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Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

About the program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-20-006
Dates to Apply: 01/03/2020 to 03/10/2020
Bureau/Office: Bureau of Health Workforce
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2020
This program promotes diversity among the health professions by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools, for schools to provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in a health profession program or nursing program. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the allowable costs (i.e., tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses with a cap for the total scholarship award of $ 40,000).

Who can apply

For-profit nursing and physician assistant schools are eligible to apply under the SDS Program. All other applicants must be public or non-profit private schools. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply if all other eligibility requirements are met. A listing of the eligible program disciplines for which individual separate applications can be found in the NOFO

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