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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Who is eligible to apply...

At the time of award, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national. At the time of award, the applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in accredited school in U.S,in a course of study leading to a degree in medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or other health profession. The applicant must submit application and signed contract to the Division of National Health Service Corps by the last Friday in March, agreeing to accept payment of scholarship and provide full-time primary health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:

Verification of specific program acceptance or enrollment at time of application. Proof of U.S. citizenship at time of application. Certificate of "Disadvantaged Background" (if claimed) from medical or nursing school financial aid officials if from low-income family or experienced inhibiting educational environment.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.