Nursing Scholarships

Applications are being accepted between January 1 and February 29, 2020. Scholarship decisions are made in March. All applicants who submit their application prior to February 1, will be entered to win an additional $500 scholarship. Funds are for coursework beginning in the summer or fall of the same year.

Hamot Health Foundation Scholarships and Private Donor Scholarships

These scholarships were established to provide financial support to individuals beginning or completing their basic education leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse or advancing their degree (BSN, MSN, DNP, CRNP). These scholarships are administered by Hamot Health Foundation. 

Eligibility — Applicants must be employed within UPMC Hamot and enrolled in a program leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse or an advanced nursing degree.   

Awards — Funding will be paid directly to the academic institution.  If the “balance due” on the tuition bill is less than the amount awarded, the award will be reduced to the “balance due.”      

Selection — Criteria for selection include financial need, current progress in a nursing program, and professional contributions, goals, and achievements. Selection of the recipients will be done after review of the applications received. Additional information may be needed and interviews may be conducted to determine the recipients.

UPMC Hamot Aid Nursing Scholarship Fund

UPMC Hamot Aid Nursing Scholarship Fund was established by the UPMC Hamot Aid Society to provide financial support to Registered Nurses who are advancing their education by returning to a program of study resulting in a Baccalaureate, Master’s degree, or Doctoral degree in nursing. This scholarship fund is sponsored by the UPMC Hamot Aid Society, Medical Education Fund.

Eligibility — Applicants must be Registered Nurses employed within UPMC Hamot who have returned to school to complete nursing studies at either a baccalaureate or master’s level. 

Awards — Annual awards are based upon the needs of the qualified applicants. At least one award will be presented to a baccalaureate nursing student and a master’s level nursing student. Awards are renewable by the recipient over the course of their study (a renewal application must be submitted). 

Selection — Criteria for selection include: professional and academic accomplishments, financial need, and professional contributions, goals, and achievements. Selection of the recipients will be done after review of the applications received. Additional information may be needed and interviews may be conducted to determine the recipient.


Application Checklist:

  • Include completed typed application
  • Include two (2) professional reference letters
  • Include Statement of professional/educational goals — Attach a typed statement of your professional and educational goals.  Explain in one page or less, your career goals and how this scholarship will help you meet those goals.
  • Include Transcripts — Please attach a transcript from your nursing program showing course work to date (if currently enrolled) or from your last school attended (if not currently enrolled).

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SCANNED APPLICATION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AS ONE FILE AND E-MAIL TO JEFF HART