Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship

Health Professions Education Foundation
Type Scholarship
Amount $10,000
Duration 2 Years


The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program is to increase the number of registered nurses practicing in medically underserved areas of California, and to support their articulation from an Associate Degree Nursing program to a Baccalaureate of Science Nursing Degree program. Scholarships are awarded to nursing students accepted to or enrolled in a Associate Degree Nursing programs in California and who agree to obtain a baccalaureate degree at a nursing program in California within five years of obtaining their associate degree in nursing. Eligible applicants may receive up to $8,000 per year, and would have a service obligation of 2 years. 


Scholarship Eligibility:
Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled or accepted in an associate degree nursing program. Priority will be given to students who will be graduating within 1-2 years. Awardees must sign a contract with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and agree to the following terms: (1) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a California resident, (2) Complete a 2-year service obligation to practice in a medically underserved
area of California as a RN providing direct patient care, (3) Be a full-time or part-time student (no less than 6.0 units) in a California accredited school, (4) Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 each year scholarship funds are sought.

Other Restrictions

Or Permanent Resident.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

ADN and Pre-Nursing Scholarship Programs
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 800-773-1669