For BSN Applicants

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Undergraduate Student Scholarship/Financial Aid Process:

STEP 1: Read the general information below about Scholarships and Financial Aid for BSN students.
STEP 2: Contact the University Office of Scholarship and Student Aid at (919) 962-8396 or visit the web site for more information.
STEP 3: Visit the Department of Education’s Student Guide web page and complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
STEP 4: Pursue funding sources outside the University, including professional associations. Many sources can be found on the Internet. Several are listed on our financial aid links page.

Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree

SCHOLARSHIPS: “Free money” you may be awarded, based on financial need and academic achievement, including the James M. Johnston Scholarship, a distinguished scholarship, which meets full need for students with the best academic credentials. See the listing of undergraduate scholarships for descriptions of the various scholarships available to undergraduate students.

GRANTS: “Free money” you may be awarded, based on financial need from federal state, and University funds.

LOANS: Money you borrow, from University loan programs and outside lenders. Loans with interest and principal deferred while enrolled are based on financial need. Loans on which you pay only the interest while enrolled are not based on need.

Students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree

LOANS: Money you borrow, from University loan programs and outside lenders. Loans with interest and principal deferred while enrolled are based on financial need. Loans on which you pay only the interest while enrolled are not based on need.

LETTIE PATE WHITEHEAD SCHOLARSHIP: Need-based scholarship up to $2000 per year available to graduate and undergraduate students. Students with an undergraduate degree complete only the FAFSA form to apply.

JAMES M. JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP: Available to graduate students. Awarded on recommendation of the School of Nursing and does not require the need-based application forms. Also refer to the listing of undergraduate scholarships.

Other Types of Assistance

Scholarships, grants, and loans are available from donors and agencies outside UNC. Students make application directly to the donor and should be aware of deadlines and application requirements. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid has a Student Aid Resource Center with information about outside resources but information is also readily available on the Web.

AIR FORCE ROTC NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – National scholarship awarded based on enrollment in Air Force ROTC and acceptance/attendance.  Scholarships awarded as required. Contact the UNC AFROTC Det at 919-962-2074 or visit www.afrotc.com/admissions/professional-programs/nursing/ for more info.

ARMY ROTC NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – UNC Army ROTC offers scholarships for qualified nursing students who seek to become an Army Nurse. Students who receive a Nursing Scholarship are guaranteed a job as an Army Nurse in an Army hospital upon graduation and commissioning. Nursing scholarships also include board fees, a stethoscope, and all class expenses directly related to nursing. To learn more about the ROTC Nursing Scholarships, visit the Army ROTC website at Army Nurse Corps.

ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – Visit http://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm for more information.

NAVY ROTC NURSING SCHOLARSHIP- Navy ROTC has a scholarship available to students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. To learn more, visit http://studentorgs.unc.edu/nrotc/index.php/nurse-options.

SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC NAVY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION – The Southern Mid-Atlantic Navy Nurse Corps Association has established a fund to award scholarships to deserving nursing students to continue their studies for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. For more information, click here.