Funding for Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Funding for Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for health professions students to pay for their education.

Addictions Counseling Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to master's level addictions counseling students. Offers financial support and professional development training to develop cultural competency skills in substance use disorder counseling services for minority populations. Seeks to increase the number of substance use disorder professional counselors serving minorities, including ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or veteran and military groups. Fellowships are administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mental Health Counseling Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral counseling students. Offers financial support and professional development training to develop cultural competency skills in mental health counseling services for minority populations. Seeks to increase the number of professional counselors serving minorities, including ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or veteran and military groups. Fellowships are administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Psychology Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to psychology students at the master's, predoctoral, and postdoctoral levels focused on the behavioral health and well-being of communities of color. Offers financial support, professional development and guidance to build cultural competency, enhance services and public policy, and reduce mental health and substance use disparities in minority communities. Fellowships are administered by the American Psychological Association (APA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Psychiatry Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to psychiatry residents to conduct innovative research projects addressing mental health and substance use issues for underserved ethnic and racial minority populations. Offers financial support, professional opportunities, and resources to develop cultural competency skills. Focuses on enhancing treatment and reducing disparities for minority populations with mental health conditions and substance use issues. Fellowships are administered by the American Psychiatry Association (APA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral students in marriage and family therapy (MFT) programs. Offers financial support, training, and professional development opportunities designed to build cultural competency in mental health treatment for ethnic and racial minorities. Seeks to increase the number of marriage and family therapists providing mental health and substance abuse services to underserved populations. Fellowships are administered by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation through the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Nursing Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to ethnic/racial minority students in master's or doctoral psychiatric, mental health, or substance abuse nursing programs. Aims to increase the number of nurses and nurse practitioners providing mental health and substance use prevention and treatment services to ethnic and racial minority populations. Provides stipends, tuition assistance, and educational supports to help students complete their degrees, conduct research, build leadership and cultural competency skills, and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Fellowships are administered by the American Nurses Association (ANA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (NHSC S2S LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for students in their last year of pursuing a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry in exchange for 3-year full-time or 6-year half-time service commitments providing primary care services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) upon the completion of their residency.

Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Social Work Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral students in social work programs. Offers monetary stipends, professional development, training, mentoring, and other supports to develop cultural competency skills in social work services for ethnic and racial minority populations at risk for mental health and substance use disorders. Seeks to increase the number of social workers providing mental health and substance abuse services to underserved populations. Fellowships are administered by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care, dental, and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 2-year service obligations at NHSC-approved sites in a Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural, urban, and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Rural Community LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at NHSC-approved sites in a Primary Care and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural communities. Seeks to increase the number of primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals providing opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment and services to patients in rural areas.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for substance use disorder (SUD) primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at NHSC-approved sites in Mental Health and/or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) Inactive

Addresses primary care provider shortages by offering scholarships to health professions students in exchange for full-time service obligations at NHSC-approved sites in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in urban, rural, or tribal communities.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP) Inactive

Addresses health professional shortages by offering scholarships to eligible nursing students in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in primary care or mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Inactive

Expands and enhances training programs for paraprofessionals in behavioral health fields in order to improve services for children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD) or substance use disorder (SUD). Increases the number of paraprofessionals and peer support specialists working as members of integrated, interprofessional teams in high-demand areas to reduce the risk of mental health disorders and SUD among children, adolescents, transitional aged youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NCLRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or at a school of nursing. Addresses nursing shortages to meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program - Supplemental Funding Inactive

Funds health centers' efforts to address local behavioral health needs, specifically those related to mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural and other medically underserved communities. Aims to increase behavioral health and primary care services offered in communities with high need and high demand by expanding the trained professional and paraprofessional workforce to establish interprofessional healthcare teams in federally funded healthcare facilities.

Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)