The Connell School and Boston College offer multiple opportunities to fund a graduate education. CSON graduate students receive financial assistance through internal and external sources—including scholarships, fellowships, grants, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition remission.
Recent awards our high-achieving graduate students have received include:
of master's students receive
financial aid support
of full-time Ph.D. students are
fully funded for 3 years
This fund was established in 2003 through a gift from Scott ’79 and Tracy ’80 Brown, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to graduate students studying to become advanced practice clinicians or pursuing careers in nursing leadership.
This fund was established in 1981 through gifts from family, friends, and alumni in memory of Mary B. Conceison ’58, M.S. ’60. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to qualified students with a preference given to registered nurses pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees whose primary careers are in the field of public health and/or child safety.
This fund was established in 2003 through a gift from Kathleen Powers Haley ’76 and Steven R. Haley, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance for graduate students enrolled in the Connell School of Nursing, with a preference for clinical nurses working in neurosurgery or neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Faulkner Hospital, or their clinical affiliates, including Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
This fund was established in 2004 through a gift from Carmine A. ’76 and Beth Verre ’76 Martignetti. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to graduate students with financial need in the Connell School of Nursing who have demonstrated academic excellence and have been recommended by the dean as outstanding students.
This fund, renamed in 2013, was established in 2007 through a gift from PolyMedica Corporation in honor of their chairman of the board, recognizing his long-term leadership and innovation in health care delivery and patient treatment. Income from the endowment provides financial aid for graduate students (full or part time) in the Connell School of Nursing, with first preference for nurses working in oncology or endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center, and second preference for nurses working in other specialties at the Center. If there are no qualified recipients in a given year, income can provide financial aid for Connell School graduate students (full or part time), with a preference for nurses working in oncology or endocrinology at any Partners HealthCare affiliated hospital, or nurses working in other specialties at any Partners HealthCare affiliated hospital.
This fund was established in 2008 through a gift from Michael C. Bodson ’80 and Paulette A. Bodson, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides fellowship support for graduate students in the Connell School of Nursing who have demonstrated financial need.
This fund was established in 2008 through a gift from Michael E. Mone, JD ’67, in honor of his wife, who was a member of the Connell School of Nursing Class of 1964. Income from the endowment provides support for graduate students in the Connell School, with a preference for students studying to be clinical nurse practitioners and who are bilingual.
This fund was established in 2010 through a gift from K. Douglas Briggs and Claudia Sorgi, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides support for graduate fellowships at the Connell School of Nursing, with a preference for students performing their clinical practicums in settings that impact vulnerable populations in Massachusetts.
This fund was established in 2013 though a gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust. Income from the endowment provides financial aid for students enrolled in the Master’s Entry Program in the William F. Connell School of Nursing.
Graduate students are eligible to be considered for a teaching assistantship in the School of Nursing. This assistantship provides a stipend. Teaching assistants may teach an undergraduate or graduate course, assist faculty members in their teaching roles, assist with other responsibilities related to teaching and/or evaluation of students and programs. Teaching Assistantship Form
Research assistantships may become available depending on faculty grants. Students interested in being considered for such opportunities should monitor bulletin boards and e-mail notices sent by the Graduate Office.
These fellowships are awarded competitively to Ph.D. students in the School of Nursing at the time of admission to the Ph.D. program. They provide full tuition and a stipend for 3 years of full-time study and are only available to students following the full-time curriculum plan. Fellows are assigned to work two days per week with a faculty member on his or her research.
The University awards this fellowship to doctoral students from various graduate programs who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Students must be US citizens. This fellowship provides tuition and a stipend for up to three years depending on the student’s educational background.
The following are websites that may be useful in helping students to determine their financial needs and to locate scholarships.
External Scholarships, Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants
Loan Repayment Programs
Private Sector Loan Sources
In order to receive federal financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Step 2: Complete the Boston College Graduate Financial Aid Application.