Virginia Doctoral Nursing Student
Loan Assistance Repayment Program
This fund will provide loans to full-time graduate nursing students who are accepted to or enrolled in a doctoral nursing
program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of nursing faculty by
providing doctoral students with financial support for doctoral study. Additionally, this program will assist Virginia nursing
schools to recruit and retain new nursing faculty and enable them to increase enrollments.
These programs represent a partnership of public and private doctoral granting schools in the Commonwealth and are:
George Mason University, Hampton University, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University. All nursing
schools in the Commonwealth will benefit from this program, as upon graduation, recipients of these loans must assume
faculty positions at any nursing school in the state that prepares Registered Nurses.
Who may apply:
Full-time graduate students in doctoral programs in Virginia who, as a condition of accepting the loan, will agree to teach in a
Virginia school of nursing that prepares students to become Registered Nurses.
How to apply:
Complete and file a Doctoral Nursing Student Loan application, available at your chosen institution's website (GMU, HU,
UVA, VCU) or at :
· State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), at www.schev.edu/students/Payforcollege.asp.
When to apply:
The application deadline is March 15, 2007.