Student Scholarship

The YSN Office of Diversity & Inclusion will award two $6,000 scholarships to be disbursed in the fall of 2017.  This will be a one-time, non-need based award that will not reduce the amount of any other scholarship(s).  Other scholarships will not be taken into consideration during the application review process.  A total of two students will be selected for this scholarship.

The deadline for the scholarship application is April 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.  Please see the scholarship description, eligibility criteria, and application here.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

Be a member of an underrepresented minority (URM) group, as defined by the NIH

Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at, and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Full-time student

In the first year of Master’s specialty in Fall 2017

Be in good standing with YSN (not applicable for incoming RN-MSN students)

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, students must provide the following:

Completed application, including a response to the following prompt in 750 words or less:

Describe your career goals/trajectory and how they relate to diversity, inclusion, and health disparities.  Discuss your past commitment to diversity and inclusion in health care and health disparities. 

For current YSN students, one reference letter from a YSN faculty member OR for incoming RN-MSN students, one reference letter from a professional contact (i.e., employer, recent faculty mentor, etc.).  The letter must be submitted by the person writing the reference.

The deadline for the scholarship application is April 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.  Applications should be emailed in a single document (Word or pdf) to  Reference letters should be sent separately, by the person providing the reference, to  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Award notifications will be sent no later than May 1, 2017.  No feedback on reviewed applications will be provided.