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


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:
    (Due to COVID-19 and campus closures, Chamberlain University will suspend HESI A2, SAT and ACT scores from the initial eligibility requirements on the Next Generation Scholarship until further notice.)
    • 80 in the Chamberlain HESI 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 April 19th, 2021. 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 May 2021 session will be due by April 19th, 2021. Winners will be notified before the start of the May 2021 session.

Limited Funds
$2,500 per semester


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 HESI A2 
    (Due to COVID-19 and campus closures, Chamberlain University will suspend HESI A2 scores from the initial eligibility requirements on the Continuing Education Scholarship until further notice.)
  • 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.

Limited Funds
$2,500 per semester


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
    (Due to COVID-19 and campus closures, Chamberlain University will replace HESI A2 scores with a minimum 3.2 GPA for initial eligibility requirement for the Opportunity Scholarship until further notice.)
  • 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


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 HESI A2 
    (Due to COVID-19 and campus closures, Chamberlain University will suspend HESI A2 scores from the initial eligibility requirements for the Horizon Scholarship until further notice.)
  • 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.

$2,500 per semester
Limited Funds


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 HESI A2 
    (Due to COVID-19 and campus closures, Chamberlain University will suspend HESI A2 scores from the initial eligibility requirements for the Bridge Scholarship until further notice.)
  • 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.

$2,500 per semester
Limited Funds


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


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 July 2021 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


Pioneer Grant - MPH

The Pioneer Grant provides eligible students with a 30% savings in tuition pricing, up to $7,095, on MPH coursework at Chamberlain University for the duration of enrollment.

Register now* to start Chamberlain’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program for the July 2021 session and receive additional tuition savings. The Pioneer Grant provides eligible students with a 30% savings in tuition pricing, up to $7,095, on MPH 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
  • 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.

Continued Eligibility
30% tuition savings


Working Parent Grant – MSN

The Pioneer Grant provides eligible students with a 30% savings in tuition pricing, up to $7,095, on MPH coursework at Chamberlain University for the duration of enrollment.

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 nursing education, our team is with you every step of the way. Explore federal and state aid, work study, or alumni savings.