Millions of Americans do not have access to health care, because they are uninsured or they live where there are not enough health professionals to meet basic needs. Shortages of health professionals suggest many more may soon find themselves unable to see a primary health care provider when they need one.

HRSA health professions scholarship, loan and loan repayment programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.


National Health Service Corps
Competitive program. Must be enrolled in accredited physician, family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery, physician assistant or dental program.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Need-based, competitive program. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in accredited R.N. training program located in the U.S. Formerly the Nursing Scholarship Program.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
Need-based, competitive program. Must be enrolled in and apply for aid to participating health professions training program.

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2017

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