The Health Services Scholarship Program was created to encourage health services professionals to practice in Health Shortage Areas in the State of Wisconsin. HEAB will award dentists, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists scholarships equal to $30,000 each for every academic year in which they apply and are eligible. HEAB will award physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners scholarships equal to $25,000 each for every academic year in which they apply and are eligible. Scholarships will be awarded based on the United States postmark date of the application. Scholarships are available for up to four years.
Students are eligible to apply if they are Wisconsin residents and are currently in a dental, psychiatry, or medical school to become a dentist, primary care physician, or psychiatrist; or are in a graduate program to become a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner; are in their 2nd year of the program or higher; intend to practice in a Health Shortage area in Wisconsin.
The student must enter into an agreement with the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) indicating that, upon graduation, the student intends to practice in an area which qualifies at the start of the employment as a designated Health Shortage Area in Wisconsin for a period equal to 18 months for each annual scholarship accepted by said student. After graduation, the scholarship recipient must then practice in a Health Shortage Area in Wisconsin.