2019 NHSC Scholarship Program

Accepting applications through Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. ET

The NHSC Scholarship Program provides scholarships to health profession students pursuing careers as primary care providers in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. The scholarship includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.

After completion of graduation/training, recipients fulfill their service commitment at one of more than 16,000 NHSC-approved sites throughout the nation and its territories. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each year of service at an NHSC-approved site found on the Health Workforce Connector.

Eligibility includes:

  1. U.S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National
  2. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student
  3. Attending or accepted to attend an accredited school
  4. Located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory
  5. Eligible for federal employment
  6. Not have an existing service obligation
  7. Submit a complete application

Application Help

Learn more about the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program and application process.

  • NHSC Scholarship Application Webinar
    Thursday, April 18 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
    Access Link
    Dial-in: 800-857-4256      Passcode: 9890584
  • NHSC Scholarship Application Q & A Session #1 (online & by phone)
    Thursday, May 2 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
    Access Link
    Dial-in: 800-857-4256      Passcode: 9890584   
  • NHSC Scholarship Application Q & A Session #2 (online only)
    Monday, May 13 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Access Link