Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Scholarship (PMHNP)

The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has a special scholarship program to underwrite tuition and fees for Nurse Practitioners (NP) who return to school to obtain a post master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (PMHNP).

The purpose of the PMHNP scholarship is to increase the number of primary care providers with behavioral health education and training working in Virginia’s health safety net and provide eligible NPs financial support to complete the PMHNP Certificate program. Graduates must work in a health safety net setting (free clinic, federally qualified health center or other similar organization) for at least two years upon completing the PMHNP Certificate program.

This is a wonderful opportunity for NPs to gain valuable training as psychiatric-mental health specialists and help address a huge unmet need in Virginia. For more information, please review the Psych NP Scholarship Guidelines.

Preference will be given to NPs attending a Virginia School of Nursing (George Mason, Radford, Shenandoah, VCU or UVA) and/or with experience working in the health safety net as an employee or volunteer.

Below are the required forms to complete if you would like to apply for the scholarship:

Document Checklist and Application Form
Attestation Agreement
Verification of Volunteer Engagement or Employment in the HSN Form (if applicable)
Verification of Employment and Accommodation Form

Questions?  Contact the VHCF Program Manager at 804.828.5804 or at info@vhcf.org.