CHW Certificate Scholarship

The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health is offering scholarships funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen and diversify the public health workforce. The goal of this grant is to better meet the needs of under resourced communities in Minnesota by training new Community Health Workers.

Current and incoming CHW Certificate students are eligible to apply for a scholarship that covers tuition and some related costs for up to one year of their CHW Certificate program, up to $3,720 per student. (Please note that higher costs at some schools may result in less than full tuition payments.)

Required Qualifications

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 which is funded by HRSA).  

Eligible degree programs include: CHW Certificate Only

In order to meet the goals of this grant, we will not award scholarships to individuals who hold higher U.S. health care licensure with 4 years or more education (e.g. MD, RN, LSW/LICSW, MSW) and/or do not intend to work as a Community Health Worker in Minnesota, and/or do not meet grant scholarship criteria for expansion of the public health Community Health Worker workforce in Minnesota.

How to Apply

The open application period for Spring 2024 is from October 1st, 2023, to December 15th, 2023.

NOTE: This is NOT an application to one of the CHW Certificate Programs. You must be accepted into a college and its CHW Certificate program to be eligible for this scholarship.

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.