Undergraduate Scholarships & Research Grants

Undergraduate Scholarships & Research Grants

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)
  • 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 $20,000 (including stipends, money for supplies, travel expenses, etc.)
  • Information & application

The Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

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)
  • For more information, contact the Office of Admissions & Student Services

Susan McDonald Nursing Travel Award

  • For any undergrad or grad nursing student to assist in attending a professional nursing conference
  • Funds can be used towards registration fee or travel expenses
  • Priority given to those who present at the conference
  • Awards range from $50-$500
  • For more information, contact the Financial Aid Coordinator
Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships and Research

Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships and Research

Center for Global Health's University Scholar Award

  • Any UVA undergraduate or graduate student
  • For interdisciplinary research related to global health
  • Up to $5,000
  • University Scholar Award

Raven Society Fellowship

  • Any UVA undergraduate or graduate student pursuing independent research with special consideration for interdisciplinary projects
  • Up to $2,500
  • Raven Society Fellowship

The Double Hoo Research Grant

  • For any full-time UVA 1st, 2nd, 3rd-year undergraduate and graduate student working in pairs
  • The award supports pairs of undergraduate and graduate scholars seeking to pursue joint research projects
  • Up to $5,000
  • Double Hoo Award

School of Nursing International Scholarship

  • For any UVA undergraduate or graduate nursing student wanting to study abroad
  • Intended to help defray some of the costs of international academic and exchange programs
  • Up to $3,000
  • Deadline to apply: October 1 (J-Term and Spring), February 1 (exchange), March 15 (Summer term)
  • International Scholarship Application
  • For more information, contact UVA Nursing's Global Initiatives office

The Nancy Ballard Award

  • For any undergraduate or graduate nursing student member of Beta Kappa, UVA's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Selection is based on the student's scholarship and academic achievements as well as a brief statement about the use of the money
  • $1,000
  • Deadline: January 15, in even years
  • Nancy Ballard Scholarship Award

Rodriguez Nursing Student Research & Leadership Fund

  • For undergraduate and graduate nursing students seeking learning opportunities to complement and extend their nursing education
  • emphasis is on opportunities in rural Virginia or other US locations
  • Up to $3,000
  • Rodriguez Nursing Leadership and Research Fund

Phyllis J. Verhonick Clinical Research Award

  • For Beta Kappa members conducting research
  • Preference is given based on the scientific merit of the project, its relevance to nursing practice, the involvement of the member in Beta Kappa activities, and prior approval from IRB or the appropriate committee
  • $1,000
  • Verhonick Clinical Research Award

Research Dissemination Award

  • For Beta Kappa members who are presenting research at a regional, national, or international conference or meeting
  • Applications will be judged on the quality of the research design, the relevance of the research to nursing, and the involvement of the member in Beta Kappa activities
  • $500
  • Deadline: December 15 and April 15
  • Research Dissemination Award

President's Scholarship

  • The Beta Kappa President's Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement by student members of the Beta Kappa Chapter in good standing who are matriculating at an accredited university nursing program. This scholarship award from the local chapter supports Sigma's global mission to foster excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve healthcare.
  • $1,000
  • President's Scholarship
Graduate Scholarships and Research Grants

Graduate Scholarships and Research Grants

The Naomi Rhodes Sims Scholarship

  • For PhD in Nursing students who are interested in gerontology scholarship and practice are encouraged to apply. Sims Scholars work directly with research faculty conducting research in gerontology
  • $2,000 a year for travel to professional conferences
  • Contact Dr. Ishan Williams to apply

The Conway Scholars Program

  • Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need as indicated on the FAFSA
  • CNL program applicants will indicate interest in the admission application and then complete the supplemental Conway application
  • Contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services with any questions

The Nursing Alumni Association: Graduate Merit Fellowship

The Nursing Alumni Association: BSN-to-DNP Merit Fellowship Award

Katherine M. Donohoe Clinical Research Award

  • For graduate nursing students, nursing faculty, and partnerships between nursing faculty and/or graduate nursing students and nurse clinicians
  • Research projects should focus on clinical nursing research aimed toward testing clinical practices to improve patient care. Preference is given to projects that explore chronic health conditions
  • Up to $3,000
  • Information & application
Funding for Alumni

Funding for Alumni

Nursing Alumni Association: Alumni Scholarship

  • For any UVA School of Nursing graduate enrolled in any degree-granting program or certificate program at any institution
  • Learn more

The Tabitha Grier Medical Assistance Fund

Additional Scholarships

Additional Scholarships

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