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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
Oct 15, 2018

Jordyn Reed


The West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program awards loan repayment assistance to certain health professions students who are in the final year of study and who agree to practice in an underserved or rural 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
  • Students in the final year of a primary care educational program for nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants
  • Students in the final year of a master's or doctoral degree nursing program leading to a career in nursing education
  • 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 forms are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

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 · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · West Virginia

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