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NHSC Scholarship Program Overview

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training.

In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

How much support can you receive?

You commit to at least two years of full-time service in exchange for a full or partial year of scholarship support.

For each full or partial school year of support thereafter, you agree to provide full-time primary health care services for one year at an NHSC-approved site in a HPSA.

What are the benefits of becoming an NHSC scholar?

  • Service
    You will join thousands of current and former NHSC clinicians who provide primary healthcare services to communities in need.
  • Payment of Educational Expenses
    We provide financial support for full-time enrollment in an eligible primary care health professions degree training program for up to four school years:
    • Payment of tuition and eligible fees;
    • An annual payment for other reasonable educational costs (PDF - 311 KB); and
    • Monthly stipends to assist with living expenses while pursuing your health professions degree educational training program.
    Note: You will not receive financial support during postgraduate training.
  • NHSC Loan Repayment Program Eligibility
    You may be eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) following completion of your NHSC SP service commitment.

    Find out how to transition from the NHSC SP to the NHSC LRP.

Are you eligible for the NHSC Scholarship Program?

Students pursuing primary care health professions training may be eligible to apply to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP).

Find out if you meet our eligibility requirements.

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