How competitive is the National Health Service Corps Scholarship?

How competitive is the National Health Service Corps Scholarship?

The process is competitive, with around ten percent of applicants receiving scholarship. For the most detailed information about this program, read their latest application and program guidance pamphlet.

What is the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program?

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

How do you get National Health Service Corps Scholarship?

To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or dual citizen who has been accepted or is enrolled in an eligible primary care discipline in an eligible degree program at a U.S.-accredited school. Eligible primary care disciplines are as follows: Medicine (MD or DO) Dentistry (DDS or DMD)

How much is the NHSC Scholarship?

During the 2021-2022 school year, NHSC scholars will receive a monthly stipend (currently estimated at $1,434 before federal taxes) to assist with living expenses. New scholars will receive stipend payments for July through October in their bank account in a lump-sum payment no later than the first week of November.

How many people get NHSC?

Seventeen million people
Seventeen million people receive care from more than 16,000 clinicians serving at NHSC-approved sites in urban, rural, and tribal communities.

Are there scholarships for PA school?

The PA Foundation Scholarship Opportunities The PA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Each year, they offer several scholarships to PA students in both their didactic and clinical years. To be eligible for a PA Foundation scholarship, applicants must: Be a student member of AAPA.

Who qualifies NHSC?

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) awardees commit to serving at least two years of service. Those two years must be full-time or half-time clinical practice. And, you must serve at an NHSC-approved service site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Is the National Health Service Corps military?

The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC), also referred to as the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, is the federal uniformed service of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

What is the mission of the National health Service Corps?

NHSC’s mission is to build healthy communities by supporting qualified medical, dental, mental and behavioral health care clinicians working in areas of the United States with limited access to care.

What are NHSC sites?

NHSC-approved sites provide outpatient, primary health services in HPSAs. If you’re eligible, you can apply to become an NHSC site. In some cases, we auto-approve sites. If we approve your site, you gain access to primary care providers.

Can I do NHSC and PSLF?

If you qualified for both programs simultaneously, after two years of NHSC, you could potentially get $50,000 in assistance. This only counts as one payment, so you need another 119 payments to be eligible for PSLF.

Is NHSC repayment taxable?

In return, the NHSC LRP assists clinicians with repayment of their outstanding qualifying educational loans. By statute, NHSC LRP funds are exempt from federal income and employment taxes.