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Scholarships & Awards


Unless otherwise indicated, the following scholarships are awarded through Nursing after admission to the nursing program. Contact the SWOSU Nursing Program staff with questions.

Charlene Dopson Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to junior nursing student meeting the following criteria: Established financial need and achievement of a 2.5 GPA.

Grants/Loans with Work Pay Back  Physicians Manpower Training Commission

Application may be made to several area hospitals which will grant up to $1,500 per semester of matching or non-matching funds for the junior or senior years. These grants/loans are repaid through work obligation, with full benefits, following graduation. http://pmtc.ok.gov/nurses

National Student Nurses Association Scholarships

Applicants must be NSNA members. The sponsors may set other eligibility requirements. Applications are available from the National Student Nurses Association, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarships/national-student-nurses-association-scholarship

Nursing School Alumni of the Clinton Hospital Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the alumni of the Clinton Hospital nursing school. The student must be a U.S. citizen and live in Oklahoma. Students must be full-time, regularly enrolled in good standing, perform satisfactory work toward their degree, must be a junior nursing major. 

Evelyn Huebert Shephard Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a junior nursing student regularly enrolled at SWOSU, must be a U.S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma.


Reimbursement is available for tuition, books and supplies necessary to complete the nursing program. Applicant must be economically disadvantaged or displaced. Call 580.323.2261.

SWOSU Foundation Scholarships

Applications are available in the Institutional Advancement Foundation and Alumni Office located in Administration 201.

U.S. Armed Forces   

All three branches of the armed forces offer scholarships for students who pre-list.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses interested should contact the Student Affairs Committee for more information.

Veterans Administration Scholarships

Selected Ready Reserves interested in careers in nursing are eligible for $400 per month for full-time study. Repaid by two-year work commitment in a VA medical center.

Winona Madison Nursing Scholarship 

The scholarship program was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Raulston in recognition of the distinguished 41-year nursing career of Winona Madison. Their perpetual fund will provide scholarship assistance for a junior nursing student planning to work in western Oklahoma.


For full description and criteria of each award click on the hyperlink below.

Golden Stethoscope Award

Outstanding Junior Nursing Student

Outstanding Senior Nursing Student

Personal Evolution Award

Fee Waiver

Students desiring fee waiver information should contact Student Financial Services.

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