VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCE EDUCATORS FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Virginia Health and Medical Sciences Educators Association (VAHAMSEA) provides merit awards to qualified faculty members teaching in a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) or Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON) approved program and holding paid membership in VAHAMSEA. The program is sponsored and managed by VAHAMSEA through its Executive Board and Operating Committees.

Administration

The Scholarship Program is administered by the Executive Board through committee appointment. The Scholarship Committee shall consist of a Chairperson appointed by the Executive Board and a minimum of two members of the Executive Board representing at least 2 Regions. The Scholarship Committee will present applicants to the Executive Board.  The Scholarship Committee will determine awards. All applications will be held in strict confidence. One scholarship will be awarded to a VAHAMSEA teacher who has been in academia less than 5 years and will be known as the New Teacher Scholarship and one scholarship will be awarded to a VAHAMSEA teacher who has been in academia more than 5 years and will be known as the Established Teacher Scholarship.  The Scholarship application is located on the VAHAMSEA.org website.

Purpose

The VAHAMSEA Scholarship Program is designed to:

  • Recognize and promote excellence among its membership

  • Enhance the credentials of VAHAMSEA Educators teaching in VDOE and/or VBON approved programs.

  • Provide financial support for professional development for recipient members who are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted into, an accredited program of learning leading to a degree in a field of Medical Science or Education.