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

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.
  • Up to $2,000
  • Information & application
Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships and Research

Center for Global Health's University Scholar Award

  • Any UVA undergrad or grad student
  • For interdisciplinary research related to global health
  • Up to $5,000
  • Information & application

Raven Society Fellowship

  • Any UVA undergrad or grad student pursuing independent research with special consideration for interdisciplinary projects
  • Up to $2,500
  • Information & application

The Double Hoo Research Grant

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

School of Nursing International Scholarship

The McDonald Travel Awards

The Nancy Ballard Award

  • For any 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
  • Deadline:. Jan. 15, in even years
  • Nancy-Ballard-Award-application

The Rodriguez Nursing Student Research & Leadership Fund

  • For undergrad and grad 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
  • Information & application

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 appropriate committee
  • $1,000
  • Information & application

The 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 involvement of the member in Beta Kappa activities
  • $500
  • Deadline: Dec. 15 and Apr. 15
  • Information & application
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

  • For new CNL students only
  • Conway Scholars must qualify financially (FAFSA on file with UVA) and commit to completing a minimum number of community service hours during their program of study. Eligible for Virginia residents only.
  • Substantial tuition support for years 1 and 2 of master’s entry CNL program
  • Information about the Conway Scholars process will be sent to those applicants who are invited to interview for the program (typically in December after the program application deadline)
  • Contact Adam Seid

The Doris Buffet Fellowship

  • Any UVA graduate student 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)
  • Information & application

The Nursing Alumni Association: Graduate Merit Fellowship

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

  • Open to all students in the post-baccalaureate DNP pathway, with a preference given to UVA SON alumni
  • $2,500
  • Deadline: April 25
  • Information & application available through the Office of Admissions and Student Services

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

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

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