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Virginia Administrative Code
7/19/2024

Part III. Scholarship Awards

12VAC5-530-50. Eligible applicants.

Any currently enrolled student in full-time attendance at a participating medical school or a graduate of such school who has accepted placement in, but not entered the first year of an accredited internship or accredited residency approved by the medical school that nominated him for the scholarship, shall be eligible for the Virginia medical scholarship. Preference for the scholarship award shall be given to: residents of the Commonwealth, students whose period of residence in one or more medically underserved areas is deemed by the participating medical school to indicate a high likelihood that the student would fulfill his contractual obligation to practice in a medically underserved area, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds over nonresidents. Additionally, preference shall be given to graduates accepted by approved primary care residencies in Virginia over graduates in approved out-of-state residencies. Virginia medical scholarships are available for medical students who are enrolled at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University when such individuals are determined to be committed to practicing in a medically underserved area in Southwest Virginia. Preference for the scholarship award shall be given to residents of Southwest Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-122.5:1, 32.1-122.6, and 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-400 § 3.1, eff. July 3, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1994.

12VAC5-530-60. Scholarship award.

A Virginia medical scholarship award shall be awarded to the recipient upon or following the recipient's execution of a contract with the commissioner for scholarship repayment.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-122.5:1, 32.1-122.6, and 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-400 § 3.2, eff. July 3, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1994.

12VAC5-530-70. Distribution of scholarships.

Annually, by May 1 of each calendar year, the commissioner shall inform the deans of the participating medical schools of the number as provided by the General Assembly by appropriation of medical school scholarships that are available for the schools' medical students during the next academic year. The annual number of medical scholarships available for award at each participating medical school shall be uniformly distributed among the schools, and shall be equal, and shall be based upon funds appropriated by the Virginia General Assembly, except that the number of Virginia medical scholarships available for medical students from Southwest Virginia attending the James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University shall be limited to the number established by the Virginia General Assembly by appropriation. The deans of the respective participating medical schools shall annually nominate qualified students or first-year residents, in accordance with the criteria for preference enumerated in 12VAC5-530-50, to receive scholarships. The number of nominees submitted to the commissioner at this time will not exceed the number of scholarships that are available for each medical school. The State Health Commissioner shall award scholarships to the nominees of the deans at the participating medical schools in accordance with the number of scholarships available for each medical school. Any scholarships that have not been awarded following the initial annual distribution among the medical schools shall be available for redistribution to qualified students in any of the medical schools at the discretion of an awards committee consisting of the commissioner, who shall serve as chairman and ex officio member without vote, and the deans of the medical schools or their designees. The awards committee shall convene for this purpose only when the scholarships available to one or more of the medical schools exceed the number of qualified nominees by the dean(s). Scholarships shall be awarded to qualified students based upon majority vote of the awards committee. Individual scholarship recipients may be nominated for and receive a maximum of five scholarships.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-122.5:1, 32.1-122.6, and 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-400 § 3.3, eff. July 3, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1994.

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