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Service Obligation Scholarships

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

 

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education logo Based in Boulder, Colorado, collaborates with its fifteen member states to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. The Professional Student Exchange Program is one of three exchange programs of WICHE which enables students in thirteen Western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs, usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states. WICHE exchange students pay reduces levels of tuition – usually resident tuition in public institutions or reduced tuition at private schools. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting schools to help cover the cost of the students education. Students in the osteopathic medicine, physician therapy and physician assistant programs are eligible to apply. Further information is available at the WICHE Web site.


Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship Program

 

U.S. Military logosAmount includes full tuition, fees, and monthly stipend. Stipends are subject to taxation. Required books and microscope rental fee are reimbursed. All three branches offer scholarships. Restriction: Candidates must be no more than 35 years old at graduation for the Army and Air Force; the Navy extends this age limit to age 40. Prior military time may waive this restriction – contact your recruiter.

 

Repayment requires one year’s active service as a commissioned officer for each year of scholarship support is required. (4 year, 3 year, 2-year scholarships available). The minimum obligation is three years. The Army and Navy offer a two-year scholarship with a payback of a three-year obligation. Applications: Contact the nearest Army, Navy, or Air Force recruiting office. Our FAO offers these phone numbers for your assistance. Each branch maintains separate deadlines. Start the application process early.

 

Military Representatives:

Pomona Campus

 

Branch

Navy

Army

Air Force

Name

JackieL. Ponce, RN, BSN, CMSRN

 

SFC Martin J. Smigell

Cassandra R. Honrado

Rank

Lieutenant

Sergeant First Class

 

Technical Sergeant

 

Phone

(323) 216-7646

(661) 255-2025

(310) 481-5089 ext 103

Address

Navy Recruiting District, Los Angeles

100 N. Sepulveda Blvd

Suite 950

El Segundo, CA

90245

U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Station

23822 Valencia Blvd

Suite 106

Valencia, CA

91355

Air Force Health Professions Recruiter

11075 Santa Monica Blvd

Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA

90025

E-mail

jackie.ponce@navy.mil

Martin.j.smigell.mil@mail.mil

Cassandra.honrado.@us.mil

Link

U.S. Navy Web Site

U.S. Army Web Site

U.S. Air Force Web Site

 

Lebanon Campus

 

Branch

Navy

Army

Air Force

Name

HMC Kenneth Burke or
LT Kevin Lelacheur

SFC Rodney Parks

TSgt Judson Willis

Rank

Chief Hospital Corpsman
Lieutenant

Sergeant First Class

Technical Sergeant

Phone

HMC Burke – (503) 258-2098

LT Kevin Lelacheur – (503) 258-2025

(360) 891-4938

(253) 874-0600

Address

Navy Recruiting District – Portland

7028 NE 79th Ct

Portland, OR

97218

Vancouver Health Care Recruiting Station

7600 NE 41st St

Ste 140

Vancouver, WA

98662

Air Force Health Professions Recruiter

32129 Weyerhaeuser Way

Ste 200

Federal Way, WA

98001

E-mail

kenneth.r.burke@navy.mil

kevin.lelacheur@navy.mil

Rodney.w.parks.mil@mail.mil  

judson.willis@us.af.mil

Link

U.S. Navy Web Site

U.S. Army Web Site

U.S. Air Force Web Site



National Health Service Corps

Scholarships

 

National Health Service Corps logoStudents must serve in a designated medically undeserved area (rural, inner city or Indian health). Tuition, fees, books, supplies and a monthly stipend are provided by the scholarship. Students that are eligible to apply are osteopathic medicine, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners. The scholar must serve one year for each year of support received or a minimum of two years. The deadline date for all applicants is the end of March. The Medical students must submit their letter of acceptance with their application. The Physician Assistance students must submit their application by the March deadline, but their acceptance letter deadline is July 1. Further information is available on the National Health Service Corps Web site.

 

Loan Repayment Program

 

Provides funds to repay loans incurred by health care professionals who agree to a two year commitment to provide primary health care services in priority health professional shortage areas. NHSC provides up to $50,000 for loan repayment for eligible program participants. They will allocate up to $35,000 for loan repayments for each additional year of service if extensions are needed if scholar qualifies. Students that are eligible to apply are osteopathic medicine, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners. Students can apply after they have completed their training and passed their boards. The deadline to apply is April 30. Further information is available on the National Health Service Corps Web site.

 

 

 


 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture – United States Department  of Agriculture

 

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)                 USDA

 

The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA designated veterinarian shortage situations for a period of three years.

 

To learn more about the VMLRP -

http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/animals/in_focus/an_health_if_vmlrp.html

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