To apply for federal loans and the DUSON need-based scholarship, complete the following applications after you have submitted your admission application.
Priority Deadline: July 15, 2020
Financial Aid Notification
Financial aid notifications for newly admitted students will be emailed within two weeks of acceptance. DUSON need-based scholarship is included in the financial aid notification if eligible. Merit scholarship decisions are emailed through the admissions system prior to the admissions deposit deadline.
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:
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 Master’s degree program who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. The School will award one scholarship to a new Master's student beginning the program in spring 2021. The scholarships will cover $36,000 of required tuition ($6,000/semester for six 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 an outstanding individual who demonstrates academic achievement, creativity and innovation, exceptional communication skills, and the potential for significant leadership in 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 Master’s 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 $8,400 toward tuition ($1,400/semester for six semesters).
NC Community College Faculty Scholarship
Newly enrolled Master’s in Nursing Education students who are faculty at a North Carolina community college are eligible to receive the NC Community College Faculty Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by the Duke University School of Nursing, covers 15 percent of the tuition for the MSN-Nursing Education specialty program. Scholarships will be awarded to new students who meet the eligibility requirements.
Must be a faculty member at a North Carolina community college
Must be accepted into the MSN-Nursing Education specialty program
Must begin the program in the 2020-21 academic year
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