Want to be a nurse? Get your senior year free!

Nursing students can complete their senior year tuition free!

CHI NURSING SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

All students enrolled in the University of Mary Nursing Program on the main campus in Bismarck can qualify for as much as $15,000 in scholarships, that's senior year tuition-free!

Applicants must:

  • Enroll in the University of Mary Nursing Program;
  • Be accepted to the nursing program;
  • Enter their senior year of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Intend to seek employment with any nationwide CHI healthcare; organization, including CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, following graduation.

How do I apply?

There is no separate application required for this scholarship at the time of admission, though students will complete a CHI Nursing Scholarship Letter of Intent. Students who qualify will receive notification from the Student Financial Aid Office regarding their award while completing their junior year. At this time you’ll be asked to complete appropriate forms.

Can I still earn other scholarships?

Yes. The CHI Nursing Scholarship is stackable on top of other academic and/or athletic awards. The maximum amount of academic institutional aid, even if other awards are combined with the CHI Nursing Scholarship, may not exceed the full price of tuition for an academic year. This award is not stackable with any of the other CHI Scholarships.

What does this scholarship cover?

Eligible students will receive as much as $15,000 toward their senior year tuition. This scholarship does not cover fees, room, and/or board.

How do I start the process?

What if I am already enrolled at the University of Mary?

Current University of Mary nursing students can qualify for the CHI Commitment Scholarship.

What if I am a transfer student?

Students who transfer to the University of Mary qualify for the CHI Nursing Scholarship or the CHI Commitment Scholarship.

Why doesn’t this program include other majors?

CHI worked closely with University officials to set-up scholarships that address healthcare workforce demands.

Who is Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)?

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 93 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals and 24 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com.

Who is the University of Mary?

As a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution, the University of Mary offers education for the whole of life through cutting-edge professional programs grounded in a solid liberal arts tradition.

Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Mary offers nearly 60 undergraduate programs, 13 master’s programs, and two doctoral programs in Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice. Mary has locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Rome, Italy and Arequipa, Peru as well as engaging online offerings taught by vibrant faculty and experts in their fields. For more information, visit www.umary.edu.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Our admissions representatives are here to answer your questions. Call us at 800-288-6279, or email [email protected].