Thanks to the generosity of the late J. Russell Fawley, since 2007 the Department of Nursing has awarded scholarships to students through the J. Russell Fawley endowment and trust. Students receiving Fawley funding are required to be permanent residents of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, be enrolled full-time in one of Temple’s nursing programs, demonstrate high academic achievement, and meet financial need requirements.

The scholarships include tuition and program-related costs such as course fees, books, and uniforms. Room and board is not included. Scholarship renewal automatically occurs every semester following confirmation of required GPA.

Available Scholarships


Eight (8) four-year scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students who plan to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This funding is designed to encourage students with a history of high academic achievement to make Temple their first choice for nursing education.


Five scholarships are awarded to students newly entering the post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Preference is given to those students applying to the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Concentration within the Post-Baccalaureate DNP. This funding supports academic success and timely completion of this advanced nursing practice degree.