Scholarships available through Oklahoma City University

Most Kramer School of Nursing and Oklahoma City University scholarships are awarded without students having to submit applications. Exceptions are noted below.

Financial Support From External Sources

OCU is not responsible for the accuracy of the following information. Please contact the organization offering the scholarship.

  • General federal aid and grant information, offers a searchable database of nearly 10,000 nursing specific and general scholarships 
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Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
Educational Grants for Women from Developing Countries

  • GPA 3.5
  • Must not be a US or Canadian citizen, or a permanent US resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant
  • Must be a resident of a country from the MMMF Country Eligibility List
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited US or Canadian institution
  • Must intend to return to her home country (or another developing country) within two years of receiving grant

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large

  • Scholarship for pursuit of Master's of Nursing or a related Doctoral degree
  • Three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually
  • Must be an active member of Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large
  • Must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program

NIH Undergraduate Scholarships for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

  • GPA 3.5
  • Disadvantaged background
  • Full-time student
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or qualified non-citizen

Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps

4350 Ease-West Highway, 10th Floor
Rockville MD 20857
(800) 221-9393

  • Participants must agree to work full time for 2 years in a community with significant nursing shortage

American Association for Men in Nursing

  • Male nurses seeking pre-RN licensure or graduate degree in nursing

American School Health Association Scholarships

  • Annual awards for specialization in School Nursing and School Health Education
  • Student Research Grants

Emergency Nurses Association

  • Scholarships & research support

Federal Grants Programs

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) (93.264)

  • Program offered by Health Resources & Services Administration, Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Public Health Service Scholarship & Loan Repayments

C/O Bureau of Primary Health Care
Division of Scholarships & Loan Repayments
4350 East-West Highway, 10th Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 435-6464

  • Provides several options for loan repayment for nurses
  • Access web site; link to Scholarship. Loan & Loan Repayment for various options

Gerontological Society of America

  • Graduate degree in gerontology assistance

MinorityNurse.Com Scholarships

  • List of scholarship opportunities from a variety of sources

Department of Health & Human Services

  • List of opportunities presented by the US Department of Health and Human Services through Recovery Act funding

Nurse Faculty Loan Program Fact Sheet

  • See website for more information

Physician Manpower Training Commission 

  • Open to legal residents of Oklahoma
  • Requires work obligation following completion of degree

National Society: Daughters of the American Revolution

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Sponsored by a local DAR chapter

National Student Nurses Association Foundation Scholarship

  • Undergraduate scholarship

Oncology Nursing Society

  • BSN, MSN, and PhD scholarships

Resources for Nurses and Families

  • Grant information

Scholarships, Fellowships, & Postdoctoral Awards in Medical Field

  • Available for many health disciplines

Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization

P.O. Box 22045
Seattle, WA. 98122

  • African-American
  • Active in organization for one year
  • Junior with GPA 3.0

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Orange County Chapter
Maria Rivera Klein
600 W. La Vereda Dr.
La Habra, CA 90631

  • Demonstrate potential for professional contributions to nursing
  • Serve as positive role models for Hispanic nursing students.
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident

National Association of Orthopedic Nurses

Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
(609) 256-2310

  • Bachelor & Graduate
  • RNs practicing in orthopedic setting
  • Application 9/15

National Association of School Nurses

P.O. Box 1300
Scarborough, ME 04074

  • School nurse
  • Member of NASN

National Black Nurses’ Association

P.O. Box 1823
Washington, D.C. 10001
(202) 393-6870

  • Academic excellence
  • Professional commitment
  • Personal integrity
  • Active involvement in African-American community
  • Demonstration of need
  • Member of NBNA
  • Deadline 4/15

Nurse Educational Funds, Inc.

555 West 57th Street
Suite 1327
New York, NY 10019
(212) 339-1428

  • BSN seeking master’s or doctoral degree
  • US Citizen or declared intention
  • Professional nursing organization membership
  • RN license in one state
  • Previous scholarship
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Application Deadline 3/1

Oncology Nursing Foundation

501 Holiday Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2749

  • RN with interest or commitment to oncology
  • RN enrolled in undergrad NLNAC program
  • Application Deadline 1/15

Tylenol Scholarship Fund

Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation
1505 Riverview Rd.
P.O. Box 88
St. Peter, MN 56082

  • Demonstrated leadership in community & school activities
  • Accredited program

University of New Mexico Hospitals

Valerie Grant, Senior Recruiter
UNM Hospitals
(505) 272-0497

  • Scholarship assistance for nursing & allied health students
  • ADN & BSN
  • Nurse Residency Program

U.S. Public Health-Indian Health Service-National Health Service

12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 962-2817

  • Loan Repayment Program in exchange for employment

Association of Operating Room Nurses

AORN Scholarship Board
2170 S. Parker Road #300
Denver, CO 80231-5711
(303) 755-6300

  • Associate or active members of AORN for one year
  • Pursuing BSN or graduate degree in nursing
  • Enrolled in an NLNAC program
  • Financial need not a criterion for selection


Professional Development Division
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2137

  • Full or associate member of one full year
  • Pursuing BSN or MSN
  • Application Deadline 4/5

AWHONN Oklahoma Section Scholarship or

  • BSN, Master’s, Ph.D.

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program

245 Fifth Ave., Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016-8728

  • Native American
  • Alaskan Natives

Business Professional Women’s Foundation

2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 293-1200

  • Female, 25 years of age or older
  • US citizen
  • Accepted into an accredited program
  • Be graduating within 1-2 years
  • Demonstrate critical need for financial assistance
  • Application available between 11/1-4/1; postmarked by 4/15

Public Health Service, U.S. Dept of Health & Human Resources

Write to:

U.S. Public Health Service Recruitment
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 221-9393

  • BSN & MSN programs
  • Final year of nursing school
  • Service obligation to Public health Service
  • NLNAC program

Department of Defense, United States Navy

Contact Medical Programs Officer at local Navy Recruiting District, or at (800) 327-6289

  • NLNAC accredited BSN program
  • Be in junior or senior year
  • Active duty service obligation

Air Force ROTC

HQ AFROTC Scholarship Actions Section
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6106

  • 1-4 years scholarship $$
  • Commissioned as 2nd Lt.

American Association of Homes for the Aging

Nurse Education Scholarship
901 E. Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20004-2037

  • RN Programs
  • Employed in AAHA facility
  • Work for one year in long-term care nursing after graduation
  • Application Deadline 7/27

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

AAOHN Awards
2920 Brandywine Rd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-4146
(770) 455-7271

  • Occupational nurse seeking BSN, MSN or doctoral degree in nursing
  • NLNAC program

American Holistic Nurses’ Association

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27607

  • Experience in holistic health nursing
  • Accredited program
  • Graduate or undergraduate
  • GPA 3.0
  • Member of AHNA for 6 months

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association

East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
(609) 256-2320

  • BSN & MSN
  • Dedicated to contribution to renal community

ARMY ROTC, Nursing Opportunities

Gold Quest Center
P.O. Box 32790
Warminster, PA 18974-0128 OR
Chief Nurse, U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Command
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-5000
(800) USA-ROTC

  • 2-, 3-, or 4-year scholarships
  • Pursuing BSN
  • NLNAC school

Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship

Health Professional Scholarship Program (143B)
Department of Veteran Affairs
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington DC 20420
(202) 535-7528

  • NLNAC program
  • 2 year full time VA employment service obligation after graduation

Health Careers Foundation

Scholarship/Loan Coordinator
3221 McKelvey Road, Suite 206
Bridgeton, MO 63044-2551
(314) 770-1626

  • Scholarships & Loans

Higher Education Division Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Dept of Interior

1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 3512
Washington, DC 20204
(202) 208-4871

  • American Natives
  • Eskimos, Aleuts

Other Alaskan Natives

Indian Health Scholarship Program

Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite 100
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-6197

  • NLNAC program
  • American Indian
  • Alaska Natives
  • Service obligation with IHS upon graduation

Loyal Order of Moose, Elks, American Legion Scholarships

Write to:

The American Legion Education Program
Box 1055, Indianapolis IN 46206

  • Member or family membership

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543-3008
(609) 921-3534

  • Needy & deserving children of Marines & former Marines
  • Total family gross income under $37,000
  • Application deadline 2/1

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 602
Arlington, VA. 22209
(703) 243-2443

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate

Army Nurse Corps Association

Interested qualified students may obtain additional information by downloading the ANCA Scholarship Program Guidelines and Application from our website ( The direct online link to the document is You may contact us at, use our website “Contact Us”page (Departmental Routing: Scholarships) or write to:

Army Nurse Corps Association
Scholarship Program
PO Box 847
Manhattan, KS 66505-0847

  • Nursing or anesthesia students who plan to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled in a program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Nursing or anesthesia students who have previously served in a component of the US Army.
  • Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing or nurse anesthesia program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Army enlisted soldiers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s), spouse and/or children are or have served in a component of the US Army.

Best Nursing Degree "Back to School" Nursing Scholarship

  • $2,500 each for both current and prospective nurses
  • Deadline for applications is April 15th


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