CURE Fellowship

UC College of Nursing's CURE — Cultivating Undergraduate Nursing Resilience and Equity — Fellowship is a grant-supported initiative that provides financial, academic and social support to Bachelor of Science in Nursing students who are admitted as sophomores and are of underrepresented backgrounds.

CURE fellows receive:

  • Up to $12,000 a year (based on need) to offset the cost of tuition, fees, books, housing and other educational expenses
  • Supplemental instruction or tutoring sessions, individual advising and workshops on test taking, studying, managing money and navigating university life
  • Monthly fellowship social events, mentorship, career-planning assistance and special engagement opportunities with campus community organizations and local health experts

Fellowship Requirements

CURE fellows are expected to maintain good academic standing in the college and attend special sessions, programs and events, including:

  • Monthly check-in sessions with the fellowship program coordinator, along with a mid-semester progress report review and end-of-semester review
  • Supplemental instruction/tutoring sessions for course support, if earning below a C-plus grade in a class
  • Supplemental instruction/tutoring sessions and a faculty meeting, if any nursing course exam score is 75% or below
  • Fellowship programming, such as meetings, mentoring sessions, workshops, professional development seminars, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify to apply for the CURE Fellowship, students must:

  • Have been admitted to the BSN program as a sophomore (either as a transfer student from another institution or as a transition student from another UC major or campus)
  • Self-identify as any of the following:
    • American Indian or Alaska native
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • Hispanic (any race)
  • Fall into one or more of these categories:
    • First-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree)
    • Member of a family with an income below the federal poverty level
    • Graduate or previous attendee of a low-performing high school, as defined by state guidelines

Application Information

The application for the 2023-2024 class of fellows is open through April 14. Early applications are appreciated.

  • Early deadline — April 15
  • Final deadline — May 1

The application requires basic information and no essays. It should take only a few minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the application or CURE, contact Emily Rose Cole, program coordinator.