2020 NHSC Scholarship Program

Accepting applications through Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET

Today, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) released the 2020 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship ProgramThe application cycle closes on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET.

The NHSC Scholarship Program provides scholarships to health profession students pursuing careers as primary care providers in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. The scholarship includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.

After completion of graduation/training, recipients fulfill their service commitment at one of more than 20,000 NHSC-approved sites throughout the nation and its territories. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each year of service at an NHSC-approved site found on the Health Workforce Connector.


Eligibility includes:

  1. S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National
  2. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in an eligible discipline: Physician, Dentist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Physician Assistant
  3. Attending or accepted to attend an accredited school
  4. Located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory
  5. Eligible for federal employment
  6. Not have an existing service obligation
  7. Submit a complete application

Application Help

Learn more about the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program and application process.

  • NHSC Scholarship Application Webinar
    Wednesday, March 25
    2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
    Dial-in: 800-857-1286
    Passcode: 9629152
    Access Link
  • NHSC Scholarship Application Online Q & A Session #1
    Tuesday, April 7
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Access Link

NHSC Scholarship Application Online Q & A Session #2
Monday, April 20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Access Link