To be eligible for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, 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 U.S., Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico; have a 3.2 GPA; be U.S. citizens; and be physically qualified for commissioning as an air force officer. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; early application maximizes opportunity for selection.
Students receive full tuition and required fees at the accredited U.S. medical school of their choice located within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico. Books and most other educational fees are also covered under the HPSP scholarship. This program includes an annual salary, as well as a monthly stipend. There is a $20,000 signing bonus for students who receive a four year AF HPSP scholarship, similar to the army and navy program. Likewise, three year scholarship participants can receive the signing bonus if they agree to a four year commitment.