Scholarships provide financial support to supplement the cost of your education and do not have to be repaid.

Scholarships are often awarded through an application and selection process. Not all students who apply receive scholarships; it's a competitive process.

Each scholarship has their own criteria (not limited to) such as financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, etc.

Types of Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Allen College Institutional Scholarships - applications accepted once a year

Allen College offers a robust scholarship program. Students submit one general online application to be considered for institutional scholarships. 

Deadline to apply for scholarships for 2024-2025

February 6, 2024, 3 p.m. (Central Standard Time) - Applications are no longer being accepted for this institutional scholarship cycle.

Who should apply

  • Scholarship applicants must be accepted to Allen College at the time the Scholarship Selection Committee selects recipients. Prospective students are encouraged to apply in case they are accepted at the time of scholarship selection for one of the qualifying semesters. 
  • Employees of Allen College (full-time and part-time) do not qualify for this institutional scholarship assistance. This does not include tutors, work study or adjunct.
  • To be considered an eligible scholarship applicant for 2024-2025, you must attend Allen College summer 2024 and/or fall 2024 and/or spring 2025.

When to apply

  • The application typically opens late in the fall semester and closes the end of January/early February. Date will be communicated.

Contact or (319) 226-2003 with questions. 

Outside Scholarships

Some organizations have submitted information about their scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore these options. 

    Marie Robinson Memorial Scholarship/Cedar Falls BPW Scholarship

    Top Nutrition Coaching's Heroes' Legacy Scholarship

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

    Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

    Waverly Health Center Auxiliary Scholarships 

    AMVETS Nursing Scholarship - Cedar Falls

    AAUW Cedar Falls-Waterloo Branch

    Live it Up Women in Healthcare Scholarship

    Senior Care - Aging Matters Scholarship

    Grundy County Memorial Hospotal Health Care Career Scholarship

    Overcoming Loss Scholarship 

    • Amount: $10,000 
    • Application Deadline: July 20, 2024 
    • Eligibility: Any student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education may apply to this scholarship. 
    • Link to apply:

    NAVY Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) Scholarship

    Other Scholarship Resources

    Students are encouraged to find information about outside scholarship opportunities. Some additional resources are:

    Students pursuing a career in primary health care are eligible to receive funding for their education in exchange for practicing in rural, urban, and tribal communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure. 1-year service commitment per scholarship year or partial scholarship year; 2-year minimum and 4-year maximum.
    The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers primary medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care clinicians the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or tribal communities with limited access to care.