Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Virginia Department of Health

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered annually varies each year based on the number of qualified applicants. In prior academic years, there were 5 scholarships given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen, national, hold an immigration visa, or classified as a political refugee. Applicants with a temporary or student visa are not eligible.
  3. Must be accepted to or enrolled in an eligible graduate program at time of application.
  4. Must enroll in a master's or doctoral nursing program. The student must complete degree requirements within two years or less.
  5. Must enroll in a program in Virginia.
  6. Must plan to teach in a Virginia school of nursing upon graduation.
  7. Must be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis.
  8. Must have been a resident of Virginia for at least one year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a master's or doctoral nursing program in Virginia. Students must plan to teach in a Virginia nursing school after graduation; recipients will be required to give two years of teaching service as a faculty member for every year they receive a scholarship.

Application requirements for the Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Additional Information: Awards are based on scholastic attainment, financial need, character, and adaptability to the nurse educator specialty. Please note: While financial need is considered, it is not an eligibility requirement. 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 nine percent 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.

Award Amount: The award amount varies based on the student's financial need.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Applications are available on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website. Please note: Applications are only accepted from May 1 through June 30. Any materials sent before May 1 will not be accepted. In addition to the completed application with original signature, the student must submit the following materials: two letters of reference in sealed envelopes with the reference's signature across the seal, using the reference form posted on the VDH website (at least one reference must be from a former faculty member or teacher); a one-page narrative/summary describing his/her personal and professional interest in nursing and nursing education; official college transcript(s); and a curriculum vitae or resume. Please note: One section of the application must be completed and signed by the dean, chair, or director of the student's school of nursing. In addition, the financial needs analysis section must be completed and signed by a financial aid officer or authorized person if the student has financial need and wishes for that to be considered. All application materials should be mailed to the address provided. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Alice Peyton
Address: 109 Governor St. Suite 714 Richmond, Virginia 23219

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