72% of current nursing students who applied for scholarships this academic year received at least one award.

Prospective Students

VCU has university-level scholarships for incoming first-year, out-of-state and transfer students. You can also connect with the Office of Financial Aid on external scholarships and to learn about graduate funding opportunities.

Current Students

VCU’s School of Nursing awards nearly $4 million annually in scholarships to current students. Our scholarship awards are established by alumni, individuals and organizations, and recognize factors such as financial need, academic achievement, service and leadership. These scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships for current students include awards offered at the time of admission and those awarded to continuing students through an annual scholarship application process.

View all scholarships offered by the VCU School of Nursing

How to Apply

Applications open in mid-April and award notifications are made in late summer each year. To be considered, current students must complete the scholarship application (link to be posted when the scholarship cycle opens). To be considered for need-based scholarships, students must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA) on file in addition to the scholarship application. More information on the scholarship process can be viewed as an informational video

Note: These instructions pertain to the scholarship listings offered through the VCU School of Nursing. Those offered by the university, other VCU schools and departments, and external organizations (see 'Other Scholarships' section below) may have different timelines and application instructions.

Other Scholarships

Review the listings below for scholarships offered for current students through other units at VCU and through external organizations.

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