West Virginia Health Sciences Scholarship Program
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|Provided by:||Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program|
|The West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Scholarships, not to exceed $3,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in the fields of engineering, science and technology.|
|Eligible Students ■Fourth-year medical students at a West Virginia school of medicine who are entering primary care internships or residency programs in West Virginia, including general family/medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, combined internal medicine/pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and general psychiatry; ■Students who are in the final year of a primary care educational program for nurse practitioners or physician assistants, a graduate physical therapy program or a master's degree nursing program in West Virginia, leading to a career in nursing education; and ■Students who are in the final year of a graduate social work program, leading to a career as a licensed independent clinical social work worker, or a doctoral clinical psychology program. Doctoral psychology students must match with an internship in West Virginia. Application The application process is competitive, so please be sure to thoroughly and accurately complete the information requested. Your application, two recommendation forms and the Certification of Educational Status must be postmarked by TBA. Obligation to Practice in West Virginia Participants must sign a contract to fulfill a service obligation after completing training. Medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and physical therapy students are required to practice primary care or physical therapy for a minimum of two years in an underserved rural area of West Virginia. Participants are responsible for locating a practice site. Participants in mental health fields have additional eligible sites — community mental health centers, state mental hospitals, or veterans' health facilities. Participants in nursing education must sign a contract to teach for at least two years in a state approved, accredited undergraduate nursing program in West Virginia. These students are responsible for locating a nursing faculty position after completing training. The penalty for not fulfilling the service obligation is repayment of the scholarship with interest.|
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