- NHSC LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 229 KB)
- NHSC SUD Workforce LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 217 KB)
- NHSC Rural Community LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 205 KB)
- NHSC S2S LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 205 KB)
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) uses certain funding priorities to evaluate applicants, and ultimately determine who should receive loan repayment awards.
We assign clinicians to Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) measures the relative need of HPSAs and assigns each HPSA a score.
We review and approve loan repayment program (LRP) applications by descending HPSA score, and based on the following funding priorities, to the extent that funding is available.
The NHSC gives first priority funding to NHSC scholarship recipients that have completed their service obligation and continue to have eligible student loans. The NHSC then prioritizes applicants within each HPSA score by their disadvantaged background, then by training in a specialty needed by the National Health Service Corps, and then by characteristics that indicate a likelihood they will remain in a HPSA. The following funding priorities will be applied to all eligible and qualified applicants:
In addition to the funding priorities that apply to the NHSC LRP, we also rank your NHSC SUD Workforce LRP application in tiers as shown in the “Tiering for Funding Priorities” table in the Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 621 KB) (APG).
In addition to the funding priorities that apply to the NHSC LRP, we also rank your NHSC Rural Community LRP application in tiers as shown in the “Tiering for Funding Priorities” table in the Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 621 KB) (APG).
Each application cycle, we have limited funds available for loan repayment awards. Given this, you will receive priority, if you are an eligible, qualified applicant who demonstrates the following: