Those awarded the Allied Healthcare Scholarship may receive *up to $8,000 for one year of school. If awarded, recipients agree to a twelve (12) month service obligation practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.
Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California's Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), or a Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA). 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.
*The Allied Healthcare Scholarship program is funded by donations and grants. Some professions may not be eligible for an award based on available funding. We encourage all individuals to apply.
Who May Apply?
To be eligible for the Allied Healthcare Scholarship, the applicant must be currently accepted or enrolled in one of the following programs:
Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Community Health Workers/Promotoras
Dental Hygienists • see dental location eligibility
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Medical Imaging Technologists
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapy Assistants
Radiation Therapy Technologists
Other, Allied Healthcare
IN ADDITION, THE APPLICANT MUST:
A) Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, or its equivalent until program completion
B) Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater
C) Graduate after June 30
D) Be free from any other service obligation
E) Be willing to work in a Medically Underserved Area for twelve (12) months
F) Complete and submit your application through the OSHPD Funding Portal by the application deadline