External Grants and Scholarships

Why apply for Outside Scholarships?

As a financial aid applicant at Columbia , you are expected to apply for scholarships and grants from outside agencies. Outside scholarships provide an important benefit to students receiving need-based financial aid. We will decrease the self-help portion of your financial aid package (loans) dollar-for-dollar when you include outside scholarships in funding your education.

Information for students with Outside Scholarships

Please note that you are required to notify the Office of Student Financial Services of all outside scholarships, even if the scholarship checks are made payable directly to you. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of future eligibility for financial aid from Columbia.

Donor agencies of outside scholarships should send their scholarship checks directly to the Office of Student Financial Services. When the donor makes the check payable to Columbia University (the preferred option), the funds are applied directly to your university bill, unless the donor agency specifies otherwise.


Grants and Scholarships Currently Available

Total number of Grants and Scholarships: 31

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Organization AfterCollege Inc.
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact N/A  
Phone N/A
email N/A
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Purpose Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline
Amount ($$) $1000
Deadline December 31, 2013
Comments AfterCollege matches college students and recent graduates with jobs and internships based on their field of study, allowing them to explore future career paths. Offering 400,000 job opportunities at 25,000 employers, AfterCollege reaches students in

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship AACN Scholarship fund
Organization AfterCollege Inc.
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact N/A  
Phone N/A
email N/A
  Visit the Website
Purpose Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program
Amount ($$) $2,500
Deadline March 31, June 30, Septem
Comments The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Please note that all applicants must already be enrolled (not just accepted) at an AACN member institution

Program Undergraduate
Scholarship Children’s National Center-Pediatric Nursing Student Scholarship
Organization AfterCollege Inc.
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact N/A  
Phone N/A
email N/A
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Purpose Open to currently enrolled students who are working toward their BSN and have an interest in pediatrics. Please provide a personal statement on your AfterCollege profile that reflects your interest in pediatrics. - Minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount ($$) $500
Deadline December 31, 2013
Comments Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s chil

Program Graduate
Scholarship Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital MSN Scholarship
Organization AfterCollege Inc.
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact N/A  
Phone N/A
email N/A
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Purpose Open to currently enrolled students working toward a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount ($$) $500
Deadline December 31, 2013
Comments Like you, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital believes that values make a difference. They guide every action, enhance the care our patients receive, and strengthen the framework of our world-class organization. Within our extraordinary environment, t

Program Graduate
Scholarship AACN Continuing Professional Development Scholarships
Organization American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Address 101 Columbia
City Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109
Contact  
Phone (949) 362-2050 x371
email scholarships@aacn.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose AACN scholarships broaden career enrichment by embracing skills beyond traditional academic nursing education. Eligible programs demonstrate a relationship to nursing practice and include those that focus on communication, collaboration, mediation, leadership and governance, organizational effectiveness, informatics, political processes, safety and quality.
Amount ($$) The NSNA Foundation award
Deadline January 14,2014
Comments AACN supports the scholarship efforts of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Nursing student scholarship applications for each year close in January. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2014.

Program Graduate
Scholarship Career Development Grant-AAUW
Organization American Association of University Women
Address P.O. Box 4030
City Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Contact AAUW Fellowships and Grants  
Phone 319.337.1716 x60
email aauw@act.org
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Purpose To provide financial assistance to women who are seeking career advancement, career change or re-entry into the work force in a technical or professional field.
Amount ($$) $2,000-$12,000
Deadline December 15, 2012 (2013-2
Comments Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree

Program Graduate
Scholarship Cancer Nursing Practice Graduate Scholarship
Organization American Cancer Society
Address 250 Williams Street, NW, 6th Floor
City Atlanta, GA 30303-1002
Contact  
Phone (404) 329-7558
email
  Visit the Website
Purpose This award supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Awards may be for two years, with stipend of $10,000 per year.
Amount ($$) $10,000
Deadline February 1, 2013
Comments Note: Grant application materials become available July 1. If you need assistance with the electronic application process, contact us at 404-329-5734.

Program Graduate
Scholarship American College of Nurse Scholarships and Awards
Organization American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
Address 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
City Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact  
Phone 240-485-1800
email fdn@acnm.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose Various scholarships and fellowships are available. Please click on the link to review and print this year's application materials.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline Between February 1, 2013-
Comments The following awards and scholarships are offered by the A.C.N.M. Foundation. Awards currently open have application dates. Please click on the links to review this year's application materials. All submissions are accepted electronically at fdn@acnm

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Tri Delta Foundation Scholarships
Organization Delta Delta Delta
Address P.O. Box 5987
City Arlington, TX
Contact Sandy Skinner  
Phone (817) 633-8001
email fdnscholarship@trideltaeo.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose The Delta Delta Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year. Scholarships are awarded based on chapter and campus involvement, community service, academic achievement and financial need.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline March 4, 2013
Comments The scholarship application deadline for the 2013-14 school year has passed. Please check back in November 2013 to apply for the 2014-15 year. See undergraduate or graduate scholarship application for complete eligibility requirements and rules. Scho

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship FNRE Scholarship
Organization Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE)
Address East Holly Avenue
City Pitman, NJ
Contact FNRE Coordinator  
Phone (856) 256-2343
email FRNE@ajj.com
  Visit the Website
Purpose The Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education offers scholarship opportunities to professionally active neonatal nurses. Please visit website for eligibility requirements.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline Please see comments below
Comments All completed applications must be in the FNRE Central Office no later than May 1st of each year. Scholarship award notifications will be mailed by September 1st of each year.

Program Undergraduate
Scholarship FNSNA Annual Scholarship Program
Organization Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association
Address 45 Main Street, Suite 606
City Brooklyn, NY
Contact Lauren Sperle  
Phone 718-210-0705
email nsna@nsna.org
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Purpose The sponsor provides support for nursing and pre-nursing students based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Applicants must be enrolled in U.S. state approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, or generic doctorate or master's programs.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline May 2013 until January, 2
Comments Scholarships are awarded in the spring of 2014 for use in summer school 2014 and the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Download the FNSNA Scholarship Application, if you would like more information regarding the scholarships that we offer or contact the FNS

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Heath Careers Foundation Scholarship/Loan Program
Organization Health Careers Foundation
Address 100 North Point Center East Suite 200
City Alpharetta, GA 30022
Contact  
Phone (314) 770-1626
email inquiries@hcfinfo.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose Through scholarships and low-interest loans, HCF fills the funding gap created by a decrease in available educational dollars. This is especially important for nontraditional students, whose financial aid options are limited. In addition, HCF's program strives to alleviate shortages of trained healthcare professionals.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline January 1st to April 1st
Comments *Scholarship/loan program runs January 1st to April 1st of each year. To request an application for our Scholarship/Loan Program, please send your name and mailing address to inquiries@hcfinfo.org.

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Hebrew Free Loan Society
Organization Hebrew Free Loan Society
Address 675 Third Avenue
City New York, NY 10017
Contact Rona Gottlib  
Phone (212) 687-0188
email rgottlib@hfls.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide economic aid through interest free loans to students and their families.
Amount ($$) Up to 50% of tuition
Deadline July 1, 2013
Comments Visit website for information on various scholarships and deadlines. We are pleased to announce the 12th year of the UJA-Federation Biller Fund. This program provides approximately $1 Million in scholarships annually to Jewish men and women with sign

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Hispanic Scholarship Fund/HSF/ HACEMOS
Organization Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Address 55 Second Street Suite 1500
City San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact  
Phone 877-473-4636
email scholar1@hsf.net
  Visit the Website
Purpose HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline Ongoing deadlines
Comments HSF offers several scholarship programs that become available at different times in the year. Beginning September of every year, scholarships become available for the upcoming academic year. Visit our website and click on “scholarships” to see the

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships
Organization Japanese American Citizens League
Address 1765 Sutter St.
City San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact  
Phone (415) 921-5225
email jacl@jacl.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose To perpetuate the Japanese Americans' tradition of encouraging their children to pursue knowledge in the belief that education is the door to greater opportunities and horizons.
Amount ($$) $1000-$5000
Deadline April 1, 2012
Comments Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Note: applicants need to hold an Individual or Student/Yout

Program Graduate
Scholarship March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
Organization March of Dimes
Address 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
City White Plains, NY 10605
Contact Mary Lavan  
Phone 914.997.4609
email scholarship@marchofdimes.com
  Visit the Website
Purpose March of Dimes will award several $5,000 scholarships in 2010 to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing. The scholarships recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies.
Amount ($$) $5,000
Deadline January 15, 2013
Comments Scholarship applications are available in September each year. Applications are due in mid-January. Scholarship recipients are announced in May. Applicant must be a member of at least one of the following professional organizations: the Association

Program Doctoral
Scholarship Minority Fellowship Program
Organization Minority Fellowship Program
Address 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
City Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
Contact Janet Jackson  
Phone (301) 628-5247
email janet.jackson@ana.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose Pre & Post-doctoral fellowships available to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing further study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.
Amount ($$) An annual stipend based a
Deadline March 1st of every year
Comments Selection of a Fellow is based upon evidence submitted in the application in the following areas:

Program Graduate (NP/DNP)
Scholarship Together We Care Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
Organization MinuteClinic and Johnson & Johnson
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact N/A  
Phone 866-389-2727
email N/A
  Visit the Website
Purpose National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section, Scholarship Fund is once again granting their annual scholarship. The scholarship grant will be awarded in June 2014 to a young male/female student entering the second or third year of Nursing Studies, with the goal of a B.S.N. There is one scholarship payment. There is no gender or religious affiliation required.
Amount ($$) Up to 30 Nurse Practition
Deadline March 31, 2014 or when 28
Comments Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for one of these scholarships:

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Organization National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Address 1455 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 400
City Washington, DC 20004
Contact Celia Besore  
Phone (202) 387-2477
email scholarship@aacn.nche.edu
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide financial assistance for nursing education to Hispanic students.
Amount ($$) Last year, NAHN distribut
Deadline June 18, 2013
Comments NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunit

Program Undergraduate
Scholarship NBNA Scholarship Program
Organization National Black Nurses Association
Address 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
City Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact Estella Lazenby  
Phone (301) 589-3200
email elazenby@nbna.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students
Amount ($$) $500-$2,500
Deadline April 15th of every year
Comments Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area

Program Undergraduate
Scholarship National Council of Jewish women 2014 scholarship
Organization National Council of Jewish women Brooklyn Section Scholarship Fund
Address 1001 Quentin Road
City Brooklyn, NY 11223
Contact Marilyn Schoenberger  
Phone 718-376-8164
email ncjwbklyn1@aol.com
  Visit the Website
Purpose National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section, Scholarship Fund is once again granting their annual scholarship. The scholarship grant will be awarded in June 2014 to a young male/female student entering the second or third year of Nursing Studies, with the goal of a B.S.N. There is one scholarship payment. There is no gender or religious affiliation required.
Amount ($$) undisclosed
Deadline March 14, 2014
Comments No formal application is necessary. We do require the following:

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR Scholarship Committee
Address 1776 D Street, NW
City Washington, DC 20006-5303
Contact DAR Scholarship committee  
Phone 202-628-1776
email
  Visit the Website
Purpose The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified".
Amount ($$) $1000
Deadline February 15 of every year
Comments All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applican

Program Graduate
Scholarship Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program
Organization New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
Address 99 Washington Avenue
City Albany, NY 12255
Contact  
Phone (888) 697-4372
email
  Visit the Website
Purpose Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarships are being offered to increase the number of educators and adjunct clinical faculty teaching nursing education in New York State. Awards are made on a competitive basis to applicants who are registered professional nurses enrolling in graduate programs that will qualify them as nursing faculty or adjunct clinical faculty.
Amount ($$) COA up to $20,000
Deadline April 2013
Comments The deadline for the 2013 Series Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship has passed. Applications for the 2014 Series will be available in April 2014. Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship payments are available for up t

Program Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral)
Scholarship Nurses Educational Funds, INC Scholarships
Organization Nurses Educational Funds, INC
Address 304 Park Avenue South, 11th floor
City New York, NY 10010
Contact NEF committee  
Phone (212) 590-2443
email info@n-e-f.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.
Amount ($$) Varies
Deadline March 1 of every year
Comments http://www.n-e-f.org/index.php/about/scholarships.html

Program Undergraduate
Scholarship ONS Foundation Bachelor's Scholarships
Organization Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Address 125 Enterprise Drive
City Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1667
Contact Linda Worrall  
Phone (866) 257-4667
email foundation@ons.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Amount ($$) $2,000
Deadline February 1, 2014
Comments The candidate must be enrolled for their senior year of a bachelor of nursing degree program at an NLN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing in the 2014-2015 academic year. Application Deadline: February 1, 2014– please check back after September 15 f

Program Graduate
Scholarship ONS Foundation Master's and Post-Master's Certificate Scholarships
Organization Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Address 125 Enterprise Drive
City Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1667
Contact Linda Worrall  
Phone (866) 257-4667
email foundation@ons.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree in nursing.
Amount ($$) $3,000
Deadline February 1, 2014
Comments $5 application fee. The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a masters nursing degree at an NLN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing and enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Program Doctoral
Scholarship Doctoral scholarships are supported by the ONS Foundation and the Ann Olsen Doctoral Scholarship supported by Pfizer
Organization Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Address 125 Enterprise Drive
City Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1667
Contact Linda Worrall  
Phone (866) 257-4667
email foundation@ons.org
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).
Amount ($$) $3,000 and $5,000
Deadline February 1, 2014
Comments The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Program Graduate
Scholarship The Patricia Smith Christensen Scholarship
Organization Sigma Theta Tau International
Address 550 West North Street
City Indianapolis, IN 46202-3191
Contact  
Phone (888) 634-7575
email research@stti.iupui.edu
  Visit the Website
Purpose To provide a scholarship to assist a graduate nursing student who is pursuing her/his nursing education in the area of maternal-child or pediatric nursing. The scholarship will be awarded once during each biennium to the student with the greatest demonstrated potential for advanced study and research.
Amount ($$) $1,000
Deadline April 1, 2013
Comments Funding for this award is provided through interest on the Patricia Smith Christensen Fund which was established in memory of Patricia Christensen, a Canadian nurse, whose area of interest and expertise was maternal-child nursing. Preference will be

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship Program
Organization Tafford Uniforms
Address N/A
City N/A, N/A N/A
Contact  
Phone 888-823-3673
email
  Visit the Website
Purpose Applicant must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
Amount ($$) $1000
Deadline June 15, 2013
Comments This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in an accredited nursing school in the United States. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in one of the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (

Program Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship AAMN Scholarships
Organization The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
Address PO Box 130220
City Birmingham, AL 35213
Contact  
Phone (205) 956-0146
email
  Visit the Website
Purpose The continuation of these scholarship is intended to supports male students who are seeking a Pre-RN licensure or Graduate degree in Nursing
Amount ($$) $500
Deadline July 1, 2013
Comments For the 2013 award year, the AAMN Foundation has sponsored six $500.00 scholarships to Undergraduate Nursing Students who are also current members in AAMN and two $1000.00 scholarships to Graduate Nursing Students who are also current members in AAMN

Program Graduate (Volunteer Program)
Scholarship AAMN Scholarships
Organization The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
Address 100 Cambridge Street 15th floor suite 1541A
City Boston, MA 02114
Contact  
Phone
email mailto:info@seedglobalhealth.org
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Purpose Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Volunteers are needed to serve as nursing trainers and educators at institutions and affiliated health facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the goal of addressing critical shortage of nurses and midwives, Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps collaborate with Ministries of Health and Ministries of Education to identify educational/health institutions to increase capacity and strengthen the quality and sustainability of nursing/midwifery education and clinical practice.
Amount ($$) Up to $30,000 per year
Deadline November 1, 2013
Comments Applications for July 2014 deployments are open from May 15 to November 1, 2013. The Partnership is committed to training and capacity building, planting the seeds for a positive and lasting impact on global health care delivery.

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