Scholarships will be provided to full/part-time graduate nursing students who are accepted to or enrolled in a master’s or doctoral level nursing program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of nursing faculty by providing master’s/doctoral students with financial support. Additionally, this program will assist Virginia nursing schools to recruit and retain new nursing faculty, which enables the schools to increase enrollment.
Full/part-time graduate students in a master’s or doctoral program in Virginia who, as a condition of accepting the scholarship, will agree to teach in a Virginia school of nursing.
Complete and submit a Nursing Scholarship Application along with all required materials. Applications will be available online at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/healthpolicy/primarycare/incentives/nursing/index.htm
Applications will be accepted from June 1 through July 31 each calendar year .
This fund will provide scholarship assistance to full-time master’s or doctoral nursing students who are accepted to or enrolled in a nursing teaching program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of future nursing faculty by providing financial support. Additionally, this program will assist Virginia nursing schools in recruiting and retaining new nursing faculty. Recipients of these scholarships will not have to repay their scholarship as long as they are employed as a teaching faculty member at a nursing school in Virginia.
Full/part-time master’s or doctoral nursing students enrolled or accepted in nursing program in Virginia will be eligible to apply. Students must complete their degree requirements in two years or less. Priority shall be given to master’s degree candidates who will teach in community colleges.
Scholarship recipients will receive up to $20,000 per year, for up to two years, while the graduate student is completing coursework.
Recipients will be required to give two years of teaching service as a faculty member for every year they receive a scholarship. Recipients who do not take teaching positions at a Virginia nursing program will be required to pay back the scholarship with a 9% interest penalty. Repayment must be paid in full within two years of degree completion. Recipients must begin their teaching service within three months of completing their educational program.