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    National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Offered by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 24, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is seeking qualified applicants who are (1) US citizens or nationals, (2) providers in the Medicare, Medicaid, or State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and (3) fully trained and licensed to practice in an NHSC-eligible primary care medical, dental, or mental/behavioral health discipline and in the state in which you are applying to serve. Each year, the program annually awards up to $75,000 and $37,500, respectively, to applicants willing to commit to a full-time or half-time two-year service commitment at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Applicants must also have qualified student loan debt.

    If you meet these requirements and are working at an NHSC-approved site, consider applying for this opportunity to have your student loans repaid. Keep on reading to learn more!

    About U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) mission is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

    Eligibility information

    In addition to meeting the below eligibility criteria, interested students must be willing to commit to a two-year service commitment at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), in the case that they are selected for the scholarship.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students


    U.S. Citizens

    Academic Interest

    Medicine, Healthcare, Dental Health/Services, Osteopathy, Nursing


    Applicants must (1) be fully trained and licensed to practice in the NHSC-eligible discipline and state in which they are applying to serve and (2) be health professionals in an eligible discipline with qualified student loan debt for education that led to their degree(s).

    Application information

    To be considered for this scholarship, interested students must submit their (1) proof of status as a United States citizen or United States national and (2) loan information verification.

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program winner will be announced: September 30, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at

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