College of Dental Medicine

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are monies that do not require repayment - they are free money. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.

Grants and scholarships can come from CNU or a private or nonprofit organization. Do your research and apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines!

Scholarship databases can help you search multiple scholarships based on your unique personal or academic background.  Below is a list of some major scholarship databases:


Before you apply for any grant or scholarship, learn how to spot potential fraud, avoid paying for free services, and prevent identity theft.

Loan Repayment Opportunities

  • NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
  • CalREACH – California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

Contact Information:
JoAnne Hansana, Financial Aid Manager
jhansana@cnsu.edu
916-686-8784