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Graduate Scholarship Board

We have compiled the following links and applications for external graduate scholarship and loan repayment opportunities. Check back for updates.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF):

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was created to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your eligible federal student loans after you have made 120 payments on loans under certain repayment plans, while employed full-time by certain public service employers. 


Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers:

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 in principal and interest on their FFEL and/or Direct Loan program loans. Students should look into the program requirements and eligibility at the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program website.


National Health Service Corps Scholarship:

Students training in primary care are eligible to receive funding for their clinical training in exchange for working in underserved rural and urban communities throughout the United States and its territories, known as Health Professional Shortage areas, upon graduation and licensure. The National Health Service Corps scholarship pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. Education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation. Please refer to the website for specific eligibility requirements.


National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment:

Primary care clinicians are eligible for loan repayment assistance in exchange for working in underserved rural and urban communities throughout the United States known as Health Professional Shortage areas. To be eligible for up to $60,000 in an initial loan repayment award, corps members are required to practice full-time for at least two years or part-time for four years at an NHSC-approved site. An award of $30,000 is available for two years of half-time service. Approved sites are located across the country in Health Professional Shortage Areas. Many types of healthcare facilities are NHSC-approved sites. About half of corps members serve in federally supported health centers. Other approved sites are rural and Indian Health Service clinics, public health department clinics, hospital-affiliated primary care practices, managed care networks, prisons, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sites. Please refer to the website for specific eligibility requirements.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Licensed Professional Counselor


The PA Foundation-Scholarships and Grants:

The PA Foundation has a variety of programs that support domestic and global community outreach projects. PAF provides support for PAs and PA students launching, supporting and maintaining innovative community programs to improve health and human conditions in underserved areas, and for initiatives that focus on service, education, and/or research. In addition, PAF supports PA students through its Annual Student Scholarship program, and PA doctoral candidates who are making a contribution to research on the influence of PAs in medical care through the Breitman-Dorn Endowed Research Fellowship grant. Please check the website often for a variety of grants and scholarships and the corresponding admission cycles.


Emergency Nurses Association Scholarship Opportunities:

Over the past 20 years, the ENA Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million dollars in support of the mission to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing. These scholarships are possible due to the generous support from individuals, state councils, local chapters, industry and friends of emergency nursing. ENA Foundation academic scholarships offered are intended for licensed nurses who are current members of the Emergency Nurses Association. There are a minimum number of scholarships offered for non-RN applicants. Before proceeding, please make sure you read and understand the eligibility requirements for all ENA Foundation scholarships.


The Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship:

The Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship sponsored by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR). One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principles and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson and Dr. Anne Parks. Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Please refer to the website for specific eligibility requirements.