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Transition from the Scholarship Program to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

Once you complete your National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) service commitment, you can apply for an NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) award.

We consider these applications on a non-competitive basis.

How do I apply?

You can submit your application when the new award application cycle opens.

Can I stay at the same NHSC site?

Yes. As long as you fulfill your Scholarship commitment on or before September 28 of the application year, and your NHSC LRP service will begin on or before September 30 of the application year.

Can I transfer to another NHSC site?

Yes, you may transfer to another eligible NHSC-approved site provided you complete the documentation and submit to us via the BHW Customer Service Portal for approval.

Transferring to an NHSC site with a HPSA score of 14 or above

Complete your NHSC SP service and begin working at the alternate NHSC-approved site within 30 days or by July 18 of the application year, whichever is earlier.

When you complete the NHSC LRP application, select the new site to verify your employment.

Note: You will be eligible for the higher funding amount: up to $50,000.

Transferring to an NHSC site with a HPSA score of 13 or below

We will process these applications by descending HPSA score with all other applications.

Note: You will only be eligible for the lower funding amount: up to $30,000.


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