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Scholarships from our Schools

Many scholarships available at KU Medical Center are awarded through the individual schools and academic departments.


Scholarship opportunities in the School of Health Professions provide meaningful support for students in an array of programs. Eligibility requirements and application processes differ for each award, and available scholarships change from year to year. Enrolled students receive details and deadline notifications via email.

Here are just a few examples of School of Health Professions scholarships. Visit the school's website for current scholarship opportunities, and don't forget to explore scholarship information within your specific department or program's website. 

Dean's Scholarship

This merit scholarship goes to full-time students in the School of Health Professions who demonstrate excellence in scholastic accomplishments, professional leadership and commitment to community service.

James P. Cooney Leadership Award

Initiated in 1992, this financial award goes to a student demonstrating outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession, community, program and the School of Health Professions.

Robinson International Studies Award

Students in the School of Health Professions may apply for a scholarship to complete an elective rotation at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, during the summer of their final year.

Explore additional scholarships

Many scholarship opportunities are available for currently enrolled and incoming medical students. For scholarships awarded by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee, you must complete a scholarship application each year, and scholarships are generally non-renewable. Scholarships may be based on financial need and/or merit as well as responses to the questions on the application.

Scholarship opportunities within KU School of Nursing differ depending on your program. Students receive notifications about scholarship opportunities through Blackboard, our digital learning interface, and must complete an application to be considered for KU School of Nursing scholarships.

The following list offers a snapshot of some of the available opportunities for students in our graduate-level nursing programs:

General Graduate Program Scholarships

School of Nursing Endowment scholarships are awarded twice a year, in both the fall and spring semesters. Applicants will have completed at least nine graduate credit hours and must be enrolled in at least five credit hours in the award semester. Scholarships may be awarded based on a variety of factors, including donor-directed criteria, merit or merit paired with financial need.

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholarship Program

The Jonas Scholars Program supports the development of new nursing faculty by preparing nurses with research-focused doctoral degrees. Scholars are funded with support from the Jonas Center and matching support from the KU School of Nursing. Jonas Scholars receive $20,000, distributed over two years, for tuition and other academic costs. Applicants must be pursuing full-time study and have approximately two years remaining in the Ph.D. program.

Zimmerman Ph.D. Nursing Student Scholarship

This 2-year scholarship is awarded to a Ph.D. nursing student pursuing full-time Ph.D. education. The award includes full-time tuition and fees remission, living expense stipend, and graduate teaching/research associate opportunities. When applicable, the Zimmerman scholarship committee selects recipients based upon applicants' student-faculty research mentor match, personal statement, recommendation letters, and graduate GPA.

Please contact the School of Nursing at 913-588-1619 or

Student Financial Aid

University of Kansas Medical Center
Student Financial Aid Office
Mailstop 4005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kan. 66160

Location: G035 Dykes Library
: 913-588-5170
Fax: 913-588-8841