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A Capella-Optum Scholarship is a smart way to help pay for your education. Learn more about eligibility, disbursement and other scholarship details.
Capella-Optum Scholarships help us to support our students by recognizing the hard work it takes to earn a degree or certificate. This scholarship is not need-based – just meet these eligibility requirements and apply.
Student eligibility and enrollment requirements
Additional eligibility requirements for former Capella students
To be considered a former student reapplying to the university and eligible for this offer, the student must not be currently enrolled in the university and must meet one of the four following criteria.
Faculty and staff of Capella University, Strategic Education, Inc., and Strategic Education, Inc.’s subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependent children, are not eligible for the scholarship.
Refer to details below for further information regarding disbursement schedule, academic standards and impacts to program costs.
The Capella-Optum Scholarship can be applied only to the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing – AGPCNP program offered only in the GuidedPath learning format. The $4,000 will be applied to your Capella account during the third week of the quarter, disbursed equally over eight consecutive quarters ($500 per quarter).
|Start date||Date of first disbursement|
|October 2023||January 2024|
For students to continue to receive our scholarship benefits, they must remain in good academic standing. Read the details below.
How can the $4K scholarship impact your education costs? Here’s what you need to know.
Applying for a Capella-Optum Scholarship is simple. Follow these steps.
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