Apply for the scholarship at a participating school. Check with your financial aid office to see if your school participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students is a grant program that provides funds to eligible accredited U.S. health professions schools to make scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have financial need and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full time students.
Grantee schools develop and implement their own programs for recruiting and retaining students from disadvantaged backgrounds and select the students who receive the scholarship.
Accredited schools located in the U.S. or its territories that are carrying out recruitment and retention programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and train students in any of the following health profession disciplines are eligible to apply to the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program:
Schools receive priority points if they can demonstrate:
Grantees must demonstrate success based on the percentage of disadvantaged students who are enrolled or have graduated.
Schools can award scholarships only to students from a “disadvantaged background,” defined by the program as a student who