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    Summary

    The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a degree in orientation and mobility, low vision therapy or vision rehabilitation.This program will help alleviate the health care workforce shortages in VA by obligating scholarship recipients to complete a minimum of 3 year service obligation at a VA health care facility after graduation and licensure/certification.

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    Responsibilities

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing scholarship opportunities for U.S. citizens seeking degrees in orientation and mobility, low vision therapy or vision rehabilitation.
    The Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professionals Scholarship Program (VIOMPSP) awards scholarships to students pursuing a program of study leading to a degree in orientation and mobility, low vision therapy or vision rehabilitation to increase the supply of qualified Blind Rehabilitation Specialists for VA and the Nation.
    The Scholarship awards provide for the payment of tuition and required fees with an annual cap of $15,000.
    Awards of scholarships under the VIOMPSP are subject to the availability of funds, and VA may award a full-time student a scholarship for a maximum of 4 years. VA may also award a part-time student a scholarship for a maximum of 6 years.
    After completion of their education, participants must serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of three years in the VA in a qualified discipline in an assignment or location determined by VA while participating in the VIOMPSP. This obligated service would begin on the date on which the participant obtains any required applicable credentials and when appointed as a full-time clinical VA employee in a position for which the degree prepared the participant.
    Other terms and conditions apply. For more information on this program, please visit VA Careers at http://www.vacareers.va.gov

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524849100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.