Community Health Worker Program: Scholarship

The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health is offering 90 Scholarships to strengthen and diversify the public health workforce to better meet the needs of under resourced communities in Minnesota by training new Community Health Workers. Scholarships to get the Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate are available for 90 students to start classes in August 2023. 

Current and incoming CHW Certificate students may be able to get a scholarship that covers tuition and some related costs for up to one year of their CHW Certificate program. (Please note that higher costs at some schools may result in less than full tuition payments.)

Who can qualify for the scholarship:  

You must have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen of the United States or be a foreign national, having in your possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (these are not requirements to complete a CHW Certificate, they are required for the scholarship).  

Eligible degree programs include:  CHW Certificate Only

To Apply for this Scholarship

Please complete the application below to apply to the Minnesota CHW Alliance for the HRSA CHW Certificate Scholarship.

NOTE: This is NOT an application to one of the CHW Certificate Programs. If you are not a current student and have not yet applied to one of the schools, please email the to get connected to a school. You must be accepted into a college and its CHW Certificate program to be eligible for this scholarship.

To Apply to one of the schools offering the CHW Certificate Program

Click on the links below to learn how to apply to the school of your choice. You must apply and be accepted in the CHW Certificate Program at one of the schools to get a scholarship.

How to Apply to Schools: Admissions Links

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Normandale Community College

Northwest Technical College

St. Catherine’s University

St. Mary’s University

You will receive notice of your award after the Financial Aid office at your chosen school has reviewed your full financial aid package, and the CHWTP staff have reviewed your application for the scholarship. If you have questions while completing this scholarship application, or during the process, please contact