Summary:The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area.
Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Length of Service:Between two and eight year commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care, dental health, or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:Minimum score is determined year-to-year
Place of Service Obligation:Approved site in designated HPSAs
Health Professionals Supported:Dentists, certified nurse-midwives, family nurse practitioners, physicians (primary care), and physician assistants (primary care)
Additional Information:Once scholarship commitment is concluded scholar can apply for NHSC loan repayment if there is outstanding qualifying debt.