Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship

Scholarship Application Cycle Closed
The 2018 application cycle for all scholarship programs is currently closed. During this time, HPEF plans to re-evaluate and reorganize its scholarship programs for future cycles. The new cycle will open January 2019. We would like to encourage all interested applicants to apply at that time. Thank you for your patience.

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be currently accepted or enrolled in a Bachelor Degree nursing program in California
  • be free from any other service obligation
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • graduate after June 30, 2018
  • be willing to work in a Medically Underserved Area for one year
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the application deadline

Those awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a one-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 - Primary Care (HPSA-PC), county, state, or veteran facility.

Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Map

Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Registered Nurse Shortage Area(RNSA), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: county facilities, veterans facilities, correctional facilities, federally qualified health centers and indian health centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.

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This page was last updated on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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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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