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DUSON Merit Scholarships

Prospective students applying to enter the Duke University School of Nursing in a degree-seeking program who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. The School will award seven scholarships for new students beginning the program in the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semesters. Scholarships will cover approximately 50% of required tuition, with specific award information communicated to recipients upon selection. Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be eligible for consideration.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to provide tuition assistance to outstanding individuals who demonstrate academic achievement, creativity and innovation, exceptional communication skills, and the potential for significant leadership in their professional endeavors. In a narrative (500 words or less, 12 point font, double-spaced), please describe how you meet these criteria and have had a significant and beneficial effect on others. Email your scholarship essay to the DUSON Financial Aid Office. Please include the degree program to which you are applying and the semester you will begin the program (i.e. MSN – Fall 2017).

Students who receive a Duke University School of Nursing Merit Scholarship are expected to remain in good academic standing throughout their program of study and, in collaboration with their Program Director, to contribute to the School in substantive ways. 

Application Deadlines

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Spring 2018: June 16

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, including Post-Bachelor's DNP) Spring 2018: August 7

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master's DNP) Spring 2018: August 21

NOTE: BSN-DNP students should apply as a Master's student.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.