Spring 2021 Applicant

To apply for federal loans and the DUSON need-based scholarship, complete the following applications after you have submitted your admission application. Priority Deadline: August 10, 2020

Financial Aid Offer Notification

For students who complete all financial aid applications prior to the priority deadline, financial aid offer notifications for newly admitted students will be emailed within two weeks of acceptance. Students who complete all applications after the priority deadline will receive a financial aid offer notification within two weeks of completing the financial aid applications. DUSON Need-based Scholarship is included in the financial aid offer notification if eligible. Merit Scholarship decisions are emailed through the admissions system prior to the admissions deposit deadline. NOTE: once you accept the offer to attend with the admissions office and pay your deposit, we send all official correspondence, including financial aid offer notification, to your Duke email address.

Select the link below to learn about scholarship opportunities:

DUSON Merit Scholarship

Students must apply for the Merit scholarship through the Admissions application prior to the priority admissions deadlines:

  • Spring 2021-May 1, 2020

Late applications will not be considered. Essays must be submitted by the deadline and prior to being admitted to the program.

Prospective students applying to enter the Duke University School of Nursing for the first time in a Post-Master’s DNP degree program who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. The School will award one scholarship to a new Post-Master's DNP student beginning the program in spring 2021. The scholarship will cover $29,000 of required tuition ($5,800/semester for five semesters). 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. Upload your essay in pdf  format as part of your admissions application.

The merit scholarship recipient is expected to remain in good academic standing throughout the program of study and, in collaboration with the Program Director, to contribute to the School in substantive ways.

DUSON Need-based Scholarship

Eligible newly admitted Post-Master’s DNP degree students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and DUSON Graduate Financial Aid Application are considered for need-based scholarship funding. Need-based scholarships cover $7,000 toward tuition ($1,400/semester for five semesters).


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