NHSC Student Scholarship Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is now accepting applications for its student scholarship program. Applications are due April 28.

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, and 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.

For each year of financial support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community across the nation.

Service begins upon graduation. The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that’s right for them. When in service, scholars earn a market-rate salary paid by the employing facility.

Scholarship payments, other than the living stipend, are free from federal income tax.

Watch this video (starting at 1:06) to learn how applications are evaluated.

Read the Application & Program Guidance PDF.

Application Help

Ask questions and learn more about the program and application process.

NHSC Scholarship Application and Program Guidelines Webinar
March 24, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Access link
Number: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 5672258

NHSC Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Conference Call
April 14, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Number: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 9730122