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Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (CGEP) Traineeships

CGEP Heron LogoCGEP Heron LogoStudents admitted to the Adult Nurse Practitioner specialty may be eligible for funding from the Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (CGEP) from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Priority is given to newly admitted students. Graduate Certificate students are not eligible. HRSA requires trainees to have US citizenship, a permanent resident visa, or non-citizen national status.

Awardees are selected based on CGEP application essays and their School of Nursing (SoN) application materials. The essays address applicants’ financial need and professional goals related to gerontology and work with underserved populations.

The traineeship awards are available to full time (10 credits or more/quarter) ANP students and include funding to assist with tuition, living expenses and health insurance. The award application deadline will be announced Spring 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year (September 2014 through June 2015).  Awards are contingent on continued HRSA support. Depending on confirmation of continued funding, we anticipate announcing awards mid-Summer 2014. 

Once awarded, trainees are expected to:

  • adhere to their planned program of study;
  • maintain satisfactory progress at the School of Nursing;
  • maintain enrollment and credit load as described above;
  • provide information to the SoN and to HRSA during and following the award period relating to academic progress, contact information, clinical venues for training and employment.

To read about the 2013-14 awardees, visit You can read about 2012-13 awardees here.