Scholarships and Research Grants

Financial support is available for qualified undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in the form of research and travel awards, grants, and merit-based scholarships.

Undergraduate scholarships and research grants

Title

Year

Criteria

Amount

Deadline

Details/Apply

Community Based Undergraduate Research Grants

Any full-time UVA 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate.

For students or teams conducting research on a documented public health issue.

Up to $3,000 ($5,000 for a team)

February 18

Information & application

Jefferson Public Citizens Program

Any UVA undergraduate student

For students with a topic, faculty advisor and community partner, JPC offers funds for research projects.
 

Up to $30,000 (including stipends, money for supplies, travel expenses, etc.)

Varies; see JPC site

Information & application

The Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

1st, 2nd and 3rd year full-time undergraduate UVA students

Up to 40 awards

Up to $3,000

November 30

Information & application

Nursing Alumni Association Roy C. Beazley Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

For rising 3rd and 4th year BSN students and RN to BSN students

For academic excellence and professional promise.

$2,500 (three awards given annually)

April 25

Information & application

The Susan McDonald Nursing Student Research Award

Undergraduate nursing students in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd

For nursing students conducting research or assisting faculty with research.

$2,500

March 15

Information & application

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships and research grants

Title

Year

Criteria

Amount

Deadline

Details/Apply

Center for Global Health’s University Scholar Award

Any UVA undergraduate or graduate

For interdisciplinary research related to global health.

Up to $5,000

January 7

Information & application

Raven Society Fellowships

Any UVA undergraduate or graduate pursing research, esp. outside of Charlottesville.

For students conducting interdisciplinary research.

Up to $2,500

Early March

Information & application

The Double 'Hoo Research Grant

Any full-time UVA 1st, 2nd, 3rd year undergrad and graduate student working in pairs.

Award is given to students working in collaboration with others across Grounds.

Up to $5,000

 

Information & application

The International Scholarship fund

Any undergraduate or graduate nursing student wanting to study abroad

Any SON student; intended to help defray some of the costs of international academic and exchange programs

 Up to $1,000

For J-term: October 15. 
For summer & fall: February 20.

Information & application

The McDonald Travel Awards

Any School of Nursing student

Any SON student presenting research or a poster at a professional conference

$100-$500

November 1 and March 1 of each year

Contact Clay Hysell for information

The Nancy Ballard Award

An undergrad or grad nursing student member of Beta Kappa, UVA’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

Selection is based on student’s scholarship and academic achievements as well as a brief statement about the use of the money.

$1,000

January 15, even years

Information & application

The Pfizer International Health –CGH Research Award for Infectious Disease

All undergrad and grad students.

For those interested in conducting rigorous research on infectious diseases in developing areas of the world.

Up to $3,000

December 7

Information & application

The Rodriguez Nursing Student Research and Leadership Fund

Undergrad and grad nursing students conducting research

Any SON student conducting research in the US or abroad

$3,000

March 1

Information & application

The Phyllis J. Verhonick Clinical Research Award

 

For Beta Kappa members conducting research.

 

Preference is given based on the scientific merit of the project, and its relation to nursing practice.

 

$1,000

 varies

 

Information & application

 

The Research Dissemination Award

 

For Beta Kappa members who are presenting research at a regional, national or international conference or meeting.

 

Students must submit their abstract, acceptance letter, and a statement of involvement in Beta Kappa activities.

 

$500; given twice annually

 

December 15 and April 15

 

Information & application

Graduate scholarships and research grants

Title

Year

Criteria

Amount

Deadline

Details/Apply

The Conway Scholars program

For new CNL students only

Conway Scholars must complete a certain minimum number of community service hours each year to qualify.  Eligible for Virginia residents only.

 Substantial tuition support for years 1 and 2 of master’s entry CNL program

 

Contact Clay Hysell for information

The Doris Buffet Fellowship

Any UVA graduate student

For graduate students planning to be involved in applied work related to children and families in need.

Up to $3,500(8 to 15 fellowships are given each year)

Dec. 1 for spring semester; April 1 for summer. Notifications are received a month after submission.

Information & application

The Nursing Alumni Association Graduate Merit Fellowship

Nursing graduate students

Student must be enrolled in the MSN, CNL, PhD or DNP program

$2,500

25-Apr

Information & application

The Katherine M. Donohoe Clinical Research Award

For graduate nursing students, faculty and clinicians conducting clinical research.

Non tenure-track faculty and DNP students especially encouraged to apply. Preference given to those establishing or fortifying partnerships with colleagues at UVA Medical Center.

Up to $3,000

Feb. 15, 2014

Information & application

Virginia Health Care NP Scholarship

For Post-Master's PMHNP students.

Priority for primary care NPs already working in a Health Safety Net facility.

Full reimbursement for Post-Masters PMHNP certificate (up to $22,000)

March 1

Information & application

Funding for Alumni

Title

Year

Criteria

Amount

Deadline

Details/Apply

Nursing Alumni Association Alumni Scholarship

For any UVA School of Nursing graduate

UVA nursing alumni who enrolled in any degree-granting program or certificate program at any institution are eligible.

Varies; up to $3,000

June 1

Apply

The Tabitha Grier Medical Assistance Fund

For UVA nursing alumni

For nursing alumni who need help with personal medical expenses and bills.

Varies; applicant’s income must be $25,000 or less per year.

August 1

Apply