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Capella $5,000 scholarship

Reduced tuition for MSN – Nurse Practitioner students

Capella University has partnered with Optum® to help prepare and support nurses for the future of health care through credible, flexible education. Capella and Optum are proud to invest in your future with $5,000 toward tuition costs in the MSN – Nurse Practitioner program. Capella-Optum Scholarships are scholarships for eligible new and returning students and are not need-based. Review eligibility rules and exclusions below. Application fee is waived when you use code: RWRD24.

$5,000 scholarship details for the MSN – Nurse Practitioner program

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. This scholarship is not need-based – just meet these eligibility requirements and apply.

Student eligibility and enrollment requirements

  • Must meet Capella university admissions requirements.
  • Must be a new student, or a former student reapplying to the university, accepted into and enrolled in the GuidedPath learning format starting on April 8, 2024. Must complete and submit the scholarship application form before 11:59 p.m. Central Time the day courses begin.
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, are dismissed from the university, or are inactive from the university for four consecutive quarters for any reason will have all future disbursements canceled.

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 when reapplying, and must meet one of the four following criteria.

  • Graduate of a Capella certificate or a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program in the GuidedPath or FlexPath learning format.
  • Inactive from the university for at least four consecutive quarters.
  • Program of prior admittance to the university has been restaged or retired.
  • Applying to a program at a different degree level than program of prior admittance.

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.

Apply for a $5,000 scholarship

How to apply for this scholarship

Applying for a Capella-Optum Scholarship is simple. Follow these steps.

Apply to Capella

To take advantage of the Capella-Optum Scholarship, you need to be a new or returning Capella student and meet eligibility requirements. Complete an application and enroll as a Capella student.

Complete the scholarship application

Review the scholarship eligibility rules and exclusions. If you believe you are eligible, apply before 11:59 p.m. Central Time the day courses begin. You can always ask your enrollment counselor if you have questions.

Enroll in your program courses

After you have enrolled and submitted your completed scholarship application, work with your enrollment counselor to enroll in your courses.

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