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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

Virginia Health Care Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) Scholarship awards funding to nurse practitioners working in safety-net clinics who are pursuing a post-master's certificate as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Applicants must agree to work full-time in a safety-net setting in Virginia for at least 2 years upon completion of the certificate.


Applicants must:

  • Have a master's degree in nursing
  • Be a Virginia licensed FNP, ANP, WHNP or PNP
  • Be accepted into a Psychiatric-Mental Health Post-Masters Certificate (PMC) program, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Not be enrolled or planning to enroll in a doctoral nursing program, as the service commitment must begin immediately after PMC program completion
  • Not have any existing service obligation, such as National Health Service Corps or other state or federal loan/scholarship programs

Preference will be given to NPs attending a Virginia School of Nursing, NPs with 3 or more years of work experience, and/or those with experience working in the health safety-net as an employee or volunteer.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $26,000 for tuition and required fees.

Application process

Applicants should contact the VHCF program manager to start the application process.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Scholarships for health careers · Virginia

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.