About the Scholarship

NHSC Scholarship Program is accredited and is sponsored by the National Health Service Corps. The creation of the NHSC came in response to the health care crisis that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s.

The foundation was started to support healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care.


What is the application process?

  • Candidates must complete an online application form with all the details to apply for this grant.

  • All required supporting documents and additional supplemental documentation (if applicable) must be attached and sent to the organization.

  • An applicant must submit two letters of recommendation, one from the department chair, faculty advisor, or faculty member of the current health professions program or most recent academic program. One additional letter of recommendation from an individual—but not a family member who is familiar with your professional, community, and/or civic activities, especially related to underserved communities.

  • An essay must be provided in around 500 words or less and submitted before the deadline.

  • A current official transcript and GPA records along with the application must have been submitted.


NHSC Scholarship Program Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship award amount varies every academic year and depends on the number of years an individual serves an NHSC approved site in the Health Professional Shortage Area.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies on a total number of applications received for the scholarship.


Deadline Information

All the above-mentioned documents and application forms must be sent to the concerned department no later than May 07, 2020, to be eligible to receive the scholarship fund. Students are advised to provide their documents in advance as any application sent post-May will be disqualified.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-US citizen and b eligible for federal employment.

  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or a college.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an approved program in the 50 states of America, the District of Columbia (D.C.), or a United States territory. 

  • A recipient must not have any service obligations.