BSN Scholarship Process

BSN students* wishing to receive School of Nursing scholarships will complete one application for all eligible School of Nursing scholarships.

Students do not apply individually for specific School of Nursing scholarships. The scholarship selection committee reviews each student's application and FAFSA information. Based on information provided and the scholarship criteria, the committee awards specific scholarships to students. Unfortunately, not all students who apply will receive a School of Nursing scholarship. It is strongly encouraged that students seek additional funding through external scholarships.  

*BSN students eligible to apply for School of Nursing scholarships are those who are new transfer students and those who are continuing on in the BSN program. BSN students who were admitted as freshmen in fall 2019, fall 2020, and fall 2021 will not complete this application. Available scholarships for those cohorts were awarded at the time of admissions only.

Scholarship Process

For new BSN first-year students (starting fall 2020):

You will be awarded four-year scholarships during the admissions process to the University of Minnesota. Awards will be communicated through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

For new, incoming transfer BSN students:

  1. Complete FAFSA by February 1.
  2. Complete all necessary transfer forms and processes and pay School of Nursing enrollment deposit.
  3. Submit scholarship application by June 4 at 11:00pm CST.

For UM Rochester Early Assurance students:

  1. Complete FAFSA by February 1.
  2. Complete spring semester of first year. If all the guarantee requirements are met, students will receive an email regarding next steps to confirm enrollment in the BSN program.
  3. Complete all necessary transfer forms and processes and pay School of Nursing enrollment deposit by May 28. All must be complete in order for scholarship consideration.
  4. Submit scholarship application by June 4 at 11:00pm CST.

For current/continuing BSN students:

  1. Complete FAFSA by February 1.
  2. Submit scholarship application by June 4 at 11:00pm CST.