Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The program promotes diversity among health professions students and practitioners by providing scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Eligible health professions and nursing schools apply for funds to make scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have financial


need for scholarships and are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as full-time students at the schools.
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Scholarships for Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Department of Health and Human Services

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants.

For further information refer to the Public Health Service Act, Sections 737 and 799B.

To be eligible, applicants must also be carrying out a program to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Applicants must demonstrate that the program has achieved success based on the percentage of disadvantaged students who are enrolled and have graduated from the school.

Instructions for newly established schools are on page 11.

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Agency Email Description:
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772;301-998-7373 or email

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