72% of current nursing students who applied for scholarships this academic year received at least one award.
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.
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.
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.
Review the listings below for scholarships offered for current students through other units at VCU and through external organizations.
Visit VCU Admissions' scholarships and funding page for links to the most comprehensive listings of scholarships available to all VCU students.
These scholarships are not funded by VCU or the VCU School of Nursing and therefore do not have the same timelines or application procedures.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- American Educational Research Association
- F. A. Davis Scholarships: Shaping the Future of Nursing and Health Science Education
- Future Nurse Scholarship Program
- Heart of Healthcare Nursing Scholarship
- HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship
- Laura Bassi Scholarship
- Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship *
- Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship
- NurseThink - AACN Scholarship
- Scrubin Uniforms Scholarship
- St. Philip School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship *
- The "Save a Life" Scholarship for Students of Healthcare and Education
- Travel Nurse Across America
- Virginia Healthcare Foundation Psych NP Scholarship
- Virginia Nurses Association Scholarship
* Available to VCU nursing students only
Frequently Asked Questions
Award amounts vary, but typical awards are between $2,500 and $9,000.
In 2022-23, 72% of students who applied for scholarships received some level of support.
Typically, awards are applied to your account by a few weeks into the semester. Processing timelines can vary—we cannot guarantee when your award will be processed.
Awards will be delivered via VCU Financial Aid. As with all financial aid, scholarships are subject to federal and state rules. Receiving a scholarship could affect your financial aid package. If you have questions, please contact your adviser in VCU Financial Aid and reference your award specifically.
Your scholarship will be credited to any balanced owed on your student account. If there is no balance on your account, you will receive your scholarship as a refund. If you have direct deposit set up with Financial Aid, you will receive it that way. If you do not have direct deposit, you will receive a mailed check to your address on file with VCU.
To set up direct deposit with Financial Aid, follow the steps on VCU Treasury Services' Direct Deposit of Financial Aid page.
It depends on the requirements of your specific scholarship. Contact our scholarship administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about your scholarship's requirements.