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Eligible nursing students can apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program.
If accepted, we pay your tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In return, you work at a Critical Shortage Facility when you graduate.
Review and download the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Fact Sheet (PDF - 165 KB)
You are eligible if you:
Note: We give funding preference to those who need the most help financially.
When a scholarship cycle is open, you may submit your application through the Bureau Health Workforce (BHW) Customer Service Portal.
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If you receive an award, you’ll get a monthly stipend—and we’ll pay your
Yes. Your entire scholarship award is taxable.
We report all awarded funds to the IRS. We don’t withhold state and local taxes from any of the scholarship payments.
Nurse Corps cannot provide tax advice. We recommend you consult a tax professional if you need assistance or have tax-related questions.
A Critical Shortage Facility is a public or private health care facility located in, designated as, or serving a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
A HPSA is an area lacking enough primary care or mental health professionals.
Review the Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 628 KB) for a complete list of eligible facilities.
Many Americans go without necessary health care. This includes checkups, preventive screenings, and vaccines. This happens when there aren’t enough health care workers in their communities.
There continues to be a need for nurses throughout the United States. The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program helps address these issues.
Visit the Growth of the Nurse Corps Workforce page for more information on the impact the Nurse Corps has had on rural and underserved communities.
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