East Tennessee State University: College of Nursing
PhD in Nursing Program Financial Aid Options
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Scholarship and loan opportunities for Graduate and Post-Graduate nursing students. Eligibility requirements vary. Please visit www.aacn.nche.edu/students for more information.
Nurses Educational Funds (NEF)
Nurses Education Funds, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who are in need of scholarship assistance for graduate study. Eligibility requirements vary. Please visit www.n-e-f.org for more information.
College of Nursing
Advanced Nurse Education (ANE) Traineeships
Traineeships provide full or partial reimbursement for the costs of tuition, books, programs fees and reasonable living expenses. Their purpose is to support advanced nurse education for future nurse educators, administrators, and other clinical specialties. Applications for our ANE Traineeships will be made available to PhD and other graduate students at the beginning of each academic year by the Director of Graduate Programs.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Grants
These grants increase the number of qualified nurse faculty by creating a student loan program within individual schools of nursing and supporting individual students. Recipients must agree to teach at a school of nursing in exchange for cancellation of up to 85% of their educational loans, plus interest, over a four-year period. Applications for our NFLP funds can be obtained from Ms. Amy Bower, Office of Student Services.
Full-time PhD students can apply through the School of Graduate Studies for a 10 or 20 hour a week position assisting a faculty member with research, teaching or other projects. Positions are available each year in the College of Nursing and other departments on campus. Some assistantships require regular presence on campus; others, depending upon the duties, may be possible to accomplish from a distance. In addition to a modest salary and the waiver of out-of-state tuition (when applicable), full maintenance fee is waived for a 20 hour position, and half maintenance fee is waived for a 10 hour position.
Full-time PhD students can apply through the School of Graduate Studies for a Tuition Scholarship which requires a time commitment of eight hours each week. Similar to an Assistantship, the student assists a faculty member with research or other projects. Tuition Scholarships are available in the College of Nursing and other departments on campus. There is no salary provided, but full maintenance fee and out-of-state tuition (when applicable) is waived.
Dorothy K. Parker Nursing Scholarship Endowment; Mayme Frazier Scholarship; Betsy Brogan Scholarship Endowment; Dr. Paul Dishner Scholarship
Various scholarships offered by the College of Nursing to graduate nursing students. Eligibility requirements vary. For specific information, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/nursing/studentsservices/Scholarships.aspx .
School of Graduate Studies
PhD students can apply for specific scholarships and awards through the School of Graduate Studies. For a complete listing, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud .