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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses scholarship program has expanded to help members enrich their careers and acquire knowledge and skills beyond traditional academic nursing education. A limited number of scholarships for specific academic courses will continue to be awarded.
Scholarship applicants must assess gaps in their knowledge and skills, identify and evaluate learning opportunities, and develop a plan to show how an AACN scholarship will help them achieve their professional learning goals. In developing your learning plan, be as specific as possible when you are linking learning activities to knowledge gaps. AACN membership is required for the duration of the learning activity.
AACN's scholarship program is designed to promote lifelong learning, personal reflection and professional growth. The program may fund academic activities on a limited basis, but that would be because a specific academic course aligns with an applicant’s development plan rather than because an entire academic curriculum results in earning a degree or credential as the end point. Applicants are advised to be very specific when describing how they will achieve their individual goals through the proposed activity for which they are requesting funding. In the application, applicants are asked to reflect on their own knowledge gaps and answer these questions when they write their essays: - What don’t I know? - What do I want to know? - How do I plan to acquire the knowledge I lack? Applicants must show a direct link between the content of the learning activity they are proposing and what they need to learn in order to overcome the gaps in their knowledge and skills. When submitting for a course that is part of a structured (academic) program, focus on the content of a specific course and show how that content fills an individual learning gap. Do not submit for a general academic program that covers a number of courses over a period of months or years. Applicants are encouraged to focus on their own personal learning journey, rather than on simply meeting the requirements for a structured degree program. Eligibility Current active membership in AACN at time of application and throughout the term of the funded activity is required. Members of the AACN and AACN Certification Corporation board of directors and national office staff are not eligible.
Varies based upon type of provider and priority ranking of the practice site. The initial contract is 2 years with two one-year amendments if the provider qualifies and decides to continue. The max for the program is four years.
To provide an incentive for primary care providers and dentists to provide services in the underserved areas of the State. Program funds are used to repay qualifying educational loans in return for primary care service provision in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Arizona licensed and/or certified physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse mid-wives, and physician assistants. General Practice, Family Medicine, Dentistry, OB/GYN, Pediatrics or Internal Medicine are required specialties.
Funding is currently available for loan repayment to primary care providers and dentists working in clinics located in rural Arizona Medically Underserved Areas (AZMUAs).
State Loan Repayment funds are now exempt from gross income and employment taxes!
Must be a non-profit organization, accept AHCCCS and Medicare assignments; have a sliding-discount-to-fee scale in place and signage posted in a prominent area; and must be located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area.
Full-Tuition plus $20,000 sign on bonus when eligible
When you're pursuing an advanced health care degree, the last thing on your mind should be how you're going to pay for it. The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field - The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.
The U.S. Army Health Care Team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico.
The U.S. Army Medical Department can help take away the worry of how you'll pay for school. The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is available to qualifying students who wish to earn professional degrees from accredited medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical or counseling psychology programs. We will pay 100 percent of your tuition, plus we will also pay for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Qualifying medical and dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.
As you attend school, you'll receive a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. During breaks, you'll receive Officer's pay while you train as part of our health care team. After graduation, you'll enter active duty in your specialty and advance in rank to captain. With every promotion, your salary will increase. Your time-in-service and cost-of-living adjustments also lead to pay increases. Additionally, you'll receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for food and housing.
The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. To qualify for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, you must:
Your active duty service obligation to the U.S. Army is one year of service for every year you receive the scholarship. Your minimum obligation depends on your health care field. For example, the minimum obligation for medical students is two years. Dental, psychology, optometry and veterinary students are obligated to serve no fewer than three years. There is an additional obligation for residency and fellowship training.
U.S. citizenship required
Amount varies based on years of service committment ranging from 2 - 4 years.
The Commonwealth of Virginia offers the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of State, Community and Public Health, Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (VA SLRP). This program offers substantial financial assistance for repayment of qualified medical education loans for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Loans are repaid in return for a minimum of two years of full-time practice of the recipient's specialty in a medially underserved area of Virginia. VA SLRP recipients must serve in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of Virginia.
Allopathic or osteopathic physicians who are in the final year of residency, or have completed residency and are board eligible or are board certified in family medicine, general practice (D.O.), obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, or psychiatry are eligible for program participation. Program applicants must not be obligated to any service under an agreement with a federal, state, or other entity.
Primary care nurse practitioners who have achieved the masters degree or a post-baccalaureate certificate, from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing, in the specialties of primary care, family care, primary ambulatory care, primary adult health care, pediatric care, or women’s health nursing are eligible for program participation. Program applicants cannot owe any obligation for service under an agreement with a federal, state, or other entity.
Primary care physician assistants who have obtained a master’s degree, a post-baccalaureate certificate, a baccalaureate degree, or a certificate from a school accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation are also eligible for program participation. Applicants must not be obligated to any service under an agreement with a federal, state, or other entity.
This offer is open to physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who satisfy the criteria stated above whether or not they have started practicing medicine. It is more likely that an applicant with a signed contract will receive a Loan Repayment Program award, over an applicant that is not in practice, yet.
Public and private not-for-profit health care provider organizations that are part of a system of care (that is a service continuum of comprehensive primary care and appropriate arrangements for secondary and tertiary care), in communities that are located in federally designated HPSA are eligible to receive placement of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. This requirement is for participates in the VA SLRP program, only.
Benefits and Obligations
The Loan Repayment Programs pay up to $25,000 a year toward the qualified educational loans of program participants. The minimum service obligation is 2 years, during which the maximum payment of $50,000 will be paid the first year. Subsequent extensions of the loan repayment contract are entitled to annual loan repayments of up to $35,000. (The actual amount paid depends on the total amount owed in principal, interest, and loan expenses at the beginning of the period of service.) These benefits are in addition to any salary or compensation received from employment by an authorized program employer.
The following are eligible to apply for participation in the Virginia's Loan Repayment Programs:
Citizens of the United States who:
1) Have a degree in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine; or
2) Have a master’s degree or a post-baccalaureate certificate from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing; or
3) Have a master’s degree, a post-baccalaureate certificate, a baccalaureate degree, or a certificate from a school accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation for physician assistants; or
4) Are enrolled in an approved graduate training program ("residency") in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioner or physician assistant training; or
5) Are enrolled in an accredited educational institution in a state in the final year of a course of study or program leading to a degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioner or physician assistant certification.
Eligible individuals must sign and submit an application to participate in Virginia's Loan Repayment Programs and must have completely satisfied any other obligation for health professional service which is owed under an agreement with a federal, state, or other entity, prior to beginning the period of service under Virginia's programs.
The Health Professions Education Program offers two types of awards: the Health Professions Education Scholarship and the Health Professions Education Loan Repayment. The purpose of these awards is to increase the number of health professionals practicing in the medically underserved areas of California.
Applications for the Health Professions Education Program are accepted annually in March. Any monies awarded under this program are intended to pay or repay tuition, required fees, books, supplies, and educational equipment costs related to the applicants health professional education. All awards are subject to the availability of funding.
Priority will be given to:
To one of the following health professional education programs:
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Purpose
The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to continuing undergraduate and graduate female college students of Latino background.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Women
Hawai‘i Community Foundation's scholarship program consists of over 150 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Hawai‘i's residents in obtaining a college education. Some of the funds are part of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and some represent private foundations that have asked Hawai‘i Community Foundation to administer their scholarships. Students apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded from one or more of these funds.
Major/career interest in health-related professions.
Stipends are $39,000 (first year), $40,100 (second year), and $42,300 (optional third year). Research expenses of $3,500 per year are available, as well. (Indirect costs not allowed.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
These awards are offered to M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s interested in conducting basic or clinical research related to cystic fibrosis. Awards are offered through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s network of research centers, or through individual applications submitted to the Foundation.
Last updated: May 23, 2013
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