HPSP

Health Professions Education Scholarship Program

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Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Health Professions Education Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be currently accepted or enrolled in the following California Board or Committee approved programs:
    • Dentist
    • Dental Hygienists
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Physician Assistant
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • be free from any other service obligation
  • have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California
  • graduate after January 31, 2014
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1, 2013

Those awarded the Health Professions Education Scholarship may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing 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) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility. To determine if a facility qualifies, follow the instructions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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