Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The summary for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students: This program promotes diversity among the health professions by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools, for schools to provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in a health profession program or nursing program. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the allowable costs (i.e., tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses with a cap for the total scholarship award of $ 40,000).
Federal Grant Title: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-20-006
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.925
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2020
Original Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2020
Posted Date: January 3rd, 2020
Creation Date: January 3rd, 2020
Archive Date: May 2nd, 2020
Total Program Funding: $48,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $650,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 79
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: January 8th, 2020
Category Explanation
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
For-profit nursing and physician assistant schools are eligible to apply under the SDS Program. All other applicants must be public or non-profit private schools. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply if all other eligibility requirements are met. A listing of the eligible program disciplines for which individual separate applications can be found in the NOFO
Grant Announcement Contact
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Contact Denise Sorrell at (301)443-2909 or email
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