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Scholarships and Awards

Pace has many internal scholarships and awards to help its students meet their college expenses. The criteria may involve academic merit, financial need, or both. In most cases students do not apply directly for these awards; instead, the academic departments and Financial Aid identify candidates from University records. For more information consult Pace University's Financial Aid department.

College Of Health Professions Scholarships And Awards

Some Pace assistance is meant specifically for College of Health Professions undergraduate and graduate students. Like other internal Pace awards, most are initiated by academic departments or Financial Aid. They may be based on many different kinds of criteria in addition to merit or need—awards for students following certain majors, for underrepresented groups, for women, or for specific activities like study abroad. Some target specific times in your academic progress—for example, awards for sophomores or for graduating seniors or graduate students.

To be considered for a College of Health Professions scholarship or award, you will need to complete a CHP Internal Scholarship Application.

Deadline to submit your application for Spring 2023 is February 10, 2023.

CHP Internal Scholarship Application (PDF)

The available scholarships are listed below by program. Review each one to determine your eligibility and select it on the application form. When you have your application complete, submit it by email to Laurie Davis-Ford.

Scholarships for the College of Health Professions

Each program in the College of Health Professions has designated scholarships available to students in the program. Please take a moment to review the guidelines that are required for each scholarship to be sure you meet the requirements.

  • Dean Frances Reiter Memorial Scholarship

    To honor the memory of Frances Reiter, founder and first dean of the Generic Master’s Nursing Program at the Lienhard School of Nursing, there will be a scholarship awarded to a student in the ABS program who has completed one semester of the ABS program, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Elizabeth Plummer Memorial Scholarship

    To honor Elizabeth Plummer, beloved professor of the Lienhard School of Nursing, there will be one scholarship awarded to an ABS student with a GPA of 3.3 or higher, and the completion of one semester. Professor Plummer was a pioneer in the advanced practice movement in American nursing and a major contributor to the development of nursing education programs for college graduates.

    Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made based on student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing. Two awards will be made to student who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates will submit one piece of written work with a maximum length of 1,500 words about which they are most proud and that best represents their creative and scholarly efforts. Any type of work written work (e.g., essay, short story, student assignment) will be eligible for consideration. The submission should focus on the topics of health policy, leadership, or an aspect of evidence-based practice.

    Award selection criteria include:

    • Importance to health care and nursing
    • Originality
    • Correctness of literary style determined by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

    Hearst Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Applicants must be enrolled in the Lienhard School of Nursing Accelerated Baccalaureate of Science (ABS) program and will be selected on the basis of their essay and academic achievements. 6 scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to Pleasantville ABS Students and will be disbursed in the 2nd and 3rd semester ($5,000/semester) in academic year 2023-2024.

    Helene Fuld Health Trust Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generous endowment of the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee. Applicants must be enrolled in the Lienhard School of Nursing, ABS program and will be selected on the basis of their essay and academic achievements. This scholarship is not based on financial need.

    Jean and Henry Pollak Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a Lienhard school of Nursing student, who will agree to apply, as first choice, for employment as a nurse at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York. This scholarship shall impose no long-term burden on either the Hospital or the applicant with respect to job tenure. Nor shall the Hospital or the student be required to hire or retain the Pace applicant as an employee for any set period. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in the ABS program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    JP Kok Charnizon Foundation Nursing Scholarship

    Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in the ABS program in NYC with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who indicate their intention to work in a NYC area hospital for at least two years after graduation.

    Patricia Mallet Memorial Scholarship

    The Patricia Mallet Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of the Mallet family, in memory of their daughter Patricia. Two scholarships will be awarded to students in the ABS program who have completed one semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, the completion of one semester and have financial need.

    Paula Scharf Kohn Scholarship

    To honor the memory of Dr. Paula Scharf Kohn, professor emerita of the Lienhard School of Nursing and a leader in community health, the Paula Scharf Kohn Scholarship was established in 2016. Four scholarships of $2500 each will be awarded to students in the ABS with at least one semester completed, and to a student who demonstrates a commitment to community service with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    The June McCauley Undergraduate Nursing Research Assistant Award

    This award is meant to support and enrich scholarly research by Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) undergraduate students with the collaboration and oversight of LSN faculty. The award is made possible by the generous support of the June Wilson McCauley Research and Opportunity Endowment.

    The June McCauley Undergraduate Nursing Best Poster Award

    This award is meant to support and enrich scholarly research by Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) undergraduate students with the collaboration and oversight of LSN faculty. The award is made possible by the generous support of the June Wilson McCauley Research and Opportunity Endowment.

  • Amelia A. Gould Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Scholarship fund was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund will support scholarships for CHP students who evidence great capacity to serve children and/or are interested in pediatric care or primary care. Students may be enrolled in any master’s program of the College of Health Professions, including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Occupational Therapy. Thirty scholarships of $1,000 each are available.

    Charles J. and Margaret R. Benjamin Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Suzanne Benjamin Gralnick, BS '81, MPA '84, in honor of her parents. Two scholarships will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in graduate study (master’s, DNP or PhD) at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing. Students must be an alum of the Lienhard School of Nursing, have completed at least two semesters of study leading to a graduate degree and maintain an overall minimum academic GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    CVS Health Foundation Scholarship

    The College of Health Professions at Pace University has been awarded a 1-year grant from the CVS Health Foundation to provide scholarships to qualified FNP Students.

    Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made based on student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing. Two awards will be made to student who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates will submit one piece of written work with a maximum length of 1,500 words about which they are most proud and that best represents their creative and scholarly efforts. Any type of work written work (e.g., essay, short story, student assignment) will be eligible for consideration. The submission should focus on the topics of health policy, leadership, or an aspect of evidence-based practice.

    Award selection criteria include:

    • Importance to health care and nursing
    • Originality
    • Correctness of literary style determined by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • Amelia A. Gould Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Scholarship fund was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund will support scholarships for CHP students who evidence great capacity to serve children and/or are interested in pediatric care or primary care. Students may be enrolled in any master’s program of the College of Health Professions, including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Occupational Therapy. Thirty scholarships of $1,000 are available.

    Amelia A. Gould Faculty Supervised Scholarly Project

    Thanks to the generous gift of The Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, The Amelia A. Gould Children's Health Program Fund was established in 2020. The fund supports programmatic initiatives and student clinical experiences, with a focus on international experiences, aimed at advancing healthcare and the general welfare of children. Students of all College of Health Professions programs are encouraged to participate in these initiatives, including nursing, physician assistant studies, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, and health science.

  • Charles J. and Margaret R. Benjamin Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Suzanne Benjamin Gralnick, BS '81, MPA '84, in honor of her parents. Each year, are awarded in spring to a graduate of the Lienhard School of Nursing who is enrolled in graduate study (master’s, DNP or PhD) at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing. Students need to have completed at least two semesters of study leading to a graduate degree and maintain an overall minimum academic GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made on the basis of student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing.

  • Amelia A. Gould Faculty Supervised Scholarly Project

    Thanks to the generous gift of The Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, The Amelia A. Gould Children's Health Program Fund was established in 2020. The fund supports programmatic initiatives and student clinical experiences, with a focus on international experiences, aimed at advancing healthcare and the general welfare of children. Students of all College of Health Professions programs are encouraged to participate in these initiatives, including nursing, physician assistant studies, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, and health science.

    Phelps Healthcare Foundation Fieldwork Stipend

    The Phelps Healthcare Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to organizations that serve the health care needs and/or promote wellness of residents of Westchester and/or Rockland Counties, New York. Thanks to the generous gift from The Phelps Healthcare Foundation, Health Science students are eligible to apply for a stipend to support their fieldwork experience. This funding will assist students in offsetting expenses during their fieldwork and enabling them to graduate with real-world experiences.

  • Amelia A. Gould Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Scholarship fund was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund will support scholarships for CHP students who evidence great capacity to serve children and/or are interested in pediatric care or primary care. Students may be enrolled in any master’s program of the College of Health Professions, including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Occupational Therapy. Thirty scholarships of $1,000 are available.

    Amelia A. Gould Faculty Supervised Scholarly Project

    Thanks to the generous gift of The Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, The Amelia A. Gould Children's Health Program Fund was established in 2020. The fund supports programmatic initiatives and student clinical experiences, with a focus on international experiences, aimed at advancing healthcare and the general welfare of children. Students of all College of Health Professions programs are encouraged to participate in these initiatives, including nursing, physician assistant studies, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, and health science.

    Bela Szigethy Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Béla Szigethy Scholarship fund was established in 2018 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund supports scholarships for MS in Nutrition and Dietetics students. Many scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to students in their 1st and 2nd years of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program.

  • Amelia A. Gould Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Scholarship fund was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund will support scholarships for CHP students who evidence great capacity to serve children and/or are interested in pediatric care or primary care. Students may be enrolled in any master’s program of the College of Health Professions, including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Occupational Therapy. Thirty scholarships of $1,000 are available.

    Amelia A. Gould Faculty Supervised Scholarly Project

    Thanks to the generous gift of The Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, The Amelia A. Gould Children's Health Program Fund was established in 2020. The fund supports programmatic initiatives and student clinical experiences, with a focus on international experiences, aimed at advancing healthcare and the general welfare of children. Students of all College of Health Professions programs are encouraged to participate in these initiatives, including nursing, physician assistant studies, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, and health science.

  • Amelia A. Gould Scholarship

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Scholarship fund was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The fund will support scholarships for CHP students who evidence great capacity to serve children and/or are interested in pediatric care or primary care. Students may be enrolled in any master’s program of the College of Health Professions, including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Occupational Therapy. Thirty scholarships of $1,000 are available.

    Amelia A. Gould Faculty Supervised Scholarly Project

    Thanks to the generous gift of The Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, The Amelia A. Gould Children's Health Program Fund was established in 2020. The fund supports programmatic initiatives and student clinical experiences, with a focus on international experiences, aimed at advancing healthcare and the general welfare of children. Students of all College of Health Professions programs are encouraged to participate in these initiatives, including nursing, physician assistant studies, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, and health science.

  • Amelia A. Gould Fellowship for PhD in Nursing Students

    Thanks to the generous support of the Amelia A. Gould Revocable Trust, the Amelia A. Gould Endowed Fellowship for PhD in Nursing students was established in 2020 at the College of Health Professions at Pace University. The endowment will provide doctoral dissertation support to PhD in Nursing students annually up to $2,500 per award. To be eligible, student must be a current PhD in Nursing student in good academic standing, who has made sufficient progress, toward their dissertation, as determined by the PhD program director, and be working on a research topic related to primary health care for children and/or adults.

    Audrey Jones Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of Audrey Jones. The scholarship is awarded to PhD in Nursing students in CHP who maintain a 3.0 GPA.

    Charles J. and Margaret R. Benjamin Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Suzanne Benjamin Gralnick, BS '81, MPA '84, in honor of her parents. Two scholarships will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in graduate study (master’s, DNP or PhD) at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing. Students must be an alum of the Lienhard School of Nursing, have completed at least two semesters of study leading to a graduate degree and maintain an overall minimum academic GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    College of Health Professions (CHP) Advisory Board Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of CHP Advisory Board members. The scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the PhD in Nursing program at the Lienhard School of Nursing. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to PhD in Nursing students, for educational expenses that may include the costs of conducting doctoral research.

    Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made based on student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing. Two awards will be made to student who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates will submit one piece of written work with a maximum length of 1,500 words about which they are most proud and that best represents their creative and scholarly efforts. Any type of work written work (e.g., essay, short story, student assignment) will be eligible for consideration. The submission should focus on the topics of health policy, leadership, or an aspect of evidence-based practice.

    Award selection criteria include:

    • Importance to health care and nursing
    • Originality
    • Correctness of literary style determined by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

    Hugoton Disability Grant Fellowship

    Nurse Faculty Loan Program

    The Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing to participate in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Under the NFLP, Pace University is authorized to operate a loan fund for nursing students enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) Program with a concentration in nursing education. Loan recipients must agree to complete the education program, and following graduation, may cancel up to 85% of the NFLP loan provided that they serve as full-time (full-time has the meaning used by the employing school of nursing for its faculty and may include (1) full-time faculty member at an accredited school of nursing; or (2) part-time faculty member at an accredited school of nursing in combination with another part-time faculty position or part-time clinical preceptor position affiliated with an accredited school of nursing that together equates to full-time employment) nursing faculty at an accredited school of nursing for a consecutive four-year period.

    The William Resk Endowed Scholarship

    The William Resk Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by a most generous gift from Marie J. Toulantis. The Resk Scholarship will be used for students enrolled in the PhD program who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship amounts will vary according to need.

  • Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made based on student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing. Two awards will be made to student who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates will submit one piece of written work with a maximum length of 1,500 words about which they are most proud and that best represents their creative and scholarly efforts. Any type of work written work (e.g., essay, short story, student assignment) will be eligible for consideration. The submission should focus on the topics of health policy, leadership, or an aspect of evidence-based practice.

    Award selection criteria include:

    • Importance to health care and nursing
    • Originality
    • Correctness of literary style determined by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

    Helene Fuld Health Trust Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generous endowment of the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee. Several scholarships will be awarded to students in the RN4 program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Jean and Henry Pollak Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a Lienhard school of Nursing student, who will agree to apply, as first choice, for employment as a nurse at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York. This scholarship shall impose no long-term burden on either the Hospital or the applicant with respect to job tenure. Nor shall the Hospital or the student be required to hire or retain the Pace applicant as an employee for any set period. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in the RN4 program as a senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Ruth K. Pell Scholarship

    To honor Ruth K. Pell, the first dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing, three scholarships in the amount of (varies) will be awarded to RN4 students, who have completed at least 25% of Pace credits with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

    Stokes First Generation Scholarship

    In honor of Dr. Shirlee Ann Stokes, the Stokes First Generation Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Shirlee Ann Stokes, a beloved professor of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1977-2010. The fund provides financial support to a first generation RN4 student. Dr. Stokes was the first in her family to earn a college degree. She received financial assistance throughout her education, without which she could not have advanced. Three scholarships will be awarded to a full or part-time junior or senior, who does not possess a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, whom neither parent earned a college degree, and demonstrates financial need.

    The June McCauley Undergraduate Nursing Research Assistant Award

    This award is meant to support and enrich scholarly research by Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) undergraduate students with the collaboration and oversight of LSN faculty. The award is made possible by the generous support of the June Wilson McCauley Research and Opportunity Endowment.

    The June McCauley Undergraduate Nursing Best Poster Award

    This award is meant to support and enrich scholarly research by Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) undergraduate students with the collaboration and oversight of LSN faculty. The award is made possible by the generous support of the June Wilson McCauley Research and Opportunity Endowment.

    Wiley M. Mangum Family Scholarship

    Two awards of (amount varies) will be awarded to sophomore or juniors in the RN4 program who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates financial need.

  • H. Patricia Neuhs Endowed Scholarship

    One scholarship will be awarded to a student in the RN/BS program with 25% of required Pace credits completed and a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Students must fill out FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.

    Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award

    The Harriet R. and Ronald M. Feldman Nursing Student Writing Award Fund was established by Dean Harriet R. Feldman and her late husband, Ron. Dr. Feldman served as dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing from 1993 to 2010, interim provost of Pace University from 2010 to 2012, and dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing from 2013-2021. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant writing achievement by providing financial incentive to an undergraduate or graduate student at the Lienhard School of Nursing. Award selection will be made based on student writings on health policy or leadership in nursing. Two awards will be made to student who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at any campus of the Lienhard School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates will submit one piece of written work with a maximum length of 1,500 words about which they are most proud and that best represents their creative and scholarly efforts. Any type of work written work (e.g., essay, short story, student assignment) will be eligible for consideration. The submission should focus on the topics of health policy, leadership, or an aspect of evidence-based practice.

    Award selection criteria include:

    • Importance to health care and nursing
    • Originality
    • Correctness of literary style determined by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

    Thomas A. Corr Scholarship

    Up to three scholarships will be awarded to students in the RN/BS program with at least 25% of required Pace credits completed and a current GPA of 3.25 or higher.