Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program (APHSP)
A PROGRAM OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
About the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
Those awarded the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship may receive *up to $25,000 for one year of school. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation. Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.
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), Health Professional Shortage Area- Dental (HPSA-D), and Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any state, county, veteran, or correctional facility qualifies as well as Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. See chart of qualified designations associated to each profession.
*The Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program is funded by donations and grants. Some professions may not be eligible for an award based on available funding. We encourage all individuals to apply
Who May Apply?
To be eligible for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program, the applicant must be currently accepted or enrolled in the following California Board or Committee approved program:
- Certified Nurse Midwives
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Dentist • see dental location eligibility
- Nurse Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Physician Assistants
- Speech Therapists
In addition, the applicant must:
- Be enrolled in 6 units or more
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater
- Graduate after June 30, 2017
- Be free from any other service obligation, except HPEF scholarship programs
- Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
- Complete and submit your application through CalREACH by application
Dental Professions 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), 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 Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship, Loan Repayment, and allied programs. 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.