Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program

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Closed (436 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
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The Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program (BSNLRP) aims to increase the number of appropriately trained Registered Nurses in California and encourages those professionals to provide direct patient care in Medically Underserved Areas in California. 


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment may award up to $10,000.  If awarded, recipients agree to a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California and can be awarded up to three (3) times.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Must be currently licensed and practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN) and have a BSN degree. Provide direct patient care for 32 hours or more per week. Be working in a qualified facility in California. Be in good standing with the California Board of Registered Nursing. Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution. Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months.

Eligible Geographies:

Qualified facilities include those designated as a 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, any State, County, Veteran, or Correctional Facility qualifies as well as Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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.
January 18, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
One month

Funding Details

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  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

BSNLRP is funded through a $10 surcharge for renewal and licensure fees of Registered Nurses (RN) in California.

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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The maximum award amount for the BSNLRP is $10,000. OSHPD may award full, partial, or no funding to an applicant based on the applicant’s success in meeting the selection criteria, and the amount of available funds. Applicants will not be awarded more than their total educational debt left on their loan balance.

How to Apply

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


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