National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: June. Please check website below for the specific date.


The NHSC awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. The scholarship includes:

  • Payment for tuition, required fees, and other reasonable educational costs
  • Monthly support stipend (taxable)
  • Assistance in finding a practice site

In return, students commit to serve in the Corps for two to four years in an underserved community located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) upon their graduation and licensure.

Award Details

Additional qualifications: Applicants must be full-time student at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in:

  • Medicine (MD or DO)
  • Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Certified nurse-midwife
  • Physician assistant (in primary care)