HRSA National Health Service Corps: Three Options for Loan Repayment Programs – Apply by May 9

The application window for HRSA’s National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan repayment programs just opened with a 50 percent increase in funding available for primary care clinicians who commit to working for at least two years in underserved and rural areas.  This year, HRSA also seeks to address language barriers for patients and will provide a $5,000 award enhancement to providers who demonstrate Spanish proficiency.  The award is available to eligible applicants in all three loan repayment programs and is in addition to the maximum award amounts up to $105,000. The open NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program, along with other NHSC programs, helps health centers recruit and retain providers to rural communities. In 2023, NHSC rural provider numbers represent 38 percent of the overall health workforce supported by the programs.

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