Alumni Support for Scholarships and Fellowships

The Nursing Alumni Association knows the value of a UVA 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.

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.
  • BSN - DNP Pathway Merit Fellowship Award (one award, new for the 2015-2016 academic year):  Open to all post-baccalaureate DNP students, with a preference given to U.Va. SON alumni). 

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the deadline for applications is April 25. The recipients will be notified via email in July 2016.‌

SONAA Merit Scholarship Application 2016-2017

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 UVA nursing alumni who are enrolled in a degree-granting program or certificate program are eligible to apply. 

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the deadline for Alumni Scholarship applications is June 1.  The recipient will be notified in July 2016 via email.

SONAA Alumni Scholarship Application 2016-2017