Financial Aid and Scholarships for Nursing Students | University of Portland

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Nursing Students

Office of Admissions

Visit the Office of Admissions' Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage for accepted students. 

Office of Financial Aid 

Visit the Office of Financial Aid website for information regarding cost of attendance, types of aid, applying for aid, loan application process, scholarship links, and more.

In addition to the traditional support offered to students at the University of Portland, a number of scholarships are available for students of color, first-generation students, and those specifically pursuing a nursing degree. Click on the link below for more information. 

Financial Aid Guide for Nurses

Providence Scholars Program

The Providence Scholars Program, a partnership between Providence Health and Services (PH&S) and the University of Portland (UP), was created to address the national nursing shortage. Providence Scholars receive tuition assistance in the final five semesters of their bachelor of science in nursing program (junior and senior years). A UP Grant of 25% coupled with assistance from PH&S gives students tuition coverage of just over 80%. The student will sign a three-year, full-time employment contract with PH&S in exchange for tuition coverage.

Learn more about the program- Continuing Students

Learn more about the program- Transfer Students

Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Opportunities

Army: The Army offers many scholarship options (Active Duty, Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD), Minuteman) for those looking to gain tuition or housing assistance while pursuing their degree as a full time student. ROTC offers two, three, and four-four scholarships, based on individual cadets' circumstance. 

Air Force: Students may participate in the Air Force ROTC program whether or not they have a scholarship. A variety of scholarships are available for highly qualified candidates to pay for their education. Scholarships generally cover tuition, fees, and books, up to a cap based on specific scholarship along with a monthly stipend.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Opportunities

HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce strengthens the health workforce and connects skilled health care providers to communities in need. HRSA offers a Nurse Corps Scholarship Program and a Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program to students and clinicians. 

VA Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The Department of Veterans Affairs' HPSP offers tax free educational assistance in the form of tuition, fees, and a monthly living stipend to students pursuing a BSN degree. After graduating, HPSP recipients receive additional training in a 12-month VA Residency Program and, in return, selected applicants may become full-time VA nurses in Eugene, Roseburg, or White City, Oregon. To learn more, click here and email