VASN Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

During the Annual VASN Fall Conference, we recognize our members for advancing the professional practice of school nursing and reward several of them with Virginia Association of Nurses scholarships and grants. It’s our way of continuing education and helping shape a better future for Virginia’s school nurses.

VASN Scholarships

Three (3) educational scholarships of $1000 each are available in 2023.  VASN wants to make higher education a little more affordable by recognizing one (1) VASN member, one (1) VASN family member, and one (1) current Virginia high school senior with a scholarship award.

If you’re a VASN member or know a high school senior who meets the criteria and would like to apply, please submit your application no later than April 30, 2023. 

Applications will be available on the VASN website no later than February 28, 2023.

Contact VASN for details.

VASN Grants

Certification & Re-certification Grants

Certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice and is a voluntary process. Three (3) grants are available to members who earn their certification credential through the National Board for Certification in School Nursing (NBCSN) during 2023.  

Maintaining NBCSN certification requires school nurses to complete numerous professional development activities, which can become costly.  To help offset the fees for renewal, VASN is offering four (4) grants to members who renew their NBCSN during 2023. 

Professional Development Grant

Professional Development Grants of up to $100 may be available to members who have participated in a professional development activity for which they are presenting or are being recognized at a NASN National Conference or another nursing venue.

NASN Scholarships & Grants

If you become a VASN member, you’re also eligible to apply for scholarships and grants presented by the National Association of School Nurses, including:

• Research Grants

• Endowment Education Scholarships

• Advocacy Education Scholarship

• RN to BSN Education Advancement Scholarship

In addition, one New Member Scholarship is awarded in early April each year. New members joining between April 1st and March 31st will automatically be added into the random drawing that is used to select a scholarship recipient. No application process beyond the application for membership required.

To access applications and for more information, visit the NASN website or email