AHSPAllied Healthcare Scholarship Program

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Allied Healthcare Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be currently accepted or enrolled in one of the following programs:
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    • Certified Nurse Assistants
    • Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Community Health Worker
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Imaging
    • Medical Laboratory Technology
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Physical Therapy Assistant
    • Radiation Therapy Technology
    • Radiologic Technology
    • Respiratory Care
    • Surgical Technician
    • Ultrasound Technician
    • Other, Allied Healthcare (will not be given priority)
      Nursing is not an allied profession
  • be enrolled in 6 units or more
  • have a GPA of 2.0 or greater
  • be free from any other service obligation, except HPEF scholarship programs
  • have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
    • to see if a site is a qualified facility, search here: GEO. (utilize chart below for qualified designations associated to each profession)
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by application deadline

Those awarded the Allied Healthcare Scholarship may receive *up to $8,000 for one year of school. If awarded, recipients agree to a twelve (12) month service obligation practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Health Professional Shortage Area- Mental Health (HPSA-MH). To see if a site is a qualified facility, search here: GEO. In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any state, county, veteran, or correctional facility qualifies as well as Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. See chart of qualified designations associated to each profession.

*The Allied Healthcare Scholarship program is funded by donations and grants. Some professions may not be eligible for an award based on available funding. We encourage all individuals to apply.


AHSP Preferred Allied professions, except Mental Health Social Work and Mental Health
HPSA- D     
State Facility X X
County Facility X X
Veteran Facility X X
Correctional Facility X X
Indian Health Center X X
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) X X
Page last revised: July 16, 2015