Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions – Organizations
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National association for baccalaureate and graduate
nursing education. Establishes quality standards for
nursing education; assists public and private colleges
and universities in implementing standards; works to
influence the nursing profession to improve healthcare;
and promotes public support for professional nursing
education, research, and practice.
American Indian College Fund
Provides college bridge programs, scholarships, and student
support services for American Indian students that attend
or plan to attend qualified tribal colleges and
Bureau of Health Workforce
Works to improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need. Manages federal shortage designations, administers grant programs related to the healthcare workforce, and administers scholarship and loan repayment programs designed for healthcare professionals. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The primary federal agency for improving healthcare for people who are geographically isolated and those who are economically or medically vulnerable. Helps those in need of high quality primary healthcare, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. Supports health professions training, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in healthcare delivery. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Indian Health Service
Provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Works to positively affect the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs for American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
Comprised of clinicians and healthcare experts who possess knowledge of underserved communities with a shortage of primary care professionals. Provides recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to the priorities and operation of the National Health Service Corps program.
National Health Service Corps
Works to improve the health of underserved populations by
recruiting and retaining health professionals to deliver
healthcare in rural and underserved communities.
Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs.
Provides technical assistance to federally designated
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) on projects that
enhance the NHSC's site development mission. Part of the
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services