The primary objectives of this program are to provide education opportunities to students who are interested in majoring in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and address Mississippi’s health care shortage area’s by providing a constant source of qualified Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. HCP awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking a master’s degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in exchange for employment in a state health institution in the State of Mississippi.
Application dates: January 1 – March 31
Document deadline: April 30, except for the Letter of Acceptance, this may be submitted through June 30.
The dates are important as the number of awards and recipients are dependent upon available funds.
You are eligible if all the following apply:
You will be a graduate student for the upcoming school year
You are a current legal resident of Mississippi
You are enrolled full-time
You must not presently or previously have defaulted on an educational loan
You are majoring in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
The HCP awards up to $3,000 per academic year not to exceed two (2) calendar years or $6,000.
All graduate recipients must maintain a 3.0/4.0 or higher grade point average each semester in order to continue to receive funds under the renewal process.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Num Awards: Varies
Min Award: 3,000
Max Award: 6,000
Mississippi Office of State Student Financial Aid
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Contact Person: Scholarship Program
Phone: 601-432-6997 / 800-327-2980