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Nursing Scholarships

Your Calling, Your Opportunities

The University of West Florida's College of Health is proud to attract talented, intelligent individuals from across the nation. The UWF College of Nursing is proud to offer a variety of scholarships that will help you achieve your career goals. 

This scholarship is in memory of Annette Claire Bosse who married when she was 17 years old, had 8 children in a 13-year span, and took remedial classes to improve her chances of becoming a nurse once her youngest child was in middle school. Annette excelled at Pensacola Junior College, graduating from their nursing program as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Unfortunately, she passed away from Ovarian Cancer when she was only 49, but her last few years having realized her dream of becoming a nurse and working at Sacred Heart Hospital were some of the most fulfilling years of her life.

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Through academic partnerships with South Florida institutions of higher learning, The Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Program offers funding, faculty, classroom space and clinical sites for various nursing student programs. Students may apply for monetary incentives towards their tuition in return for work commitments at Baptist Health. More information. 

The Young Scholars program is an initiative of ACC's Academic Cardiology Member Section and local State Chapters that aims to provide promising young students with an introduction to the field of cardiology and strengthen the pipeline of talent for the future. 

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This scholarship is rewarded to need-based students who are pre-professional majors enrolled in a health related field. Preference will be given to nursing students.

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The University of West Florida announced the establishment of the McDonald’s of Northwest Florida Nursing Scholarship Endowment on Thursday, Aug. 20. The Department of Nursing will award the scholarship to select upper division nursing students thanks to an initial $35,000 donation by McDonald’s.

Rachel Heffner dreamed of becoming a nurse. 

She died from complications of cystic fibrosis in her third year at the University of West Florida. She was not able to fulfill this dream herself but her legacy will live forever, through the achievements of other nursing students. Click here to learn more. 

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We are notified of your Bright Futures eligibility when you complete the Florida Financial Aid Application, however you must list UWF as the institution you plan to attend. You may add or update this information on the State of Florida's website or by calling the State at 888.827.2004.

Florida Bright Futures is a merit-based scholarship for Florida residents who graduate from a Florida high school. Contact your high school guidance counselor to determine your eligibility. 

  • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) - $211.23 per credit hour (fall/spring/summer) 
  • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) - $158.42 per credit hour (fall/spring/summer)
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars: NOT AVAILABLE AT STATE UNIVERSITIES FOR NEW STUDENTS
  • Students are required to repay the Bright Futures award for any course withdrawal.

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A FAS or FMS scholarship recipient, who graduates with a baccalaureate degree in seven or fewer semesters, or in 105 semester hours or fewer, may receive funding for one semester of graduate study, not to exceed 15 credit hours paid at the undergraduate rate. Graduate school funding must be used within the student's five year award timeframe (within five years from high school graduation).

The University of West Florida offers scholarships to military and veteran students. To see the scholarships that you may qualify for, please visit the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center and click on "Scholarships and Waivers."

Bookstore Scholarship

  • Undergraduate, Full-time students (minimum 12 hours fall and spring, 9 hours summer)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater

John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship

  • Awarded to new graduate students upon initial admission to the program
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
  • Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Merit Scholarship

  • Awarded to new graduate students
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
  • Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience

Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

  • Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
  • Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a two page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in the respective discipline

Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

  • Awarded to new or continuing graduate students
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester
  • Must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in the respective discipline

Graduate Grant

  • Awarded to domestic graduate students (international students are not eligible)
  • Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester (including summer semester with the exception of students at the end of their program in thesis/dissertation hours)
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Cannot be enrolled in an OPM program