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Navy Health Professions Scholarship Programs

To apply for any of these programs, or additional information, or if you just have questions, contact LT Andrea McCoy Garrett, USN andrea.mccoygarrett@navy.mil

Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) Medical Service Corps


The Health Services Collegiate Program is designed to provide financial incentive for students in designated health care professions to complete degree/certification requirements and obtain a commission in the Medical Service Corps (MSC).

Programs eligible for HSCP: Health Care Admin, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Audiology, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Entomology, Physician Assistance

Service Obligation: Minimum of three years active duty from the date of commissioning for any one, two, or three year program.

Benefits: Active duty status as an Officer Candidate First Class (OCPO1)/E-6.  Receive a monthly military salary anywhere from $3280 to $5610* while attending school. A Comprehensive health-care benefits package. Time in this program counts towards retirement. Earn vacation while in this program. You pay for tuition, books, and other school expenses.

* Navy HSCP housing allowance based on graduate school location.  Increased offer amounts available in areas with higher cost of living.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship  -  Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Age  -  Complete your degree by age 42.
  • Education  -  Must be enrolled in or accepted for transfer to an accredited college, university or school of study for a designated health profession. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply. 
  • Must complete studies/training as full time students attending all normal school sessions (3 semesters), and must maintain GPA of at least 3.0 after selection. 
  • Degree/certification requirements must be fulfilled within 24 months.  Selectees must have an approved degree/course of study completion plan approved by Navy Recruiting Command.

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Medical Service Corps


The Health Professions Scholarship Program is designed to provide a financial incentive for students in designated health care professions to complete degree requirements and obtain a commission in the Medical Service Corps.

Programs eligible for HPSP: Clinical Psychology & Optometry

Service Obligation: Medical Service Corps (MSC) obligation is three years.

Benefits: 100% of your tuition is paid. Monthly stipend of $2,178.90 to spend as you like. All educationally required school fees (minus housing and meals) are paid. Full re-imbursement for required books, supplies and equipment. Active Duty pay and benefits for 45 days a year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Age - Complete your degree by age 42.
  • Education - Must be enrolled in or accepted for transfer to an accredited college, university or school of study for a designated health profession. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply.
  • Must complete studies/training as full time students attending all normal school sessions. (3 semesters) and must maintain GPA of at least 3.0 after selection.
  • Degree/certification requirements must be fulfilled within 24 months. Selectees must have an approved degree/course of study completion plan approved by Navy Recruiting Command.

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Medical School


The Health Professions Scholarship Program is designed to provide a financial incentive for students in designated health care professions to complete degree requirements and obtain a commission in the Medical Corps.

Service Obligation: Medical Corps (MC) minimum obligation is three years (four years if signing bonus is elected)

Benefits: 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships available. $20,000 signing bonus. 100% of your tuition is paid. Monthly stipend of $2178.90 to spend as you like. All educationally required school fees (minus housing and meals) are paid. Full reimbursement required books, supplies, and equipment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Age - Complete your degree by age 42.
  • Health - Must meet the Navy’s physical requirements.
  • Education - Must be enrolled in, or accepted for transfer into a medical school accredited by either the American Medical Association (AMA), or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply. Must complete studies/training as full time students attending all normal school sessions (2 semesters or 3 quarters), and must maintain a GPA of above 3.0 after selection. Degree requirements must be fulfilled within 48 months

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Dental School


The Health Professions Scholarship Program is designed to provide a financial incentive for students in designated health care professions to complete degree requirements and obtain a commission in the Dental Corps.

Service Obligation: Dental Corps (DC) minimum obligation is three years (four years if signing bonus is elected)

Benefits: 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships available. $20,000 signing bonus. 100% of your tuition is paid. Monthly stipend of $2178.90 to spend as you like. All educationally required school fees (minus housing and meals) are paid. Full reimbursement for required books, supplies, and equipment. Active Duty pay and benefits for 45 days a year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Age - Complete your degree by age 42.
  • Health - Must meet the Navy’s physical requirements.
  • Education - Must be enrolled in, or accepted for transfer into a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply.
  • Must complete studies/training as full time students attending all normal school sessions (2 semesters or 3 quarters), and must maintain a GPA of above 3.0 after selection. Degree requirements must be fulfilled within 48 months

Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) Nurse Corps (NC)


The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) is a financial assistance program for students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program. Upon completion of degree requirements, the student must accept a commission as a Nurse Corps (NC) officer.

Service Obligation: Candidates who enter the program during the fourth (4Th) year of their nursing program will agree to serve on active duty as a Nurse Corps officer for four (4) years; Candidates who enter the program during the third (3rd) year of their nursing program will agree to serve on active duty as a Nurse Corps officer for five (5) years.

Benefits: $34,000 total incentive while attending school. $10,000 signing bonus PLUS $1,000 a month (maximum 24 months)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Age - Complete your degree by age 42.
  • Education - Must be enrolled in, or accepted for transfer into a nursing school accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply. Must complete studies/training as full time students attending all normal school sessions (2 semesters or 3 quarters), and must maintain a GPA of above 3.0 after selection. Degree requirements must be fulfilled within 24 months.

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