Catalyst Grant

A grant for select BSN students who choose to move up their graduation date by starting in the July 2022 session rather than September 2022. 

$500 per session (up to $2000)

Availability limited by location and available funds

Initial Eligibility

  • Application and acceptance into an eligible Chamberlain University pre-licensure degree program
  • Maintain session-to-session enrollment of at least three credit hours per session
  • Maintain good academic standing by meeting all Chamberlain standards of academic progress as stated in the Chamberlain Academic Catalog
  • Must enroll in NR-103: Transition to the Nursing Profession for either the July 2022 or September 2022 session
  • Must have an original application date on or before May 16th, 2022 for the September 2022 session.
  • Awarded first-come, first-served basis on the date student registered for the NR-103 course until funds are exhausted
  • Continuing students are ineligible

Continuing Eligibility

  • To receive this grant, students must be enrolled at an eligible campus for the July session that is participating in the grant program.
  • The value of the grant is up to $2,000 savings, which will be awarded as $500 per session for the first through fourth consecutive sessions of enrollment.
  • This is a non-refundable award.
  • Must register for 3 or more credits for 4 consecutive sessions to be eligible

Evaluated Each Session
$500 per session (up to $2000)


DAISY Honoree Scholarship

A scholarship for Registered Nurses who have won The DAISY Award, The DAISY Team Award, The DAISY Nurse Leader Award, The DAISY in Training Award or The DAISY Faculty Award through The DAISY Foundation.

15% Savings on Tuition or 5% Savings on Tuition if applied in conjunction with an IEP tuition-reduction, alumni discount, military benefits or post-licensure graduate grant/scholarship for a total tuition savings up to 35% on Chamberlain’s post-licensure programs.

Availability: Scholarship availability will be evaluated each session

Verification Requirements:

  • Copy of The DAISY Award Certificate or
  • Verification from The DAISY Foundation

Eligibility:

  • Recipient of The DAISY Award through their employer or school and The DAISY Foundation
  • Enrollment in a Chamberlain post-licensure program

Deadline:
Two weeks prior to session start.

Evaluated Each Session
5-15% tuition savings


Excel Scholarship

A need-based scholarship for new pre-licensure BSN students.  Intended to reward academically excellent students who choose Chamberlain.

$1,000 per semester
(Up to $6,000)

Availability: Limited by available funds (Available funds vary by location)

Initial Eligibility:  

  • Acceptance into a Chamberlain University pre-licensure program
  • Meet or exceed a score of 80 on the A2
  • FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Continued Eligibility:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exceptions subject to Campus President approval
  • Minimum of 9 CH/semester enrollment
    • Students who drop below the enrollment minimum will lose their scholarship going forward, regardless of future enrollment levels
    • Exceptions subject to Campus President approval

Deadline: See your admission representative for your campus deadline

Limited Funds
$1,000 per semester


Indiana Future Nurses Grant

A grant for new pre-licensure BSN students who would like to attend our Indianapolis campus for the September 2022 session.

$1,000 per session for the first 5 sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) 

Availability: Limited by location and available funds. Grant is currently being evaluated for new students starting in the September 2022 session

Initial Eligibility:

  • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program at the Indianapolis campus and begin enrollment in the September 2022 session 
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hours per session
  • Display financial need with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Award:

  • Accepted students receive $1,000 per session for the first five sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) awarded in week 3 of the session.

Continuing Eligibility:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hour per session 
  • Must complete the eligible 5 sessions within 12 months
  • Students eligible for multiple institutional aid programs (e.g., a group-specific tuition rate and grant/scholarship) will have the benefit that is in the students’ best financial interest applied, unless otherwise noted.

Deadline:
Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Evaluated Each Session
$1,000 per session (up to $5,000)


Missouri Future Nurses Grant

A grant for new pre-licensure BSN students who would like to attend our St. Louis campus for the September 2022 session.

$1,000 per session for the first 5 sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) 

Availability: Limited by location and available funds. Grant is currently being evaluated for new students starting in the September 2022 session

Initial Eligibility:

  • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program at the St. Louis campus and begin enrollment in the September 2022 session 
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hours per session
  • Display financial need with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Award:

  • Accepted students receive $1,000 per session for the first five sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) awarded in week 3 of the session.

Continuing Eligibility:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hour per session 
  • Must complete the eligible 5 sessions within 12 months
  • Students eligible for multiple institutional aid programs (e.g., a group-specific tuition rate and grant/scholarship) will have the benefit that is in the students’ best financial interest applied, unless otherwise noted.

Deadline:
Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Evaluated Each Session
$1,000 per session (up to $5,000)


Navigate to Nursing (N2N) Scholarship Program

A merit based scholarship providing tuition assistance and student services charges to allow qualified high school seniors to begin earning college credit toward their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree while still in high school. All credits are completed under the predetermined Navigate to Nursing scholarship program curriculum.

Assistance covering 100 percent of tuition and student services charges for N2N Curriculum Courses*

Availability: Limited by available funds (Available funds vary by location)

Verification Requirements:

  • Submission of official high school transcripts
  • Submission of application and parental consent form for applicants under the age of 18
  • Review and approval by the Chamberlain Admission Committee

Eligibility:

  • Limited to seniors from high schools recognized by Chamberlain
  • Minimum high school CGPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

Scholarship amounts may vary by campus location. For complete details, visit chamberlain.edu/n2n.

High School Seniors
Limited Funds


Ohio Future Nurses Grant

A grant for new pre-licensure BSN students who would like to attend our Columbus or Cleveland campuses for the September 2022 session.

$1,000 per session for the first 5 sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) 

Availability: Limited by location and available funds. Grant is currently being evaluated for new students starting in the September 2022 session

Initial Eligibility:

  • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program at the Columbus or Cleveland campus and begin enrollment in the September 2022 session 
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hours per session
  • Display financial need with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Award:

  • Accepted students receive $1,000 per session for the first five sessions of enrollment (up to $5,000) awarded in week 3 of the session.

Continuing Eligibility:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credit hour per session 
  • Must complete the eligible 5 sessions within 12 months
  • Students eligible for multiple institutional aid programs (e.g., a group-specific tuition rate and grant/scholarship) will have the benefit that is in the students’ best financial interest applied, unless otherwise noted.

Deadline:
Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Evaluated Each Session
$1,000 per session (up to $5,000)


Phoenix Transfer Scholarship

A scholarship for new students previously enrolled in Aspen University’s Arizona campuses pre-licensure BSN program.

$1,000 - $2,000 per session for the first six sessions of enrollment
(Up to $6,000/$12,000)

Availability: Limited to the March, May and July 2022 session starts. Grant is currently being evaluated for new students starting in the September 2022 session

Initial Eligibility:

  • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program at the Phoenix campus and begin enrollment in the March, May or July 2022 sessions
  • Must have official transcripts on file by week 3 of class 
  • Enrollment at Aspen University in Arizona between February 2021 – February 2022  
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Award:

  • Up to 35 transfer credits receives $2,000 per session for first six sessions of enrollment (up to $12,000)*
  • 36 or more transfer credits receives $1,000 per session  for the first six session of enrollment(up to $6,000)*
    • * Institutional aid in excess of each semester’s tuition will not be awarded.  

Continuing Eligibility:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll in at least 5 credits per session 
  • Must complete the eligible six sessions within 18 months
  • Students eligible for multiple institutional aid programs (e.g., a group-specific tuition rate and grant/scholarship) will have the benefit that is in the students’ best financial interest applied, unless otherwise noted.

Deadline: Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

 

Limited Funds
$1,000 - $2,000 per session for the first six sessions


DAISY Honoree Scholarship

A scholarship for Registered Nurses who have won The DAISY Award, The DAISY Team Award, The DAISY Nurse Leader Award, The DAISY in Training Award or The DAISY Faculty Award through The DAISY Foundation.

15% Savings on Tuition or 5% Savings on Tuition if applied in conjunction with an IEP tuition-reduction, alumni discount, military benefits or post-licensure graduate grant/scholarship for a total tuition savings up to 35% on Chamberlain’s post-licensure programs.

Availability: Scholarship availability will be evaluated each session

Verification Requirements:

  • Copy of The DAISY Award Certificate or
  • Verification from The DAISY Foundation

Eligibility:

  • Recipient of The DAISY Award through their employer or school and The DAISY Foundation
  • Enrollment in a Chamberlain post-licensure program

Deadline:
Two weeks prior to session start.

Evaluated Each Session
5-15% tuition savings


Clinical Educator Scholarship

A scholarship for Registered Nurses with clinical experience looking to become educators in a hospital or school setting.

$580 per semester
(up to $3,480)

Availability: Limited by available funds (Available funds vary by location)

Verification Requirements:

  • Completed the Employment Verification Form signed by the candidate’s employer at an eligible institution

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale in original nursing program
  • Minimum of three credit hours per semester
  • Licensed registered nurse
  • Five or more years' experience working in a clinical or hospital setting
  • Commitment to Chamberlain's Master of Science in Nursing - Educator Specialty Track
  • Application and acceptance into the Chamberlain Master of Science in Nursing degree program
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Continued Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum of three credit hours per semester

Deadline: Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Limited Funds
$580 per semester


Become Extraordinary Grant

Receive up to 10% in tuition savings, while funds are still available

Availability: Limited by available funds

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must not qualify for any other tuition reduction, special rate or scholarship
  • Must enroll in coursework for Chamberlain’s MSN or DNP Degree Program with at least three credit hours per semester
  • Applicants must not yet have attended Chamberlain
  • Must enroll in the MSN or DNP program before funds are depleted

Grant is valued at 10 percent savings on tuition per session and will not apply toward books, fees, transportation, living expenses and any other expenses. Cannot be used in conjunction with other Chamberlain-offered scholarships, grants and group-specific tuition rates.

Limited Funds
10% tuition savings


Leading the Way Social Work Grant

The updated Leading the Way Social Work Grant now provides eligible students** with a 30% tuition savings (up to $12,510) on MSW coursework at Chamberlain University for the duration of their enrollment.

Register now to start Chamberlain’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program for the January 2022 session and receive additional tuition savings. The updated Leading the Way Social Work Grant now provides eligible students** with a 30% tuition savings (up to $12,510) on MSW coursework at Chamberlain University for the duration of their enrollment.

**The grant availability for new students will be evaluated each session.

Eligibility:

  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum 2.5 CGPA on a 4.0 scale (Traditional Option) or 3.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale (Advanced Standing Option)
  • Enrollment in Social Work coursework at Chamberlain  
  • Minimum enrollment of one credit hour per semester  
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award  

Continued Eligibility: 

  • Minimum enrollment of one credit hour per semester 

Deadline:

  • Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Continued Eligibility
30% tuition savings


Healthy Communities Grant  - MPH

The Healthy Communities Grant provides eligible students with a 50% savings in tuition pricing on up to the first four credits taken, for a total of up to $1,100, on MPH coursework at Chamberlain University. 
Register now* to start Chamberlain’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program for the January 2022 session and receive additional tuition savings. 
*The grant availability for new students will be evaluated each session. 

Eligibility:

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Enrollment in one of the specified courses during the first session 
  • Minimum enrollment of three credit hours per semester
  • Continuing and non-matriculating students are not eligible for this award

Continued Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in MPH coursework including Public Health MPH-598: MPH Student Success & Self-Care and MPH-500: Introduction to Public Health Systems, Organizations & Practice or MPH-505: Public Health Communication & Behavioral Health Theories
  • Specified courses must be taken in the January 2022 and March 2022 sessions (if necessary).
  • Grant is not transferrable to other courses beyond MPH-598 and MPH-500 or MPH-505
  • Grant payments will be made once per course, even if the student withdraws or fails the course. Students will not receive the grant if retaking a course.

Deadline: Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Continued Eligibility: $275/credit


Working Parent Grant – MSN

A grant for registered nurses with dependent children who are looking to pursue their Master of Science in Nursing degree in an indirect care specialty track (Accelerated MSN , Accelerated RN-MSN, Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy, Informatics, or Population Health)

15% Savings in Tuition Pricing
(up to $3,480)

Availability: Grant availability will be evaluated each session

Verification Requirements:

  • Completed the Employment Verification Form

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale in original nursing program
  • Licensed registered nurse
  • Currently working as a registered nurse
  • Ability to claim dependent children on their taxes per IRS guidelines
  • Application, acceptance and commitment into the Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy, or Informatics Tracks of Chamberlain's Master of Science in Nursing degree program
  • Minimum of three credit hours per semester
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

Continued Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum of three credit hours per semester

Deadline: Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

Continued Eligibility
15% tuition savings


Where can I find external scholarships?

Scholarships can be found from an array of sources: employers, private organizations, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, or even professional and social organizations. An external scholarship does not have to be related to the program you are studying. For example, as a nursing student, you could be eligible for more than just a nursing scholarship. Have a hobby or additional skill set? There may be a scholarship for it. Keep that in mind while doing your search.

For your convenience, we have listed some scholarship search engines to help get you started: 

Note: The above lists are provided to you as a reference tool and do not offer a complete overview of scholarships available. They should not be construed as an endorsement by Chamberlain University of any of the organizations listed.

How do I prepare for my scholarship search?

The process of searching and applying for scholarships can be extensive. Give yourself plenty of time to complete an application, essays and letters of recommendation. Here are some quick tips on the scholarship process:

Prepare Documents

  • Read the directions of each scholarship carefully and revisit them when getting ready to submit.
  • Consider creating a second, more professional email address just for scholarships and job applications. 
  • Beware of scholarship scams. Avoid scholarships with these types of phrases:
    • “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
    • “The scholarship will cost some money.”
    • “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
    • “We’ll do all the work.”

For more information about potential scholarship scams, visit finaid.org/scholarships/scams.

Contact References

  • Identify and reach out to those you’re looking to use for references and letters of recommendations, or to review your scholarship essays.

Prepare Essay

  • Write a generic essay and then look to customize per scholarship.
  • Generally, essays should have an introduction, one to three paragraphs regarding the topic and a conclusion.
  • Find someone to proofread your application and essays before submitting. 

Track Deadlines 

  • Start a journal or spreadsheet, listing all of the scholarships you are interested in applying to and breaking down each application process and deadline. Many scholarships require registering online, so having a journal will help you stay organized with passwords and sites.

Learn More About Other Financial Aid Options

Chamberlain is committed to providing quality and accessible healthcare and nursing education, our team is with you every step of the way. Explore federal and state aid, work study, or alumni savings.