Nurses pursuing careers as primary care providers may find financial assistance in a scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Division of National Health Service Corps. The NHSC opened the 2015 application process for its scholarship program and will be accepting applications until May 7.
The program awards scholarships for up to four years to health professions students who want to pursue careers as a primary care provider. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees and other educational costs, plus a taxable monthly living stipend.
Students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national, and must be enrolled or have been accepted at a U.S. accredited school into an eligible degree program, which may include:
- Medicine — MD or DO programs
- Dentistry — DMD or DDS programs
- Nurse practitioner — adult, family, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatric or women’s health
- Certified nurse midwife
- Physician assistant
NHSC Scholarship Program recipients fulfill a service commitment at an NHSC-approved site after graduating or completing their training. For each year of financial support, scholarship recipients serve one year at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural or frontier community. All recipients must serve a minimum of two years.
Learn more here.