Army Medicine

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

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

Qualifying students can receive full tuition for accredited programs in select nursing specialties plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.

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  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Resources
  • Full tuition (between 1-3 years) for students studying to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Funding for books, equipment and other fees
  • Monthly stipend of more than $2,000
  • $20,000 sign-on bonus
  • Receive officer’s pay, even during school breaks
  • Monthly allowance for food and housing
  • Salary increases with promotions, time in service and cost-of-living adjustments
  • Be enrolled in (have a letter of acceptance from, or a list of schools applied to) an accredited medical school or graduate program for your specialty in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • 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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Call us at 1-888-877-4250 or Request An Information Packet.


Professions covered: Nurse

Active duty enlisted Soldiers are eligible to attend college full-time to complete a bachelor’s degree of nursing.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • The Army pays up to $15,000 per academic year for tuition and mandatory fees for a maximum of 24 months of schooling
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books
  • Full pay and allowances, including eligibility for promotion
  • Able to meet the minimum requirements for an Army Officer position
  • Be able to complete a Bachelor's of Nursing degree within 24 calendar months of enrollment
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Specialized Training Assistance Program

Professions covered: Medical, Dental, Nurse

This program is open to associate degree/diploma nurses currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Nursing program. Recipients receive a monthly stipend of more than $2,000.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Monthly stipend of more than $2,000
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited residency or Bachelor of Nursing program in your medical specialty