Army Medicine

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

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

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

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  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Resources
  • Full tuition (up to 4 years, depending on specialty)
  • Funding for books, equipment and other fees
  • $2,200+ monthly stipend
  • $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 (or have a letter or 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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U.S. Army Health Care ENLISTED COMMISSIONING PROGRAM (AECP)

Professions covered: Nurse

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

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Up to $9,000 per academic year for tuition
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books
  • Full pay and allowances, including eligibility for promotion
  • Able to meet prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned officer
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Be between 21–41 years of age at date of commission
  • Be in the grade of E-4 or above (non-waiverable). Have a minimum of three years (waiverable) and a maximum of 12 years (non-waiverable) of active federal service at time of commissioning
  • Be able to complete a Bachelor's of Nursing degree within 24 calendar months of enrollment
  • GT score of 110 or above (non-waiverable). SAT scores within the last 5 years of 450 Verbal and 450 Math. GPA of 3.0 or above

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 $2,200.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • $2,200+ monthly stipend

Requirements for Medical:

  • Be a physician currently enrolled in an accredited residency program

Requirements for Dental:

  • Be an oral-surgery, prosthodontic or comprehensive dentistry resident currently enrolled in accredited residency program

Requirements for Nurse:

  • Be a nurse with an associate's degree/diploma, currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Nursing program