Funding for Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Funding for Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for health professions students to pay for their education.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP)

Addresses primary care provider shortages by offering scholarships for students pursuing primary care health professions in exchange for full-time service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP)

Addresses health professional shortages by offering scholarships to eligible nursing students in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in Primary Care or Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Application Deadline: May 2, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP)

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care, oral health, behavioral/mental health, and maternal health providers in exchange for 2-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in a Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural, urban, and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Rural Community LRP)

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Primary Care and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural communities. Seeks to increase the number of primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals providing opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and services to patients in rural areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP)

Provides funding for loan repayment for substance use disorder (SUD) primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Mental Health and/or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NCLRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in Mental Health or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or at a school of nursing. Addresses nursing shortages to meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities, including mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and other behavioral health services.

Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (NHSC S2S LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for students in their last year of pursuing a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, nursing, or dentistry in exchange for 3-year full-time service commitments providing primary care services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) upon the completion of their residency.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Mental Health Counseling Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral counseling students. Offers financial support and professional development training to develop cultural competency skills in mental health counseling services for minority populations. Seeks to increase the number of professional counselors serving minorities, including ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or veteran and military groups to improve overall community health and well-being. Fellowships are administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for pediatric medical subspecialty care, pediatric surgical specialty care, and child and adolescent behavioral healthcare providers in exchange for 3-year service obligations at approved sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), and Medically Underserved Population (MUPs). Aims to increase pediatric workforce in underserved areas and expand access to care, including child and adolescent mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services.

Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for substance use disorder (SUD) professionals in exchange for 6-year service obligations at STAR LRP-approved facilities located in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or in counties with high rates of drug overdose deaths. Helps recruit and retain qualified clinicians and paraprofessionals to provide direct SUD treatment or recovery support services in underserved areas and rural communities significantly impacted by substance use.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program - Supplemental Funding Inactive

Funds health centers' efforts to address local behavioral health needs, specifically those related to mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural and other medically underserved communities. Aims to increase behavioral health and primary care services offered in communities with high need and high demand by expanding the trained professional and paraprofessional workforce to establish interprofessional healthcare teams in federally funded healthcare facilities.

Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)