Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate Students

Students are encouraged to take note of any scholarships/fellowships that are intended to support students within a professional interest or experience that applies to you and indicate them on your application form, which is distributed through Student Services. Please then list any relevant interests, experiences, or attributes that may align with one or more of these scholarships or fellowships.

The list of available scholarships and fellowships for graduate students is below. Please review the criteria and preferred qualifications for these scholarships/fellowships:

Dixie V. Bayer Nursing Fund

  • Scholarship and fellowship awards to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

The Allison Elizabeth Boor Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for graduate students
  • Special criteria: Need-based scholarship for a graduate student in the College of Nursing, whose undergraduate degree was from the University of Florida sustaining an overall four-year GPA of 3.0 or higher and whose aim is to become a nurse practitioner or similar certified status in nursing or health care where a graduate degree is required.

Brightest Students to Faculty

  • Scholarship and fellowship awards for graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

Jimmy Carnes Memorial Scholarship

  • Fellowships for graduate students with a preference for PhD students in the college
  • Special Criteria: In the event that there are no PhD students with a need for financial assistance, the award may be made to other graduate or undergraduate students at the Dean’s discretion

Dora Montebell Colaizzi Memorial Scholarship/Fellowship

  • Undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship awards
  • Special criteria: Need-based

Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Nursing Workforce Fund

  • Graduate scholarship or MSN-DNP students
  • Special criteria: Prepares five faculty candidates with an MSN to earn the DNP, as DeLuca Nurse Educators

College of Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

Florence and Melvin Eickhorst Scholarship/Fellowship in Nursing

  • Scholarship and/or fellowship to benefit undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special Criteria: None

Bayard and Arthur Fawcett Scholarship Fund for Nursing Excellence

  • Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students for tuition, books, supplies, living expenses; recipient will continue to get funding if he/she demonstrates superior performance with GPA 3.33 or higher
  • Special criteria: GPA 3.33 or higher

Laurie Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
  • Special criteria: None

Meredith Lewis Glover Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: Students of superior academic performance who demonstrate interest and commitment in the area of pediatric intensive care nursing

Jacquelyn Hatcher Harrison Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarships for graduate or undergraduate students for those with demonstrated need
  • Special criteria: Preference given to those with an interest in mental health

Wendy L. Henderson Fund for Neonatal/Perinatal Nursing Education

  • Scholarships for graduate students
  • Special criteria: Nurses contributing to thr care of neonates and families.

Mrs. Irene B. Kirbo Scholarship Fund

  • Nursing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

John and MaryLou Kohler LGBTQ+ Scholarship Fund

  • Nursing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: Demonstrate, through advocacy and action, a clear understanding of the health care needs and concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals, communities and populations

Dr. Cappy Archibald Longstreth/Alex and Mary Frances Archibald Geriatric Psychiatric Nursing Fund

  • Fellowships for doctoral students
  • Special criteria: Doctoral students focusing on the area of geriatric psychiatric nursing

Lois Malasanos Fellowship Fund             

  • Fellowships to graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

Thomas H. Maren Scholarship for Doctoral Nursing Students

  • Scholarships for doctoral students
  • Special criteria: None

Arlene P. McKitrick Graduate Scholarship

  • Scholarships for PhD graduate students
  • Special criteria: Preference for making the awards to students who are newly admitted to the PhD program so that the students can receive renewals of the scholarships for up to four years of study

Emanuel and Raidie P. Merdinger Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Special criteria: Need-based

North Florida Doctoral Consortium        

  • Scholarships for doctoral nursing students
  • Special criteria: None

Nursing Consolidated Support Fund      

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Special criteria: None

Nursing Veteran’s Scholarship 

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Special criteria: Preference to descendants of veterans demonstrating financial need

Iona M. Pettengill Graduate Fellowship in Public and Community Outreach Nursing  

  • Fellowships for graduate nursing students
  • Special criteria: Students who have a particular interest in public and community health issues including health care delivery for the underserved

Iona M.  Pettengill Nursing Scholarship

  • Fellowships/scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students pursuing degrees in fast-track programs
  • Special criteria: Students enrolled in accelerated or “fast-track” programs

Rosser Family Scholarship

  • Scholarships for undergraduate BSN or ABSN and graduate DNP students
  • Special criteria: None

Ruth Hay and Hans Schrader Nursing Scholarship/Fellowship Fund

  • Scholarship or fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

Dorothy M. Smith Scholarship/Fellowship

  • Scholarships/fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: Students from low-income families or with other special financial need as determined by the college administration; recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be eligible for a renewal of the scholarship or fellowship support

Mary Grace Sorensen Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
  • Special criteria: None.

Dr. Martha “Jo” Snider Fellowship Fund   

  • Fellowships for graduate students
  • Special criteria: Students pursuing graduate degrees in the area of psychiatric nursing.

Stalnaker-Jernigan Family Scholarship in Nursing

  • Scholarships for graduate DNP students
  • Special criteria: Recipients must be Florida residents

Joyce K. Stechmiller Fellowship for PhD Nursing Students

  • Fellowships in support of PhD student research/scholarly work
  • Special Criteria: Students will be selected as determined by the Dean and preference is given to PhD students who are in their second year of the program, others may be eligible to apply

Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Scholarship

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: None

Shayna A. Teijido Memorial Gator Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in memory of Shayna A. Teijido
  • Special criteria:  Students who demonstrate academic superiority and have documented examples of volunteerism during their college career

F. Eugene Tubbs Critical Burn Care Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarships for graduate students
  • Special criteria: Students pursuing a graduate degree in area of adult critical care nursing with a specialization in burn care

Carol Vogel Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: Student obtaining a graduate-level degree in the field of mental health nursing

Wilder Sisters Scholarship         

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Special criteria: Need-based