Funding

The Foundation administers its programs from six funds established by the California State Legislature:

  1. The Vocational Nurse Education Fund
    • Funded through a $5.00 surcharge for renewal of the Vocational Nurse license in California
    • Supports the Vocational Nurse Scholarship, Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing, and Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Programs
  2. The Registered Nurse Education Fund
    • Funded through a $10.00 surcharge for renewal of the Registered Nurse license in California
    • Supports the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, the Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship, and the Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program
  3. The Mental Health Practitioner Education Fund
    • Funded through a $10.00 surcharge for renewal of Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker licenses in California
    • Supports the Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program
  4. Mental Health Services Act Fund
    • Funded by Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act, passed by voters in 2004, provides $10 million per year
    • Supports the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program
  5. The Health Professions Education Fund
    • Supported entirely through grants and contributions from public and private agencies hospitals, health plans, foundations, corporations, and individuals
    • Supports the Allied Healthcare Scholarship, the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program, the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship, and the Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
  6. Medically Underserved Account for Physicians
    • Funded through a $25.00 surcharge for renewal of allopathic physician licenses in California and through the Managed Care Administrative Fines and Penalties Fund.
    • Supports the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corp Loan Repayment Program

This page was last updated on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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