Funding for Health Professional Repayment and Scholarship Programs

 Friday, October 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering nearly $500 million in awards to support, recruit and retain qualified health professionals and students through its National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps and other workforce development loan repayment and scholarship programs. Through scholarship programs, more than 1,500 NHSC and 600 Nurse Corps primary care students are in school or residency preparing for future service. “This year’s nearly half a billion dollars in awards will help Corps clinicians continue their work as part of HHS’s efforts to address health disparities, tackle substance abuse, and expand access to care for vulnerable Americans,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.