National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

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

WVRHA Board Member Quintin Brubaker Wins National Student Leadership Award

Photo by WVU School of Medicine News

WVU School of Medicine News

Quintin Brubaker, a fourth-year medical student at West Virginia University, is the recipient of the 2019 Student Leadership Award from the National Rural Health Association.

The Winchester, Virginia native has a deep-rooted history in community-focused healthcare. Prior to joining the WVU School of Medicine, Brubaker worked as an emergency medical technician and then paramedic in rural areas of his home state.

“The experience helped me recognize how many primary healthcare needs were being unmet in these rural communities,” Brubaker said. “Rather than being the provider who shows up when something has already gone wrong, I wanted to help people in communities stay well and maybe avoid some of these situations to begin with.”

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