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Scholarship Program - National Health Service Corps (NHSC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Monday, March 27, 2017

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program provides 185 awards for up to 4 years to health professions students, who will have to do service. The scholarship consists of payment for tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly support stipend. In return, students agree to provide one year of service in a National Health Service Corps approved site in the Health Professional Shortage area to which they are assigned for each school year or partial school year of scholarship support received, with a minimum 2-year service commitment and a maximum 8-year commitment. Service obligation can be completed full-time or part-time. The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that's right for them among the hundreds of NHSC-approved sites in medically underserved urban, rural and frontier communities across the U.S.

Health Sciences. School of Nursing. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Certified Nurse-Midwives

Prospective Graduate Students. Current Graduate Students.

Open only to U.S. citizens. U.S. Nationals are also eligible to apply.

Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national. Must be full-time student pursuing primary health care training leading to a degree. Must be attending or accepted to attend an accredited school or program located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. Be eligible for federal employment and not have an existing service obligation. With each year (or partial year) of support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community across the nation. Service begins upon graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). Essay questions. CV. Transcript. Current tuition and fees schedule. Two letters of recommendation. Three essay responses. Priority is given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Competitive stipends, tuition expenses, and benefits offered to all fellows.

Applications close April 27th, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET


US Deparment of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, Maryland 20857