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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 11, 2021

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are pursuing one of the following degrees with a primary care specialty:

  • Medicine (MD or DO)
  • Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Physician Assistant

Scholarship recipients must commit to providing primary care health services at an approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community upon completion of their degrees. Recipients are expected to provide a minimum of 2 years of full-time service.


Students pursuing eligible disciplines must also be:

  • U.S. citizens or nationals
  • Full-time students at accredited schools
  • Free from any other service obligation
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

The scholarship pays for tuition, education-related expenses, and a monthly stipend in exchange for a minimum of 2 years of full-time service at an approved site, with a maximum of 4 years. Applicants who choose to work half-time must agree to a service commitment of a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 8 years.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Drop-in question and answer session
May 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 833.568.8864
Participant code: 45852366

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Frontier and remote areas · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Scholarships for health careers

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