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Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship

Amid a rising demand for nurses nationwide, the greater Finger Lakes region is experiencing an acute need for health care providers. Infusing the region with graduates from two nursing education programs will address specific community needs, directly fill gaps in care, and help patients to achieve better health outcomes.

Through the Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship, the University of Rochester School of Nursing is offering 50 percent tuition support in scholarships for its Online RN to BS Completion program and Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner master's program to meet the educational needs of health care employees in the Finger Lakes region, as well as a $60 discount for the online Care Management Education program.


Eligible Counties:

Map of Finger Lakes region including 18 counties

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals who are working or living in one of 18 counties may be eligible. This includes the following counties:

  • Allegany
  • Cayuga
  • Chemung
  • Cortland
  • Genesee
  • Livingston
  • Monroe
  • Onondaga
  • Ontario
  • Orleans
  • Seneca
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming
  • Yates

How to Receive the Scholarship

Once accepted to the RN to BS or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs, eligible students must:

  1. Complete the online SON Scholarship Form using your applicant login credentials. You will be required to complete this form for every semester you intend to receive the grant, after registering for courses. Please contact SON_Scholarships@urmc.rochester.edu for questions about retrieving your login credentials or completing this form.
  2. If registered for the Care Management Education program, the discount will be applied upon registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you are in a benefit eligible position that supports up to two courses per semester then you would not be eligible for the Finger Lakes Regional 50 percent scholarship.
  • If you are in a benefit eligible position that permits for one course per semester then you are eligible for the Finger Lakes Regional 50 percent scholarship for a second course per semester.
  • If you are not in a benefit eligible position, then you are eligible for the Finger Lakes Regional 50 percent scholarship for up to two courses per semester.

Visit the University of Rochester Tuition Benefits page to obtain pertinent information specific to your individual eligibility status for employee benefits; as well as the employee tuition waiver application that you will need to complete and return to the benefits office. See also the SON Tuition Grant for UR Employees.

You can validate your employer status by referencing your wage and salary payroll statement-the upper left hand corner should read "University of Rochester."

The Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship is only applicable while in the undergraduate (RN-BS) portion of the program. However, if the graduate portion of the program is for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, then the scholarship would continue.

The Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship is only applicable if the graduate portion of the program is for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan program. However, once you begin the DNP portion of the program, the scholarship will not continue.

Please call (585) 276-6079 if you have questions about our scholarships or see other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for.

Questions?

Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn about qualifying for a variety of scholarships and grants associated with specific nursing programs or the financial aid process. Schedule an appointment with the School of Nursing's financial aid counselor with questions.

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