Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program

Application cycle is open from January 3rd, 2017 until February 28th, 2017.

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
  • graduate after June 30, 2017
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the application deadline
    • application is open January 3, 2017 – February 28, 2017

Those awarded the Associate Degree Nursing 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 Enderserved Area (MUA), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), Health Professional Shortage Area - Primary Care (HPSA-PC), county, state or veterans facility.

Graduation Date Verification Form
2016-17 Scholarship Programs Technical Assistance Calendar
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 Monday, March 6, 2017.

About US

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

HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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