College of Nursing

Graduate Funding

The University of Toledo College of Nursing is pleased to offer support for students seeking graduate degrees in our college. 

Graduate Assistantships
Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)
Nurse Education Funds Inc.
UToledo Financial Aid Office

Graduate Assistantships

The College of Nursing offers Graduate Assistantships to promising scholars enrolled in graduate study. These assistantships provide the student with tuition and a stipend. Graduate Assistantships support the research and scholarly mission of the College of Nursing, which includes:

  • Completing literature reviews
  • Assisting faculty with data collection, data input, and analysis
  • Writing drafts of abstracts, research proposals, and manuscripts
  • Developing posters
  • Preparing presentations
  • Supporting various teaching activities of the faculty

Preference will be given to D.N.P. students.


Eileen Walsh, Ph.D., APRN, RN-BC, FAHA
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Director of the Honors Program
Interim Coordinator for Continuing Nurse Education


The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) for at least half-time study in an approved Ohio nurse education program. NEALP provides funding for nurses who intend to serve as instructors or students who intend to serve as nurses after graduation.



Nurse Education Funds Inc.

Nurse Education Funds Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization which grants scholarships to registered nurses by raising contributions from corporations, foundations, nurses and individuals interested in the advancement of nursing. Nurse Education Fund Scholarships are given for a full academic year and are non-renewable.

Completed applications, including all support material, must be received online no later than February 1. NEF scholarships are competitive. The number of awards and the amount of each depend upon available funds. There is a small, non-refundable processing fee of $20 for each application.



Due to the recent changes in our scholarship awards system, any new student applying for a scholarship, including the University Fellowship, will need to be formally admitted to their program through Slate and will need to create a UTAD log in.  Students can access the system through the MyUT portal.  A link is also provided on COGS website, under ‘Graduate Scholarships’  Note that in the past, students were able to apply for the fellowships before they were admitted to UT.  The process now requires an extra step, but if students are serious about attending the university, creating a UTAD is not an onerous requirement.

 Also, this does not apply to regular research and graduate assistantships and only to those awards made through the Award Notification System (ANS).

 The deadline for COGS Annual Fellowships and Scholarships is March 1, 2024.


Last Updated: 2/13/24