The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Manpower Shortage Areas get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need for healthcare.
Hampton Roads Community Health Center is an organization in which providers are eligible for NHSC scholarships or loan repayments.

Eligibility and Benefits
The National Health Service Corps of the United States Public Health Service offers the following educational support to selected scholarship applicants: Payment of full tuition and required fees, a single payment for other reasonable educational expenses, and a monthly stipend. You must be a citizen of the United States to apply and must submit proof of citizenship with your application.

Service Obligation
For each year of support, you would be obligated to practice for one year in a federally-designated, high-priority Health Manpower Shortage Area of the United States. (Minimum obligation is two years.) Service areas include rural community health centers, the rural health care facilities of the Indian Health Service, and the medical facilities of the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons.  For information about finding a location to serve after residency, please see the NHSC website.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

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To apply for the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP), you must follow each of our requirements.

What to know before you apply

Start the application process early. Allow time to collect all required and supplemental documentation.

The answers in your application must match your supporting documents.

You must submit a complete online application by the application deadline.

We will not:

  • Accept requests to update a submitted application.
  • Permit you to submit materials after the deadline.
  • Fill in any missing information or contact you regarding missing information.

What is a complete application?

A complete application consists of:

  • Online application;
  • All required supporting documents; and
  • Additional supplemental documentation (if applicable)

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Customer Service Portal

When you apply, you will do so within the BHW Customer Service Portal. So, you must first create a profile.

Review the application sections

The following provides an overview of the application requirements. Refer to the NHSC Scholarship Program Application and Program Guidance for the complete set of requirements and instructions.