Scholarships will be provided to full/part-time graduate nursing students who are accepted to or enrolled in a masterís 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 masterís/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.
Who may apply:
A) Full/part-time graduate students in a masterís or doctoral program in Virginia who, as a condition of accepting the scholarship, will agree to teach in a Virginia school of nursing.
How to apply:
B) Complete and submit a Nursing Scholarship Application along with all required materials.
When to apply:
C) Applications will be accepted from May 1 through June 30 each calendar year.
Purpose of the Program:
D) This fund will provide scholarship assistance to full-time masterís 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.
E) Full/part-time masterís 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 masterís degree candidates who will teach in community colleges.
F) Scholarship recipients will receive up to $20,000 per year, for up to two years, while the graduate student is completing coursework.