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Health Professions Scholarship Program

Scholarship Sponsored by Air Force Medical Service

Value: $120,000
Awards Available: 100

Students receive full tuition and required fees at the accredited U.S. medical school of their choice located within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.

  • Books and most other educational fees are also covered under the HPSP scholarship.
  • An annual salary of ~$34,000 which includes
  • Monthly stipend of $2,728.00/month for 10 ½ months
  • Second Lieutenant military and travel pay for the remaining 45 days, during their active duty tour.
  • There is a $20,000 signing bonus for students who receive a four (4) year AF HPSP scholarship, similar to the Army and Navy program. Likewise, three (3) year scholarship participants can receive the signing bonus if they agree to a four (4) year commitment.

Who Can Apply?

  • Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in a medical school accredited by either the Association of American Medical Colleges (MD schools) or American Osteopathic Association (DO schools) located within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be physically qualified for commissioning as an Air Force officer.

When to Apply?

  • For four (4) year scholarships, the best time to apply is early fall of the year prior to attending medical school.
  • Students already in medical school applying for three (3) year scholarships should apply immediately.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; early application maximizes opportunity for selection.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA and 500 MCAT with a minimum score of 124 on each of the MCAT subsections.
  • Applicants for three (3) and four (4) year scholarships with at least a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and an MCAT total score of 504 (& minimum subsection score of 124 in each subsection) are automatically selected and do not meet a scheduled accession board.

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