Scholarships

Scholarships

Loan Repayment Programs

Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Award: Up to $20,000 to repay educational debt paid over a two-year period
Service Requirement: A two-year service obligation practicing in direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) in California
Who Can Apply: Applicant's who have graduated and are practicing Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Physician Assistants.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)/State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Deadline: October 19, 2013
Award:
Up to a maximum award of $120,000
Service Requirement: Must commit to practice in medically underserved areas in public or non-profit entities for a minimum of two years and maximum of four years
Who Can Apply: Be U.S. citizen with a valid, unrestricted healthcare license or certificate for the State of California for Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioners; Have no other existing service commitment; Be free of judgments arising from Federal debt; Be current on all child support payments; Be currently employed or have accepted employment at a California State Loan Repayment Certified Eligible Site; Commit to providing full-time (40 hours per week) primary care service in a California HPSA for a minimum of 2 years

National Health Service Corps
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Deadline: Varies
Award: $50,000
Service Requirement: 2 year service commitment
Who Can Apply: Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply.  Must have a certificate of completion or an associate, bachelor’s or master's degree from a physician assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistantat a college, university or educational institution that is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education nationally recognized regional or State institutional accrediting agency, AND 2) national certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, AND 3) a current, full, permanent, unencumbered health professional license (or, if applicable, a current, unencumbered certificate or registration) which is from the State in which the applicant intends to practice to fulfill his/her NHSC LRP service obligation. Refer to the website to view additional qualifications.