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Service Obligation Scholarships

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

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.

Seven College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific student were commissioned Tuesday May 17, 2022 during an Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremony and Recognition Dinner held at the Pasadena Hilton.

Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship Program

Amount 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


Branch Navy Army Air Force
Phone (323) 216-7646 Office (661) 255-2025 (562) 624-6380
Address Navy Recruiting District, Los Angeles
100 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 950
El Segundo, CA
U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Station
23822 Valencia Blvd
Suite 106
Valencia, CA
Air Force Health Professions Recruiter
11075 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA
Website U.S. Navy Web Site U.S. Army Web Site

U.S. Air Force Web Site


Branch Navy Army Air Force
Phone (503) 258-2098 (360) 891-4938 (253) 320-5940
Address Navy Recruiting District – Portland
7028 NE 79th Ct
Portland, OR
Vancouver Health Care Recruiting Station
7600 NE 41st St
Ste 140
Vancouver, WA
Air Force Health Professions Recruiter
32129 Weyerhaeuser Way
Ste 200
Federal Way, WA
Website U.S. Navy Web Site U.S. Army Web Site U.S. Air Force Web Site



National Health Scholarship Corps – (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. We provide financial support for full-time enrollment in an eligible primary care health professions degree training program for up to four school years through payment of tuition and eligible fees, an annual payment for other reasonable educational costs, and monthly stipends to assist with living expenses while pursuing your health professions degree educational training program.

In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). You must serve at an NHSC-approved site in a HPSA. The total number of years you serve will depend on the number of school years of NHSC SP support you received. (This cannot exceed four school years.)

To be selected you must be a student pursuing primary care health professions training and meet the other eligibility requirements.