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NHSC Scholarship Program Application Now Open

The 2011-2012 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. Full-time medical, dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife and physician assistant (in primary care) students are eligible for the scholarships. Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Payment for tuition, required fees and other reasonable educational costs
  • Monthly support stipend (taxable)
  • Assistance in finding a practice site  

In return, recipients commit to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area upon their graduation and licensure.

During the last scholarship cycle, osteopathic medical students (DOs) received 40 percent of NHSC scholarships awarded to medical students (DO and MD), though DO students comprise just under 20 percent of all U.S. medical students.

To view AACOM's Action Alert on the application opening, visit: here.

For eligibility, more information, and to apply, visit: National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.

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June 2011
Vol. 5, No. 6