Virginia Long-Term Care Facility Scholarship Program

The application cycle will be open from September 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023.

Effective December 22, 2024, the Office of Health Equity will no longer be using vdh.myoneflow.com to process workforce incentive applications. All application cycles will remain closed until January 12, 2024, as OHE’s transitions to another application repository tool.

As a result, the Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) application cycle has been deferred to January 12, 2024, and is expected to terminate on March 31, 2024. The application cycle for the Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP) will be extended through April 30, 2024.

Please be advised that during this transition, application accounts and data will be unavailable on vdh.myoneflow.com. OHE is committed to quality improvement and providing the best customer service to Virginia’s current and future health workforce. This transition is a necessary step in our efforts to provide a more efficient, modern incentive application web platform in 2024. Your patience and understanding are most appreciated. Please continue to visit this website for program updates, coordinator contact information and future application information.

Sincerely,
Sandra V. Serna
Director, Office of Health Equity

Virginia offers several scholarship opportunities to help pay for nursing education in exchange for service in Virginia after graduation. Scholarships are available for students enrolled in an accredited nursing school who agree to engage in full-time nursing practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) in a long-term care facility in Virginia upon graduation.

Nursing Scholarship Programs 2022 Guidelines

Program Flier

Conditions of Scholarships:

A. Prior to becoming a participant in the nursing scholarship program, the applicant shall enter into a contract with the commissioner agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the scholarship is granted.

B. For each $2,000 of scholarship money received, the participant agrees to engage in the equivalent of one year of full-time nursing practice in a long-term care facility in the Commonwealth. The participant shall notify the department, within 180 days of being awarded a nursing diploma or degree, of the type of nursing practice to be performed and give the name and address of the employer for approval. Voluntary military service, even if stationed in Virginia, cannot be used to repay the service obligation required when a scholarship is awarded.

The participant may request approval of a change of practice site. Such requests shall be made in writing. The department in its discretion may approve such a request.

C. If a participant fails to complete his studies, the full amount of the scholarship or scholarships received, plus applicable interest charge, must be repaid.

D. If upon graduation a participant leaves the Commonwealth or fails to engage or ceases to engage in nursing practice in a long-term care facility in Virginia before all employment conditions of the scholarship award are fulfilled, the participant shall repay the award amount reduced by the proportion of obligated years served plus applicable interest and penalty.

 

Required documents to be considered for scholarship:

  •          Proof United States citizenship, United States national, or a qualified alien – Social security Card
  •          Proof of Virginia residency (at least 1 year)
  •          Proof of cumulative GPA of at least 2.5- Office transcript required
  •          Proof of enrollment form must be completed by school of Nursing (template provided)
  •          Proof of financial need verified by school’s financial aid office (template provided)
  •          Criminal History Check (send money and forms directly to the Virginia State Police and type YOUR name and address in the “Mail reply to” section of the application) or Background check completed with one year from your employer only.
  •          Copy of all educational invoices to show proof of anticipated or current debt

Required documents to be considered for Loan Repayment:

  •          Proof of United States citizenship, United States national, or a qualified alien – Social security Card
  •          Proof of Virginia residency (at least 1 year)
  •          The practice site has to be in a long-term care facility in Virginia
  •          Criminal History Check (send money and forms directly to the Virginia State Police and type YOUR name and address in the “Mail reply to” section of the application) or Background check completed with one year from your employer only.
  •          Employment Support/Verification Letter- (template provided)
  •          A copy of your current Virginia Nursing License
  •          Proof of graduation from an accredited Nursing school in the United States
  •          Copy of all qualifying Nursing educational debt loan applications and/or Loan Pay-off Statements

 

Contact:

LPN and RN: If you have any questions related to the program, please contact either Cassandra Braxton, Health Workforce Coordinator, by calling (804) 624-1915 or by emailing Cassandra Braxton or Olivette Burroughs, Statewide Health Workforce Manager, by calling (804) 864-7431 or by emailing Olivette Burroughs.

 

CNA: If you have any questions related to the program, please contact either Stacy Davis, Health Workforce Coordinator, by calling (804) 659-3959 or by emailing Stacy Davis or Olivette Burroughs, Statewide Health Workforce Manager, by calling (804) 864-7431 or by emailing Olivette Burroughs.