Armed Forces Scholarships
There are a number of scholarships available with a service commitment to the military. Explore the information and links below to find out more.
The U.S. Army offers ways to pay for medical school. Depending on your unique situation, you may be eligible for a scholarship, a stipend program or educational loan repayment. In addition, you’ll train alongside dedicated health care professionals and gain unique experience. You’ll also receive paid continuing education courses and have the opportunity to earn advanced degrees.
The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program pays 100 percent of your tuition, plus we will also pay for required books, equipment, most academic fees, and a generous monthly stipend of $2,000. Qualifying medical and dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.
Your active duty service obligation to the U.S. Army is one year of service for every year you receive the scholarship. Your minimum obligation depends on your health care field. There is an additional obligation for residency and fellowship training.
The Navy offers generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs. You can finish your education with little or no debt while learning to lead others, further distinguishing your career, enhancing your credentials and expanding the boundaries of your expertise. Plus, if you’re a student or resident, you can concentrate on your education or training, with no military/training obligation until after your program is completed.
The Navy offers two scholarship programs for medical students. With the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you may receive 100% tuition coverage during medical school, plus a monthly stipend of $2,200 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months and a sign-on bonus of up to $20,000. With the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP), you may receive from $157,000 to $269,000 while attending medical school, which includes a monthly military salary, a generous housing allowance, and a comprehensive healthcare benefits package.
Air Force Scholarships
The Air Force offers scholarships for healthcare professionals including three- and four-year scholarships for the medical corps. These scholarships cover all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items, and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. While on scholarship, you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate, you will serve one year of active duty for each year of scholarship, serving a minimum of three years.