Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program (APHSP)

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The Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship may award up to $25,000 for one year of school and can be awarded up to three (3) times. If awarded, recipients agree to a twelve (12) month service obligation practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California.


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Program Requirements

Review the STLRP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program, you 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
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Speech Therapists

In addition, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, or its equivalent until program completion
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater
  • Graduate after June 30, 2021
  • Be free from any other service obligation
  • 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), 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 Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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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), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Dental (HPSA-D). 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 Native 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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