Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
Program Description: medical students (MD or DO) and dental students (DMD or DDS) in final year of school
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National | full-time student in final year of accredited medical or dental school | planning to complete an accredited primary care medical or dental residency in NHSC-approved specialty
Service Commitment: 3 years full-time or 6 years half-time
Financial Benefits: up to $120,000 base on availability
Service Area: NHSC-approved sites in federally designated HPSAs of greatest need throughout the U.S. and territories
Awards Determined/Prioritized By: disadvantaged background and those likely to serve and remain in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
Program Description: provides cost-sharing grants to individual states for primary care providers working in health professional shortage areas
Eligibility: physicians; NPs; PAs; dental professionals; mental health; RNs; pharmacists (varies state-t0-state) | U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident | state license for employment | applying or accepted to work at HPSA site | unpaid government or commercial student loans for school tuition
Service Commitment: minimum of 2 years; additional 1 year for additional support
Financial Benefits: loan repayment assistance for qualified educational debt (amount varies state-to-state)
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National | eligible to participate as provider for Medicare, Medicaid or State Children’s Health Insurance Program | fully trained and licensed to practice in NHSC-eligible primary care medical, dental or mental/behavioral health discipline | unpaid student loans
Service Commitment and Financial Benefits: up to $50,000 for a 2-year full-time clinical practice (40 hours per week for at least 45 weeks per year) or up to $25,000 for a 2-year half-time clinical practice
Program Description: offers funding to RNs, advanced practice registered nurses and nursing faculty for payment of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for 2 years of service commitment in health care facility with critical shortage of nurses or eligible school of nursing
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawfully permanent resident | current license | employed at least 32 hours per week at public or nonprofit critical shortage facility or employed full-time at eligible public or private nonprofit school of nursing
Service Commitment: 2 year minimum with optional third year
Financial Benefits: 60 percent of total outstanding loan balance incurred during 2-year service commitment | possible 25 percent more with third year of service
Service Area: multiple site types to include public hospitals, nursing homes, Hospice, home health agencies, etc.
Program Description: provides loan repayment to individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member in a health professions school. Please click the link above for more information on eligibility, service commitment, and financial benefits.
Program Description: to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through loan repayment. Please click the link above for more information on eligibility, service commitment, and financial benefits.
Doctors Across New York (DANY)
Program Description: Doctor’s Across New York (DANY) is a series of state-funded programs enacted in 2008 and administered by the Department of Health (DOH) to help train and place physicians in a variety of settings and specialties for New York’s diverse population.
Eligibility: psychiatrists with active student loan debt who agree to serve at a NYS Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Center for at least 5 years
Financial Benefits: up to $150,000 in tax-free reimbursement
Program Description: Doctor’s Across New York (DANY) is a series of state-funded programs enacted in 2008 and administered by the Department of Health (DOH) to help train and place physicians in a variety of settings and specialties for New York’s diverse population. Please click the link above for more information on eligibility, service commitment, and financial benefits.
Scholarships and Funding Opportunities
Program Description: enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other education costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens (born or naturalized), U.S. Nationals or lawful permanent residents | enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S. | free from any Federal judgement liens | free from existing service commitments | not delinquent on Federal debt
Selection Criteria: preference given to qualified applicants with greatest financial needs in nursing or nurse practitioner program as full-time students
Service Commitment: serve at least 2 years in qualifying NURSE Corps site
Financial Benefits: tuition, eligible fees, reasonable costs (books, clinical supplies, instruments, uniforms, etc.) and a monthly stipend
Program Description: increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds
Eligibility: accredited schools of nursing | nursing centers, academic health centers | state or local governments | other private or public entities
Selection Criteria: funding preference given to applicants with projects that benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments