12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-510-30 - Conditions of scholarships

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

A. Prior to becoming a participant in the General Assembly Nursing Scholarship program, the applicant shall enter into a contract with the commissioner agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the scholarship is granted.
B. For each $2,000 of scholarship money received, the participant agrees to engage in the equivalent of one year of full-time nursing practice in a region with a critical shortage of nurses in the Commonwealth. The recipient shall notify the department, within 180 days of being awarded a nursing diploma or degree, of the type of nursing practice to be performed and give the name and address of the employer for approval. Voluntary military service, even if stationed in Virginia, cannot be used to repay the service obligation required when a scholarship is awarded.

The participant may request approval of a change of practice site. Such requests shall be made in writing. The department in its discretion may approve such a request.

C. If a participant fails to complete his studies, the full amount of the scholarships or scholarships received, plus the applicable interest charge, shall be repaid. A recipient may terminate a contract while enrolled in school after notice to the board and upon repayment within 90 days of the entire amount of the scholarship plus interest.
D. If upon graduation a participant leaves the Commonwealth or fails to engage or ceases to engage in nursing practice in a region with a critical shortage of nurses in the Commonwealth before all employment conditions of the scholarship award are fulfilled, the participant shall repay the award amount reduced by the proportion of obligated years served plus the applicable interest and penalty.
E. All default payments shall be made payable to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Notes

12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-510-30
Derived from VR355-40-02, eff. January 14, 1983; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. 2/12/2016.

Statutory Authority: § 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of Virginia.

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