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Funding by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies
Funds projects to increase and support opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter health professions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Dental Education Loan Program
Offers forgivable loans for Maine residents pursuing postgraduate dental education who agree to practice in an underserved area upon completion of their degree.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Maine Health Professions Loan Program
A need based, competitive loan for Maine students pursuing postgraduate medical, dental, and veterinary education.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
Offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships
Provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate Tribal College students.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Indian College Fund
Virginia EMS Scholarship
Scholarships to support qualified applicants seeking to earn an initial or advanced EMS credential within Virginia.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
Arizona Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for specific healthcare professionals who agree to provide primary care services in a Health Professional Shortage Area or Medically Underserved Area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health Services
Florida Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to nursing personnel who agree to serve in areas of Florida where there are critical nursing shortages.
Geographic coverage: Florida
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Nebraska Rural Health Student Loan Program
Offers forgivable loans to medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate-level mental health students who agree to practice in a state-designated shortage area of Nebraska upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health