The US Air Force is currently offering scholarships to students that are enrolled in DNP programs for Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, CRNA, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
Once a student is selected for the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), they will commission in the US Air Force Reserve as an O-1, Second Lieutenant. The scholarship pays them a monthly stipend of $2,188, pays 100% of their tuition (both in-state or out-of-state rate, which ever applies), and reimburses them for school related expenses, such as books, equipment, lab fees, etc., while in their DNP program.
Once they graduate from their DNP program, they will serve on active duty as an O-3, Captain. Their payback time is a minimum of 3 years.
Currently, there are 4 more boards for HPSP this fiscal year (1 Oct 14 - 30 Sep 15). The cut-offs to submit an application are 15 Dec 14, 16 Mar 15, 4 May 15, and 14 Aug 15, respectively. The 15 December cut-off is currently under review to consider extending it into January 2015 to allow more applications to be submitted.
You must be a US citizen, be of good moral character, and able to meet military physical standards (this is in regard to medical history, not physical fitness).
Please feel free to contact me at 253-874-0222 or email me if you have any further questions.
DAVID A. FULLAM, TSgt, USAF
Health Professions Flight Chief
Air Force Health Professions Recruiting supervisor