Doctors and a Nurse in the emergency room. Doctors and a Nurse in the emergency room.

Army Medical Scholarships

Get financial support and other incentives to help you navigate the unique and challenging opportunities of medical school and serve on the Army Medical team.

Medical surgical nurse.

Medical surgical nurse.

Launch Your Medical Career with Zero or Little Debt

Army health care scholarships and other educational programs help you graduate with a secure career in a medical profession, without the burden of a big financial debt.

These benefits are offered in exchange for your commitment to serve on the Army Medical team, where you’ll support the wellbeing of America’s Army, at home and abroad.

The Top Army Medical Financial Aid Options

The HPSP Will Cover Your Full Tuition

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field, covering your full tuition for an advanced medical degree while also providing you with a monthly stipend.

This program could be for you if you are pursuing a career in one of these fields:

  • Medical (including Osteopathy)
  • Dental
  • Veterinary
  • Nursing
  • Counseling and Clinical Psychology
  • Optometry

HPSP provides you with:

  • Full tuition for up to four years, depending on specialty
  • Funding for books, equipment, and other school fees
  • Monthly stipend of $2,608 plus a monthly allowance for food and housing
  • Up to a $20,000 sign-on bonus, plus Officer’s pay during school breaks
  • Salary increases with promotions, time in service, and cost-of-living adjustments

Requirements for HPSP:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Active duty status in the Army
  • Qualification as a commissioned Officer
  • In progress or completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
  • Acceptance to or enrollment in an accredited graduate, doctoral, or medical school program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Full-time student status during the length of the program

Support Yourself During Residency With a Monthly Stipend

Get a monthly stipend while in residency with the Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP), in exchange for serving in the Army Reserve.

This program could be for you if you are currently in residency in one of these fields:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Nursing

STRAP provides you with:

  • Monthly stipend of $2,608

Requirements for STRAP:

  • Commitment to join the Army Reserve and serve when needed
  • Current enrollment in an accredited residency program as a physician, oral surgeon, prosthodontics dentist, or comprehensive dentist

Grants to Pursue Higher Education Before Joining the Army

The Financial Assistance Program (FAP) provides yearly grants and monthly stipends to applicants.

This program could be for you if you are in one of these fields:

  • Medical
  • Counseling and Clinical Psychology

FAP provides you with:

  • An annual grant of up to $45K
  • A monthly stipend of $2,608
  • A sign-on bonus

Requirements for FAP:

  • Commitment to serve active duty in the Army after finishing your education

Let the Army Pay Back Your Student Loans

If you took out loans to pay for your health care education, the Army could pay them back as part of the Health Professions Loan Repayment Program.

This program could be for you if you are in one of these fields:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Nursing

This program provides you with:

  • Up to $250,000 in repayment of a qualifying loan, paid back to the lending institution, depending on the medical specialty and Army status

Requirements for this program:

  • Active duty or Army Reserve status in the Army, depending on specialty

Common Questions About Army Medical (AMEDD) Scholarships

How can I apply for Army Medical scholarships?

If you’re not in the military, contact an Army recruiter as a first step. If you’re a current Soldier, contact your commanding Officer to inquire about how to apply.

Can I apply for both scholarships and loan repayments or do I have to choose just one type of financial aid?

It varies. In some cases, you can apply for more than one scholarship and also apply for loan repayment. Talk to your recruiter or commanding Officer to find out the details about the financial aid you’re interested in pursuing.

What bonuses are available for Army science and medicine jobs?

Many Army science and medicine jobs include sign-on bonuses of different amounts, depending on the job, like up to $30K for nursing. Browse the available jobs to see each bonus amount: Science & Medicine Jobs.