Education is of the utmost importance in the Air Force. Whether you are still in medical school or are continuing your education and training, we will make sure you have the resources and tools to meet your goals.
We believe continuing your education, training and experience is an indispensable component of the Air Force profession - critical to the successful accomplishment of the Air Force mission. This is why we will support your continuing education units and training with funding and scheduling. You'll also have the option to mentor others in your field and participate in humanitarian missions around the world.
Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Air Force offers scholarships for Healthcare professionals to include: one-and two-year for Biomedical Science Corps specialties (Pharmacists, Optometrists, Clinical Psychologists, and Public Health Officers), two- and three-year for Nurse Corps specialties, and three- and four-year for Medical Corps and Dental Corps. This scholarship covers all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance of approximately $2,060 for living expenses. While on scholarship you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate you will serve active duty (one year for each year of scholarship, with a minimum of three years).
Financial Assistance Program
The Air Force Financial Assistance Program for medical and dental residencies can help you complete your residency without having to worry about finances. You will receive more than $45,000 for every year you participate in the program and receive a monthly stipend of $2,060 to cover living expenses. Upon completion of your residency, you'll have a one year obligation for each year of participation plus one extra year.