DNP Scholarships

For information regarding scholarships for Nurse Anesthesia students, visit the Nurse Anesthesia webpage.

DUSON DNP Merit Scholarship

Deadline for new Spring 2020 applicants: July 31, 2019

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 two scholarships for new Post-Master's DNP students (one to a new fall 2019 student and one to a new spring 2020 student). Scholarships 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. 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. DNP– Fall 2019).

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. 

DUSON Need-based Scholarship

Eligible newly admitted Post-Master’s DNP degree students who complete the requirements below are considered for need-based scholarship funding.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

    • School Code: DUSON School Code 002920

    • Complete 2017 tax information using IRS Data Retrieval

  2. DUSON Graduate Financial Aid Application.

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 prior to the admissions deposit deadline.

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