Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program was established by the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990, Public Law 101-527, Section 737 of the Public Health (PHS) Act.

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged health professions

credit:


and nursing students.

Institutions apply for SDS funds from the Department of Health and Human Services and are responsible for both selecting eligible recipients and determining their financial need.

At least sixteen percent of total allocations go to schools that will direct SDS awards to nursing students.

SDS funds awarded to schools must be used to award full or partial scholarship to eligible students enrolled in health professions programs on a full time basis.

Schools must give preference to students for whom the cost of attendance would constitute a severe financial hardship, and to former scholarship recipients of the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) and the Financial Assistance for Disadvantaged Health Professions Students (FADHPS) Program.

The amound may not exceed a recipient's cost of tuition expenses, other reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living incurred in the attendance at such school.
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Scholarships for Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration

Office:

Estimated Funding: $9,733,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=C30FD6C8-4EBB-4A86-84AD-3683214BBDB0

Additional Information of Eligibility:
A school must meet all of the criteria listed below to be eligible to be considered for SDS funds for FY 2009.

All requirements refer to full-time students (using the school’s requirements for full-time): • Full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds must comprise the following: 1) At least 10 percent of the total enrollment (full-time enrolled) of your program during Academic Year (AY) 2007-2008 (7/1/07-6/30/08), and 2) At least 10 percent of the total graduates (who were full-time students) of your program during AY 2007-2008.

• Secondly, in order to receive any SDS funding, a school must have full-time economically disadvantaged students enrolled and graduated during AY 2007-2008.

A school must meet all of the criteria listed below to be eligible to be considered for SDS funds for FY 2009.

All requirements refer to full-time students (using the school’s requirements for full-time): • Full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds must comprise the following: 1) At least 10 percent of the total enrollment (full-time enrolled) of your program during Academic Year (AY) 2007-2008 (7/1/07-6/30/08), and 2) At least 10 percent of the total graduates (who were full-time students) of your program during AY 2007-2008.

• Secondly, in order to receive any SDS funding, a school must have full-time economically disadvantaged students enrolled and graduated during AY 2007-2008.

A school must meet all of the criteria listed below to be eligible to be considered for SDS funds for FY 2009.

All requirements refer to full-time students (using the school’s requirements for full-time): • Full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds must comprise the following: 1) At least 10 percent of the total enrollment (full-time enrolled) of your program during Academic Year (AY) 2007-2008 (7/1/07-6/30/08), and 2) At least 10 percent of the total graduates (who were full-time students) of your program during AY 2007-2008.

• Secondly, in order to receive any SDS funding, a school must have full-time economically disadvantaged students enrolled and graduated during AY 2007-2008.

A school must meet all of the criteria listed below to be eligible to be considered for SDS funds for FY 2009.

All requirements refer to full-time students (using the school’s requirements for full-time): • Full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds must comprise the following: 1) At least 10 percent of the total enrollment (full-time enrolled) of your program during Academic Yea.........

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Date Posted:
2008-11-13

Application Due Date:
2008-12-15

Archive Date:
2009-02-19



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