Alumni Support for Scholarships and Fellowships

Like no other group, the Nursing Alumni Association knows the value of a U.Va. nursing education and strives to support students and graduates who are working to reach their educational goals.

The majority of the funds awarded by the Alumni Council come from the Nursing Annual Fund, an unrestricted pool of money made up of of the cumulative gifts from generous alumni, parents, students, and friends.

2012-2013 SONAA Scholarship Recipients

 At right: Recipients of Alumni Association sponsored scholarships from 2012-2013 are shown with Alumni Council President Sharon Cumby Fay (BSN '76, MSN '80) (bottom row, left) and Past Alumni Council Scholarship Committee Chair Fran Vasaly (BSN '69) (bottom row, middle) at the 2013 Scholarship Celebration Luncheon.  The Scholarship luncheon takes place every other year as a way for scholarship donors to meet the students who receive their scholarships.


 Merit Scholarship Awards for Current Students -- $2,500

The Nursing Alumni Association funds several merit scholarship and fellowship awards. These are rigorous and highly competitive awards and recipients are selected based on academic excellence and professional promise. Proof of financial need is not required. The merit scholarship award categories are:

  • Roy C. Beazley Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (three awards) - for rising third- and fourth-year students (and RN to BSN students) in the BSN program;
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship (two awards) - For graduate students in any MSN, CNL, PhD or DNP program.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the deadline for applications is April 25.

2014-2015 SONAA Merit Scholarship Application

The Nursing Alumni Council allots a significant amount of funding each year to the Office of Admissions and Student Services to meet undergraduate and graduate financial need. Students apply for financial aid through University channels. Documentation of financial need is required. Visit the Office of Admissions & Student Services.

Alumni Scholarship for Nursing School Graduates -- $3,000

This annual scholarship supports continued nursing education for a U.Va. nursing alumna/alumnae returning for additional nursing education at any institution. All U.Va. nursing alumni who are enrolled in a degree-granting program or certificate program are eligible to apply.

The annual deadline for the Alumni Scholarship is June 1.

Instructions and Application for Alumni Scholarship 

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