Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program

Scholarship Application Cycle Closed

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:
    If you are in a dental profession, click the link below
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Community Health Workers/Promotoras
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Imaging Technologists
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Radiation Therapy Technologists
  • Radiologic Technicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Work
  • Surgical Technicians
  • Ultrasound Technicians
  • 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 2.5 or greater
  • graduate after June 30, 2017
  • be free from any other service obligation, except HPEF scholarship programs
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the 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), or a Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA). 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.


Location eligibility search

Choose a program in the dropdown list. Enter an address into the search bar below to determine whether the worksite falls in a qualifying shortage area. If the worksite in question does not show as qualifying in the search bar, but is a veterans, county or state facility and/or federally qualified health center or Indian health center, it may also qualify. If this is the case, please contact a member of our program staff to verify.


This page was last updated on Friday, May 11, 2018.

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

HPEF has awarded more than 14,721 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $169.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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