Scholarships and Grants

It’s exciting to live in a time when we have unprecedented access to education. Degree programs abound here at Wilkes for nurses at every stage of their career. And with so many options for education, there’s an equal need for affordability.

Which is why, here at Wilkes, we’re committed to making these programs financially accessible to our students via a number of scholarships and awards. To learn more, simply fill out the request information on this page, or contact an Enrollment Specialist at (888) 986-8104 for more information and eligibility requirements specific to your program of interest.

Free Textbooks for Your First Two Courses

Yes! Our Summer Textbook promotion is an investment in you. Wilkes University has agreed to assume the costs of textbooks, e-books and other required materials and their shipping costs for all Nursing students in their first two courses who start in July 2017. Wilkes University reserves the right to choose between e-books or physical books for its courses.

Read more about our Summer Textbook promotion.

How Will it Work?

Students will confirm their preferred shipping address with their Enrollment Specialist, and the required materials for the first two courses will be ordered on each student’s behalf and shipped to them.

Will “suggested” or “nonrequired” supplemental reading materials also be free?

No. The free textbook offer applies to required reading materials only. Students who wish to purchase copies of suggested and/or supplemental resources will still need to do so at their own expense.

How do I qualify for free textbooks?

Complete all of your application materials, be admitted to an online Nursing program and enroll to start on July 3, 2017.

I am currently enrolled in a nursing program at Wilkes. Do I get free textbooks now?

No. The Summer Textbook promotion is for new students who are enrolling at Wilkes University and are starting their program on July 3, 2017.

Are shipping costs covered?

Yes, ground shipping costs will be covered. International shipping costs are covered if necessary.

Can I keep the e-books?

E-book access is controlled with a license from the publisher. In most cases, the license is good for 180 or 365 days after delivery, depending on the publisher. Access to the materials will expire at the end of the licensing period. Wilkes University cannot extend the license on the student’s behalf, and the student will need to purchase access to the materials for themselves if they need, or want, to extend.

Will this promotion apply to later start dates?

The Summer Textbook promotion is being offered for the July 3, 2017, start date. Wilkes University reserves the right to extend the promotion to later start dates, but cannot guarantee availability beyond July at this time.


$1,000 Priority Scholarship

To qualify for the $1,000 Priority Scholarship, complete your application and all necessary collateral, including your official transcript request(s), by the priority deadline, June 19, 2017, for the July 3, 2017, start date, for Wilkes University's MSN or RN to MSN online degree programs.

Read more about the Priority Scholarship.

Is the Priority Scholarship stackable?

The Priority Scholarship can be combined with the Summer of Learning Scholarship and Graduation Grant for a total value of $4,444 toward total tuition. It is not stackable with any of the alumni or friends and family scholarships.

Will this grant be available for later start dates?

The Priority Scholarship is being offered for the July 3, 2017, start date. Wilkes University reserves the right to extend the promotion to later start dates, but cannot guarantee availability beyond July at this time.

How will the grant be awarded?

All Wilkes scholarships are prorated over the duration of your program. If a student elects to withdraw from the program prior to completion, they will not be able to realize the full value of the scholarship.


Graduation Grant

Who is qualified for the Graduation Grant?

Those enrolled in our MSN or RN to MSN programs are welcome and encouraged to apply for a Graduation Grant, which covers the cost of tuition for a student’s last course.

Is the Graduation Grant stackable?

Yes, the grant can be combined with other scholarship opportunities up to $4,944 toward total tuition.


Summer Scholarship

What is the Summer Scholarship?

  • A $1,500 award for MSN and RN to MSN students who enroll in our July start date.
  • A $2,500 award for DNP students who enroll in our July start date.

Is the Summer Scholarship stackable?

Students enrolled in the MSN and RN to MSN programs can combine the Summer Scholarship with other scholarship or grant opportunities up to $4,444 toward total tuition. The Summer Scholarship is not stackable for DNP students.


Partnership Scholarship

What is the Partnership Scholarship?

The Partnership Scholarship is a $3,000 award offered to paid employees of Wilkes University’s affiliated partner organizations.

Is the Partnership Scholarship stackable?

We invite recipients of the Partnership Scholarship to combine their scholarship or grant opportunities up to $7,444 toward their total tuition for MSN and RN to MSN Students, and up to $5,500 for DNP students.


Ph.D. Inaugural Launch Grant

What is the Ph.D. Inaugural Launch Grant?

Any student who joins the inaugural cohort of the Wilkes University Ph.D. in Nursing program in September 2017 will be awarded 20 percent off of the total price of tuition.

Is the grant prorated?

Yes. The grant will be prorated over the lifetime of the student. Students who stop out of the program for over a year will lose their eligibility for the award when they re-enroll.


Alumni Scholarship

What is the Alumni Scholarship?

The Alumni Scholarship is a grant awarding 20 percent off of the total cost of a student’s degree program.

Who is eligible?

Any student who has completed a prior academic degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) at Wilkes University.

Is the Alumni Scholarship prorated?

Yes. The award will be prorated over the lifetime of the student.


Friends and Family Award

What is the Friends and Family Award?

The Friends and Family Award program gives our students’ friends, family, and colleagues a 20 percent reduction in tuition when they’re accepted into one of our programs.

Is the award prorated?

Yes. The award will be prorated over the lifetime of the student. Students who stop the program for over a year will lose their eligibility for the award when they re-enroll.

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