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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 who are pursuing a post-master's certificate as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Applicants must agree to work full-time in approved organization serving uninsured and/or medically-underserved populations in Virginia for at least 2 years upon completion of the certificate.


Applicants must:

  • Be a Virginia licensed nurse practitioner
  • Be accepted into a Psychiatric-Mental Health Post-Masters Certificate (PMC) program at an accredited school of nursing
  • Plan to enroll in the PMC program full time or complete the program in the shortest time possible, following the school's typical plan of study
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship and be free from judgments arising from federal or state debt
  • 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 a health safety-net as an employee or volunteer.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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

Application process

A link to the program guidelines is available on the program website.

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

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