Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF)

"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 5,400 awards  totaling more than $47 million to allied health, nursing, mental health and  medical students and recent graduates practicing in 57 of California's 58 counties." Click here to visit their website. 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Interested Applicants

You are eligible to apply for this scholarship for the 2015-2016 AY at the Fresno State School of Nursing if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • A Full-time student enrolled in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.
  • Are from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
         “An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; and comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs.”
  •  “A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia.”

Click here (PDF 159 KB) to download the application and instructions. Return the completed application, along with the required documents, to Fresno State School of Nursing office by April 20, 2015.

 “This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T08HP25218 and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students for $606,654. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

NURSE Corps Scholarship Application

"NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program to receive funding or tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarships recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire."

Please visit the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program website for further details. 

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Accepting Applications for Scholarship Awards

 "The mission of theNLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to raise, steward, and distribute funds that promote excellence in nursing education and help build a strong and diverse nursing workforce.

To that end, the NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators and will award scholarships of up to $8,000 to assist in the completion of their graduate education. Funds can be used for tuition, support for a dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes.

To be eligible, applicants must be nurses pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be a NLN member, either through individual dues or through their institution."

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the NLN Foundation website.

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Continue to check this webpage for scholarship opportunities.