Military & NHSC Scholarships Programs
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
In this scholarship program, a student's medical school tuition, required books and equipment, and most academic fees are paid and the student also receives a monthly stipend to cover living expenses ($2,088 in 2012-13).
Recipients of the scholarship incur a military service obligation. Service payback occurs after residency training. To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen. Competitive GPAs and Medical College Admission Test scores are necessary and a physical exam is required. Interested students can talk to recruiters at any time. Applications cannot be completed until the student has been accepted by at least one medical school.
For more specific information go to the following web pages:
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
This federal program, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, makes awards to medical students planning careers in the primary care fields of family medicine, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or general pediatrics. The scholarships are awarded on scores from a scholarship application, which rates students upon the strength of their commitment to practicing in a primary care shortage area. In addition, students who are identified as disadvantaged, either educationally or economically are given preference. The recipient commits to one year of service for each year of funding, which will include tuition, fees, educational costs, and a monthly living stipend that is taxable. Service payback occurs in a physician shortage area, and the minimum service commitment is two years. Applicants for the scholarship must first be accepted by a medical school. Application cycle opens spring 2013. Decisions sent by September 30, 2013. Further information is available on the following web page, where you can sign up to receive email notification when the application for the scholarship is available.
NHSC Scholarship Program
To complete on line app & download forms:
Students who receive a NHSC scholarship are requested to notify the UC College of Medicine Financial Aid Office as soon as they receive their award. The NHSC does not provide this notification to schools.
UC College of Medicine
Financial Aid Services
Daniel Burr, PhD
Assistant Dean for Student Financial Planning