APNO offers financial aid to Missouri students in a graduate or doctorate level advanced practice program.  Scholarships are awarded at our annual conference each fall. 



To qualify for the scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in an accredited program leading to a MSN, Post Masters or DNP degree to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse. You must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed 12 hours of Masters level courses 
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

The program does not have to be located in the state of Missouri, but the student must be a resident of Missouri.


1. Download the following forms (print 2 copies of the letter of reference)

Letter of Reference
Scholarship Letter of Reference 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [119.6 KB]
Verification of Student Status
Scholarship Verification 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [151.9 KB]

2. Gather the required supporting documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of Missouri Residency (such as copy of MO Driver's License)
  • Verification of Student Status form completed by Dean/Director of program


3.  Complete  by clicking below, including a biographical statement (250 word or less) addressing the following:

  • How your experience as a RN has prepared you for an APN role
  • Measureable and clearly articulated short term personal goals
  • Measureable and clearly articulated long term personal goals
  • Why you feel you should be considered for the scholarship
  • Format:
    • #12 font
    • Double spaced
    • Not more than 250 words. Biographical statements longer than 250 words will disqualify the application for consideration.

4. Mail application, two letters of reference and all supporting documents to:

Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks

Attn: Scholarship Committee

PO Box 14308

Springfield MO 65814

Click below to access a downloadable version of these instructions
APNO Scholarship Checklist 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [141.8 KB]