Providence Scholars Program

The Providence Scholars Program, a partnership between Providence Health and Services (PH&S) and the University of Portland. Providence Scholars receive tuition assistance in the junior and senior years of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. 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 agreement with PH&S in exchange for tuition coverage.

We strongly urge inquirers to carefully read the following Providence Scholar Program FAQs.

Providence Scholars Program FAQs

Eligibility Requirements

  • Admission into the University of Portland School of Nursing

  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA and cumulative 3.25 science GPA for required science courses at the time of application

  • Authorized to work in the United States at the time of application

Providence Scholars Program Application

The Providence Scholars Program application period is closed. The next opportunity to apply will be early 2021. Application details will be posted summer 2020. To be eligible, students must be entering junior year, fall 2021. See a sample of application content in the 2020 Providence Scholars Program Application template.

Providence Scholars Program Fast Facts

  • The Providence Scholars Program offers selected students tuition assistance for their junior and senior years in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Portland. A UP Grant of 25% coupled with assistance from PH&S gives students tuition coverage of just over 80%.

  • Providence Scholars Awards will replace any previously awarded University of Portland aid (this includes merit scholarships and institutional grants). Financial aid award questions should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Students will sign a three-year, full-time employment agreement with Providence in exchange for the tuition payment.

  • Clinical placement will be based on facility needs throughout the state of Oregon. These facilities include: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Providence Newberg Hospital, Providence Seaside Hospital, Providence Medford Medical Center, the Center for Medically Fragile Children in Portland, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center and the Benedictine Center in Mt Angel.

  • For more information on the Providence Scholars Program, contact the School of Nursing at 503.943.7211 or nursing@up.edu.