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).
You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines: Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, and be eligible for federal employment. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically under-served community.