HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP)

The U.S. Army can help pay for your advanced medical degree with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program.

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I am passionate about Army medicine. When I was initially in med school, I thought that I would just open a practice and work in a clinic somewhere, and instead, I've traveled halfway around the world. I come and do these college tours and I still get to work with patients, deliver babies, and it's just been the best opportunity.

I met a fellow student who is applying for the HPSP Scholarship— the Scholarship Program for Healthcare Professionals including medical, dental, physician's assistants, and nurses. It paid full medical tuition for all of my books, all of our fees, even for an osteopathic manipulative table.

HPSP isn't the only way the Army supports education, but if you're in residency or you're already a practicing physician, they have other programs tailored for loan repayment. Army Reserve Program where you're just called to duty a couple of times a month.

Not only does the Army allow me to be a mentor to our Soldiers and our own medical students, but it also allows me to come out to the schools, and tour, and be a mentor— not just as an Army physician.

Because the Army has given me the high quality training, it uses advanced technology, its innovative in its education and research, I could step out of this uniform today and work anywhere in the U.S.

Career stage:

Prospective medical and dental students

Professions covered:

Medical/Osteopathy, Dental, Veterinarian, Qualifying Specialty Nurse, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, Optometry

Service Type:

Active Duty

Qualifying students can receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,200.

BENEFITS

  • Full tuition (up to 4 years, depending on specialty)
  • Books, equipment, other fees
  • $2,200+ monthly stipend
  • $20,000 sign-on bonus
  • Officer's pay during school breaks
  • Monthly allowance for food and housing
  • Salary increases with promotions, time in service and cost-of-living adjustments

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be enrolled in (or have a letter of acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico:
    • For Medical/Osteopathy: Be enrolled in an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy
    • For Dental: Entry into any ADA-accredited D.D.S. or D.M.D. program
    • For Veterinarian: Be enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM or VMD program
    • For Specialty Nurse: Be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Nursing program
    • For Counseling/Clinical Psychology: Be enrolled in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program
    • For Optometry: Be enrolled in an accredited optometry program
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school
  • Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program
  • Qualify as a commissioned officer



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Professions covered: Physical Therapy, Allied Health

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  • Benefits
    • You’re considered a full-time commissioned officer while attending school with the full pay and benefits allowances of an active duty officer.
    • Graduate with a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy.
  • Requirements
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Prerequisite courses must have been completed no more than 10 years before date of matriculation
    • A minimum GRE score of 1,000 (verbal + quantitative)
    • A minimum GRE Writing score of 3.5
  • Resources

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Medical Corps

Professions covered: Medical/Osteopathy, Clinical Psychology

Obtain your MD while receiving full pay and allowances at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine. Graduates of this program earn a medical degree and receive a commission as a captain in the Army Medical Corps.

  • Benefits
    • Full pay and allowances at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Requirements
    • Medical/Osteopathy:
      • A baccalaureate degree
      • Coursework in biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, English and calculus
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    • Clinical Psychology:
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HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP)