Please note that the following sources are outside of the School’s Scholarship office. Please contact the programs at the appropriate phone number or address which accompanies each description.
Alabama State Nurses’ Association Educational Loan - Educational loans are available to registered nurses who are members of ASNA and are working to complete advanced nursing programs either full-time or part-time. The applicant must presently be enrolled or accepted in good standing into an Alabama-approved school of nursing. ASNA membership is required until the loan is repaid. Contact local ASNA chapter president for additional information.
Army Student Nurse Program - A student who has completed the second year may enlist voluntarily in the Women’s Army Corps Reserve and continue her education for a period not to exceed 24 months. The selectee will be placed in pay grade E-3 and will receive full pay and allowances. In addition, tuition, fees, and books will be paid by the Department of the Army. Six months prior to graduation, the student will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. Selectees are required to serve on active duty 24 months after graduation, if participation in the program was 12 months or less. If two years’ support has been given, the selectee serves 36 months on active duty. For more information, contact the local Army Recruiting Office.
Associated Health Professions and Occupations Affiliated Educational Programs Veterans Administration - Master’s level advanced nurse practitioners trainee support and nursing administration practicum support. Funds are provided for student support for the clinical practicum experience at the VA Medical Centers for students enrolled in the master’s level clinical nurse specialty areas in Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Critical Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health and for students enrolled in the master’s level Nursing Administration Practicum program. For further information contact the Associate Chief, Nursing Service for Education, VA Medical Centers.
College Work Study Program (CWSP) - This program provides part-time employment for students. Students usually work 10 to 20 hours per week at the prevailing federal minimum wage of $6.00-$7.50 per hour. Eligibility is based on need and determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid using information from the student’s completed file. (Each recipient is required to attend the CWSP seminar held each fall.) This program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Federal Direct Stafford Loan (7% - 9%) - This is a long-term loan, which UAB initially recommends and for which the Federal Government provides funds. The loan rate varies from 7-9 percent depending upon when the loan is first received. Like the Perkins Loans, the Federal Direct Stafford Loan is repayable 6 months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. The maximum amount one can borrow is $5500 for undergraduates and non-degree graduates and $8500 for graduates. This loan requires a separate application in addition to the need analysis document (FAF/FFS), which may be obtained from the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
Gerontology Nurse Fellowship for Doctoral Students - Write to the Health Professional Scholarship Program (14N), Veterans Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20420, or call (202) 535-7528 on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time or contact Pat Booth at the Birmingham Veteran’s Hospital at (205) 933-8108 Ext. 6451.
Graduate Assistantship - A Graduate Assistantship position is available through the office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. This assistantship provides for an annual stipend and eligibility for in-state tuition. In addition, Graduate Assistants who are nursing graduate students may be eligible to receive support for their tuition and fees through a Professional Nurse Traineeship. The payment for services is taxable. Contact the Associate Dean’s Office, Room 202, SON.
Jefferson County Medical Auxiliary Loan - Criteria: enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the University of Alabama School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, have intent to practice nursing in the State of Alabama after graduation, and have financial need. Preference will be given to applicant(s) with upper level status. Application deadline is April 1st and notification of award by June 1st. Repayment is expected to begin nine months after graduation or withdrawal from the School of Nursing in equal monthly payments. Full repayment must be made within three years. Contact UAB Financial Aid Office for additional information.
National Health Service Corps - The National Health Service Corps provides for two types of financial assistance; scholarships and loan repayment programs. Only students who plan to enroll in the master’s options for Nurse Practitioners are eligible for these programs. Students are encouraged to investigate these options prior to admission to the master’s program. Call (800) 221-9393 or write NHSC – 12312A Wilkins Avenue – Rockville, MD 20850 for additional information and application.
Navy Nurse Corps Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program - A BSN student who has completed the second year may enlist voluntarily in the Naval Reserve, as Officer Candidates Under Instruction and continue his/her education for a period not to exceed 24 months. Qualified candidates receive full pay and allowances of an E-3 (approximately $1,200/month) for up to 24 months of full-time education. Upon graduation, the student will be commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps, and will be obligated to serve for 4 years active duty service. For more information, contact your local Navy Recruiting Office.
Nurses’ Educational Funds, Inc. - Scholarships in the amount of $2,500-$10,000 are available to master’s and doctoral degree students from the NEF. For an application, write: Nurses Educational Funds, 555 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019. Deadline is March 1st of each year, and awards are announced in May.
Parents Loan For Undergraduate Students (PLUS) - This is a long-term loan available to parents of dependent students or to independent students at any income level. UAB recommends the loan and a bank, credit union or savings and loan will provide the funds. The maximum amount one can borrow is $3000. This loan requires a separate application, which may be obtained from the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
Pell Grant - This grant is for a 9-month period and is available only to undergraduate students who have not received a baccalaureate degree. Eligibility is determined by use of a national formula. Must be enrolled at least half time and grant is usually limited to five full years of study.
Perkins Loans - This is a long term, low interest loan which is repayable 6 months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. There is no payment of principal or interest during periods of at least half-time enrollment. Eligibility is based on need and is determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid using information from the student’s completed file. This program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - This grant at UAB is for a maximum of $1500 per academic year. Eligibility is determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid using information from the student’s completed file. This grant is available to full-time undergraduate students only.
UAB Minority Faculty Fellowship Program - For information on this program contact the UAB Graduate School at (205) 934-8227.