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

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Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Inactive
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 5, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Inactive
Grants to states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories to assist them in operating their own state educational loan repayment programs for primary care providers working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within their state.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Center for Farmworker Health Bobbi Ryder Migrant Health Champion Award Inactive
Scholarships for individuals pursuing or continuing their career in the migrant health field, thus contributing to the development of the Community/Migrant Health Center workforce and improving access to care for the agricultural worker population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2022
Sponsor: National Center for Farmworker Health
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program Inactive
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 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Udall Scholarship Inactive
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 3, 2022
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program Inactive
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, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program Inactive
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, 2022
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship Inactive
Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled in undergraduate pre-nursing programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Program Inactive
Scholarships for medical students approaching their final year of medical school. Scholarship awards are made under 7 national and 4 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, 2022
Sponsor: American Medical Association
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Inactive
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: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 3/8/2022