Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity/Mary Marshall Practical Nursing Scholarship (LPN)

The Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program as authorized by Sections 23-35.9 through 23-35.13 and 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of Virginia provides annual nursing scholarships from the Nursing Scholarship and Loan Repayment Fund pursuant to 54.1-3011.1 and 54.1-3011.2 of the Virginia Code for part time and full- time students that are residents of Virginia and enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) nursing program. This revolving Nursing Scholarship and Loan Repayment Fund is maintained by fees authorized by Virginia Code section 54.1-2400 that charges one dollar for every practical nurse and registered nurse obtaining a licensure or renewal in Virginia pursuant to 54.1-3011.1. This fund also includes any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the purposes of the fund; and any gifts, grants, or bequests received from any private person or organization. All scholarship awards vary from year to year and are made by an Advisory Committee appointed by the Virginia State Board of Health. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH)-Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)-Health Workforce serves as the staff element to the Advisory Committee and plays no role in the determination of scholarship recipients. The Advisory Committee recommends to the State Commissioner of Health the award selection with due regard given to scholastic attainment, financial need, character, and adaptability to the nursing profession. Recipient must agree to work in Virginia after graduation as a LPN within a certain amount of time until their service obligation is fulfilled. The recipient service obligation is one month for every $100 received.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
June 30
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
Area of Study
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor


Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
109 Governor Street, Suite 1016E
City, State, Zip
Richmond, VA , 23219
(804) 864-7435

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