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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.288
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 25, 2024

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 Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The total number of years of full-time service depends on the number of years of scholarship support, not to exceed 4 school years.


Students pursuing eligible disciplines must also be:

  • U.S. citizens or nationals
  • Full-time students at accredited schools beginning on or before September 30, 2024.
  • Be eligible for federal employment and 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.

Applicant webinar recording

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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