Now Open! 2020 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Accepting applications through Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. ET

Apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program today.

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP) provides funding to students enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing programs. The award is in exchange for a commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. Scholarship support includes payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend.

After graduation, scholarship recipients fulfill their service commitment at an approved health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each additional year of service.

This year, Nurse Corps anticipates making up to 20 percent of awards to nurse practitioner students specializing in psychiatric mental health. This group is at the forefront of national efforts to combat substance use disorder. There is also special funding for nursing students specializing in women’s health.

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Before you apply

Before you apply, read the annually updated Application and Program Guidance. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the Nurse Corps contract, which outlines the requirement for fulfilling your minimum two years of service at an eligible critical shortage facility.


To be eligible for a scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  2. Be enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  3. Begin classes no later than September 30, 2020;
  4. Be free from any federal judgment liens;
  5. Be free from any other existing service commitment;
  6. Not be overdue on a federal debt.

Application Help

To learn more about the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program and its application process, join us for a webinar and technical assistance call. Prepare for these sessions by reading the Application and Program Guidance.

Thursday, March 26, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 1-888-455-2923
Passcode: 9998967
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Technical Assistance Call
Thursday, April 16, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 1-888-455-2923
Passcode: 9998967