Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Nursing Department is proud to offer our graduate nursing students several internal scholarship opportunities. For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact Dara Whalen at dara.whalen@temple.edu.

J. Russell Fawley Scholarships

Since 2007, the Department of Nursing has awarded scholarships to students through the J. Russell Fawley endowment and trust. Students who receive Fawley funding are required to be permanent residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia county in Pennsylvania; be enrolled full-time in one of Temple’s Nursing programs; demonstrate high academic achievement; and meet financial need requirements.

The scholarships include tuition and program-related costs such as  books, course fees and uniforms. (Room and board is not included.) Scholarship renewal automatically occurs every semester following confirmation of a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Five scholarships are awarded to students who are new to the post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This funding supports academic success and timely completion of this advanced nursing practice degree.

Learn more about Fawley Scholarships.

College of Public Health Graduate Student Scholarships

The College of Public Health offers different funding sources for graduate students based on academic merit and financial need. Scholarships vary from program to program. Learn more about available scholarships.

Regional Scholarships

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania grants annual scholarships to Pennsylvania residents who are studying nursing at the basic or advanced level and intend to practice in the state.

DNP students in good academic standing can apply for the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Scholarship if they have permanent residence in the greater Philadelphia region.

Nursing Scholarship Databases

Discover Nursing provides a comprehensive listing of nursing scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

CampusRN has $15,000 in scholarships available to nursing and allied health students.

Sigma Theta Tau International provides a comprehensive listing of nursing scholarships available through organizations and nursing schools.

Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships are available through Temple’s Graduate School for students with exceptional academic records. They include

  • Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates;
  • University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields; and
  • Future Faculty Fellowships, which are meant to attract outstanding students who would diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in an applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. For more information, visit the Future Faculty Fellow Program webpage.

These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Graduate assistantships from the College of Public Health cover tuition for the remaining years of study. Check out this Fellowship FAQ for more answers to common questions.

Fellowship Advising

Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Temple’s Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising webpage. Resources for preparing applications are located under Application Resources.

If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor. You do not need to have a draft prepared; sometimes talking through your ideas is a great starting point.

Graduate Student External Funding

Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students. A selection of externally funded fellowships is also included below.

EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Note: These external fellowship opportunities fund supplemental experiences (research, institutes) or graduate studies or research. They are typically not intended to cover Temple’s tuition and fees.

The American Association of University Women provides grants and fellowships to students in a variety of fields who are conducting research that aims to benefit their schools and communities.

Ford Fellowships strive to diversify college and university faculties in the U.S. Predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for independent study, research and creative projects or English teaching assistantships abroad for an academic year. All enrolled students must apply through the university; see Temple’s Fulbright page for more information.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships fund students in their final year of their PhD work. Questions that interest the foundation include human violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, family relationships, among other subjects.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation includes the Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, which supports the final year of work on a PhD dissertation dealing with ethical or religious values. The Wilson fellowship also includes the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, which supports original, significant interdisciplinary doctoral dissertations.

Fellowship Databases and Other Resources

AAAS Fellowships Resources lists professional associations that often offer awards or scholarships or funding opportunities in that discipline.

The Cornell Fellowships Database is a searchable database for graduate students.

Through GRAPES at UCLA, you can search for awards from more than 600 fellowships, grants, postdoctoral awards and scholarships for applicants to graduate programs, current graduate students working on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations and postdoc scholars.

The Rutgers GradFund is a searchable database for graduate students.

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually are available to full-time graduate students.

Federal Work-Study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program is based on applicant need as determined by the information on an applicant’s FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn more about aid, scholarship and work-study options through Student Financial Services at Temple, and explore aid information specific to graduate students.