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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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.547
National Health Service Corps
Apr 27, 2017



The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program awards scholarships for 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 a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) upon completion of their degrees. Recipients are expected to provide one year of service for each year of the scholarship.


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
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 NHSC-approved site in a HPSA, with a maximum of 4 years. Part-time applicants have a service commitment of a minimum of 4 years of service an a NHSC-approved site, with a maximum of 8 years.

Application process

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

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

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