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About HPSP

The Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides financial assistance to students receiving education or training in a direct or indirect health-care services discipline (Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 occupations); and assists in providing an adequate supply of such personnel for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). HPSP helps the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) meet its need for qualified health care professionals for which recruitment or retention is difficult.

Scholarships are determined and published for VHA workforce needs.

In FY2022 (October 2021 – September 2022) scholarships will be offered in the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant (PA)** (See below)
  • Physician Scholarship (MD/DO)
  • Medical Technologist (MT)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mental Health
  • Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT)
  • Social Worker (MSW)
  • Psychologist (Doctoral Degree) *** (See below)

** HPSP scholarships awarded to Physician Assistants (PA) trainees will only be awarded to Physician Assistant (PA) trainees who have veteran status.

*** School Psychology degrees are not eligible for this scholarship. Will accept applications starting 01/2022