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Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811-6213
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a California community college or university and be studying one of the following programs: medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory care, social work, pharmacy and diagnostic medical sonography, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technologist, surgical technician or ultrasound technician. Those selected will complete a one-year service contract or work volunteer hours in a medically underserved area of California. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years of application.

Amount: Up to $8,000
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: September 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us