Service Scholarships

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

This program is for health professional students interested in primary health care specialties and committed to serving all or part of their career in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HSPA). The scholarship provides full tuition and fees, monthly stipends and other reasonable education expenses.

U.S. Air Force Scholarships

The United States Air Force offers 1 to 4-year scholarships to all medical and dental students.  Benefits include full tuition and health insurance, payment for books, equipment, and lab fees required for study, and a monthly living expense stipend. Students must apply for the scholarships through an Air Force recruiter. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit. Applicants must be qualified to serve as physicians or dentists in the Air Force.

For more details, contact United States Air Force HPSP, TSgt Lorna Allen, 25 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 412, Burlington, MA 01862, (781) 270-4134 Ext. 203.  Updated: July 16, 2014.

U.S. Army Scholarships

The U.S. Army offers one to four year scholarships to all medical and dental students.  Benefits include full tuition, health insurance, payment for books, equipment, and lab fees required for study.  Scholarship recipients also receive a $2,179 monthly stipend for the duration of medical and dental school and qualify for a $20,000 sign-on bonus. Active Duty Service Obligation is year for year for each year of scholarship received.  Must be a U.S. Citizen and be  enrolled in, applying to, or have a letter of acceptance from an accredited school in the United States or Puerto Rico. Qualify as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve. 

For more details, contact SSG Raymond Orosco, U.S. Army Health Care Recruiter, 495 Summer St., Rm. 112, Boston, MA 02110, (617) 753-3015.  Updated: July 10, 2014.

U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program

The U.S. Navy scholarship will pay your full tuition, as well as required book fees and provide you with a monthly living expense stipend.  You must be a U.S. citizen, in excellent health, willing to relocate after graduation and graduate prior to your 40th birthday.

For more details, contact Lt. Kaia Robinson, Navy Medical Officer, Navy Recruiting District, New England, 495 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210, (617) 753-4326.  Updated: July 10, 2014.

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