Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program

Application cycle: January 3, 2018 – February 28th, 2018

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be currently accepted or enrolled in an Associate 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 Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $8,000. 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), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), Health Professional Shortage Area - Primary Care (HPSA-PC), county, state or veterans facility.

Associate Degree 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 Associate Degree 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 Thursday, July 27, 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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