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Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

Sponsored by: Health Professions Education Foundation

Applicant must be currently working or have an offer to work in a hard to fill/retain position within California's Public Mental Health System. Eligible licensed or registered psychiatric, psychologists, marriage/family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses may apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants best suited to meet the cultural and linguistic needs and demands of mental health consumers, based on the applicant meeting one or more of the following selection criteria: work experience, cultural/linguistic competence, fluency, personal/community background, community service, and career goal.s


Application Deadline December 10
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Other
Number of Applications 1222
Awarded every year? yes
Award is not automatically renewable. Recipient must go through competitive process to be considered for each award, each cycle.
Must be repaid?
One year commitment to work in a Public Mental Health System of California.
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $10,000
Average $7,939


Average 550

Contact Information

Margarita Miranda
Program Officer
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street, Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811 United States

Phone: (916) 326-3644

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