Fiscal Year 2008: Scholarships covering tuition, monthly stipends and payments for other reasonable education expenses made to medical school students, dental students (3rd & 4th year), as well as for students of family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery and physician assistant programs.
Fiscal Year 2009: NA.
Fiscal Year 2010: NA.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Service-obligated scholarships for full-time students of allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) medicine, dentistry, family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, and primary care physician assistants.
Other health disciplines may be included if needed by National Health Service Corps.
Scholarships pay tuition and required fees to the school, a stipend to students and a single annual payment to the student to assist with other reasonable educational expenses.
Reasonable expenses include books, supplies, equipment, uniforms, travel for the provision of clinical services, etc.
Program requires a one year of service with a minimum 2-year service commitment post graduation.
A maximum of 4 years of support may be awarded.
Service is primarily a nonfederal salaried or contracted employee of a public or private non-profit entity, providing full-time primary health services.
Services may also be in a fee for service private practice setting, or a Federal employee in Federal health systems such as the Indian Health Service, Immigration Health Service or bureau of Prisons.
Service sites are selected by the scholarship recipient from the list of high priority sites in HPSAs identified by the NHSC.
Each year of support incurs 1 year of service with a 2 year minimum service commitment requirement post graduation.
Anyone/general public; Student/Trainee; Education (13+)
The applicant must submit an enrollment/acceptance letter from the school or university and proof of US citizenship at the time of application. If applicable, a Certificate of "Disadvantaged Background" from medical or nursing school financial aid officials would also need to be submitted. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications are generally solicited by a Applicant Information Bulletin and application details can be found at www.hrsa.gov.
The applications of individuals who meet the eligibility criteria are scored numerically. All applicants will be notified if they are selected.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Public Law 111-5), Title II, Public Law 111-5.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Each year of support incurs 1 year of service with a 2 year minimum service commitment requirement post graduation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Post Assistance Requirements
All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.
Annual reports by schools indicating average student educational expenses.
The academic institution where the student is enrolled must complete and submit a Verification of Enrollment Form each semester as a full-time student pursuing the program for which the scholarship was awarded.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
No audits are required for this program.
No Data Available.
75-0351-0-1-550 - NA.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 08 $13,786,032; FY 09 est $7,832,000; FY 10 est $8,955,000 - ARRA FY 09 est $8,955,000 million; ARRA FY 10 est $8,955,000 million.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$40,000-$320,000 per year, with the average award being $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
New awards made for the following years: FY 04, 189; FY 05, 164; FY 06, 97; FY 07, 118; FY 08 76; The estimates for FY 09 is 39 ARRA FY 09 is 45, ARRA FY 10 is 45.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, Division of Applications and Awards, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8-36, 5600 Fishers Lane,. Rockville, Maryland 20857. Phone: (301) 594-4400. For 24-hour toll-free calls from outside MD: 1-800-221-9393, use for requesting applications.
152 Headquarters Office:
Office of Financial Management: Lisa Walsh, , Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11-03, 301-443-0197..
153 Web Site Address:
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 20857 Phone: (301) 594-4400
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
By statute, first priority will be given to any applicant for such assistance, who has previously received a scholarship under this section or under section 758 of the PHS Act. Priority for consideration will be given to all students who have characteristics which increase the probability they will continue professional practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area when they complete their service obligation. Third priority will be given to students who are from a "disadvantaged background" Who have HPSA retention characteristics.