April 14, 2021
HRSA’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) received a historic increase in funding, through the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan. The NHSC is recruiting for clinicians working at NHSC-approved sites and treatment facilities in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. The additional funding means that eligible clinicians may receive NHSC awards, even at sites that have not been competitive in the past due to lower HPSA scores. In addition, the application cycle for the NHSC Scholarship Program for current medical, dental, and other clinician students, is now open. NHSC clinicians have always played a prominent role in addressing the nation’s public health, as they practice in underserved areas with limited access to primary health care, regular dental care, behavioral health care, and preventive screenings. The application closes on May 6, 2021.
The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides financial support to students enrolled in nursing degree programs in exchange for a commitment to serve in high-need areas across the country. HRSA received a historic increase in funding this year under the American Rescue Plan. With this additional funding, Nurse Corps anticipates making significantly more awards.
Are you pursuing a nurse practitioner degree in psychiatric mental health, or an advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse (RN) degree in women’s health or certified nurse midwifery? Or are you a certified nursing assistant, home health aide, medical assistant, or licensed practical nurse working towards your RN degree? You may qualify for an award. Check your eligibility today. The application closes on May 6, 2021.