Scholarships & Grants

Undergraduate, Graduate and External Resources

New RN Grant

A grant program for new students pursuing the RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option and who have recently received their RN license within the last five years.

10% Savings on Tuition
(Up to $2,655)

Availability: Grant availability will be evaluated each session

Verification Requirements:

  • ADN graduation date or Original date of RN license must be within five years of acceptance into the RN to BSN Option

Initial Eligibility:

  • Application, acceptance and commitment into the RN to BSN option
  • Not already participating in an Institutional Education Program partner agreement
  • Minimum three credit hours per semester
  • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Deadline:

    • Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

    Working Parent Grant – RN to BSN

    A grant for registered nurses with dependent children who are looking to pursue their BSN.

    10% Savings on Tuition
    (Up to $2,655)

    Availability: Grant availability will be evaluated each session

    Verification Requirements:

    • Completed the Employment Verification Form

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Minimum 2.0 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
    • Not already participating in an Institutional Education Program partner agreement
    • Application, acceptance and commitment into the Chamberlain RN to BSN degree completion option
    • Minimum of three credit hours per semester
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continued Eligibility:

    • Minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum of three credit hours per semester

    Deadline: Speak with your student support advisor.


    Next Generation Scholarship

    A merit based scholarship providing tuition assistance for recent high school graduates who have shown exceptional academic performance.

    $2,500 per semester
    (Up to $22,500)

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

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Acceptance into a Chamberlain University pre-licensure program
    • Graduated high school in the last 24 months
    • Minimum high school CGPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
    • Meet or exceed at least one of the following minimum scores:
      • 80 on the Chamberlain Admissions Assessment (A2)
      • 24 on the ACT (composite score)
      • 1100 on the SAT (critical reading and mathematical reasoning sections)
    • Minimum 9 credit hours per semester enrollment
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Written Essay Portion:

    • If you meet the initial eligibility requirements, a written essay will be due by November 27th, 2019. Please speak with your admissions representative or student support advisor to receive the written essay portion of the scholarship.

    Continued Eligibility

    • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
      • Exceptions subject to Campus President approval
    • Minimum of 9 credit hours per 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: Written essays for the January 2020 session will be due by November 27th, 2019. Winners will be notified before the start of the January 2020 session.


    Continuing Education Scholarship – BSN

    A merit-based scholarship providing tuition assistance for new students who have completed a bachelor's degree in another field at a regionally accredited college or university

    $2,500 per semester
    (Up to $22,500)

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

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or from a non-US institution that is equivalent to a regionally accredited institution in the US
    • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program
    • Meet or exceed a score of 75 on the A2 (composite score)
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all prior institutions
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continuing Eligibility:

    • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum enrollment of two credit hours per semester

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


    Certified First Responder Scholarship

    A merit based scholarship providing tuition assistance to certified or licensed first responders (EMT, Paramedic, Fire Fighter, etc.) looking to pursue a pre-licensure BSN degree at Chamberlain.

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

    Availability: Limited by available funds at the following campuses:

    • Addison
    • Chicago
    • Indianapolis

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Application, acceptance and commitment into a Chamberlain University pre-licensure program
    • Must have obtained one of the following:
      • Certification from a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMTS)
      • Certification or Licensure as an EMT or Paramedic
    • Meet or exceed a score of 80 on the Chamberlain Admission Assessment (A2)
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum 9 credit hours per semester enrollment
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continuing Eligibility:

    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum of 9 credit hours per 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: Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.


    Chamberlain Opportunity Scholarship

    A merit 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 (composite score)
    • 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


    Horizon Scholarship

    A need-based scholarship providing tuition assistance for new students who have shown exceptional need.

    $2,500 per semester
    (Up to $22,500)

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

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program
    • Meet or exceed a score of 75 on the A2 (composite score)
    • FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from all prior institutions
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continuing Eligibility:

    • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum enrollment of two credit hours per semester

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


    Bridge Scholarship

    A merit-based scholarship for new students previously enrolled in a CCNE- or ACEN- accredited baccalaureate nursing program at another institution.

    $2,500 per semester
    (Up to $22,500)

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

    Initial Eligibility:

    • Acceptance into a Chamberlain pre-licensure program
    • Meet or exceed a score of 75 on the A2 (composite score)
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale from all prior institutions
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continuing Eligibility:

    • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum enrollment of two credit hours per semester

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


    Navigate to Nursing (N2N) Scholarship Program

    A merit based scholarship providing tuition assistance and expenses* 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.

    Up to $8,775 in assistance towards tuition and expenses*

    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. For complete details, visit chamberlain.edu/n2n.


    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

    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.

    Become Extraordinary Grant – RN to BSN

    Receive up to 10% in tuition savings

    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 RN to BSN Degree Completion Option with at least three credit hours per semester
    • Applicants must not yet have attended Chamberlain
    • Must enroll in the RN to BSN Degree Completion option 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.

    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 in Tuition Pricing

    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.

    Leading the Way Social Work Grant

    A grant for students pursuing a career in a Social Work related field.

    30% tuition savings for coursework taken through the May 2020 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 three credit hours per semester  
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award  

    Continued Eligibility: 

    • Minimum enrollment of three credit hours per semester 

    Deadline:

    • Speak with your student support advisor for deadline details.

    Pioneer Grant - MPH

    A grant for students pursuing a career in a Public Health related field

    30% Savings in Tuition Pricing
    (up to $6,930)

    Availability: Grant availability will be evaluated each session

    Eligibility:

    • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field
    • Enrollment in Public Health coursework at Chamberlain
    • Minimum enrollment of three credit hours per semester
    • Continuing students are not eligible for this award

    Continued Eligibility:

    • Minimum enrollment of three credit hours per semester

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


    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.


    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.

    External Scholarships

    Campus RN Scholarships

    Choose your state below to learn more about the CampusRN Scholarship Fund and how to apply for the $2,500 regional scholarship.

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