Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program (BSNLRP)

Application Cycle: CLOSED

The next BSNLRP Application Cycle opens on September 1, 2021 and closes on October 1, 2021.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment may award up to $10,000.  If awarded, recipients agree to a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California and can be awarded up to three (3) times.

“I was still paying a student loan from when I obtained my BSN degree, and I did not want to put myself in further student loan debt until my current loan was paid off. I applied for the BSNLRP and was blessed with the award in 2018. I am currently in school pursuing my next career and cannot express enough how grateful I am to have received this award from this incredible foundation.”

Angelica Verduzco, 2018 BSNLRP Awardee


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Program Requirements

Review the BSNLRP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment (BSNLRP), you must be currently licensed and practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN) and have a BSN degree.

If you are awarded, you must:

  • Provide direct patient care for 32 hours or more per week
  • Be working in a qualified facility in California
  • Be in good standing with the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • Be free from any other service obligation, including other Health Professions  Education Foundation programs
  • Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months

Location Eligibility Requirements

Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Registered Nurse Shortage Area (RNSA).  In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any State, County, Veteran, or Correctional Facility qualifies as well as Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.