Students complete a single online scholarship application through Survey Monkey and submit required attachments and optional essay(s) to be considered for all 2013-2014 UK College of Nursing graduate student scholarships for which they are eligible. (See the “How to Apply” section below.) The deadline is 5 p.m., Fri., March 15, 2013.
Complete the 2013-2014 College of Nursing Graduate Scholarship Application if you are requesting funds for the fall 2013 through spring 2014 academic year and are a:
• Currently enrolled Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student or applicant to the DNP Program, OR
• Currently enrolled Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing student or applicant to the PhD program.
March 15, 2013 is the deadline to apply for a 2013-2014 academic year (fall 2013, spring 2014) College of Nursing graduate student scholarship. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the UK College of Nursing DNP or PhD program and be in good academic standing. Priority in awarding scholarship funds is given to currently enrolled students who have a proven DNP or PhD academic success record. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year and disbursed in equal amounts in the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise stated in the award letter. Scholarships are renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the terms of the scholarship and make reasonable academic progress. UK’s Reasonable Academic Progress Policy is here: http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/rap. Even if the scholarship is renewable, students must apply each year for continued support.
The College of Nursing Scholarship Committee reviews all completed applications and attachments submitted by the March 15, 2013 deadline. Applicants are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible and both the scholarships and amounts available to award vary from year to year. The scholarship amount, when added to other sources of financial aid, may not exceed the total annual cost of attendance as determined by the UK Office of Student Financial Aid, http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/overaward-policy. Award recipients and non-recipients will be notified no later than July 1 prior to the start of the academic year via mail and/or email. All recipients must complete a Scholarship Acceptance Form by the deadline listed to confirm acceptance of the award or they forfeit their scholarship.
The college adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
Hosted annually by the College of Nursing and emeriti faculty, this event provides an opportunity for donors and their families to meet the recipients of the scholarships they have established. All scholarship award recipients are expected to attend.
How to apply
To be considered, you must complete the 2013-2014 College of Nursing graduate scholarship application online through Survey Monkey and submit all required documents. We suggest you print out a copy of the application to gather all needed information before beginning the application. Please note that Survey Monkey uses a cookie to save the response by page (not by specific question). If you exit the survey early, you must come back to the same computer and use the same browser to complete the application:
Your application will not be reviewed unless you have:
1. Completed the Survey Monkey application online AND
2. Sent all required documents to the College of Nursing by March 15, 2013. Attachments may be dropped off at the receptionist’s desk, 315 College of Nursing Building or be mailed to:
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Office of Student Services
315 College of Nursing Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40536-0232
If mailed, the packet must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. It is your responsibility to ensure all the attachments are received by the College of Nursing. Your application will be reviewed for any other UK College of Nursing Graduate Scholarships that may become available after the deadline.
Research Assistantship (RA) / Teaching Assistantship (TA) Service Positions
A small number of College of Nursing teaching assistantship (TA) and research assistantship (RA) service positions are available. An assistantship requires 10-20 hours per week service commitment. The TA/RA Assistantship Application will be available at a later date.
Scholarship Opportunities Outside the UK College of Nursing
The College of Nursing receives notification throughout the academic year of additional external scholarships. Watch for announcements about these in the Graduate Student Newsletter, the College’s monthly student e-newsletter, direct emails, on bulletin boards and on the wall monitors throughout the college.
Other Sources for Graduate Scholarships
Finding money to pay for your graduate nursing education can be challenging. Plan to spend time researching scholarships online by searching for “nursing school scholarship.” Check with the armed forces (any branch - UK has Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC on campus), employers, hospitals (nurse recruitment), non-profit organizations, nursing organizations (including your specialty area), private lending institutions and local, state or federal agencies.
PhD students are also eligible for fellowships, assistantships and support funding through the UK Graduate School: www.gradschool.uky.edu/StudentFunding/funding.html. DNP students are not eligible for UK Graduate School awards.
Additional information can be found on the following websites:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Kentucky Board of Nursing
National Health Service Corps (loan repayment)
Nursing Online Education Database
UK HealthCare Nurse Recruitment
US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
For additional information, contact Kerrie Moore, student affairs coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 323-1966.