Applications for the 2013 cycle will be available for electronic submittal at calreach.oshpd.ca.gov. Complete your scholarship or loan repayment applications now Register as a NEW USER, to access the application.
Thank you for your patience during the CalREACH system’s unscheduled maintenance. We have extended the application deadline to Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time to provide you more time to submit your applications for our scholarship and loan repayment programs. For assistance, please call the Health Professions Education Foundation at (800)773-1669 or the California State Loan Repayment Program at (916)326-3745. Staff will be available to assist you with any questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
Click below to get information on applying for programs using the new electronic system.
- CalREACH scholarship Webinar recording June 10, 2013
- CalREACH scholarship PowerPoint
- CalREACH scholarship webinar questions
- CalREACH loan repayment webinar recording June 19, 2013
- CalREACH loan repayment PowerPoint
- CalREACH loan repayment webinar questions
- CalREACH Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment webinar recording June 27, 2013
- CalREACH Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment PowerPoint
- CalREACH Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment webinar questions
- CalREACH Mental Health Loan Assumption Program and Licensed Mental Health webinar recording July 3, 2013
- CalREACH Mental Health Loan Assumption Program and Licensed Mental Health webinar PowerPoint
- CalREACH Mental Health Loan Assumption Program and Licensed Mental Health webinar questions
Established in 1987, the Foundation is the state's only non-profit foundation statutorily created to encourage persons from underrepresented communities to become health professionals and increase access to health providers in medically underserved areas. Supported by grants, donations, licensing fees, and special funds, the Foundation provides scholarship, loan repayment and programs to students and graduates who agree to practice in California's medically underserved communities. Housed in the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the Foundation's track record of delivering health providers to areas of need has resulted in approximately 5,394 awards totaling more than $47 million to allied health, nursing, mental health and medical students and recent graduates practicing in 56 of California's 58 counties.
The Health Professions Education Foundation improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships, loan repayments, and programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas. In return for this support, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California for a period of one to four years.