The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program provides scholarships and/or financial aid for dental, optometry, medical, veterinary, and osteopathic students, as well as graduate students in nurse anesthesia programs. Approximately 300 scholarships are offered each year. Each branch of the service has its own specific application criteria. More than 90 health care specialties are available to choose from, bringing unique subspecialties within reach. During the six-week training period, participants will receive officer’s pay as a Second Lieutenant. Upon graduation and the entry to active duty, an increase in salary will coincide with new opportunities for a broad range of residencies, fellowships and special pay incentives.
REQUIREMENTS: To be candidates for this scholarship program, individuals must either be accepted into the next entering class or be currently enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States or Puerto Rico. Candidates also must be U.S. citizens.
AWARD AMOUNT: The scholarship’s benefits include full payment of tuition and fees, reimbursement for books, equipment and supplies, 45 days of active duty with pay for each year of training and monthly stipends while not on active duty. For 10-and-a half months of each school year, a monthly stipend of $1,319.00 will be paid to each scholarship recipient. This amount is adjusted each July depending upon changes in the cost of living.
HOW TO APPLY: If interested in more information please contact Army Health Care Recruiter SSG Michael J. Vanderheyden at (502) 423-7342 or (877) 654-4338 or by email at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org