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Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

This program, HPSP, provides scholarships for health professions students in disciplines for which recruitment or retention is difficult, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A minimum service obligation of 2 years is required.

Disciplines include:

  • Nursing (CNA, LPN, LVN, ADN, BSN, and MSN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mental Health
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Physician (MD/DO)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
  • Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT)
  • Social Worker (MSW)
  • Psychologist (Doctoral Degree)
  • Pharmacist (Pharm.D)
  • Pharmacy Technician

Applicants from rural, tribal, and other underserved communities are encouraged.


Applicants must be currently enrolled or be accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited academic program that will qualify for employment in one of the professional fields associated with the scholarship program.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • 100% of tuition and required fees
  • $1,302 per month stipend
  • A stipend to help cover books and supplies
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application process are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Scholarships for health careers · Veterans

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