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Department of Nursing
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Stroup Hall 120B
Phone: 785-628-4256
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Scholarships and Financial Aid

The following are a few scholarships available to nursing graduate students:

Please contact the Graduate Nursing Program office at (785)628-4327 if you are interested in these scholarships.

 Federal Traineeship Scholarship

Available for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Education (NE), and Nursing Administration (NA) students.


  • Attend MSN school at FHSU as a:
  •  Full-time or Part-time MSN students
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high scholastic achievement (decrease employment to increase study time; maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA)
  • Agree to complete the federal form "Statement of Appointment."
  • Have a financial need.
  • Agree to work in a rural county designated as Medically Underserved or HPSA in Kansas for one year after graduation.


  • Resident of a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or of a Federally Designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA).

 Dane G. Hansen Foundation Scholarship

Available for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students.


  • Agree to work as an FNP in a rural community (preferably in northwest Kansas) for one year after graduation.


  • Live in a northwest Kansas county while attending school (including counties: Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips, Rooks, Graham, Sheridan, Thomas, Sherman, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis).

 Kansas Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Deadline is June 30. Contact the Kansas Nurses Foundation at (785)233-8638.

 Nurses Educational Funds (NEF)

  • Applications are due March 1. Visit for an application.
  • Must be a registered nurse, enrolled in or applying to a CCNE accredited master's program in nursing, a member of a professional nursing organization, and a citizen of the United States. FHSU's program is CCNE accredited.
  • At the masters degree level, applicants will be supported for full-time study only.

 Standlee V. and Pauline Polly Hyatt Dalton

  • Preference given to sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students majoring in nursing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Apply online by February 15 at

 Wagner Scholarship

 Salina Regional Health Center Service Auxiliary and Salina Regional Health Foundation Educational Awards Program

  • Please contact: Office of the Volunteer Director, Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S. Santa Fe, Salina KS 67401, for an application.
  • Applications must be postmarked on or before July 1.
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