Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

Website: US Air Force


The Air Force offers scholarships for healthcare professionals to include: one- and two-year scholarships for Allied Health specialties (pharmacists, optometrists, clinical psychologists and public health officers), two- and three-year scholarships for nurse corps specialties and three- and four-year scholarships for medical corps and dental 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.


Selection Criteria
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA and 500 MCAT with a minimum score of 124 on each of the MCAT subsections.
- Applicants for 3 and 4 year scholarships with at least a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and an MCAT total score of 504 (& minimum subsection score of 124 in each subsection) are automatically selected and do not meet a scheduled accession board.

Who Can Apply?
- Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in a medical school accredited by either the Association of American Medical Colleges (MD schools) or American Osteopathic Association (DO schools) located within the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.
- Applicants must be US citizens.
- Applicants must be physically qualified for commissioning as an Air Force officer.


Student Type
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

Selection is very competitive, so get started on you application early.  Contact your local Air Force Health Professions Recruiter.

Call 1-800-588-5260, or visit our website at AIRFORCE.COM/HEALTHCARE


Healthcare professionals in the Air Force provide the highest quality care by staying on top of the latest innovations in the medical field. That’s why the Air Force provides all of our healthcare professionals with a wide array of funded educational and career-broadening opportunities.


Service Agreement

- Serve a minimum 3 year commitment as an active duty staff physician, or 1 year for each year of scholarship participation (whichever is greater).6
- 3 year HPSP recipients have a 3 year service obligation.
- 4 year HPSP recipients have a 4 year service obligation.
- Payback of educational commitment begins after completion of graduate medical education training.
- Time spent in a military residency or fellowship program does not count towards service obligation.

Contact Information

tel: 1800-588-5260