Scholarship Announcement

The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering a scholarship for institutions offering public health and other health practice programs.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Application Deadline: January 25, 2016

Eligible applicants are public or non-profit private accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants.

Description: This program promotes diversity among the health professions and nursing workforce by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in health professions and nursing programs.   Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the allowable costs (i.e., tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses with a cap for the total scholarship award of $30,000).
Contact: Contact Denise Sorrell at (301)443-2909 or email DSorrell@hrsa.gov 

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