The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) has opened loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students.
You can review these loan repayment and scholarship opportunities at:
- National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Programs: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov
- Nurse Corps Scholarship Program: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-scholarship/nurse-corps
HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce received $900 million in new funding in the American Rescue Plan Act to support, recruit, and retain qualified health professionals and students through its National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs.
HRSA anticipates recruiting the largest class of clinicians in program history for both the NHSC and Nurse Corps.
- The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) awards up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year commitment to provide primary medical, dental or mental/behavioral health care at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. NHSC LRP recipients are also eligible to extend their service and potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continuation contracts.
- The NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program provides up to $75,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment to health care professionals who provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services at NHSC-approved SUD treatment facilities. Clinicians with DATA 2000 waivers can receive award preference.
- Providers in rural communities may apply to the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program, which awards up to $100,000 for three years of service. Clinicians employed at an NHSC-approved Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Consortium member facility are eligible for award preference.
- The NHSC Scholarship Program provides funding for health professional students studying to become physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives or physician assistants who are dedicated to practicing in underserved communities. In exchange, they commit to serve a minimum of two years in high-need, underserved communities. Scholars receive one year of financial support for each year of service at an NHSC-approved site (up to four years).
- The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides financial support to students enrolled in nursing degree programs. In exchange, participants commit to serve in high-need areas across the country.
To learn more about HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce Programs, visit https://bhw.hrsa.gov.