National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, 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 (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). 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 federal income tax-free.

For more details, please see our Presentation website information:

NHSC Scholarship Program At-A-Glance

NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Fact Sheet

NHSC Loan Repayment Program At-A-Glance

State Loan Repayment Fact Sheet

Primary Care Loan Health Professions Brochure

NHSC Scholarship Program Application and Program Guidance

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Programs