Financial Aid

Finger Lake Scholarship

This 50 percent scholarship is currently being offered to qualifying students living or working in the Finger Lakes region who apply to the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or RN to BS program.

Map of FLPPS Region

Baccalaureate degree-prepared nurses, and mental health nurse practitioners are integral members of the health care team, able to respond to growing patient needs. Infusing the Finger Lakes region with graduates from these programs will directly fill these gaps in care to help patients achieve better health outcomes.

The UR School of Nursing hopes to fill this need by offering potential students a 50 percent scholarship for the:

Individuals who are working or living in one of the Finger Lakes region's 13-counties may be eligible. The Finger Lakes region includes: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties.

How to Apply

The School of Nursing will confirm the tuition support with your acceptance package. Call (585) 276-6079 if you have questions about the application process or scholarships.

Common Questions about the Finger Lake Scholarship:

I am an employee of the University of Rochester. Am I eligible for the Finger Lake Scholarship?

  • If you are in a benefit eligible position that supports up to two courses per semester then you would not be eligible for the Finger Lake 50 percent scholarship.
  • If you are in a benefit eligible position that permits for one course per semester then you are eligible for the Finger Lake 50 percent scholarship for a second course per semester.
  • If you are not in a benefit eligible position, then you are eligible for the Finger Lake 50 percent scholarship for up to two courses per semester.

Visit the University of Rochester Tuition Benefits page to obtain pertinent information specific to your individual eligibility status for employee benefits; as well as the employee tuition waiver application that you will need to complete and return to the benefits office.

Who are the “UR Medicine affiliate organizations?”

  • Highland Hospital
  • FF Thompson Health System
  • Jones Memorial
  • Visiting Nurse Service
  • Highlands of Brighton
  • Highlands of Pittsford
  • Noyes Health System

Am I considered a UR Medicine, University of Rochester, SMH employee?

You can validate your employer status by referencing your wage and salary payroll statement-the upper left hand corner should read “University of Rochester.”

I’m going to apply to the RN to BS to MS program; can I receive the 50 percent scholarship?

The Finger Lake Scholarship is only applicable while in the undergraduate (RN-BS) portion of the program.  However, if the graduate portion of the program is for the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (FPMHNP), then the scholarship would continue.

I am going to apply to the MS-DNP program; can I receive the 50 percent scholarship?

The Finger Lake Scholarship is only applicable if the graduate portion of the program is for the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (FPMHNP).  However, once you begin the DNP portion of the program, the scholarship will not continue.

I don’t qualify for the Finger Lake Scholarship, what other options are available to me?

Please see other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for.