The Center for Nursing provides a range of scholarship opportunities to assist current and future nursing professionals with their education.
Please note that the Center for Nursing’s scholarship programs have undergone some changes.
There are now two award cycles. Summer deadline is April 1 and the combined Fall/Spring cycle deadline is June 1. The application deadline is June 1 even if you are applying for only the Fall or only the Spring semester. When applying for Fall/Spring, you will no longer be required to reapply, your school can verify that you remain in good standing for the Spring semester.
RN AND LPN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
LPN TEACHING CERTIFICATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
We have scholarships available to help with educating students seeking RN and LPN status as well as students pursuing ADN and BSN degrees.
Awards up to $3000 are available for LPN students (A recipient is required to practice nursing in West Virginia for one year following program completion).
Awards up to $7500 are available for RN, ADN and BSN students (A recipient is required to teach or practice nursing in West Virginia for two years following program completion).
This scholarship program provides funding for full time LPN faculty to obtain a teaching certificate to continue to work in the West Virginia public education system.
Awards up to $1000 are available for this program (A recipient is required to teach in West Virginia for one year per award received).
MSN AND DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
WHEN YOU GRADUATE
The MSN and Doctoral Scholarship Program is designed to assist current full time nursing faculty that are pursuing an MSN or Doctoral degree while working full time and plan to continue to teach full time in a West Virginia School of Nursing after graduation.
Awards up to $15,000 are available for this program (A recipient is required to teach in West Virginia for two years following program completion).
In order to comply with the service obligation requirements associated with your Nursing Scholarship Program, you must verify your employment as a nurse working or teaching nursing in West Virginia in order to avoid repayment. The terms as outlined in the Promissory Note you signed requires continued employment in West Virginia after graduating (two years for every year awarded).
Please complete and return the “Employment Verification Form”. You have six months from your graduation date to locate qualifying employment. Both you and your employer must complete the form and return it within this time period.
Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your nursing career!
**If you have not yet graduated as of your projected graduation date, please complete the “Enrollment Verification Form” in order to avoid repayment.