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California Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Feb 24, 2023



The Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program will award scholarships for California residents who are enrolled in advanced practice healthcare programs and are willing to work in a medically underserved area of California after graduation.

Recipients must agree to provide direct patient care on a full time basis in a designated shortage area in California for a minimum of 1 year.


California residents who are free from any other service obligations and are enrolled in California schools in one of the following advanced practice health professional education programs:

  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse
  • Dentist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Social worker
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Chiropractor
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000 in return for 1 year of service.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Scholarships for health careers · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information, view details

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