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The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Provider: U.S. Army

Application Deadline: Boards held monthly and stop after all scholarships are handed out.

Award Amount: Full tuition plus stipend

Contact Information:
Willie M. Bell, Sergeant
US Army Medical Recruiting Station
1551 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 170
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tel: (714) 953-9507

Eligibility Requirements:

The U.S. Army offers The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Qualifying students receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico, plus a monthly stipend of more than $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. For example, the minimum obligation for medical students is two years. Dental, psychology, optometry and veterinary students are obligated to serve no fewer than three years. There is an additional obligation for residency and fellowship training.

To qualify you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school
  • Be enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by specialty)
  • Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program
  • Qualify as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Tel: (949) 824-6476
Fax: (949) 824-1014 (fax)

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