Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$50,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 28

Friday
Awarded By:

Health Professions Education Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a legal resident of California.
  3. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and/or graduate award.
  4. Must attend postsecondary institution in California.
  5. Must be accepted or enrolled in one of the following health professions programs: dentist, dental hygienist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant or clinical nurse specialist.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for California residents attending a college/university in the state of California with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be currently accepted or enrolled into a field of dentist, dental hygienist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant or clinical nurse specialist.

Application requirements for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Cost of program
Additional Information: Recipients must graduate after June 30 of the application year. Selection for the awards is based on the following criteria: work experience, financial need, career goals, community service, community background, and academic performance. Priority is given to applicants whose community background and commitment indicates the likelihood of long-term employment in a medically underserved area even after the service obligation has ended. Applicants who owe a service obligation to practice direct patient care to another entity entered into before filing an application with the foundation are ineligible to receive a scholarship. Recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California.

Award Amount: Up to $50,000 annually, non-renewable. The student's graduation date may affect the amount of funding he/she is eligible to receive. Funding is intended to pay tuition, required fees, books, supplies, and educational equipment costs related to the student's registered nurse or pre-nursing education.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $50,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January 2020 when applications are expected to become available. Applications are available on the Health Professions Education Foundation website. In addition to a completed application, the student must also submit the following: two professional letters of recommendation, following the guidelines listed in the application (it is recommended that at least one letter be from a faculty member); a 'Graduation Date Verification Form', signed by the nursing program director or faculty member authorized to sign on the director's behalf (form included with application); and information from the previous two year's tax returns. The application must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST on the deadline date.
Contact: Ashley Owens
Address: 400 R Street Suite 460 Sacramento, California 95811

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