Virginia Department of Health
The amount of each scholarship award is dependent upon the amount of money appropriated by the Virginia General Assembly. In the 2012-2013 academic year, the average award was $5,000.
The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants and amount of available funding. In the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 5 awards disbursed.
The Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards to students who agree to practice full time as a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in a medically underserved area of Virginia. All awards are made by a Nursing Scholarship Committee, appointed by the State Board of Health. The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the State Health Department serves as the staff element to the Nursing Scholarship Committee and has no role in the determination of scholarship awarded to recipients. The guidelines for determining scholarship awards to recipients are established by the Nursing Scholarship Committee. Preference for the scholarship award shall be given to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia who are minority students and students enrolled in family practice, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, adult health, and geriatric nurse practitioner programs. Participants residing in Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) as determined by the Board of Health will also be given preference.
Applications are available online from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website. Please note: The application period is May 1 through June 30. Applications will not be accepted before May 1. I ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.