Now Open: 2017 NHSC Scholarship Program

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NHSC Scholarship Program

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Accepting applications through April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

2017 Application and Program Guidance has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.

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 (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

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 underserved community.

The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. To learn more about how NHSC reviews applications and determines who receives a scholarship, please watch this short video. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.


Application Help

Learn more about the NHSC Scholarship Program and application process.

NHSC Scholarship Application Webinar
Thursday, April 6
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Access Link
Dial in: 1-888-324-7510     Passcode: 4080222

NHSC Scholarship Application Q & A Session #1
Thursday, April 20
7:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Access Link
Dial in: 1-888-324-7510       Passcode: 4080222 

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