Apply at Grants.gov by January 25, 2016
Join the technical assistance webinars:
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Recorded Webinar, Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Instant Replay Phone: Toll Free: 1-888-566-0465
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Recorded Webinar Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Instant Replay Phone: Toll Free: 1-866-346-7116
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) (PDF - 140 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the SDS Program 2016 (PDF - 69 KB)
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.
Apply for the SDS grant program -- check with your school's financial aid office to determine if you are able to participate.
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