National Health Service Corps Scholarship

The commitment of a National Health Service Corps Scholarship is to provide health care in areas that are under-served or have a shortage of health-care professionals. This program gives financial support to eligible students of medicine and osteopathy and requires, in return, a commitment to serve in shortage areas.

Recipients of this scholarship receive benefits to pay tuition, fees, books, and supplies, and other educational expenses in addition to a monthly stipend. For each year of scholarship support a recipient is required to serve a year of full-time clinical practice in a federally designated physician shortage area. Two years is the minimum service. Students wishing additional information on this program may visit the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) website at

Army, Navy, and Air Force Scholarships

Students should contact the nearest armed services recruiting office to request additional information on these particular scholarships. The terms of the scholarships are very similar to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.