Scholarship, Loan, and Loan Repayment Programs for Health Professionals
The Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) improves the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.
Through scholarship, loan, and loan repayment programs, we help underserved communities recruit and retain primary health care providers. These programs include:
- National Health Service Corps
- NURSE Corps
- Faculty Loan Repayment Program
- Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
- Scholarship and Loan Programs for health professions schools
Health Professions Training Grants to Support Institutions
We support the development of a robust primary care workforce through Health Professions Training Grants that:
- encourage clinicians to practice in underserved areas, including rural areas with limited access to care,
- increase diversity, and
- foster interprofessional training and practice.
These programs advance the education and training of a 21st century health workforce and work to address existing and projected demand for skilled health professionals in high-need areas nationwide. Evidence shows that targeting rural students to go into health professions or exposing them to rural practice can increase their likelihood of practicing in a rural community.
Scholarships and loans for health care professions students.
Loan repayment for individuals from a disadvantaged background who want to pursue a career as a faculty member in a health professions school.
Scholarships and loan repayment for primary care providers who practice in areas with limited access to care.
Scholarships and loan repayment for nurses who practice in areas with limited access to care.