Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi


  • Health Professions Advising Office Scholarships (Deadline: March 27, 2017; 11:59 p.m.)

The HPAO Scholarship is now available. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a current freshman or higher.
  2. Must be a Health Professions student with an emphasis in one of the following: Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, and Pre- Veterinary.

Application must include:

  1. Completion of on-line application form:   Click here to apply!
  2. Digital submission of your resume to:
  3. Digital submission of one-page personal statement to:


  • Culley Scholarship (Deadline: March 27, 2017; 11:59 p.m.)

The Culley Scholarship was started to assist Mississipians with Medical School. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Mississippi Resident
  2. Receive a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mississippi.
  3. Attend Medical School at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Application must include:

  1. Completion of on-line application form:   Click here to apply!
  2. Digital submission of your resume to:
  3. Digital submission of one-page personal statement to:

The scholarship will be sent directly to the University of Mississippi School of Medicine to help pay for the recipient’s tuition. The student will receive $2000 for their first year of Medical School (M1) and an additional $1000 their second year of Medical School (M2), if they finish in the top 1/3 of their Medical School Class.



  • AIR FORCE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP) for medical school applicants SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED: 2, 3 or 4-year periods.  Candidates are expected to follow a schedule leading directly to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).SCHOLARSHIPS COVER:  Full tuition and all required fees such as textbooks, small equipment, supplies needed for classes, and a monthly living allowance.STIPEND (monthly living allowance):  Currently $2,158 per month x 11 months = $23,738.00 annually. Monthly stipends are split and paid twice monthly usually on the 15th and 30th of each month.BONUS:  $20,000 onetime bonus paid to you during your first month of sponsorship to use as you please.COMMITMENT:  1 FOR 1 (example:  4 year scholarship requires a 4 year active duty commitment) Applicants selected will also be required to complete a 45-day clerkship annually.  During such time the monthly stipend will stop and you will receive commissioned officer active duty pay:*Round trip travel between university and training site is provided by Air Force.**During clerkship your dependents (wife, husband, children) will be authorized to use Armed Forces TRICARE health care facilities, baseExchanges/commissaries, and other base facilities/activities.REQUIREMENTS AFTER GRADUATION:  RESIDENCY is required.  This can be done at a civilian institution or an Air Force facility.  Like civilian organizations, the Air Force selects the best qualified candidates for each type of residency.  Needs of the Air Force come first.  Graduates of our residency programs have consistently ranked in the top 17th percentile on initial board exams in every training area we provide.***Residency does not count toward your active duty commitment.***You will not be taken from your residencies to go active duty General Medical Officers.  You will need to complete your residencyrequirements in full in order to become an active duty Air Force Officer.ENTRY GRADE:  HPSP graduates will enter active duty in the rank of Captain (0-3)SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicant submits an application through the local Air Force Health Professions recruiter.  The selection board evaluates each application based on the “whole person” concept, awarding points in the following areas:-       Undergraduate GPA and school attended-       Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score-       Work experiences (example:  full/part time, direct patient care, research employment, etc.)-       Extracurricular activities  (sports, clubs, professional organizations, community involvement)-       Letters of reference  (VERY IMPORTANT)

    WHY ME?  WHY NOT?  Serving your country while bettering yourself is the greatest honor a person can know.  The patriotic spirits that founded the democratic freedoms we enjoy today are all but gone.  Everyone seems to have the mind set of  “The military is not for me, let someone else do it,” or “What’s in it for me?”  Some of us must step to the front and do what others can’t or won’t do.  You have the opportunity to serve your country and at the same time gain a very valuable medical education, at our expense. You’ll be able to practice medicine the way it’s meant to be, without insurance restrictions, fear of constant malpractice lawsuits, payrolls, hassles of hiring and firing employees, facilities overhead, too many or too few patients, and many other obstacles the private sector must deal with.  Our doctors can concentrate on their patient’s well being.


  • The National Health Service Corps is a federal program that provides scholarships to students that are accepted into a certified health professional program is primary care, including:
    • Physicians (MD or DO)
    • Dentists
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Certified Nurse-Midwives
    • Physician Assistants

    The scholarship application is now open, and is due by 15 May!


  • Are you majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) and considering a career in STEM Education? Scholarships up to $20,000 a year are available to eligible students!The UM/Noyce Teachers for a New Tomorrow (TNT) Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. Qualified recipients will receive a scholarship ranging in value of up to $20,000 per year. Upon completion of their teacher education program, Noyce Scholars will commit to teaching in any public school in Mississippi (or in a high-need school district in any other state) for two years for each year scholarship funds were received.  Click here for more information.