Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program

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Closed (130 total applications submitted)
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  • Grant
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The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained professionals in advanced healthcare to provide direct patient care in medically underserved communities in California.


Selection for the awards is based on the following criteria: work experience, financial need, career goals, community service, community background, and academic performance. Priority is given to applicants whose community background and commitment indicates the likelihood of long-term employment in a medically underserved area even after the service obligation has ended. Recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Applicants must be currently accepted or enrolled in the following California Board or Committee approved program: Certified Nurse Midwives Clinical Nurse Specialists Dentist  Nurse Practitioners Occupational Therapists Pharmacists Physical Therapists Physician Assistants Speech Therapists.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, or its equivalent until program completion.  Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater.  Graduate after June 30, 2021.  Be free from any other service obligation.  Be willing to work in a Medically Underserved Area for twelve (12) months.

Eligible Geographies:

Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Registered Nurse Shortage Area (RNSA).In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers qualify as well.  State, County, and Correctional Facilities may qualify as well as long as in a qualified Shortage Designation.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 year

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
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The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

The Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program is funded by donations and grants.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed at the time of execution of the grant agreement.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation, 1-916-326-3640,