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Nursing Student Assistance Program

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Program Overview

Sponsored by the State of Oklahoma through PMTC, the Nursing Student Assistance Program provides assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN and higher degrees and who are interested in practicing nursing in Oklahoma communities, with emphasis placed on rural communities for LPN through MSN practicing nurses. Nurse Practitioners (MSN/DNP) must establish a rural practice.

PMTC supports Oklahoma nurse training programs through this scholarship for MSN, DPN, and PhD participants. Obligations for these degrees can be fulfilled as a nurse educator at any Oklahoma nursing program.

Are You Eligible To Apply?

Applicant must be:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Legal resident of Oklahoma
  • Unconditionally admitted as a student in an OKLAHOMA accredited program of nursing study.  Certification of acceptance or of being a student in good academic standing must be submitted from Director of Nursing Program ONLY. Please note that online nursing programs must be administered by an educational institution based in Oklahoma in order to qualify for PMTC assistance.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 on most recent transcript.
  • Applicants must be willing to practice outside of the OKC/Tulsa MSA. Some state facilities in the OKC/Tulsa MSA will be considered as eligible practice locations.  

Amount Of Loan

PLAN Non-Matching *Matching (Min / Max)


$1,500 per LPN Program
(must be full-time and one year only)

$3,000 per LPN Program
($1,500 sponsor / $1,500 state)


$2,500 per year
($1,250 per semester) up to 2 years

$5,000 per Academic Year
($2,500 sponsor / $2,500 state)


$3,500 per year
($1,750 per semester) up to 3 years

$7,000 per Academic Year
($3,500 sponsor / $3,500 state)


$5,000 per year
($2,500 per semester) up to 4 years

$10,000 per Academic Year
($5,000 sponsor / $5,000 state)

*These amounts can be matched by a qualified sponsoring facility.


Upon completion of school and licensing, the nurse is obligated to practice nursing, at the degree level for which financial assistance was received, one year for each academic year of financial assistance. The minimum obligation is one year. (The practice obligation service must be in direct patient care or as a full time nursing program educator.)

Obligation must be fulfilled in a rural Oklahoma community outside of the OKC and Tulsa metropolitan areas (some exceptions apply for those working as nursing program educators, please contact our office for details). This is defined by PMTC as at least 25 miles away from OKC or Tulsa. For MSN level and higher applicants who intend to establish their own practice upon graduation, the rural definition is at least 35 miles away from OKC or Tulsa. Lists of non-qualifying communities are provided below. It is recommended that you contact our office if you live or work in a non-qualifying community to ensure that you understand and accept the PMTC rural obligation requirement prior to participation in the Nursing Assistance Program.

The Matching recipient is obligated to practice nursing at the sponsoring institution.

The Non-Matching recipient can fulfill in the qualified health institution of choice.

Facilities that DO NOT qualify are:

  • Industrial nursing
  • Physician’s offices
  • Private duty practice
  • Research or data collecting companies
  • School nurse
  • Summer camp nursing


Repayment is required immediately if the nurse decides not to fulfill the required work obligation by practicing nursing in the sponsoring community or at a qualifying facility in the State of Oklahoma. The nurse will be required to repay the principal amount, a 5% assessment fee(*) on the unpaid balance, and liquidated damages of up to 100% of the principal. Liquidated damages will be assessed based on the nature of the default.

(*) - 5% fee is calculated on the initial balance and then July 1st of each subsequent year there is an unpaid balance (yearly minimum of $50.00).

How To Apply

The nursing scholarship application is now available! PMTC will be accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester until December 31, 2021. 

In order to apply, you must submit a completed application, an official copy of your most recent transcripts, a letter of acceptance to the nursing program you are attending (or a letter of good standing if you are already enrolled in a nursing program), and a copy of your Federal 1040 2020 tax returns. If you did not file taxes, there is a Tax Return Waiver Form that you must submit. Please note that PMTC requires applications with original signatures, and does not accept faxed or emailed applications

(Only submit Tax Return Waiver Form with application if not a dependent student and not required to file federal taxes.)


Complete this application in its entirety, incomplete applications are not processed. Mail completed application to the address under contact information.

Letter signed by Nursing School Director, on school letterhead certifying either:
- Unconditional acceptance into the nursing program if entering in the fall or spring; OR
- Letter of good standing if already completed courses in the nursing program, with anticipated graduation date.

Letter must contain GPA (and ACT score if available). If not included in the letter, provide your most recent transcript. If there are no college hours or high school diploma, provide a copy of GED score (not certificate).

Income Tax Form
Signed 2020 Federal Income Tax Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Dependent students must submit parent’s income tax form in addition to their own. If student is not required to file a Federal Income Tax Return, submit proper certification (form can be obtained from our website).

Signature required on last page. Matching applications must have sponsor section completed.

Nurse Resources


Michelle Cecil
Nursing Program Director

Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission
Robinson Renaissance Building
119 North Robinson Avenue, Suite 520
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
T: 1-405-604-0020
F: 1-405-768-2263

Dana Morphew
Nursing Program Assistant

Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission
Robinson Renaissance Building
119 North Robinson Avenue, Suite 520
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
T: 1-405-604-0020
F: 1-405-768-2263

Last Modified on Nov 29, 2021
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