500 award for both the spring and fall semesters
  • Available to any student over 18 years old in the requisite programs
  • A given applicant may only win the scholarship once
  • Applicants may reapply if they do not win the award

Essay Prompt and Additional Information

Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service – America’s Health Responders

This highly competitive program is available to full-time students about to begin their final year of academic study or professional training. Those selected for the program will become Commissioned officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and receive full pay and benefits of an active duty officer for up to 12 months just for finishing their education and training. In return for financial assistance, SRCOSTEP participants agree to work for the USPHS sponsoring agency as a Commissioned Corps officer immediately after graduation.

If you are interested in additional information about joining the Early Commissioning Program and SRCOSTEP, please visit:

SRCOSTEP Externship

After College/AACN Scholarship Fund

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

After College AACN Scholarship Fund

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Too many Americans—particularly in underserved areas—go without checkups, preventive screenings, vaccines, and other care, simply because there are not enough health care professionals to provide care and treatment in their communities. The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables you to fulfill your passion to care for underserved people in some of the neediest communities across the country.

If awarded, you will receive financial support, including:

  • tuition;
  • eligible fees;
  • annual payment for other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms; and
  • a monthly stipend.
  • Deadline for application: Please check the NURSE Corps Scholarship website for the next application cycle. 

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Additional Scholarships

For additional scholarship information, you can visit,, BSN Education, or to learn what scholarships are available in many areas of nursing, and for all types of people, with special scholarships for LGBTQ, men in nursing and much more.