Program Description

The National Health Service Corps offers this scholarship program to students committed to providing primary health care in communities identified as having a shortage of health professionals. The program offers payment of tuition, fees and other reasonable educational costs (e.g., books, supplies, equipment) and includes a monthly stipend for up to four years of education. Scholarship recipients serve in areas of greatest need upon completion of their training (each year of support requires one year of service, with a two-year minimum service commitment).

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or dual citizen who has been accepted or is enrolled in the following primary care disciplines in an eligible degree program at a U.S.-accredited school:

  • Medicine (MD or DO)
  • Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Certified nurse-midwife
  • Physician assistant

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

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Program Contact Information

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