Tuition Assistance and Loan Forgiveness

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

NHSC Scholarship Program
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Accepting applications through April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

2017 Application and Program Guidance has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. To learn more about how NHSC reviews applications and determines who receives a scholarship, please watch this short video. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.





State Scholarships

The website provides information and links to a variety of scholarship, grant, and loan forgiveness sources by state.

Scholarships by State

Students may research scholarships by ethnicity, level of schooling (i.e., high school or college), major, and state. Students with the time and patience to research the various types of scholarships available will undoubtedly discover hundreds of scholarship opportunities and potentially tens of thousands of dollars in scholarhips.

Syracuse University Scholarships

Syracuse University Scholarship Opportunities

School of Architecture

10 full-tuition scholarships annually. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, completes at least 12 credits per semester, and remains enrolled int eh School of Architecture.

Syracuse also offers a wide range of scholarships to meet a wide range of student interests and backgrounds:





Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP)

The Minority Teacher Recruitment Project at the University of Louisville addresses the shortage of minority teachers. The program is a partnership among the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development, the Jefferson County Public Schools, and the schools of the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative.

Minority Teacher Scholarship Program

Scholarships of up to $5,000 annually are available to qualifying full- or part-time students of color pursuing initial teacher certification at U of L.

To apply, you must provide the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Resumé
  • Brief (one to two pages), typed, double-spaced essay, “Why I Want to Teach”
  • Complete set of official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (letters from relatives will not be considered)

Submit all materials by July 1 for Fall Semester or November 1 for Spring Semester.

Who Should Apply

  • Minority students who want to make a difference in the lives of children, particularly those in our urban schools. Applicants should be willing to challenge old assumptions, explore new approaches to learning, and work energetically toward a rewarding career in the teaching profession.
  • Undergraduates who are interested in a teaching career and have completed their bachelor’s degree in either the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, the School of Music or the Department of Health and Promotion, Physical Education and Sport Studies.
  • Applicants should be prepared to make an intense commitment of approximately one year and be able to devote full time to student teaching during the spring semester of the program.

MTRP/FEA Summer Camp for High School Students

The MTRP/FEA Summer Camp is a week-long residential program for rising high school eleventh graders, twelfth graders, and graduating seniors interested in becoming educators. Campers participate in professional development workshops, extracurricular activities, and field trips while gaining exposure to life in a university setting. Scholarship opportunities are available for graduating seniors who will be enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development at University of Louisville in the upcoming fall semester. For additional information and/or an application, please contact the Minority Teacher Recruitment Office at (502) 852-7697.

Scholarship Listing

The scholarships listed on this page are updated regularly. All new scholarships will be listed in alphabetical order. Good luck finding the scholarships that are right for you.

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic, “What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did you perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?”

Email your essay to: (Include the name and location of the school you are presently attending.)

Up to $1,000. Deadline to apply: 06/15/12

Amanda Bupp Memorial Scholarship

Available to students who are residents of York County, PA; 3.0 GPA; proof of acceptance/enrollment into a school majoring in the medical field; letter of recommendation; essay

Up to $500. Deadline to apply: 04/30/12

American Physical Therapy Association Scholarship

A variety of scholarship programs available to students, which include federal/state scholarship resources, Mary McMillan Scholarship, minority scholarship awards, and APTA awards.

Amounts vary. Deadlines vary

Antioch College

Free tuition. Deadline  2/15/12

AT&T Foundation Scholarship

Available to high School Seniors and College Students who are children of AT&T employees.

Up to $2,500. Deadline to apply: 2/15/12

Best Buy Scholarship Program

Students currently in grades 9-12. Students from public, private, alternate, or home schools are eligible to apply. Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent. Demonstrate commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or work experience. Be planning to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school, or online school/programfollowing high school graduation.

Up to $1,000. Deadline 2/15/12

Big Sun Organization

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

How to Apply

Please send us a short essay answering the following question:

How has your education contributed to who you are today? Why do you want to earn a college education?

Deadline: June 22, 2012.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

How to submit

All essay submissions should be sent to:

When is the winner notified?

  • The winner will be notified within 2 weeks and the name of the winner will be posted on this website at that time.
  • When is the award received?
  • The award is mailed within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Up to $500

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA Scholarship Program

Diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder (must be confirmed by a statement from physician); proof of acceptance to post-secondary academic/vocational program; H.S. grad of 2012; attend full-time in 2012-13; legal resident of Western/Central PA.

Up to $1000. Deadline to apply: 03/30/12

ESA Youth Scholarship

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is accepting applications for its 2012 Youth Scholarship Program, which will award $10,000 in scholarships to two children of active duty police officers and firefighters. The first-place winner will receive $7,500 to put toward their college education and the second-place winner will receive $2,500.

Deadline to apply: 02/01/12

Jack & Jill of America Foundation

High School Senior, 3.0 GPA

Up to $2,500. Deadline to apply: 03/12/12

KFC Colonel’s Scholars

Available to students with a 2.75 GPA; enrolled in a public college within their state of legal residence; pursue a bachelor’s degree; US citizen; demonstrate financial need.

Up to $20,000. Deadline to apply: 02/08/12

Marriott Scholars Program

Available to Hispanic High School Senior or graduate, College Freshman, 3.0 GPA, Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel, and Restaurant Management.

Up to $9000. Deadline to apply: 03/01/12

National Co-Op Scholarship

Available to students accepted to Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, R.I.T., University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology; Cum 3.5 GPA.

Up to $6,000. Deadline to apply: 2/15/12



TheCall Me MISTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), founded and hosted at Clemson University, is a national teacher leadership program whose purpose is to prepare students for careers as elementary school teachers. Cultivating servant leaders is a primary goal of the program and increasing the number of African-American male teachers is an important initiative of the program. Graduates are expected to have an impact by returning to critical need schools and communities to pursue their professional careers. It is expected that students who complete their program of study will become certified to teach and will assume a teaching position in a public school and teach one year for each year they received financial support from the Call Me MISTER program.

The projects provides:

  • Scholarships
  • Book allowances
  • Tuition assistance through loan forgiveness ($5,000 – $7,00 annually)
  • Academic support
  • Social and cultural support

Partner schools are located in South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Missouri, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They include major universities, HBCUs, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges.

Anderson University • Benedict College • Claflin University • Clemson University • College of Charleston • Coastal Carolina University • Greenville Technical College • Midlands Technical College • Morris College • South Carolina State University • Tri-County Technical College • Trident Technical College • University of South Carolina – Beaufort • The North East Florida Educational Consortium – NEFEC • Eastern Kentucky University • Metropolitan Community College • Cheyney University • Longwood University

Contact any of the partner schools to learn more about admission requirements, scholarships, book allowances, loan forgiveness, and how your education can make a difference in the educational journeys of others.