MSN Scholarships

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:

  • Fall 2020 - December 1

  • Spring 2021 - May 1

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 two scholarships for new Master's students (one to a new fall 2020 student and one to a new spring 2021 student). 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 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.

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 Master’s 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.

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.

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 2019-20 academic year

No separate application is required for this scholarship.

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.

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