Health care professionals like nurse practitioners (NPs) are essential members of our communities — and education for the next generation is more important than ever as demand continues to rise.
Beyond AANP’s Grants & Scholarship Program, many other opportunities exist to connect students in need with funding to help them complete their education and begin a career as patients’ partner in health.
The HRSA SLRP provides cost-sharing grants to states and territories, allowing them to operate their own loan repayment programs. Eligible disciplines, practice sites, length of required service commitment and the amount of loan repayment awards offered may differ by state or territory.
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program aims to address the growing demand for nurses and NPs by offering this scholarship program for students who intend to work at an eligible critical shortage facility (CSF) upon graduation.
The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program supports registered nurses, advanced practice nurses and nurse faculty by paying up to 85% of their unpaid nursing education debt. In return, participants serve for at least two years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or at an eligible school of nursing in the case of nurse faculty.
Federal Perkins Loan cancellation is based on your eligible employment or eligible volunteer service and the length of time that you were in such a position. Discharge of your Perkins Loan may occur under certain circumstances.
The IHS Loan Repayment Program provides funding to clinicians so they may repay their eligible health profession education loans — up to $40,000 — in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
A TPD discharge relieves you from having to repay a loan from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and/or the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
The National Research Service Award individual fellowships and institutional training grants allow recipients to receive training in clinical research. The awards and grants enable scientists to be trained to conduct independent nursing research and to collaborate in interdisciplinary research through individual and institutional predoctoral, postdoctoral and senior fellowships.
NP students can figure out what types of loans they have by either calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID, logging in to their studentaid.gov account or by checking their credit report.