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Nursing Scholarships and Loans

D.& D. Stabler Nursing Scholarship

This should be viewed as a loan.  It is normally reserved for students who find themselves in very dire circumstances (such that they won’t be able to finish) in their last year or two of college without additional financial assistance.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office, 717-691-6007, to discuss your situation if you are interested in pursuing this program.

Chatlos Nursing Scholarship Awards

There is a foundation that donates money for this each year.  They decide the criteria for receipt.  The Financial Aid Office picks the students who meet that criteria, so a student really can’t apply for this.

Nursing Education Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Department initiates the application process during the spring semester for next year's sophomores and juniors.  Financial need is a significant component in determining eligibility.

Christy Stark Smith Scholarship

Chosen by members of the Nursing Department from among the top academic students who are concentrating on ‘nursing care of the child bearing family’, and who have the highest financial need.  The Nursing Department selects recipients based on academics, and the Financial Aid Office makes the award to those students with the highest financial need.

The Harry and Nancy Preis Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Department of Nursing nominates a junior nursing student during the spring semester who demonstrates excellence in academic and clinical performance in nursing care.  The award is based on financial need as identified by the Financial Aid Office.

Nursing Student Loan

This is a federal loan program that allows Messiah College to annually award approximately $100,000 (available amount subject to change each year) to Nursing students who demonstrate financial need.  Here is the link  to the Disclosure Statement and Application.  Priority is given to applications received by June 1 each year.

Any questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 717-691-6007 or

Other Resources for Scholarships