Nursing Degree Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

Health Professions Education Foundation
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $4k - 12k
Duration Year

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The purpose of the Vocational Nurse (VN) Scholarship, Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing (LVN to ADN) Scholarship, and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Loan Repayment Programs are to increase the number of vocational nurses practicing in medically underserved areas (MUA) of California and to assist LVNs in pursuing their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

Applications for the VN Scholarship, LVN to ADN Scholarship, and LVN Loan Repayment Programs are accepted biannually. Monies awarded under this program are intended to pay or repay tuition, required fees, books,  supplies, and educational equipment costs related to the applicant’s nursing education.

All awards are subject to the availability of funding.


Selections for the VN Scholarship, LVN to ADN, and LVN Loan Repayment

Programs are based solely on information contained in the application and

supporting documentation. Selection for awards is based on the following


Work Experience – health-related work experience in a MUA.

Financial Need – actual or potential diffi culty in completing education in the

absence of an award.

Career Goals – professional goals for the next fi ve to ten years.

Community Service – documented volunteer service and/or activities,

particularly in a MUA.

Community Background – family structure and community where you grew

up; for example, rural, inner city/urban, suburban, or MUA.

Academic Performance – prior and current academic performance;

potential for future academic success.

Priority will be given to:

Individuals whose community background and commitment indicates the likelihood of long-term employment in a MUA even after the service obligation has ended.

Awards are made on a competitive basis. Each part of the application must be completed. All supporting documentation must be submitted. Only complete applications will be evaluated. The Health Professions Education Foundation (Foundation) will not notify individuals if their application is incomplete.


  • Not Applicable


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

More Information

VN Scholarship & LVN Loan Repayment Programs
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (800) 773-1669