Vocational Nurse Scholarship Program (VNSP)

Application Cycle: OPEN#

Applications must be submitted by 3:00 pm, February 23, 2021. Review the 2021 VNSP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

The Vocational Nurse Scholarship may award up to $4,000 for one year of school and can be awarded up to two (2) 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 VNSP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

Eligibility Requirements#

To be eligible for the Vocational Nurse Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be currently accepted or enrolled in a California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians program for Vocational Nursing

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), 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.