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The Nursing Department is proud to offer the following internal (Temple University-sponsored) and external scholarships:

Internal Nursing Scholarships

Scholarship Committee Chairs:

  • Undergraduate: Patricia DiGiacomo
  • Graduate: LaKeetra Josey

Scholarship Administrator: Natasha de Luna

Carpenter Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The fund may be awarded to graduate student(s) in the College of Public Health's Department of Nursing with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1963 Nursing Endowed Award Fund in Honor of Florence Brown

Established in 2008 by Eva Whitsel Pierce, CHP ’63, to provide awards for students enrolled in the BSN Accelerated Nursing program who have financial need, have demonstrated a personal determination and dedication to the profession, and have been actively involved in volunteer activities.

G. Morton Illman Trust Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2016, for the Nurses Alumni Association, to provide financial assistance to nurses or graduates of Temple University's College of Public Health's Department of Nursing.

Helen M. Ettinger Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010. The fund may be awarded to student(s) in the College of Public Health's Department of Nursing with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Independence Foundation Scholarships

Funds may be awarded to student(s) in the College of Public Health's Department of Nursing who have demonstrated academic achievement with a preference given to students with financial need.

J. Russell Fawley Scholarships

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.

Learn more about Fawley Scholarships here.

Mary Baltz Rehfuss Nursing Award Fund

Established through a bequest to provide an award in memory of Mary Baltz Rehfuss, CHPSW ’10, to a senior student in nursing who shows the highest achievement in nursing practice.

Nan Angevine Apfelbaum Scholarship in Nursing

Established in 2012 through a bequest from Nan Angevine Apfelbaum, CHP ’60, to provide scholarships for students majoring in nursing who have financial need, with first preference for students who are graduates of a high school in the Philadelphia School District, and second preference to students who are graduates of a high school in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Nurses Alumni Association of Temple University Scholarship Fund

Established in 2003 by the Nurses Alumni Association of Temple University to provide scholarships for registered nurses enrolled in the Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Nursing program who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to a career in nursing.

Temma M. Herman and Lisa Herman Peskoe Memorial Fund

Established in 1996 by the family and friends of Lisa Herman Peskoe and Temma M. Herman to provide scholarships for incoming students enrolled in the Department of Nursing who demonstrate financial need and exhibit scholastic achievement.

TU Woman's Club Scholarship Fund

Established in 1980 by the Temple University Women’s Club to provide scholarships to Temple University School of Dental Hygiene students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. The fund has provided scholarships for nursing students since the School of Dental Hygiene was eliminated in 1988.

External Nursing Scholarships

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, the foundation of the PA State Nurses Association, offers the Pauline Thompson Educational Scholarship which provides $1000 for students in RN-BSN programs. To learn more about this opportunity and download the application, go the PA State Nurses Association web-site.  Once on the Foundation page, click on the Nursing Education Scholarship application.

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania grants scholarships annually to Pennsylvania residents who are studying nursing at the basic or advanced level and intend to practice in the state. Regardless of the type of nursing program, all candidates accepted into or presently enrolled in accredited nursing programs in Pennsylvania may apply. To learn more about the scholarship opportunities and download an application visit their web-site.

Futures in Nursing

A comprehensive listing of nursing scholarships and financial aid opportunities can be found at the Discover Nursing web-site.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International provides a comprehensive listing of nursing scholarships available through organizations and nursing schools. Visit their web-site to learn more.

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CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.


Graduate Nursing Edu 

Graduate Nursing Edu was designed to be a free, full-access, and fully objective resource for aspiring clinical nurse specialists. In result, we are a collaborative effort between RNs who expressed the need for a resource on graduate degree and certification options, and a group of seasoned APRNs. The Future of Healthcare Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship is our newest student funding initiative for 2019 and beyond with an annual award of $1,000.

Note: Students are encouraged to pursue funding sources outside the University, including professional associations. Many sources can be found on the Internet.