Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open!

Spread the word that the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program 2012 application cycle is now open.

Full-time students pursuing a career in primary care are eligible to apply.

Key Points to Convey to Prospective Applicants:

The NHSC Scholarship Program removes the burden of overwhelming educational debt, allowing them to pursue their passion for primary care and serving the underserved.
• For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year (minimum two years) in an NHSC-approved site in high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the nation.

• Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend (taxable).
• All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school in Medicine: MD or DO; Dentistry: DMD or DDS; Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, or Women’s health); Certified Nurse Midwife; and Physician Assistant.

Applications are due May 8, 2012.
As in previous years, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program is expected to be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the NHSC will continue to prioritize applicants who are from a disadvantaged background and applicants who demonstrate a commitment to continuing to serve communities of need after their service to the NHSC is complete.

Please forward this announcement or direct prospective Scholars to the NHSC Website ( ) for more information and to begin the application process.

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