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UR Medicine Affiliate Professional Development Grant

The University of Rochester School of Nursing is committed to preparing dynamic, highly-qualified clinicians and leaders to promote the health and well-being of communities served by UR Medicine affiliate systems. 

The Affiliate Professional Development Grant from the School of Nursing awards 55 percent in tuition support for all eligible employees of UR Medicine affiliate health organizations interested in the following programs:

This grant is awarded by the School of Nursing and may be used in addition to any employer-sponsored tuition benefits offered.

Affiliate organizations include:

  • Highland Hospital
  • Jones Memorial Hospital
  • UR Medicine Home Care
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • F.F. Thompson Health System
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital
  • St. James Hospital
  • Highlands Living Center
  • Highlands of Pittsford
  • Highlands of Brighton

*Subsidiaries of these health care organizations may also be eligible for the Affiliate Professional Development grant. Please contact us to confirm eligibility.

How to Apply

To receive the Affiliate Professional Development Grant:

  1. Apply for one of the eligible programs through our online application system.
  2. Complete the SON Scholarship Form. Keep in mind you will be required to complete this form every semester you intend to receive the grant, after registering for courses. If you have questions about the grant or SON Scholarship Form, please contact  If you have any questions about accessing Smartsheet, please contact or (585) 275-7500. 



For questions about the Affiliate Professional Development Grant, including eligibility, contact the School of Nursing Scholarship Office at

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