Scholarships and Grants
The financial aid office is able to provide over 98% of its students with the proper amount of financial aid to cover the cost of tuition, fees and living expenses.
Additionally, there are specific scholarships for underrepresented students in nursing.
- US Department of Health and Human Services, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students - www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/disadvantaged.html
- Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation - http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Applications.html
- African American - www.uncf.org, www.naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2
- Asian American - www.uspaacc.com
- Latina/o - www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships_EN.asp?SnID=1665663926, www.hsf.net, www.latinocollegedollars.org, www.scholarships.hispanicfund.org
- Native American - www.collegefund.org, www.ihs.gov
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) - www.thepointfoundation.org
Other External Funding Opportunities:
- U.S. Department of Education
- Kellogg Foundation Grants
- Lumina Foundation Grants
- Motorola Community Grants
- Andrew Mellon Foundation Diversity Support
- Ford Foundation Diversity Grants
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Program Specific Funding Opportunities:
Samuel Merritt University is pleased to announce the 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship for Incoming summer 2013 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Students in the Oakland campus.
Five scholarship awards in the amount of $10,000.00 each are available to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds applying to the ABSN program for summer 2013 in the Oakland campus. Preference will be given to Latino/Hispanic, Black/African American, and male students, but all students are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the NCIN scholarship is to diversify the nursing workforce by supporting nursing students in accelerated programs. Recipients must be willing to participate in mentoring, leadership activities and monthly meetings while enrolled in the ABSN program.