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Scholarship Programs


Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College educates future nurses who are driven to make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital supports this mission by awarding internal scholarships to students at Goldfarb each year.

The journey to becoming a nurse can be challenging both academically and financially. As we face a growing need for nurses in the health care field and rising educational costs across the board, scholarships through The Foundation are more critical than ever to ensure the brightest—and most compassionate—students have the opportunity to pursue their passion for nursing at Goldfarb. For more information on how a gift impacts nursing scholarships, please click here (please click on nursing scholarships for applicable student and donor experiences). 

Visit the Institutional Scholarships webpage to learn about the available scholarships and to fill out the scholarship application forms. 


There are many external scholarship opportunities available students seeking additional resources. To assist you in your search, we have compiled a list of external opportunities for you to consider. Please visit the External Scholarships webpage for a concise listing of scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are extended to all Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College students. Be sure to review the entire list and watch for updates throughout the year. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties accessing this information, please contact [email protected] for assistance.


The BJC Bright Futures Scholarship has been established to provide additional financial resources to students who are willing to commit to employment with Barnes Jewish Hospital upon graduation.

BJC Healthcare will offer increments of up to $5,000, renewable awards up to $20,000 during your time as a BSN student at Goldfarb. For each $5,000 increment, one year of service providing direct patient care will be expected following your graduation. Candidates will need to meet all eligibility requirements for hiring at BJC. Recipients will also be offered work as a PRN Student Nurse Tech after successfully completing the Fundamentals of Nursing class. PRN status is met by working one twelve-hour shift during each two week pay period.

In addition to the tuition funds, BJC will provide a nurse mentor during your time as a student and will accommodate a preferential preceptorship assignment request whenever possible. To be considered for the BJC Healthcare Bright Futures Scholarship, the applicant must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Pursuing pre-licensure BSN - undergraduate degree
  • Admitted to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College with a minimum postsecondary cumulative grade point average of:
    • 3.0 for the BSN - Upper Division option
    • 3.2 for the BSN - Accelerated option
  • Completed all pre-requisite courses necessary for admission to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Four scholarships will be available every term. The Bright Futures scholarship can be combined with other eligible Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College institutional scholarships.

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