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West Virginia Health Sciences Service 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.

College Foundation of West Virginia
Jan 15, 2023

Michelle Ruppert M.A.


The West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program awards loan repayment assistance to certain health professions students who agree to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia upon graduation.

Recipients must agree to a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time service contract. Participants are responsible for locating a practice site.


Eligible students include:

  • Fourth-year medical students who are entering primary care or emergency medicine residency programs in West Virginia. Primary care residencies include family medicine, geriatrics, general internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine or psychiatry
  • Students in the final year of a graduate or doctoral program for nurse educators, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, or occupational therapy
  • Students who are in the final year of a graduate program for physician assistants or public health
  • Students in the final year of a doctoral program in dentistry, pharmacy, or physical therapy
  • Students in the final year of a graduate social work program, leading to a career as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Students in the final year of a doctoral clinical psychology program who intend to enter a clinical internship in West Virginia
Geographic coverage
West Virginia
Amount of funding

Physicians and dentists are eligible for up to $30,000. All other professions are eligible for up to $15,000. The program allocates approximately 15 awards each academic year.

Application process

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

Completed applications may be submitted by:

Health Sciences Service Program
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301



Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health professions faculty · Health workforce pipeline · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · West Virginia

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