Sponsoring Institution: HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Type: Healthcare scholarship program offering up to 4 years full tuition fees + living stipend in exchange for your service

Eligibility: US citizens or nationals enrolled as a full-time student in a primary health care program (physician, dental, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, and physician assistant programs) are eligible for this healthcare scholarship program.

Application Deadline: late April (extended to May in 2020)

Highlight: If you are passionate about pursuing a career in public health, this can be a very valuable resource indeed!! This healthcare scholarship program provides funding for up to FOUR FULL YEARS for individuals striving to become primary care providers. This healthcare scholarship program covers educational costs AND offers a stipend to cover basic living expenses! All you have to do is offer your service for a minimum of 2 years to selected communities in need, in exchange for the funding provided by this healthcare scholarship program. These communities are primarily in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), which include Federally Qualified Health Centres (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics, federal Indian Health Service (IHS), public health departments, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Recipients of this healthcare scholarship program also have access to mentors and databases like the Health Workforce Connector to assist in finding practice sites upon graduation! What do you think? Is winning 4 tuition free years worth the effort to apply?

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