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Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions – Funding & Opportunities

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Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
Funding for accredited institutions to support traineeships for licensed nurses who are enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program, with preference given to projects that will benefit rural and underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work at a Critical Shortage Facility or an eligible school of nursing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2023
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program
Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students enrolled in specific health professions degree programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program
Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry, and other subjects needed by the Indian health programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship
Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled in undergraduate pre-nursing programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Program
Scholarships for medical students approaching their final year of medical school. Scholarship awards are made under national and regional categories, including scholarships for students underrepresented in medicine (such as Native Americans/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives) and students committed to addressing health equity for underserved populations and economically disadvantaged areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Sponsor: American Medical Association
Udall Scholarship
Scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, native healthcare, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2023
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Funding to establish a dental faculty loan repayment program with a priority for faculty within the disciplines of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene. Additional preference will be given to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising dental students or residents and providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, and community-based affiliated sites. Applicants are also encouraged to consider individual loan repayment recipients from rural and disadvantaged background and from underrepresented minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program
Scholarships for students of American Indian descent who are pursuing careers in nursing. Students are expected to work to improve health care for American Indian populations upon graduation
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2023
Sponsor: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship
Stipend scholarships for medical students to complete a rural rotation designed to teach future physicians about anesthesia in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Society of Anesthesiologists

Last Updated: 1/27/2023