Facebook Pixel Nursing Scholarships | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content


WKU Scholarships

Beginning March 12, 2018: All requests for WKU based scholarships will need to be submitted via the form at https://app.wku.edu/scholarship-recommendation/ and you must be a WKU student to access the form. You will receive confirmation by email that the form was received by the Student Financial Assistance department. 

Several small scholarships and a few larger ones are available for nursing students through the College Heights Foundation; students who wish to be considered for these scholarships must apply using the TOPDollar Website.  Use of the TOPDollar website allows students to fill out one application form apply for all WKU scholarships for which you are eligible. Information such as your major and your WKU GPA will be automatically added to the form.  There are deadlines for many of the scholarships; so in general, you should apply as early as possible.  Students will be reminded via email to update their information annually.  However, students should update more frequently If circumstances alter or change eligibility for additional scholarships.

ASN Students

In order to be considered for one of these awards or scholarships (John E. and Betty A. Capito Scholarship,  Frank and Edna Todd Memorial Associate of Science in Nursing Scholarship), please submit the completed application to:  Kacy Harris.  The Spring 2022 deadline for submission will be March 1, 2022.

Hospital Based Scholarships

There are also some scholarships for nursing students available from local hospitals. The hospital is responsible for selecting the students for these awards, and the process varies from hospital to hospital. Most of these require a work commitment from the student after graduation, so if you know you want to work for a specific hospital, please check with that facility to see if any scholarships are available.

ROTC Scholarship

100% tuition and fee scholarships available for those students interested in serving as an Officer in the United States Army Nursing Corps. Upon completion of your BSN and ROTC, full time (Active Duty) or part-time (1 weekend per month) options are available.  Contact Mr. Brandon Smith for more information, and to see if you qualify, at 270-745-6054 or army.rotc@wku.edu.

Air Force DNP Scholarship

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) offers a way for student to focus solely on school and complete school with no debt. The Air Force will pay full tuition to include most fees associated with your classes. Also, you will receive a monthly Stipend of $2,229.30 throughout your time in school. This amount will increase yearly.  The Air Force has scholarships available from students with a few semesters left to students who just started. Upon completion of your degree you are awarded a job in the Air Force as a Nurse Practitioner in your specialty for 3 years. After 3 years you have the ability to commit to stay longer or return to the civilian community. Please contact TSgt Jacob Valladares at jacob.valladares@us.af.mil  615-885-9781 or https://www.airforce.com/careers/specialty-careers/healthcare/overview for additional information.

Navy Nurse Candidate Program

With the Navy Nurse Candidate Program you can concentrate on becoming the best nurse possible and look forward to a great career as a Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Navy!  You can earn up to $34,000 while in school and have guaranteed employment as a U.S. Navy Nurse upon graduation, NCLEX, and state licensure. Additional information can be found by clicking this link.  Applications are due July 1 and can be obtained by emailing joshua.b.swindle@navy.mil

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarship

DoctorofNursingPracticeDNP.org announces a new scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship is offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields, more specifically in the DNP field. The Pursuit of Excellence in Nursing Scholarship has a grand prize of $1,000. The Pursuit of Excellence in Nursing Scholarship essay submission window is now open! You can find more information about the scholarship here: https://www.doctorofnursingpracticednp.org/scholarship/




Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 8/27/21