Scholarships and Financial Aid

Additional Funding Resources

Did you know that there are several financial aid resources to help cover your educational expenses? These include paying for:

  • Instructional and general fees
  • Nonresident fees (if applicable)
  • Room, meals, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses

Financial aid (e.g., scholarships, grants, loans and student work-study) is money that helps pay for education expenses. Scholarships are usually merit-based, but most financial aid grants are awarded based on demonstration of need.

Need-based aid is generally available to those who have been admitted to a school or college, and also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A nurse applies for scholarships on their laptop.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, is a part of the US Department of Education. This is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation, and includes grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career schools.

Additional Resources


Filling out the FAFSA Form –

IRS Data Retrieval Tool –

  • Allows you to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  When applying for FAFSA simply click “Link to IRS” when prompted to fill in your tax information.
Scholarship Resources for Nursing Students

Searching for scholarships can be overwhelming and time consuming. So we have identified this list of available Nursing scholarships for nursing students who are enrolled in ADN, BSN, RN-to-BSN or graduate-level work.

We encourage you to check with your school – many graduate Nursing programs also have program-specific scholarships or forgivable loans that may be useful.

For Kaiser Permanente members: Endowed Scholarships and Career Planning

Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship – For full or part-time employees planning to pursue a degree or certificate in business.

Vera Miller Scholarships for Career Development – For Patient Account Representative (PAR), Patient Care Representative (PCR), or Customer Service Specialist (CSS) employees planning to enroll in full or part-time undergraduate or graduate study.

Bernice Cohen Sachs, MD, Scholarship – For full or part-time female employees or female children or grandchildren of employees planning to enroll in full-time graduate study in medicine at an accredited medical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

William C. Butts, PhD, Scholarship – For full or part-time employees planning to enroll in full or part-time undergraduate or graduate study in the laboratory sciences field at a WA state school

KP Scholarship Requirements (PDF)

Kaiser Permanente Career Planning for KPWA Members

Kaiser Permanente is offering additional financial assistance to employees who meet the requirements of KPWA Tuition Reimbursement program. Please note, this is an additional benefit outside the Training Fund, so please refer to the link for further information: KP Washington Human Resources can be contacted at or call 206-630-7769 for benefit eligibility verification.


“I encourage my co-workers to use the Training Fund because it gives us an opportunity to gain new skills. I’m grateful to SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish Medical Center for supporting employee advancement.”

Teresa DeLeon

Patient Access, Swedish Medical Center

Note: The websites listed on this page are not SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund websites. These links are intended only as additional sources of information to benefit our members. Links to these sites should not be construed as an endorsement, either implicit or explicit, of their content by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund. Because of the dynamic nature of the internet, the links included here may change periodically as sites move, are taken down, and as new sites are created. If you find that one of the sites listed here has moved, please let us know so that we may update the link.