Scholarships

College of Health & Human Services

For information on loans or other forms of financial assistance, please contact SVSU's Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid or visit their website at www.svsu.edu/financialaid. Tuition reimbursement opportunities may exist through your employer or agency.

The following financial resources are available to students enrolled in a program in the College of Health & Human Services.  Generally, awards are determined by the Dean's and/or Financial Aid Office in May/June for the following year; depending on resource availability, exceptions may be made to accommodate new student admission dates.

Need Based Scholarships

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To Apply: Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete the General Scholarship Application by going to www.svsu.edu/scholarships.

Don and Iva Bellinger Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students (pre-nursing, admitted to nursing, and RN) as well as graduate students on a limited basis.  The pre-nursing awards are determined by the SVSU Admissions Office; all others are determined by the Department of Nursing in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office.  Although full time student status is preferred, an award for part-time study is possible.  Awards generally vary from approximately $500 to $3,000 and are renewable providing University standards for achievement are met; however, renewal is not automatic, so it requires a new application annually.  Need is determined primarily by federal standards; therefore, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form from the Financial Aid Office must be completed in addition to the scholarship application.

Kakarla-Maganti Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students admitted to nursing and enrolled in full-time study.  Generally, two $1,500 awards are provided annually and are renewable, providing achievement standards are met.

Ann L. Wintermyer Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students admitted to nursing and enrolled in full-time study with a GPA of 3.0.  Generally, a minimum of two $1,000 awards are provided annually.

Barbara Ann Divine Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students admitted to nursing and enrolled in full-time study with a GPA of 3.0.  One award of $500 is given annually.

Achievement Based Scholarships

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For achievement-based scholarships, students will be considered based on the information supplied on the General Scholarship Application form completed at www.svsu.edu/scholarships.  Also, for achievement-based resources, although need is not a criterion for determining award, a student's financial package is reviewed; therefore, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in the Financial Aid Office is recommended.

The SVSU Health Professional Alumni Endowed Scholarship - Available to returning undergraduate students who are full-time, have junior or senior class standing (at least 62 credits completed), have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and are pursuing a major in the College of Health and Human Services or a major in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology designed for preparation for entry into dental or medical school. Scholarship applicants must be residents of Arenac, Bay, Huron, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, or Tuscola counties and demonstrate the ability or potential to become regional leaders in the health and human services professions by including a personal statement with their scholarship application. Two awards of $1,000 are given annually.

Martin & Emma Block Endowed Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students admitted to nursing and enrolled in full-time study with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Six awards of $1,000 are given annually.

Royal Foundation Scholarship - Available to undergraduate students (admitted to nursing and RN) Full time student status is required with a GPA of 3.0.  Ten awards of $1,000 are given annually and are renewable providing University achievement standards are met.

Goetz (Grace) Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund - Available to undergraduate students (admitted to nursing and RN) for full- or part-time study.  One award of $1,000 is made annually to a student with junior or senior status, based on scholastic achievement, personal achievement, character and leadership.  Preference is given to LPNs or those students who have served in the role of a Nursing Assistant.

Mary C. Walker Scholarship - Available to undergraduate student (admitted to nursing and RN) for their final two semesters of the basic nursing program.  May be used for both full- and part-time study.  One award of $500 is given annually.

Patricia A. Hansel Memorial Scholarship - Two $1,000 awards are given annually to graduate students in full-time or part-time study.  Each student must be a registered nurse and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Candidates are evaluated based on character, community service, and demonstrated dedication and professionalism in nursing.  Preference is given to RNs specializing in surgical nursing.  This Scholarship is renewable providing University achievement standards are met. Awards for part-time study are pro-rated.

Jurgens Nursing Scholarship Fund - Available to undergraduate students admitted in the nursing program in full-time study with a GPA of 3.0.  One award of $1,000 is given annually.

USWA Local 12075 Annual Scholarship for Health Care - Available to undergraduates admitted to nursing, as well as pre-OT, OT and Health Science majors in full-time study with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and at least sophomore status.  Two awards of $500 are given annually.

Field Neuroscience Institute Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing - Available to RN-to-BSN students or graduate students in full-time study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference given to nursing personnel in healthcare settings that provide care to people with neurological conditions. One award of $750 is given annually.

Margaret A. Warner Scholarship for Health Care Education - Available to undergraduate prenursing, nursing, pre-OT, OT, pre-PT, PT, and other health science majors.  Full-time study required with a GPA of 2.75.  Preference is given to employees of Tendercare Health Center in Frankenmuth.  Two awards of $1,000 are given annually.

OTHER RESOURCES AT SVSU

State of Michigan, Department of Consumer and Industry Services - If funded by the State of Michigan, this resource is available to undergraduate students (admitted to nursing or RN) who plan to practice in a medically underserved area, with a medically underserved population or in a health professional shortage area.

Traineeship Awards - If federal funding is received, MSN students will be notified to submit the appropriate application materials.

RESOURCES OUTSIDE SVSU

Department of Veteran Affairs, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center VALOR Program - Applications are received annually and distributed directly to Junior II and Senior I nursing students.

Saint Mary's of Michigan (Saginaw) - Scholarships available for Senior I and II BSN students for a total of $5,000 in exchange for one year of service after RN licensure is achieved.  Contact Human Resources at 989-907-8290 for additional information.

MidMichigan Health (Midland) - Towsley Fund Loan (interest-free with conditions)

GENESYS Health System - Scholarships valued at up to $2,500 available for tuition and fees to juniors and seniors in an accredited BSN program in exchange for one year of work as a staff RN.  Application deadlines: April 15th for spring/summer, August 8th for fall and December 1st for winter semester.  Call 810-606-7285 for additional information.

AmeriCorps National Service - A services-oriented program with education awards (education expenses and stipend) for full and part time undergraduate or graduate study.  Contact:  AmeriCorps Program, P.O. Box 2461, Saginaw, MI  48605 or phone 989-755-0413.

Notices of other financial support resources are received regularly in the Dean's Office (College of Health & Human Services Building, Room H260).  When received these will be sent to all nursing students via email.  Other possible nursing scholarship opportunities:

Bay Area Community Foundation
Covenant HealthCare Foundation
Lapeer County Community Foundation
Michigan League for Nursing
Michigan Nurses Foundation
Military Order of the Purple Heart
National Health Service Corps
Nursing Educational Loan Repayment Program, Department of Health and Human Services
Saginaw County Medical Society
Sparrow Health System