VNA Scholarships

VNA Scholarships

The Marcia Granucci Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Marcia Granucci Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund was formed in 1995 in the memory of its namesake who was killed while serving vulnerable populations in Monmouth and Middlesex counties in New Jersey. The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, a member of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, and Marcia’s family established this scholarship as a tuition grant for nurses in pursuit of a graduate level degree and to continue the professional legacy of its namesake, who developed a community-based mental health program at VNA of Central Jersey. A 1972 graduate of Salve Regina University School of Nursing, and a 1974 graduate of the Yale University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program, Marcia Granucci was dedicated to the design of health care systems for the disenfranchised and those with mental disorders. This scholarship funds a tuition grant for New Jersey residents or Yale University School of Nursing Students with year round Connecticut residency is targeted to Psychiatric, Community Health Nurse, Clinical Leadership or Family Health advanced degree candidates.


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Eligibility Requirements


New Jersey resident; will consider both part-time and full-time students or Yale University School of Nursing students with permanent Connecticut residency. Current licensure. Must demonstrate acceptance into a graduate nursing program of a National League of Nursing (NLN) or American Association of Colleges for Nursing (AACN) – accredited educational institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for applicants who demonstrate volunteer involvement.


Additional information:


The applicant is required to submit an application, three (3) reference reports, and their transcripts, GRE scores and a personal statement. Final applicants may be required to appear for a personal interview.

Scholarship Purpose:


To provide scholarships to graduate nursing students interested in pursuing an educational concentration in psychiatric/mental health, community health nursing, clinical leadership or family health.



Psychiatric/mental health, community health nursing, clinical leadership or family health.

Level of Education for Award:


Graduate level.

Number and Amount:


One scholarship annually, up to $2,000 per academic year.  Renewable upon reapplication.

Method of Payment:


Scholarship checks will be paid directly to the University/College in which the student is enrolled.


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