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Rural Health
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.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Scholarships for students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training in exchange for a service commitment in an approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kansas Osteopathic Medicine Service Scholarship
Scholarships for osteopathic medical students pursuing a career in primary care medicine who agree to work in an underserved geographic area of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Board of Regents
Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area or a high need community of Massachusetts.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Sponsors: Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
National Health Service Corps Site Application
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Scholarships for nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year, full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible healthcare facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for eligible primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in rural communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Workforce Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for eligible clinicians who agree to serve in an approved SUD treatment facility.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Dental Education Forgivable Loan Program
Forgivable loans for Maine residents pursuing postgraduate dental education who agree to practice in an eligible facility in an underserved area upon completion of their degree.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2021
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2021
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine