Funding

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Program

November 30, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce has released the Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program.

The program anticipates distributing approximately 99 awards totaling $43 million for four years. The maximum award to recipients will be up to $650,000 per year. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 25, 2016.

The SDS program increases diversity in the health professions and nursing workforce by providing awards to eligible health professions schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have financial need, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

The SDS program aims to increase the:

1. Number of graduates practicing in primary care,
2. Enrollment and retention of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and
3. Number of graduates working in medically underserved communities.

There will be two technical assistance webinars for applicants that will include important information for preparing an application and give participants an opportunity to ask questions. A recording of each session will be available one hour after each of the sessions and will be available through the closing date of the funding opportunity. The online sessions will take place as follows:

December 9, 2-4 p.m. (EST)
Register
Toll Free Number: 877-917-2510
Participant passcode: 5386017

January 6, 2-4 p.m. (EST)
Register
Toll Free Number: 877-917-2510
Participant passcode: 5386017