The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools. In turn, the schools make scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled 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 cost of attendance (tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses).
Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of
- osteopathic medicine
- podiatric medicine
- veterinary medicine
- nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree)
- public health
- allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians)
- graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy)
- programs providing training of physician assistants
Information for Schools on campus-based financial aid programs administered by participating schools, including Scholarships and Loans for Disadvantaged Students, Health Professions Student Loans, Nursing Student Loans, and Primary Care Loans.