Health Science and Clinical Medicine Students - National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program

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

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

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

Eligibility Requirements
Must be full-time student pursuing primary health care training leading
to a degree. 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. Letters of
recommendation. Priority is given to applicants from disadvantaged

Competitive stipends, tuition expenses, and benefits offered to all


Program Description
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.

For More Information
US Deparment of Health and Human Services
NHSC Scholarship Program
Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857