Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Program- Open Deadline


* Apply for this scholarship at the student financial aid office of the school where you are or intend to be enrolled

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides
scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from
disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled 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 cost of attendance
(tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living

Eligible Disciplines

Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of

* medicine
* osteopathic medicine
* dentistry
* optometry
* pharmacy
* podiatric medicine
* veterinary medicine
* nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree)
* public health
* chiropractic
* allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of
dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology,
and registered dietitians)
* graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice
(includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional
counseling, or marriage and family therapy)
* programs providing training of physician assistants

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that
participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if
you are

* From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services:
An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one
who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from
obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in
and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program
providing education or training in an allied health profession; or
comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low
income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S.
Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price
Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health
professions and nursing programs.
* A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the
United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto
Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American
Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of
Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of


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