Vocational Nurse Scholarship Program
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained Licensed Vocational Nurses to provide direct patient care in medically underserved communities in California.
Persons participating in this program shall be persons who agree in writing prior to completion of vocational nursing school to serve in an eligible county health facility, an eligible state-operated health facility, or a health workforce shortage area, as designated by the director of the office. Persons agreeing to serve in eligible county health facilities, eligible state-operated health facilities, or health workforce shortage areas may apply for scholarship or loan repayment.
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.
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.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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