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 the Length of the Program!
Yes! Our Free 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 through the course of their degree program. Wilkes University reserves the right to choose between e-books or physical books for its courses.
How Will it Work?
Students will work with their enrollment specialist, who will assist them in having the required textbooks shipped to their home and/or arrange the download of electronic textbooks.
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 and be admitted to a Wilkes online nursing program.
I am currently enrolled in a nursing program at Wilkes. Do I get free textbooks now?
No. The Free Textbook promotion is for new students who are enrolling at Wilkes University.
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 Free Textbook promotion is being offered for the October 23, 2017 start date. Wilkes University reserves the right to extend the promotion to later start dates, but cannot guarantee availability beyond October at this time.
$1,000 Priority Scholarship
To qualify for the $1,000 Priority Scholarship, you must complete your application and all necessary collateral, including your official transcript request(s), within 72 hours of speaking to your enrollment specialist.
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 October 23, 2017, start date. Wilkes University reserves the right to extend the promotion to later start dates, but cannot guarantee availability beyond October 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ph.D in Nursing Scholarship
What is the Ph.D. in Nursing Scholarship?
An award of $4,500 toward the cost of tuition for Ph.D. students who enroll in the January 2018 cohort.
Is the scholarship prorated?
Yes, the Scholarship 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.
Nurse Scholar Grant
What is the Nurse Scholar Grant?
A merit-based award of $4,500 toward the cost of tuition.
Who is eligible?
Students with a 3.8 GPA or higher in their Master of Science in Nursing program.