2015 NHSC Scholarship Program Application Cycle Now Open
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
National Health Service Corps released the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship Program. The application cycle will close on May 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to health professions students who want to pursue their passion and work as a primary care provider without the burden of overwhelming financial debt.
Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.
All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school as follows:
- Medicine: MD or DO
- Dentistry: DMD or DDS
- Nurse Practitioner (NP): adult, family, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatric, or women’s health
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
NHSC Scholarship Program recipients fulfill their service commitment at an NHSC-approved site upon completion of their graduation and/or training. For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community. All recipients must serve a minimum of two years.
The NHSC Scholarship Program is competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application early.
Technical assistance activities have been scheduled to address questions. Please encourage applicants to visit the NHSC website to learn more.