The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship is to increase the number of registered nurses (RN) practicing in medically underserved areas (MUA) of California.
Applications for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program are accepted annually in September. Scholarships are
intended to pay tuition, required fees, books, supplies, and
educational equipment costs related to the applicants’ registered nurse or pre-nursing education. All awards are subject to the availability of funding.
Awardee will be required to practice as a RN in a MUA for a minimum of two (2) years by providing direct patient care on a full-time basis (40 hours per week or its equivalent).
The Foundation outlines the provisions which must be met to fulfill the obligations under this program. Failure to comply with the terms of the contract may result in the awardee’s repayment of the funds awarded plus interest and ineligibility for other Foundation programs.
Students may receive up to $13,000 for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship. Scholarships are funded for one (1) academic year, generally two ( 2) semesters or three ( 3) quarters. Your graduation date may impact the amount of funding you are eligible to receive.
Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled or accepted in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Awardees must sign a contract with the Health Professions Education Foundation and agree to the following terms:
--Be a full-time or part-time student (no less than six (6) units) in a California accredited nursing program.
--Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0each year scholarship funds are sought.
--Complete a two (2) year service obligation
to practice in a MUA of California as a RN providing
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