Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
11/25/2015 to 02/02/2016

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2016 Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program.  This program promotes diversity among the health professions and nursing workforce by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in health professions and nursing programs.   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 $30,000).

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants are public or non-profit private accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants.  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 are required are as follows:


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Denise Sorrell

Phone: (301) 443-2909

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