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Scholarship Information

General EKU Scholarship Information

Visit for comprehensive updated information and resources on all types of scholarships and programs. Learn more about opportunities for in-state and out-of-state freshmen, transfer students, and current students. Students may be eligible for EKU's retention, merit, alumni legacy, diversity and first generation scholarships.
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EKU BookSmart Program Free textbooks for all undergrads starting Fall 2021!

Your contribution to the School of Nursing Baccalaureate & Graduate Nursing Development Fund will help deserving students in need.
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EKU Foundation Scholarships

In addition to general merit scholarship programs, the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation offers EKU Foundation Scholarships. Through the generosity of donors there are a variety of general scholarships--many are specifically designated for EKU nursing students only.  Apply using a single, easy online application to be considered for all possible EKU Foundation scholarships. Letters of recommendation and financial documentation may be required. 

EKU Foundation Scholarships - Departmental/School of Nursing

Generous donors have established scholarships managed by the School of Nursing. These scholarships have a separate application process through the School of Nursing office. Information and an online application will be posted soon.

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Nursing Scholarships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Bluegrass Community Foundation Loren Richards Elder Care Scholarship
Capital Ovarian Cancer Organization C.O.C.O. Jerri Heltzel Robinson Memorial Nursing Scholarship
F.A. Davis Scholarship
Health Resources & Services Administration Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF)
Kentucky Nurses Association/KNF Mildred Metz & Nursing Excellence Scholarships
Kentucky Nurses Association Nightingale Chapter Scholarship
National Black Nurses Association
National CPR Association
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP)
National Hispanic Nurses Association Scholarship Program
Norton Healthcare Scholars Program Tuition Assistance & Loan Forgiveness 
Norton Healthcare Student Nurse Paid Apprenticeship Program (SNAP)
Silent Workers Circle Nursing Scholarship 
Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Financial Aid

Financial aid is assistance to help finance a student's college education. Types of financial aid include: ScholarshipsGrantsLoansWork StudyVeterans Benefits.
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Resources, Programs & Assistance

BookSmart Program Free textbooks for all undergrads 

CCAMPIS Child Care Access Means Parents in School Child Care Grant

Colonel’s Cupboard For students who may be experiencing food insecurity or those in need of toiletry items and clothing. 

Robert R. Martin Student Emergency Loan Fund (S.E.L.F.) A short term emergency loan for up to $150 for students admitted to a CHS major.  Application available in the Health Sciences Learning Resource Center in the Rowlett Building Room 310.

Student Assistance Fund for Eastern (SAFE) Short-term financial assistance for immediate, essential expenses due to an unexpected emergency or crisis situation. Awards do not generally exceed $300.

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