Student Grants

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The School of Nursing has been awarded a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency program grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This is a 1 year paid position with full University of Michigan benefits. Residents will be provided with the opportunity to practice in many different types of psychiatric settings including special rotations and become certified in additional therapies. Training in telehealth and advanced case management will be included. After gaining a year of varied and mentored clinical experiences, residents will be well-positioned in the job market with a clarified view of their career objectives and increased confidence as a PMHNP.

The PMHNP grant is scheduled to conclude on June 30 of this year. Consequently, we are no longer accepting new participants for this program.

The BHWET grant is in the process of recruiting participants for its final year. It is important to note that incoming students will not have the opportunity to apply. Eligibility for this grant requires that students are already enrolled in the program and have commenced their core coursework. Here is the link to the newly revised application form

Our program priorities are behavioral/mental health care and telehealth. Among the project objectives are the improvement of physical and mental health for underserved communities in Michigan. This program’s overall goal is to support new Psychiatric NPs in the transition to practice. This program will be ending June 30, 2024 and is no longer accepting applications. For questions, please email Mandy Myers at [email protected].

Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training Scholarships

The School of Nursing has been awarded a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This program aims to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals while also improving the distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce, thereby increasing access to behavioral health services.

There are four scholarships available for Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students, with a total possible funding of $28,350 (disbursed in three equal payments during the Winter, Spring and early Fall semesters)*. Clinical sites will be at Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC) primarily in the Flint area, but you may be placed in sites that require up to 60-90 minutes drive. Other sites in Oakland and Macomb counties are being added.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in the University of Michigan-Flint BSN to DNP program with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration. (If you are in another concentration, you must change your concentration to the Psychiatric Mental Health NP concentration).
  • Must be in good academic standing in your program and remain in good academic standing to continue in the grant.
  • You must be a full-time student.

Contact Mandy Myers at [email protected] with any questions.

*Be aware this may impact any other financial aid or scholarships that you are receiving.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Are you interested in seeking a faculty position after finishing your degree? The Nurse Faculty Loan Program offers Graduate Nursing students the opportunity to take loans that can be forgiven up to 85% if they meet specific requirements, including entering into a faculty position for four years after graduating. Learn more and apply for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.